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The City of Tomorrow Exists Today—in South Korea

The City of Tomorrow Exists Today—in South Korea | Digital & Mobile Landscape Asia Pac | Scoop.it
Twenty miles west of 2000-year-old Seoul, South Korea, lies a brand-new city built on algorithms and LEED certifications.

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This is leaning more toward Tech but it is exciting all the same. A city of tomorrow built from scratch and nearly open for business in South Korea.

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Looking at the ever changing Digital and Mobile landscape in Asia Pacific, Digital and Mobile Content, gaming, Online Marketing and startups. Looking at the different types of markets in the Region, from the advanced such as Korea, Japan to the emerging and developing markets like Indonesia and Vietnam and how Australia and NZ impact these markets.
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18 popular online shopping sites in Indonesia (2014 edition)

18 popular online shopping sites in Indonesia (2014 edition) | Digital & Mobile Landscape Asia Pac | Scoop.it
One of the sure things in Indonesia’s internet industry is the ample amount of ecommerce startups hanging around the corner.
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A comprehensive look at Vietnam’s startup ecosystem in 2014: 6...

A comprehensive look at Vietnam’s startup ecosystem in 2014: 6... | Digital & Mobile Landscape Asia Pac | Scoop.it

A great With all the hype around Flappy Bird and the Vietnam startup ecosystem. Let's take a much closer look at what are all the investors, incubators, and organizations that are rising in Vietnam.

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A great article talking about the start-up scene in Vietnam. Really good read.

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China's Mobile Payment Transactions Worth $1.6 Trillion In 2013

China's Mobile Payment Transactions Worth $1.6 Trillion In 2013 | Digital & Mobile Landscape Asia Pac | Scoop.it
In 2013, China's central bank handled a total of 16.74 million mobile payment transactions worth CNY9.64 trillion ($1.6 trillion).
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Wow, and this is likely the tip of the iceberg. 

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India's e-commerce industry may reach $70 billion by 2020

India's e-commerce industry may reach $70 billion by 2020 | Digital & Mobile Landscape Asia Pac | Scoop.it
NEW DELHI: There is a common saying about the Indian retail consumers' "can't touch, won't buy" mentality. However, this is gradually changingwith the rising trend of online shopping. India's...
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Some insane E-Commerce numbers out of India including an 80% growth in E-Comm sales in 2013 and an estimated 500 Million Indians switching to Smartphones in the next 5 years. 


Here is another massive market ready and waiting.

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E-Commerce Infographic: Understanding Online Shoppers in Malaysia | ecommerce.milo

E-Commerce Infographic: Understanding Online Shoppers in Malaysia | ecommerce.milo | Digital & Mobile Landscape Asia Pac | Scoop.it
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Here are some interesting Online shopping statistics and facts regarding E-Commerce in Malaysia.
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China now has half a billion mobile web users, 618 million total...

China now has half a billion mobile web users, 618 million total... | Digital & Mobile Landscape Asia Pac | Scoop.it
China now has 618 million internet users and 500 million mobile web users, according to new figures today from the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC). The new numbers from CNNIC are for December 2013.
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Insane numbers.

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Southeast Asian Amazon-like online store Lazada releases an iOS app to capture more shoppers

Southeast Asian Amazon-like online store Lazada releases an iOS app to capture more shoppers | Digital & Mobile Landscape Asia Pac | Scoop.it
Lazada, an Amazon-like marketplace service in Southeast Asia backed by German incubator Rocket Internet, and which most recently got $250 million in funding from investors including ...
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Interesting news from Lazada, I am sure they will do very well. Some local Australian stores could learn a lesson or 3 from this.

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Zalora raises $112M investment to grow APAC online retailing

Zalora raises $112M investment to grow APAC online retailing | Digital & Mobile Landscape Asia Pac | Scoop.it
After a successful investment score of US$100M in May this year, Zalora has managed to raise another US$112M from Access Industries & Scopia Capital
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Zalora seem to be going from strength to strength in Asia and continue to attract large funding amounts from investors.

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Singapore companies in pact to take on Asean mobile games market

Singapore companies in pact to take on Asean mobile games market | Digital & Mobile Landscape Asia Pac | Scoop.it
Singapore's IAHGames Pte Ltd is teaming up with fellow homegrown mobile game developer Daylight Studios to introduce two new smartphone games in Singapore and other key South-East Asian markets.
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Mobile gaming will only get bigger and bigger and likely  kill off handheld game platforms such as PSP. Asia will of course help lead the charge with this. 

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Everything you should know before working with investors across Asia

Everything you should know before working with investors across Asia | Digital & Mobile Landscape Asia Pac | Scoop.it
Thomas Clayton is the CEO of Bubbly, a social media startup backed by Sequoia Capital, SingTel Innov8, and JAFCO. 



Entrepreneurs with businesses in Asia know that fundraising ...
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Some good tips regarding the nuances of raising capital in various parts of Asia.

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Carousell raises S$1M funding; expands to Malaysia & Indonesia

Carousell raises S$1M funding; expands to Malaysia & Indonesia | Digital & Mobile Landscape Asia Pac | Scoop.it
The funding round was led by Rakuten Ventures & includes Golden Gate Ventures, 500 Startups, Danny Oei Wirianto & Darius Cheung. Valuation amount is undisclosed
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Another strong capital raise for a mobile e-commerce play as it expands into Malaysia and Indonesia. 

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Australians Are a Nation of Gamers - the Digital Australia 14 iGEA Report

Australians Are a Nation of Gamers - the Digital Australia 14 iGEA Report | Digital & Mobile Landscape Asia Pac | Scoop.it
Do 65% of Australians really play video games?
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This does not surprise me.

