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Digitimes: 14 inch Asian MacBook Air, in April, no more 64GB iPads, iPad Mini at the end of the year

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Over the past 24 hours, Digitimes has posted a series of reports each a bit more outlandish than the ones previous to it.  They’ve been right on some stuff in the past but lately it doesn’t seem like they are even paying attention anymore.  Our colleagues at other Apple blogs have been...
Digitimes: 14 inch Asian MacBook Air, in April, no more 64GB iPads, iPad Mini at the end of the year
Spotify May Need To Be More 'Asian' To Dominate Region

Supercomputer maker Cray expands in China

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Cray announced today that it has established a new subsidiary in China in order to sell the company’s large supercomputing and storage systems, as well as provide training to customers in the Asian market. The new subsidiary, dubbed Cray Computing Equipment, will be based in Beijing’s Haidan district. With the...
Supercomputer maker Cray expands in China

Disney Buys S. Korean Game Developer Studio Ex for Push Into Asia

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Disney is acquiring South Korean game developer Studio Ex to push aggressively into the Asian market with free-to-play multiplayer games. Disney confirmed the acquisition, but would not disclose terms. However, Studio Ex has yet to officially launch any games, so this is pretty much a grab for the talent, which...
Disney Buys S. Korean Game Developer Studio Ex for Push Into Asia

VB Video Webinar: Is Singapore your launch pad to Asia?

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I just got back from Singapore, where I spent last week helping launch the inaugural DEMO Asia event. Through a series of energetic demonstrations, 76 companies, many of which were non-Asian, unveiled their innovative products to the Asian market. There’s so much momentum over there, and with Singapore leading Southeast Asia’s...
VB Video Webinar: Is Singapore your launch pad to Asia?

After 15 Years Of Trying, Yahoo Gives Up In Korea (YHOO)

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Oct. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Yahoo! Inc. will shut its South Korea operations at the end of this year as Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer focuses the company's resources on stronger units globally. The Seoul-based operations "faced challenges" that had held back the company worldwide, Sunnyvale, California-based Yahoo said today in...
After 15 Years Of Trying, Yahoo Gives Up In Korea (YHOO)

Singtel’s Amobee Buys AdJitsu To Take Mobile Ads Into The Third Dimension

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Another bit of consolidation in the mobile advertising space — this time with an ad-tech twist: Amobee, the mobile ad company that itself was the subject of a takeover by Singtel only two months ago, has now bought an ad startup of its own: AdJitsu, a specialist in “3D” advertising...
Singtel’s Amobee Buys AdJitsu To Take Mobile Ads Into The Third Dimension

Special Projects Head Shakil Khan Moves on From Path

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Shakil Khan — the well-known head of special projects for the popular Spotify music service, who took the same kind of job at personal social networking site Path last year — is departing the personal social networking site. He will remain a special advisor and is also an investor...
Special Projects Head Shakil Khan Moves on From Path
Tokyo's Terra Motors Wants To Help Electric Vehicle Transport Go Green From The Ground Up

BlackBerry Faces Test In Its Largest Asian Market

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BlackBerry is looking to its new Z10 smartphone to reinvigorate sales in Indonesia, its biggest Asian market....
BlackBerry Faces Test In Its Largest Asian Market

Filipino Social Good Startups Win At IdeaSpace Competition

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The results are in for Filipino accelerator IdeaSpace’s startup competition, and the top ten picks have a heavy focus on social projects. A glance at the list reveals a strong emphasis on environmental and health-related projects, especially those that will likely benefit the developing nation’s poorer regions. Armtech – affordable...
Filipino Social Good Startups Win At IdeaSpace Competition

Mobile Rewards Startup Gimmie Pivots Focus to Asia, Takes Funding From Singaporean Government

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Gimmie, a startup that began with rewards for mobile gamers, has just shifted its focus to Asian markets by relocating to Singapore and taking funding from a government agency there. The company said today that it has took 639,000 Singaporean dollars ($522,000) in funding from a group led by WaveMaker...
Mobile Rewards Startup Gimmie Pivots Focus to Asia, Takes Funding From Singaporean Government

Google Chromebooks land on Singapore's shores, the second Asian market after Malaysia

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Google Chromebooks from Acer, HP and Samsung have landed on Singapore’s shores, making it the second Asian market to get the devices that run on Google’s Chrome OS. An announcement from the company on its Google+ page said the Chromebook will be available at Courts stores across Singapore. According to...
Google Chromebooks land on Singapore's shores, the second Asian market after Malaysia

Mobile Social Gaming Company Dragonplay Raises $14M From Accel To Expand To iOS

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Dragonplay, a free-to-play social games developer for Android and Facebook, has raised $14 million Series A funding from Accel Partners, Founder Collective and Entrée Capital. The Israeli company was founded in 2010 by Sharon Tal. Dragonplay specializes in multi-platform social game experiences in the cards, casino and board game category...
Mobile Social Gaming Company Dragonplay Raises $14M From Accel To Expand To iOS

HitFox driving 10,000 mobile game installs per day for mobile game publishers, expands with offices in San Francisco and Paris

