Posted by Willis Wee

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With a little imagination, this wearable device can turn your broom into a samurai sword.

Tokyo-based startup Moff is building a piece of wearable tech that lets kids play using their creati...

By Willis Wee

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  • March 21, 2014
  • at 3:38 pm
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For this entrepreneur, losing co-founders was a blessing in disguise

Founded in 2010 by Yusuke Tanaka and three other founders, Locondo is one of the largest ecommerce s...

By Willis Wee

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  • March 20, 2014
  • at 4:03 pm
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Why this startup is better off in Tokyo than in Silicon Valley

The story of Gengo’s Robert Laing and Matthew Romaine is a source of inspiration for many gaijin (...

By Willis Wee

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  • March 19, 2014
  • at 12:53 pm
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Crevo, a crowdsource video animation platform launches in Japan

PurpleCow, the company behind DesignClue, today launched Crevo, a crowdsourcing platform specificall...

By Willis Wee

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  • March 18, 2014
  • at 9:08 am

How LifeisTech is breathing tech into students’ lives

Founded by Mizuno Yusuke, LifeisTech is a Tokyo-based company that teaches programming to junior hig...

By Willis Wee

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  • March 17, 2014
  • at 4:08 pm
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Art of Click, a marketing agency and ad network that doesn’t charge for clicks

Founded by Emmanuel Allix, Singapore-based Art of Click, is a mobile marketing agency and ad network...

By Willis Wee

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  • March 17, 2014
  • at 9:08 am
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Alibaba issues statement, set to IPO in New York

A statement issued by Alibaba today confirms that the ecommerce company will not go public in Hong K...

By Willis Wee

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  • March 16, 2014
  • at 3:49 pm
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Capy aims to be a billion-dollar company (and potentially it can)

Capy, a Tokyo-based startup founded by Mitsuo Okada and later joined by CTO Koki Shimada, is buildin...

By Willis Wee

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  • March 14, 2014
  • at 10:08 am
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StudyPact motivates you to study by putting your money at stake

Founded by Tobias Hoenisch and later joined by Paul Kitti and Evan Grossman, StudyPact aims to motiv...

By Willis Wee

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  • March 10, 2014
  • at 9:58 am
kiddy

Startup combines cute baby photos, a family social network and ecommerce all in one app

Founded by Hiromichi Ando and Sakurai Shoko, Kiddy is a photo diary social network targeted at famil...

By Willis Wee

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  • March 7, 2014
  • at 9:42 pm
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Prepare to buy: Xiaomi to sell Mi3 smartphone in Singapore tomorrow

Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi will be selling its flagship Mi3 smartphone in SIngapore tomorrow. Its on...

By Willis Wee

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  • March 6, 2014
  • at 7:16 pm
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A mobile app that emits smell, for real

Scentee is a Japanese mobile app that emits smells. To do that, users need to download the app and p...

By Willis Wee

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  • March 6, 2014
  • at 11:31 am
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Skype co-founder hops onto Singapore’s HipVan, joins as latest angel investor

Singapore-based startup, HipVan today announced that Skype co-founder Toivo Annus has become one of ...

By Willis Wee

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  • February 27, 2014
  • at 7:42 am
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Even with WhatsApp acquisition, Facebook doesn’t quite own Asia (yet)

News broke this morning that Facebook has acquired Whatsapp for a whopping $19 billion. What does th...

By Willis Wee

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  • February 20, 2014
  • at 5:46 pm
Australia’s Seek seeks to buy JobStreet for $524 million

Australia’s Seek seeks to buy JobStreet for $524 million

Australia’s online employment marketplace Seek is looking to fully acquire its pan-Asian count...

By Willis Wee

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  • February 19, 2014
  • at 4:23 pm
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After leaving Zynga, this founder ditched the gaming business for online shopping

With millions of dollars in the bank, most people would already be satisfied with life. But serial e...

By Willis Wee

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  • February 19, 2014
  • at 10:35 am
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Investors dish on why they’re bullish about Southeast Asian startups

At Asia Leaders Summit 2014, four investors came together for a panel titled “Navigating inves...

By Willis Wee

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  • February 15, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm

With 350 million registered users, Line looks at mobile commerce for future growth

Generating over $330 million in revenue last year, Line has shown the world how a messaging app can ...

By Willis Wee

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  • February 14, 2014
  • at 9:30 am