• Apple’s Smartphone Rivalry with HTC Heats Up

    Apple's Smartphone Rivalry with HTC Heats Up

    Apple has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Taiwan-based HTC, which is aggressively marketing its Android phones in the U.S. market. During last year's World Series, many U.S. baseball fans had their first introduction to HTC (2498:TT), a Taiwanese company that makes smartphones. After years as an outsourcing specialist that focused ...

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  • Intel’s Payment to AMD Leaves Out Taiwan Rival

    Intel's Payment to AMD Leaves Out Taiwan Rival

    VIA Technologies says its decade-long slide is partly due to anti-competitive practices by Intel. But VIA's low-power chips could turn that around Taiwan's VIA Technologies has a message for antitrust regulators around the world: Don't let Intel's (INTC) $1.25 billion payment to Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) to settle charges of anti-competitive ...

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Razmig Hovaghimian: from failed pizza maker to founder of Viki

21 April 2014

Razmig Hovaghimian, the co-founder and CEO of Viki who sold his startup to ecommerce giant Rakuten on September 2013, has quite a story to tell.

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Music startup Beatrobo gets $1.1 million funding to reinvent the mixtape

Music startup Beatrobo gets $1.1 million funding to reinvent the mixtape

20 April 2014

Japanese convenience store chain Lawson will announce its US$1.1 million series A investment in Tokyo-based startup Beatrobo.

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Posted in beatrobo, digital mixtape, Funding, HMV, Indiegogo, Japan, lawson, plugair, startups, startups in japanComments (0)

57 startups in Asia that caught our eye

57 startups in Asia that caught our eye

20 April 2014

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week.

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KakaoTalk reveals it has 140 million users, made $203 million in revenue last year

KakaoTalk reveals it has 140 million users, made $203 million in revenue last year

19 April 2014

Korean chat app company, Kakao, has disclosed that its 2013 revenue hit $203 million, netting $59 million in profits.

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Posted in data series, kakao, kakaotalk, Korea, Sirgoo Lee, social media, startups, startups in koreaComments (0)

7 Things Entrepreneurs Don’t Realize They Need

7 Things Entrepreneurs Don’t Realize They Need

19 April 2014

Dream of quitting the rat race and becoming your own boss? Better read this list first.

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10 of our hottest tech stories, lists, and features for your weekend reading

19 April 2014

Here’s a mix of the most popular tech news, features, and lists from the site this week.

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Do you think you have enough knowledge to dominate Indonesia’s market? (Startup Asia preview)

Do you think you have enough knowledge to dominate Indonesia’s market? (Startup Asia preview)

18 April 2014

The startup ecosystem is still very young, but we are seeing healthy growth in investment and tech industry interest inside the country. But is the infrastructure ready yet for you to enter?

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Posted in Events, Indonesia, met indonesia, Startup Asia, startup asia singapore, startup asia singapore 2014, startupsComments (0)

Online grocery shopping on the rise in Pakistan

Online grocery shopping on the rise in Pakistan

18 April 2014

Online grocery shopping is one area with a lot of potential – because we all need groceries, they’re not a luxury, and they’re such a tedious commodity to go out and buy.

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Posted in AaramShop, Doorstep, Doorstep-PK, e-commerce, ecommerce, ecommerce in pakistan, food, groceries, Pakistan, PakistanGrocery, Smartmart, startups, startups in pakistanComments (0)

[Infographic][UK] Keep Your Business Going, Rain Or Shine

[Infographic][UK] Keep Your Business Going, Rain Or Shine

18 April 2014

According to this Buzz Conferencing infographic, 150,000 business trips are lost every year in the UK because of travel disruptions.

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Alibaba’s Alipay payment service says konichiwa to Japan as it inks deal with Rakuten

Alibaba’s Alipay payment service says konichiwa to Japan as it inks deal with Rakuten

18 April 2014

Alipay, China’s popular third-party payment service from tech giant Alibaba, will now be integrated onto Rakuten Global Market, the international e-commerce branch of “Japan’s Amazon.” According to an official statement from Rakuten, 250 shops on Rakuten Global Market will open up transactions with Alipay, though the company intends to increase that number gradually. Currently, 10,000... Read more »

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