News about <![CDATA[Asia]]> News about en-us <![CDATA[Weibo’s IPO May Underwhelm, But Don’t Discount Other Chinese Tech Stocks]]>  Weibo, the influential microblogging service owned by Sina, has reportedly raised just $285.6 million in its initial public offering, according to Bloomberg. The service's underwhelming IPO, however, should not be taken as a harbinger of doom for other Chinese tech companies that plan to list soon on U.S. stock exchanges. Read More
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<![CDATA[Line Starts Letting Users Make And Sell Their Own Stickers On Its Messaging Platform]]>  Mobile messaging platform Line, which is gunning for a billion registered users by 2015 and is also reportedly considering an IPO later this year, has added a new feature aimed at boosting engagement on its platform. The feature could also result in it pulling in more revenue via its secondary money-maker, sticker sales. Read More
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<![CDATA[Easing Housing Policies Could Buttress China Real Estate ETF]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Guy Kawasaki Joins Australian Design Startup Canva As Chief Evangelist]]>  Guy Kawasaki, who held the chief evangelist title at Apple during late nineties, is joining Australian design startup Canva, making a comeback into the role after nearly two decades of advising entrepreneurs and founding Alltop in 2008. “Macintosh democratized computers; Google democratized information; and eBay democratized commerce. In the same way, Canva democratizes design,”… Read More
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<![CDATA[India’s Snapdeal Acquires Fashion Discovery Site Doozton, As Battle For Online Fashion Heats Up]]>  Online fashion retail is fast becoming the next battlefront for India’s growing e-commerce startups. With two of the biggest Indian e-commerce companies — Flipkart and Myntra — preparing to merge as part of $330 million deal, rival Snapdeal is now pushing aggressively to get its piece of action in the online fashion retailing space. Less than two months after eBay invested… Read More
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<![CDATA[TPG Growth Commits $100M With India’s Smile To Help Internet Cos Tap Emerging Markets]]>  TPG Growth has committed around $100 million in a joint venture with India’s Smile Group for helping Internet and e-commerce companies build and scale their businesses across emerging markets such as India and Africa. TPG and Smile will co-invest through their joint venture, Katalyzers, which will work with Internet companies in the marketplace, classified listings, local commerce, digital… Read More
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<![CDATA[Google Cloud Platform Expands To Asia Pacific With 2 New Compute Engine Zones]]> Read More
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<![CDATA[Viddsee BUZZ Launches To Help Independent Asian Films Go Viral]]>  Viddsee, an online video platform that helps independent filmmakers throughout Asia distribute their work, has launched the beta version of Viddsee BUZZ, a new site that is meant to help content reach a wider audience on social networks. The site, which launched last year, also announced that Viddsee has hit five unique million viewers. Read More
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<![CDATA[BTC China Launches ATM Web App]]>  BTC China, one of the world's largest bitcoin exchanges by trading volume, released a new mobile-friendly Web app called the Picasso ATM today. The Picasso ATM allows users around the world to exchange the digital currency for cash without having to find a physical ATM. Read More
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<![CDATA[Line Targets 1BN Users Of Its Messaging App By 2015]]>  The ripples from Facebook’s $19BN purchase of messaging app WhatsApp continue to rock the app space, pushing more and more developers to build comms tools with a twist in the hopes of harvesting even a fraction of the traction and engagement that veteran player enjoyed. (Ultimately the size of the WhatsApp exit is the massive carrot here — while Viber’s recent sale to… Read More
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<![CDATA[Rocket Internet’s Real-Estate Classifieds Platform, Lamudi, Bags $7M To Grow In Asia]]>  Rocket Internet‘s real-estate classifieds platform, Lamudi, which operates in 21 markets in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America, has closed a $7 million funding round aimed at beefing up its operations in Asia. Currently Lamudi operates in five Asia markets — Myanmar, Indonesia, Philippines, Pakistan and Bangladesh — and it’s those markets the new funding will… Read More
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<![CDATA[Sequoia-Backed Chinese Retailer Jumei Files For $400M U.S. IPO]]>  Beijing-based online retailer Jumei plans to hold its initial public offering in the U.S. In its SEC filing over the weekend Jumei, which offers daily deals on fragrances and cosmetics, said it wants to raise up to $400 million, but did not disclose which exchange it will list on. The company was founded in 2009 and its investors include Sequoia Capital. Read More
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<![CDATA[iOS App Driving Curve Is A Fitness Tracker For Your Car]]>  iOS app Driving Curve is an easy way to track your driving performance without having to fiddle with additional devices. It's meant as simple alternative for people who are curious about their driving performance, but don't want to deal with an OBD or a more complicated set of features just yet. Read More