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HitFox’s mobile game affiliate network AppLift is delivering 10,000 mobile game installs per day for game publishers since launching the startup in August. HitFox incubated startup AppLift is an affiliate service focused exclusively on mobile games generating installs for games from game publishers. Types of game affiliates in the network...
HitFox driving 10,000 mobile game installs per day for mobile game publishers, expands with offices in San Francisco and Paris

Cerego Labs: A New Platform For Building Better Learning Apps

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We’ve seen a lot of innovation in the education technology space lately, but we haven’t seen many new learning platforms that give developers the tools to build their own apps yet. With Cerego Labs, though, developers can now access a platform that, as the company itself puts it, is somewhat...
Cerego Labs: A New Platform For Building Better Learning Apps
Yahoo Bids Farewell to South Korea, Completes Exit
Noom raises $2.6M helps users zoom down a pant size

Rocket Internet-Backed Zalora Reportedly Shuts Down Its Taiwan Operations

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One year after launching in Taiwan, Rocket Internet-backed Zalora may be shutting down its operations in the country. Though the Singapore-based fashion e-tailer has yet to issue a confirmation, e27 notes several signs that a closure of its Taiwan branch is already in progress. Zalora Taiwan’s Web site currently says...
Rocket Internet-Backed Zalora Reportedly Shuts Down Its Taiwan Operations

Inside UCWeb's plan to shake up the US mobile browser market, building on its 300 million active users

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This morning in San Francisco TNW met with Yu Yongfu, CEO of UCWeb, makers of the popular UCBrowser mobile browser, and other members of his team – translator in tow – to discuss the company’s success in the Asian market, and its plans to expand into the United States. It’s not every day...
Inside UCWeb's plan to shake up the US mobile browser market, building on its 300 million active users
eBay earnings call meets high expectations largely thanks to PayPal

Video Ad Startup TubeMogul Raises $10M For Its Asia Expansion, Opens Beijing Office

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Video ad startup TubeMogul has closed the $10 million second tranche of its Series C funding, which it will use to expand in Asia. The funding is led by SingTel Innov8, the venture capital arm of SingTel Group. The branding-focused video marketing company is eager to tap into the Asian...
Video Ad Startup TubeMogul Raises $10M For Its Asia Expansion, Opens Beijing Office

Big in Japan: Open Source NoSQL Company Basho Lands New $11.5 Million Round of Funding

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Basho, the company behind the open source NoSQL database Riak and the proprietary cloud storage system Riak CS, today announced a $11.5 million Series F round of funding lead by Georgetown Partners. The majority, $6.1 million, of this round comes from a new investor: IDC Frontier, a subsidiary of Yahoo...
Big in Japan: Open Source NoSQL Company Basho Lands New $11.5 Million Round of Funding

Rocket Internet Raises Another $26M For Lazada, Its Asian Amazon Clone, As It Ramps Up Its Marketplace Ambitions

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Rocket Internet is continuing its aggressive push in Asia, and is turning to more investment to do it: today the company announced that Lazada, its online shopping mall — think Amazon here — has picked up another €20 million ($26 million), this time led by Summit Partners. It will be...
Rocket Internet Raises Another $26M For Lazada, Its Asian Amazon Clone, As It Ramps Up Its Marketplace Ambitions

Apple Has To Release A Bigger iPhone If It Wants To Have Any Chance In China, Says Mega Bull Brian White (AAPL)

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For years, Samsung has been accused of shamelessly ripping off Apple. Well, it might be time for the relationship to work in reverse. Apple has to copy Samsung's big phone style if it wants to capture the next phase of smartphone growth, suggests Topeka Capital analyst Brian White. White has...
Apple Has To Release A Bigger iPhone If It Wants To Have Any Chance In China, Says Mega Bull Brian White (AAPL)

Line links up with Japanese operator KDDI to boost visibility of its messaging app

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Asia messaging service Line has boosted its visibility in Japan after it inked an agreement with KDDI which will see the app added to the operator’s “au Smart Pass” app promotion service, as analyst Serkan Toto notes. The Line service is hugely popular in Japan and across Asia — which is...
Line links up with Japanese operator KDDI to boost visibility of its messaging app

Microsoft's crazy, brilliant Windows 8 ads are now live

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Microsoft has now officially released those crazy videos that we told you about yesterday. Check them out above and below. So what’s the back story? Microsoft gave this statement: ”We created these online-only social videos for the Asian market, where they were well-received. As with most of our global work,...
Microsoft's crazy, brilliant Windows 8 ads are now live

Rumor: Apple to open R&D and data center facilities in China

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Apple is rumored to be readying for a push into China that involves the opening of a supposed research and development center in Beijing and the relocation of a number of App Store and iTunes servers to better serve the Asian market....
Rumor: Apple to open R&D and data center facilities in China

Flipboard launches a fully localized edition of its app for Japan

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Flipboard announced that it is adding audio to its blockbuster social magazine but another important detail that the company also revealed today is that it is launching a fully localized app in Japan, as it continues to tap into international demand for the service Japan will be the second Asian...
Flipboard launches a fully localized edition of its app for Japan

A GPS maker shifts gears

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With its core business in decline, wireless tech company Garmin tries to move into the dashboard. By Erik Rhey, contributor FORTUNE — Remember KITT, the loquacious in-car computer on the television show Knight Rider? David Hasselhoff’s digital friend has nothing on a new generation of dashboard “command centers,” which combine...
A GPS maker shifts gears
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