This Week on Asia Technology

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First, congratulations to India as the iPad was finally introduced to the majestic country on Friday. However, sales were expected to plummet because of its late introduction, 10 months after it was launched in the U.S. We had also seen how MTV India used Twitter to push ‘Roadies 8′ into Twitter’s trending topic list. Perhaps, the […] Related posts: Groupon Acquires …

Nokia, Tencent and Sina to launch new Location-based Service in China

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Nokia’s Ovi Map is widely popular in China and the mobile maker giant is eyeing to provide location-based service in China through its partnership with local Internet giants Tencent and Sina. The new location-based service will be built on top of Ovi Map and set to launch during the first quarter of this year, according […] Related posts: Tencent to …

Tencent to Invest $760 million in Tech Start-ups

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Tencent Inc. has set up a $5 billion yuan (US $760 million) investment fund to invest in technology start-ups. The fund will focus on start-ups like gaming companies, social game, mobile game, e-commerce and new media firms. The fund, as Tencent explained is to “provide support, break through bottlenecks in the development of innovative companies, […] Related posts: Groupon, Tencent, …

Groupon, Tencent, Alibaba and China

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Are Groupon and Tencent venturing into China? The rumor goes on but it seems that both Internet giant have already strike a deal. Mobinode confirmed it. It was rumored that the site will be fully launched this year May. To match up with Groupon’s ambitious plan in China, it was reported that 1000 staff would […] Related posts: Groupon and …

Groupon and Tencent to Joint Venture in China?

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Groupon usually adopts an acquisition approach when entering a new market. In Asia, Groupon had already acquired clone sites in India, Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan. But without China and its 1.3 billion-population market, Groupon’s quest in Asia will never be completed. Groupon realizes that it needs an experience partner and it seems that China’s largest […] Related posts: Groupon wants …