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<![CDATA[An Asia-Pacific Dividend ETF with Attractive Yields]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Indian Software Product Startups Pitch Ideas To Fortune 500 CIOs]]>  After years of working with India’s over $100 billion IT services industry for maintaining their software systems, application development and back office work, CIOs of Fortune 500 companies are now looking to tap into the country’s software product ecosystem. And this time, it’s not just about setting up a corporate accelerator like Target did and Coca Cola is… Read More
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<![CDATA[India’s Flipkart Nears $330M Myntra Deal, As Common Investors Push To Fight Amazon, eBay]]>  India’s biggest e-commerce company, Flipkart, is in the final stages of completing a merger deal with the country’s fast growing online fashion retailer Myntra, in what could potentially create a much stronger entity for fending off aggressive rivals Amazon, Walmart and the eBay-backed Snapdeal. At least three people directly familiar with ongoing talks said the Myntra board started… Read More
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<![CDATA[Facebook’s India User Base Crosses 100M, Set To Become Its Biggest Market]]> Read More
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<![CDATA[Very Valuable Value ETFs]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Pitney Bowes Launches Startup Accelerator In India To Hunt For Its Next Big E-Commerce, Mobile Ideas]]> Read More
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<![CDATA[Microsoft’s $7.2BN Deal To Buy Nokia’s Devices Business Gets The Nod In China]]> Read More
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<![CDATA[GrabTaxi Raises Series A, Prepares To Expand In Southeast Asia]]> Read More
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<![CDATA[HTC Dips Back Into The Red, Posting Q1 Loss Of $62M]]> Read More
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<![CDATA[Google Street View Adds Panoramic Photos Of Angkor Wat]]> Read More
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<![CDATA[A Bargain Hunting ETF Strategy]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Indian Mobile Messaging App Hike Raises $14M In New Funding From BSB]]> Read More
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<![CDATA[Taiwan Fitness Startup iFit Raises $900K In Seed Funding]]> Read More
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<![CDATA[Appiterate Raises Seed Funding From SAIF Partners, Joins Growing List Of A/B Testing Startups]]> Read More
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<![CDATA[Harvard-Backed Experfy Wants To Create A McKinsey In The Cloud For Big Data Talent]]> Read More
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<![CDATA[ETF Performance Report: March & Q1]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Alibaba Will Pay $692M For 35% Stake In Retail Operator Intime]]> Read More
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<![CDATA[Buy on the Dip With China Internet ETFs?]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Investors Betting Beijing Will Rescue China ETFs]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Japan ETFs Attract Value Investors]]> ]]> <![CDATA[India Fines Google For Not Complying With Antitrust Probe]]> Read More
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<![CDATA[Custom T-Shirt Design App Snaptee Launches Partnership Program]]> Read More
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<![CDATA[Yahoo Japan Buys Japanese Telco eAccess From Softbank For $3.2BN]]> Read More
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<![CDATA[Inside India’s E-commerce Boom: Growing Base Of Mobile Internet Users, Women Shoppers And Several Infrastructure Bottlenecks]]> Read More
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<![CDATA[Japan ETF Investors Wait for Further BOJ Guidance]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Indix Raises Additional $8.5M From Avalon, Nexus To Build World’s Largest Product Database For Brands]]> Read More
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<![CDATA[Gold ETFs Face Fed-Induced Headwinds]]> Gold bullion and mining ETFs have been on fire this year as investors have returned to a beaten down asset class that may offer ...

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<![CDATA[Tencent Acquires 28% Stake In South Korea’s CJ Games For $500M]]> Read More
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<![CDATA[Rocket Internet’s PricePanda Launches In Thailand]]> Read More
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<![CDATA[Rupee ETFs Strengthen as Foreign Investors Return to India]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Maxthon Releases Its First Browser For Linux]]> Read More
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<![CDATA[Creating Billion-Dollar IPOs And Deleting ActiveX: The Elixir Making Korea The Key Startup Ecosystem In Asia]]> Read More
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<![CDATA[Content Recognition Company Enswers Launches In North America]]> Read More
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<![CDATA[Alibaba Still Has Plenty Of Room To Increase Its $150B Valuation, Says YipitData]]> Read More
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<![CDATA[IBM India Battles Fraud Amid Scramble To Save Its $2.5B Airtel Contract]]> Read More
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<![CDATA[One-On-One Programming Help Site Codementor Raises $600,000]]> Read More
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<![CDATA[Gates Foundation Picks Its Moonshots In India To Reinvent Toilets Globally]]> Read More
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