What’s Baidu Up to in Silicon Valley

Many people are likely unaware that the entire world does not “Google” things when they want to conduct an Internet search. There are still four places around the globe where Google is in second place: Russia, China, South Korea and the Czech Republic. The search engines that dominate in these locations are essentially regional players […]

Singles Day

Single’s Day: The World’s Biggest Shopping Day

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The biggest shopping day of the year is upon us. You are probably thinking, isn’t it a bit early to be talking about Black Friday? Well, this day is not Black Friday, it is even bigger than Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined, it is called Singles Day and it happens ever year on November 11th. Here are […]

Why Uber Will Beat Grab When the Subsidy Party Stops

This following is a guest posted opinion and does not reflect the views of the DemystifyAsia team. To contribute your own guest posts, please get in touch: http://www.demystifyasia.com/contribute/ With the recent  cease fire/merger in China between  Didi and Uber, Uber now has resources and bandwidth to move their battle for global dominance to another locale where […]

Malaysia – Uncertain politics shroud vibrant tech eco-system

Summary Venture capitalists and other tech investors have been bypassing Malaysia in favour of Singapore and Indonesia, but the country remains Southeast Asia’s third largest market for start-ups as measured by deal numbers and value. (source: Google, Temasek) The concerns about Malaysia are understandable, given the ongoing 1MDB scandal where Prime Minister Najib Razak and […]

123RF Stock Photo Company from Asia

123RF is a royalty-free digital media library that offers a wide variety of budget-friendly commercial and editorial images, video footage, audio clips and illustrations. From its humble beginnings in 2005, 123RF now ranks as the leading global provider of content. Part of the Inmagine Group with the following core businesses:(www.123rf.com, www.stockunlimited.com, www.designs.net, www.inamagine.com) They sell stock […]

Online Bus Tickets in Malaysia

Malaysia is not a very large country geographically, nonetheless, her 30 million people live in population centers that are somewhat far from each other. Malaysia is 46th in the world for car ownership with only 361 cars per 1,000 people (for comparison the US is 809 cars for every 1,000 people), so as a result […]

Online Shopping in Malaysia – Most Popular Sites

Malaysians love to shop, and there are online shopping sites all across Malaysia. Malaysia even had one of the first mass deal sites like Groupon called Lelong – founded in 1998! There are so many different sites to shop from but here’s a list of the most popular ones in the country. Zalora Zalora is […]

Simplified vs Traditional Chinese Characters

Alongside the many Chinese language dialects, there are also two sets of Chinese characters for written words. Singapore and mainland China use simplified Chinese characters while Macau, Hong Kong and Taiwan use traditional. Simplified Simplified  characters are standardized Chinese characters  for use in mainland China. The government of Chona  promoted the use of this character set […]

Online Grocery Stores in Malaysia

Unlike it’s neighbor to the south, Singapore, with its multiple options for online grocery shopping, Malaysia is not as lucky to have a deep-pocketed tech startup specifically dedicated to selling food online. Here is what’s available in Malaysia. Traditional groceries with online options Local grocery chains, Tesco and Presto both have websites which allow shoppers to sort […]

Coupon Deals and Sale Websites in Malaysia

Just like everywhere else across Asia, Malaysia is replete with daily deals and coupon websites. For the most part, the sites do not ‘sell’ their own deals to businesses rather they just aggregate existing public deals. The group buying and deal a day stalwarts of Living Social and Groupon both have a large presence in Malaysia, […]