Android is One of the Most Successful Acquisitions for Google

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In a panel earlier at GMIC, Ming Guang Yong, New Business Development Manager at Google China shared the search engine’s investment criteria. In 3 quick points: – Growth stage: Fast growth companies are […] Related posts: Tencent to Launch Android Smartphone. Google Smiles It was rumored that Tencent is set to build it’s… DCM Launches $100 Million Android-focused Fund Investment …

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 …

Google opens an office in Malaysia (and hiring)

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Google said Wednesday it will launch a new office in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. The Malaysian office is Google’s second in Southeast Asia followed by the Singapore office. The new Google office will focus on customizing products like Google Maps, News, Google Translate for the locals to boost ad sales around the region. […] 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 HK’s Local Strategy: Now partners with China’s Foursquare, Jiepang

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This is when group buying fusions with location-based service (LBS) in Asia: Groupon Hong Kong has made the initiative to partner with Chinese location-based service, Jiepang (loosely translated as street side). For those who don’t know, Jiepang is a location-based service founded by David Liu. Liu tried Foursquare in the U.S and felt that this […] 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 …