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Digital nomads chased out of Thailand’s PunSpace and detained by police

Some 20 armed uniformed police and immigration officials arrived at PunSpace in the late afternoon s...

By Daniel Tay

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  • October 1, 2014
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Kakao Talk

Daum and Kakao merge, massive valuation puts them head-to-head with Naver-Line

The newly merged firm, which will be called Daum-Kakao, will certainly give Korea’s other unicorn ...

By Daniel Tay

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  • October 1, 2014
  • at 10:26 am
Startup culture is discriminatory, and we don’t even realize it

Why startup culture’s shallow discrimination is dangerous

Discrimination is very much a mindset as it is a practice.

By Daniel Tay

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  • September 30, 2014
  • at 4:23 pm
David vs. Goliath: Small grocery chain Presto Grocer plans to topple giants in Southeast Asia

David vs. Goliath: small grocery chain Presto Grocer plans to topple giants in Southeast Asia

After spending 10 years to establish themselves in Malaysia, the time has come for Presto to challen...

By Daniel Tay

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  • September 30, 2014
  • at 10:02 am
8 digital nomad friendly countries in Asia to work abroad from

Want to work abroad? Here are 8 digital nomad friendly cities in Asia

Thanks to budding digital nomad Pieter Levels, several options are available for the picking at his ...

By Daniel Tay

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  • September 30, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
tinybeans app

Half a million users later, Tinybeans raises $1.7M for a baby-focused social network

Co-founder Eddie Geller reveals that they are aiming to double that by year’s end, and hit three m...

By Daniel Tay

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  • September 29, 2014
  • at 10:01 pm
Singapore telco fines go towards funding low-income households’ technology

Internet and tablet for the poor at $6/month? That’s where Singapore telco fines are going

Eligible households will receive a basic computing device, as well as subsidised rates for fibre bro...

By Daniel Tay

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  • September 29, 2014
  • at 11:26 am
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iMoney raises $4 million, aims to hit five million visitors per month by next year

Today Malaysia-based iMoney announced it has raised MYR 13 million (US$4 million) in a new funding r...

By Daniel Tay

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  • September 25, 2014
  • at 4:39 pm
From zero to hire in 10 days, here’s how this startup is radically improving recruitment

From zero to hire in 10 days, here’s how this startup is radically improving recruitment

“We believe that one of the most critical challenges in the recruitment process today is the abili...

By Daniel Tay

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  • September 24, 2014
  • at 3:49 pm
This Australian startup just raised $35 million in its first round of funding

This Australian startup just raised $35 million in its first round of funding

Australian startups don’t typically see that kind of money. Invoice2go is Accel's fourth major Aus...

By Daniel Tay

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  • September 24, 2014
  • at 10:48 am
Malaysia’s crackdown on Uber isn’t a total ban

Malaysia’s crackdown on Uber isn’t a total ban

Offenders could be fined between MYR1,000 (US$307) and MYR10,000 (US$3,077), or jailed for up to a y...

By Daniel Tay

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  • September 23, 2014
  • at 6:12 pm
tiachat dave mcclure

#TIAChat with 500Startups’ Dave McClure: 10 insights for startup founders

We’ve done the heavy lifting and picked out the top 10 points that will certainly whet your startu...

By Daniel Tay

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  • September 23, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
Three years after its launch, Malaysia

Three years after its launch, Malaysia’s Socialwalk is finally finding its stride

According to Socialwalk COO Eileen Feng, they didn’t start off providing business matching service...

By Daniel Tay

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  • September 22, 2014
  • at 1:41 pm
In Malaysia’s electronic industry, 1 in 3 workers are entrenched in forced labor

Widespread forced labor in Malaysia’s electronics industry

The repercussions of these findings on both the global and local electronics industry are potentiall...

By Daniel Tay

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  • September 18, 2014
  • at 8:45 pm
Wikileaks: Singapore firm with government ties bought cyber snooping software

Wikileaks: Singapore firm with government ties bought cyber snooping software

According to Wikileaks, the company purchased 19 licenses for the malware products in 2012.

By Daniel Tay

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  • September 17, 2014
  • at 1:25 pm
unified inbox acquires social grow

Unified Inbox acquires SocialGrow to make social networking even more seamless

This will help them become an even more comprehensive and seamless one-stop platform for communicati...

By Daniel Tay

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  • September 16, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
fatfish internet

Fatfish chooses Malaysian mobile games studio AppXplore for first acquisition after IPO

The deal sees Fatfish buy a 70 percent stake in AppXplore for a sum of MYR 700,000 (US$220,080).

By Daniel Tay

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  • September 16, 2014
  • at 3:55 pm
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Singapore’s Kbox drops the ball on customers’ private data. Who’s next?

Coupled with the recent security breach at M1, corporations and governmental organizations aren't be...

By Daniel Tay

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  • September 16, 2014
  • at 3:45 pm