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With $1B funding, Flipkart fires salvo at Amazon: We’re going to be the Alibaba of India

Can Flipkart be India's Amazon? That's a moot point as Flipkart has another benchmark. US$1 billion funding puts it in the same position as ...

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 10:32 pm
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Cool new app alert: Jink wants to prevent friends from getting lost and arriving late

Ever find yourself waiting for a friend who’s late? It stinks. As impatience mounts, you call his cellphone, but there’s no ans...

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 7:05 pm
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New Nanoleaf light bulb saves energy and dims without a dimmer

The Nanoleaf Bloom is a light bulb that saves energy by incorporating a dimmer. No need to install one separately.

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 4:01 pm
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12 startups in 12 months: here’s how this digital nomad is f**king doing it

From Bangkok to Bali, Pieter Levels is bootstrapping it all the way, too.

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 1:39 pm
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Australia startup news roundup

6 top startup news stories in Australia (July edition)

July is close to wrapping up, so here are the best bits from Australia's startup scene this month.

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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Another clever Japanese invention: Splash-proof soy sauce ‘foam’ is now on Kickstarter

With global ambitions, Kyoto Soy Foam skipped on Japanese crowdfunding sites and opted for a Kickstarter campaign.

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 11:18 am
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More than just a $15M gaming fund, Inflexion Point Capital wants to help game studios focus on creativity

If your game studio gets chosen by IPC, expect to receive a lot of attention from them in all aspects of the business; de Giorgio and his te...

  • July 28, 2014
  • at 3:27 pm
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Indian cloud telephony startup Knowlarity secures $16M funding from Sequoia, Mayfield

Cloud telephony company Knowlarity has secured US$16 million in series B funding from Sequoia Capital and Mayfield to expand operations inte...

  • July 28, 2014
  • at 1:58 pm
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Besides votes, Indonesians can now ‘crowdcheck’ election appeal documents

Indonesia’s government continues with the release of presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto’s appeal documents which claims he should h...

  • July 28, 2014
  • at 12:08 pm
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Here are 10 of the best practices for pitching to the media and blogosphere

Jonha Revesencio provides ten tips on how entrepreneurs can better pitch to the media and blogosphere.

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 9:26 pm
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Southeast Asia’s most expensive app also provides free textbooks for students. This is the story of Mahoni

Would it surprise you to know that a digital law text library is the most expensive app in Southeast Asia? Ginting Sadtyono, co-founder of S...

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 6:23 pm
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China 3G and 4G numbers 2014

China now has 486.5 million 3G subscribers, but only 14 million on new 4G network

China now has close to half a billion 3G subscribers, according to the newest data from the country’s three telcos.

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 3:45 pm
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Huawei shipped over 34 million smartphones so far this year thanks to big screens and emerging markets - H1 2014

Huawei shipped over 34 million smartphones so far this year thanks to big screens and emerging markets

Chinese gadget maker and telecoms giant Huawei shipped 34.27 million smartphones in the first six months of the year, the company revealed t...

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 1:15 pm
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SUA speed dating

Is your startup fund-worthy? Find out at Startup Investor Speed Dating (#StartupAsia preview)

Startup Asia Tokyo 2014 will once again feature an Investor Speed Dating area where founders can pitch to more than 20 VCs from across the r...

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 11:57 am
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How one woman’s battle with Tourette’s and discrimination turned her into an advocate for fairness in the workplace

Despite blatant discrimination in the workplace, Ann Khoo is fighting the good fight day in, day out.

  • July 28, 2014
  • at 4:04 pm
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Why Rebright Partners predicts a bright future for Southeast Asia (#StartupAsia preview)

Exits are becoming more and more common for startups in Southeast Asia, and young companies ought to start planning for their future as soon...

  • July 28, 2014
  • at 2:45 pm
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Tech in Asia Arena fireside chat in HCMC

Finding your single market in Southeast Asia

When we heard that Monk’s Hill Ventures and Digital Media Partners were visiting Ho Chi Minh city, we jumped on the opportunity to put...

  • July 28, 2014
  • at 1:29 pm
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China’s JD to take pre-orders for the country’s first official Xbox One shipments on WeChat

  This morning, Chinese e-retailer JD announced it has attained exclusive rights to accept China’s first pre-orders for the Xbox ...

  • July 28, 2014
  • at 11:33 am
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