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Rocket Internet launches three new services in ... Myanmar (yes, really)

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Last week I highlighted that the recent relaxing of political and social restrictions are opening up once-closed Myanmar as a possible tech market, and already that opportunity is being exploited by none other than Rocket Internet, the German-headquartered Internet business factory. Rocket is no stranger to anyone with a passing interest...
Rocket Internet launches three new services in ... Myanmar (yes, really)

Eyeing $4.5B In Sales This Year, Phone Maker Xiaomi Looks To Emulate A 340-Year-Old Chinese Medicine Company

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Who do the idols idolize? Lei Jun, the CEO of Android handset and OS maker Xiaomi, is arguably the face of tech entrepreneurship in China as a long-time angel investor and serial entrepreneur behind companies like Amazon-acquired Joyo.cn and the recently IPO-ed YY. He’s been called the “Steve Jobs of...
Eyeing $4.5B In Sales This Year, Phone Maker Xiaomi Looks To Emulate A 340-Year-Old Chinese Medicine Company

Sina, Tencent Shut Down Commenting on Microblogs

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Chinese Internet companies Sina and Tencent shut down commenting services on microblogs until Tuesday, a move that follows a government crackdown on websites it accused of spreading rumors....
Sina, Tencent Shut Down Commenting on Microblogs

Nvidia demos upcoming Hawken mech game using cloud graphics (video)

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Hawken is one of the highly anticipated free-to-play downloadable games coming this fall. Graphics chip maker Nvidia showed a demo of the online mech-combat title today in order to demonstrate its cloud graphics technology. Jen-Hsun Huang (pictured below), chief executive of Nvidia, and Gaikai (cloud gaming platform) chief executive...
Nvidia demos upcoming Hawken mech game using cloud graphics (video)

This week’s headlines from across Inside Network

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A roundup of all the news Inside Network brought you between May 7 and 13. Inside Mobile Apps Tracking the convergence of mobile apps, social platforms and virtual goods. Monday, May 7 Emerging free iOS apps: 100 Floors, GifBoom and Race or Die 2 Rovio’s revenues jump 963% year-on-year to...
This week’s headlines from across Inside Network
EA and Tencent to take The Sims Social game to China

E-Commerce Boosts Tencent's Profit

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Tencent, an online games and social-media company, said its fourth-quarter net profit rose 37% on rising revenue from online games and sales of virtual products....
E-Commerce Boosts Tencent's Profit

Sina Weibo exceeds 400 million users, sees increasing mobile traffic

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Microblogging site Sina Weibo, China's answer to Twitter, reported a pretty dazzling statistic in its third quarter results: it now boasts over 400 million registered users. We can't be sure how many are active, of course, but it's still a vast number considering appeal is localized to the People's...
Sina Weibo exceeds 400 million users, sees increasing mobile traffic

Messaging app Line surpasses 100M users in 19 months

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Messaging app Line surpassed 100 million users in 19 months, according to a blog post on the official Line blog. Line, an app developed by South Korea’s Naver Corp., is the leading messaging app in Japan. The app is now taking off in other regions, but in the grand scheme...
Messaging app Line surpasses 100M users in 19 months
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Baidu announces new version of maps that allows friends to chat and share their real-time location

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Chinese search giant Baidu has announced a new version of its maps service today that will allow users to chat and share their real-time location. Version 5.1 of Baidu maps will be available from the beginning of June, a report by Tencent Tech says. With the location-sharing capability, users can invite...
Baidu announces new version of maps that allows friends to chat and share their real-time location

Alibaba rumored to purchase 15-20% stake in Sina Weibo

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The latest rumor making its way through the Chinese Internet sphere is too juicy not to report. According to TechNode, several insiders are reporting that Alibaba has invested in Sina Weibo to the tune of a 15-20 percent stake in the micro-blogging service. Frankly, I’m highly skeptical about this, but...
Alibaba rumored to purchase 15-20% stake in Sina Weibo
Everyone has a mobile problem: not just Facebook

Google Drive blocked in China hours after launch, leaving Baidu and local players to dominate

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Google announced its Google Drive cloud storage service yesterday and just hours later the service was blocked in China, just like Dropbox and countless other Western Internet services, leaving the door open for local players to dominate in Google’s absence. While the blocking of the new Google service is no...
Google Drive blocked in China hours after launch, leaving Baidu and local players to dominate

Forget iPad Mini - Tencent Has Just Released a Mega Tablet

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Wondering how Apple can possibly build on its record-shattering valuation? Look at what Tencent is doing in China. The Internet giant – which has a market cap of close to $58 billion – has today launched what it calls “the world’s first large screen mobile entertainment smart cloud product.”...
Forget iPad Mini - Tencent Has Just Released a Mega Tablet

