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Aug 29, 2014

Mop-up of the day – negativity and The Kingdom

Mop-up of the day – negativity and The Kingdom

First up, our fortnightly Twitter round-up for Cricinfo where Grobbelaar has correctly identified that we bring nothing but negativity to the world. We’re pretty sure Shaun Pollock would have a groansome quote about judging people to deliver as a riposte to that, but he’d probably also have one about bitter, petty revenge not being so glorious either.

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Aug 29, 2014

It’s Okay, It’s Love: Episode 11

It’s Okay, It’s Love: Episode 11

By gummimochi

It’s always more pleasant watching this couple onscreen whenever they aren’t bickering over the same argument we’ve heard many times over already. Despite their differences, both Hae-soo and Jae-yeol make continuous efforts to keep their relationship alive and discover that a little breathing room for the other party goes a long way. And while one of them is already imagining a…

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Aug 29, 2014

Tesla to build 400 charging points in 120 cities across China thanks to major new partnership

Tesla to build 400 charging points in 120 cities across China thanks to major new partnership

Tesla in China

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is set to build 400 electric car charging points in 120 cities across China. This will be done in partnership with China Unicom (NYSE:CHU; HKG:0762), the country’s second largest telco in terms of 3G subscribers.

The deal will also see Tesla build 20 supercharging stations in China that can charge the vehicle as much as 16 times faster than a conventional power outlet,…

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Aug 29, 2014

This Hawaii accelerator is helping American startups enter Asia and vice versa

This Hawaii accelerator is helping American startups enter Asia and vice versa

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Blue Startups Honolulu team members.

Adding to the list of tropical destinations for entrepreneurs to grow their businesses, Blue Startups is a US-based tech accelerator that set up shop in Hawaii two years ago. Although Blue Startups calls Honolulu home, it looks to be the stepping stone for Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who want to penetrate emerging markets in Asia and vice versa.

Matt Melloy,…

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Fated To Love You: Episode 18

Fated To Love You: Episode 18

By HeadsNo2

Our most fated of couples finally climbs to the peak of their mountain of misunderstandings to see that the view isn’t quite as bleak as they thought it’d be. The future may still be just as uncertain, but now that neither Gun or Mi-young have to weather it miserable and alone, even borrowed time can be enough to give you cavities.

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Aug 29, 2014

Twitter confirms upcoming office in Indonesia

Twitter confirms upcoming office in Indonesia

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Indonesia is an attractive emerging market for many tech companies due to the large number of young consumers and the slowly expanding middle class. Along with its good internet penetration, Indonesia could become an important technology market in the future. Following Facebook’s and Apple’s moves to open representative offices in Indonesia, Twitter revealed today that it also plans to do just…

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Mobile video service Vuclip arrives on Windows Phone with official app

Vuclip is the leading premium mobile video on demand service for emerging markets. Started in 2008, the Silicon Valley-based mobile video and media company uses technology they crafted to allow users to search for and watch web videos on any video-enabled mobile device.
Aug 29, 2014

Mobile video service Vuclip arrives on Windows Phone with official app

Vuclip is the leading premium mobile video on demand service for emerging markets. Started in 2008, the Silicon Valley-based mobile video and media company uses technology they crafted to allow users to search for and watch web videos on any video-enabled mobile device.

Tencent’s and Baidu’s $814M joint venture with Wanda signals the coming tide of in-store WeChat payments

China’s largest tech corporations are rushing to penetrate an industry that’s historically not tech-savvy – brick-and-mortar retail.
Aug 29, 2014

Tencent’s and Baidu’s $814M joint venture with Wanda signals the coming tide of in-store WeChat payments

China’s largest tech corporations are rushing to penetrate an industry that’s historically not tech-savvy – brick-and-mortar retail.

Aug 29, 2014

Instagram appears to be blocked in Pakistan, uproar hits Twitter

Instagram appears to be blocked in Pakistan, uproar hits Twitter

Instagram appears to be blocked in Pakistan

People in Pakistan are waking up to find Instagram is blocked in the country. Attempting to access Instagram.com brings up the much-hated “Surf Safely” page that reads: “The site you are trying to access contains content that is prohibited for viewership from within Pakistan.” The Instagram apps won’t refresh either.

The apparent Instagram censorship started 13 hours ago, according to a sudden…

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Here’s what it’s like to fly over Seattle in a Blue Angel supersonic jet

Not many people have experienced a flight in a Blue Angel. But thanks to a few well-placed hi-def cameras, now you can (sort of).
Aug 29, 2014

Here’s what it’s like to fly over Seattle in a Blue Angel supersonic jet

Not many people have experienced a flight in a Blue Angel. But thanks to a few well-placed hi-def cameras, now you can (sort of).