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Australia poised for growth explosion in online video market

Australia poised for growth explosion in online video market | Digital & Mobile Landscape Asia Pac | Scoop.it
The growing popularity of mobile devices and tablets, and the preference of younger consumer age groups towards online video channels as a direct subs...
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Australia expecting a boom in Online Video due to Mobile and Tablet growth.

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How a high school dropout became a multi-millionaire entrepreneur

How a high school dropout became a multi-millionaire entrepreneur | Digital & Mobile Landscape Asia Pac | Scoop.it
Haruhisa Okamura founder and CEO of Adways is one of the youngest founders to bring a company from zero to IPO in Japan.
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I always like to read about the High School drop outs and those that did not go to University  who go onto achieve great things. 

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After leaving Zynga, this founder ditched the gaming business for...

After leaving Zynga, this founder ditched the gaming business for... | Digital & Mobile Landscape Asia Pac | Scoop.it
With millions of dollars in the bank, most people would already be satisfied with life. But serial entrepreneur Shintaro Yamada wanted more than just financial freedom.
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Interesting story of this new M-Commerce start-up where users sell their second hand clothes. The founder comes from a gaming background having already made a fortune on the back of an acquisition by Zynga. 

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Startups in Asia: change has come, and it’s never going to be...

Startups in Asia: change has come, and it’s never going to be... | Digital & Mobile Landscape Asia Pac | Scoop.it

AL-R: Fritz Demopoulos, co-founder and former CEO of Qunar; Paul Srivorakul, co-founder and executive chairman of Ardent Capital; Ryu Kawano Suliawan, co-founder and CEO of PT. Midtrans; Shin Takamiya, partner and CSO of Globis Capital Partners; Sam Kaneda, founder and CEO of Yo-ren Tech...

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A very interesting article discussing the different strategies  for start ups in Asia based on  discussions at recent Asia Leaders Summit. 

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Singapore is becoming a favorite stop for China’s top tech firms

Singapore is becoming a favorite stop for China’s top tech firms | Digital & Mobile Landscape Asia Pac | Scoop.it
It's still off to an early start for the year 2014, but it seems like there's already lots to look forward to from a handful of China's Internet companies that are escalating their ...
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Not really a surprise but interesting non the less.

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North Korea may have seen its very first Bitcoin transaction this month

North Korea may have seen its very first Bitcoin transaction this month | Digital & Mobile Landscape Asia Pac | Scoop.it
It's said that Bitcoin crosses all borders, and nowhere could this point be better proved than in the all-reclusive North Korea.

A tourist who went to visit North Korea to watch ...
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A first of anything is always interesting. The North and South of Korea could not be more oppisite when it comes to Digital (as wel as many other things of course). 

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These two founders ditched the US for Jakarta to create their...

These two founders ditched the US for Jakarta to create their... | Digital & Mobile Landscape Asia Pac | Scoop.it
There aren’t a lot of Indonesian startups whose founders had working experience at a Silicon Valley company, so when we stumble across one of them, we make sure we pay attention.
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Indonesia is a massive developing market that will begin to hit peoples radars more and more as time progresses. Good to see some X-pats from Silicon Valley returning home to shake things up.

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Melbourne social media marketing firm gets nod as Facebook preferred partner

Melbourne social media marketing firm gets nod as Facebook preferred partner | Digital & Mobile Landscape Asia Pac | Scoop.it
Melbourne-based social media marketing platform Tiger Pistol has been announced as a preferred marketing partner by Facebook, a coup the start-up has been working on since launching in May 2011.
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A great win for the local Melbourne firm, showing how persistence and a never say die attitude will often bare fruit.

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The City of Tomorrow Exists Today—in South Korea

The City of Tomorrow Exists Today—in South Korea | Digital & Mobile Landscape Asia Pac | Scoop.it
Twenty miles west of 2000-year-old Seoul, South Korea, lies a brand-new city built on algorithms and LEED certifications.

Via FutureCast
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This is leaning more toward Tech but it is exciting all the same. A city of tomorrow built from scratch and nearly open for business in South Korea.

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Moneytree secures US$1.6M; to use Singapore, Australia as test markets

Moneytree secures US$1.6M; to use Singapore, Australia as test markets | Digital & Mobile Landscape Asia Pac | Scoop.it
Financial tech company Moneytree will be looking into launching an iPad version and going global after receiving US$1.6 million from DG Incubation
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These guys are planning to use Australia and Singapore as test markets which is smart. 

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Digital media players adapt to changing market

Digital media players adapt to changing market | Digital & Mobile Landscape Asia Pac | Scoop.it
A market driven by a younger age group, including a significant rise in the use of smartphones and tablets, is having a major impact on Australia’s di...
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Some interesting predictions regarding the Digital Media industry in Australia which are likely to become game changers.

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A Chinese Province Is Trying to Solve Its Labor Problems With Robots

A Chinese Province Is Trying to Solve Its Labor Problems With Robots | Digital & Mobile Landscape Asia Pac | Scoop.it
To combat a waning labor force, one Chinese province is employing robots millions of robots.
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I would have thought China had plenty of available labor without needed Robots. Still very cool though.

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eBay quietly arrives in Indonesia under the name Blanja.com

eBay quietly arrives in Indonesia under the name Blanja.com | Digital & Mobile Landscape Asia Pac | Scoop.it
eBay and Telkom Indonesia quietly roll out their joint-venture project called Blanja.com.
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Look out for Blanja.Com next time your in Indonesia! 

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