Think Skype is big? Go see how many people are using Tencent’s QQ right now

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The chances are that, if you live outside of China, you may heard of Tencent, but what about QQ, its instant messaging (IM) product? I chance that you’re far less familiar with the service. Well you shouldn’t be, it’s used by millions (nay, hundreds of millions) of Chinese Internet users and...
Think Skype is big? Go see how many people are using Tencent’s QQ right now
Cybercrime exposed: Once a grad student in China, now an international hacker-spy

Crowdstar moves further from Facebook, partners with Tencent and Gamevil for expansion into China and Korea

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It Girl developer CrowdStar is bringing its games to China and Korea’s mobile markets, courtesy of new partnerships with Tencent and Gamevil. Chinese games portal Tencent will release localized versions of Top Girl and Happy Peeps: Tower Town for iOS devices, while Gamevil will localize and distribute Top Girl Android...
Crowdstar moves further from Facebook, partners with Tencent and Gamevil for expansion into China and Korea

Meet the Man Behind Those Hot Pink Mustache Rides

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If you’ve spent any time in San Francisco recently, chances are you’ve seen cars driving around town with enormous hot-pink plush handlebar mustaches strapped to their hoods. The mustaches signal that the drivers are part of Lyft, the peer-to-peer ride-sharing service. Ethan Eyler There are lots of interesting things about...
Meet the Man Behind Those Hot Pink Mustache Rides

Everyme Has A New Project: Origami, A Private Sharing Service For Families

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Everyme, the Y Combinator-backed startup offering an app for sharing content with private social circles, is announcing today a new product called Origami, which customizes the private sharing concept for a specific group — families. Co-founder and CEO Oliver Cameron says the startup isn’t abandoning the Everyme product. In fact,...
Everyme Has A New Project: Origami, A Private Sharing Service For Families

Yuri Milner, Dave Morin, SV Angel, Crunchfund And More Hook Up Pair With $4.2M

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For a social network that’s, for lack of a better term, monogamous, social network for couples Pair has just raised funding from so many high-profile investors I’m having trouble picking who to include in this headline, and seriously running out of the room. Investors in the company’s recent $4.2 million...
Yuri Milner, Dave Morin, SV Angel, Crunchfund And More Hook Up Pair With $4.2M

The politics and power struggles of the Chinese Internet superpowers

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The dust is settling on the latest round of competition in the Chinese Internet space, and four superpowers remain strong: Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent and Sina. While there are plenty of other players in the market, these four have distinguished themselves in each of their target markets, garnering hundreds of millions...
The politics and power struggles of the Chinese Internet superpowers
Exclusive: China's online Olympics audience breaks records

China's Alipay relaunches its e-payment app as Alipay Wallet with online-to-offline payments

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Alipay, the mobile payments company owned by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has announced a significant relaunch of its Android app which has become a digital wallet enabling payments. Alipay — China’s top online payment services — says a version for the iPhone will be available “soon”. The app, which has been...
China's Alipay relaunches its e-payment app as Alipay Wallet with online-to-offline payments

China's Sina Weibo grew 73% in 2012, passing 500 million registered accounts

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Chinese microblogging network Sina Weibo continued rapid growth last year after growing 73% to reach 503 million registered accounts at the end of 2012. Sina CEO Charles Chao also revealed during a recent quarterly earnings call that the service had 46.2 million daily active users as of last December, up...
China's Sina Weibo grew 73% in 2012, passing 500 million registered accounts

Tencent CTO: Facebook Took a Page From Our Biz Model

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Editor’s note: Guest author Gang Lu is the editor of TechNode, a bilingual blog based in China. As Facebook’s imminent IPO became the talk of Silicon Valley and Wall Street, you might have read from the social networking site’s SEC S-1 filing that it pulled in more than $1 billion...
Tencent CTO: Facebook Took a Page From Our Biz Model

Meet 6 companies battling to be the first from Asia to crack the US

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Asia is fast becoming a market that technology firms, particularly those operating in the mobile content space, are increasingly keen to target. China is now the world’s largest smartphone market, Japan and Korea are among the world’s hungriest consumers of mobile content and the rest of the continent is seeing...
Meet 6 companies battling to be the first from Asia to crack the US

Tencent Profit Rises Despite Headwinds

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Tencent posted a 32% rise in second-quarter profit, as China's largest Internet company by market capitalization defied economic headwinds....
Tencent Profit Rises Despite Headwinds

China's Tencent denies censorship

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Chinese web giant Tencent denies claims that it is censoring its popular chat app WeChat....
China's Tencent denies censorship

China's Tencent is bringing mobile payments to WeChat, its WhatsApp rival with 200m users

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Chinese Internet giant Tencent has confirmed that it is planning to introduce payment services to WeChat, its popular mobile chat app, firming up plans that many industry watchers and users had suspected for some time. The Wall Street Journal reports that Lai Zhiming, who heads up TenPay — Tencent’s third-party payment...
China's Tencent is bringing mobile payments to WeChat, its WhatsApp rival with 200m users
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