Coursera today announced that it is partnering with NetEase, a China-based Internet company to extend its courses to millions of people in the region.
Next week we’ll see Apple’s new improved iPhone 5S and and the new cheaper, colorful iPhone 5C, and possibly even an iPhone 6. What we certainly won’t see is a large phablet-style iPhone with a big 4.8-inch to 6-inch screen. But it’s likely coming, according to one analyst.
Editor’s Pick The current iteration, IP version 4, has its roots in 1980, around the time when people like Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corp, still said stupid stuff like: “There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.”
Twitter plotted all geo-tagged tweets for key global locations on a map. And the result is big data come to life — and a vision of how we move, where we live, and where we congregate in the largest numbers.
It is indeed an honor when a year-old startup with two or three million dollars in annualized revenue scores a $100 million investment. An unusual honor, as well. But there’s method behind the madness.
Guest Post When I co-founded InMobi in 2007, we took a novel “east-to-west” approach to our growth, starting in India before moving into other developing markets, then finally into more traditional “Western” markets as well.
Worldreader launches a new mobile program that makes thousands of books available to people in the developing world through their low-end feature phones.
With 88 percent of Apple’s supply chain in Asia, only 11 percent of Apple’s suppliers are in its home country of the United States, and even fewer — seven percent — of Apple’s suppliers are in Europe and the Middle East.
With its new $250 million fund, SoftBank Capital wants to make it easier for growth-stage companies to make headway in tough Asian markets.
Asia loves apps, apparently. Especially if they’re games.
Information may want to be free, but the organization behind Wikipedia wants knowledge to be free too. So Wikimedia has formed a partnership with the world’s sixth-largest telecom, VimpelCom, to deliver Wikipedia mobile sites for free to developing countries.
On-demand car service Uber has started testing out its business in Singapore, the first sign it will officially bring the service to Asia.
Will the iPhone 5 be coming to China Mobile’s 700 million subscribers? Apple needs this, sure, but make no mistake: China Mobile needs it just as bad.
Google is telling Asian users to expect Google services to run up to 30 percent faster once a trio of new data centers come online.
Shanghai-based socia media agency Mailman Group sets up at [sesame] seed stage startup fund.
A sweet and boozy taste of today’s funding stories, with a distinctively Asian flavor.
Apple is spending $100 million bringing some Mac manufacturing back to the U.S. That sounds like good news to those who are worried about the decline of U.S. manufacturing. But not to all.
Telecommunications giant Ericson has released a massive report on the state of the mobile world. And clearly, unless you live in the almost-fully-penetrated European and North American markets, everything is up and to the right.
Windows 8 crashes 55 percent less and is 84 percent less frustrating than Windows 7, according to a new report.
Flag Capital Management expands Asian presence with purchase of Squadron Capital.
Jungle Ventures raises pan-Asian super fund for startups
Bubble Motion announced today that it took $5 million in investment to spread its voice communication platform globally.
Guest Post Startups are considered pretty uncool in Hong Kong, a city ruled by finance and real estate, but I’m optimistic for the city’s chances at growing into a tech hub
Animoca’s data shows what Android phones are hot in Asia.
Yahoo’s board is considering selling its holdings of Alibaba Group and its Japanese affiliate back to the majority owners, a move that would score the company around $17 billion as it tries to find solid footing in troublesome year.
In Feb-March of next year, I’m heading to Singapore to attend DEMO Asia, a new event we’ve created to showcase the most disruptive technology companies in the Asia Pacific region.
Guest Post Go East, young entrepreneur! The chance to become rich and famous with a startup is no longer just an American dream. It’s happening in Asia too, as talent, energy and resources flow from the U.S. to the east.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR), a private equity fund, is looking to raise $6 billion to establish a new pool for Asian startups.
The world financial markets continued to tumble early Tuesday morning, as stock markets in Asia opened sharply lower.
GE announced a smart grid acquisition today, the purchase of Australia-based Opal Software. It’s a move that expands the company’s smart grid software portfolio but also gives GE a pathway into the lucrative Chinese market by having a presence in the Asia-Pacific region.
Vivo Ventures plans its first in Asian life-science investments now that it has closed a new fund, VentureWire is reporting (subscription required). The Palo Alto, Calif., outfit, formerly known as BioAsia Investments due to its former association with Asian investors, just closed a $275 million healthcare fund, its sixth.