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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
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Having struggled through a tough year, Gumi bounces back stronger

"We are going to be the number one mobile game company. We are going to create the best self-develop...

By Willis Wee

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  • February 4, 2014
  • at 9:08 am
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A genius idea was born after 2 entrepreneurs grew frustrated with corporate processes

Japan’s Kaizen is the startup behind A/B testing software planBCD and it isn’t like any other A/...

By Willis Wee

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  • February 3, 2014
  • at 1:37 pm
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This startup lets users mix and match their favorite outfits, and is making money without selling a thing

“I’m in a business that I love. I love fashion and technology. I can’t ask for more,” said K...

By Willis Wee

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  • January 30, 2014
  • at 3:15 pm
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Japan’s Terra Motors brings a $29,000 super electric scooter to India

Japan’s Terra Motors Corporation today released its Kiwami electric bikes in India.

By Willis Wee

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  • January 28, 2014
  • at 9:48 pm

Lancers produces $200 million freelancing gigs so far and it is still growing

Founded by Akiyoshi Yosuke in 2008, Lancers claims to be Japan’s largest freelancing site, produci...

By Willis Wee

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  • January 28, 2014
  • at 9:08 am

Twitcasting lets users around the world livestream their life, from singing karaoke to rioting in the streets

Founded in 2010, Twitcasting is a mobile app for streaming and watching live videos in real-time.

By Willis Wee

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  • January 24, 2014
  • at 1:03 pm

From hobby to blog to e-commerce, Tokyo Otaku Mode wants to be world’s otaku epicenter

Tokyo Otaku Mode was founded in March 2011 as a Facebook page by a bunch of otaku founders. It is no...

By Willis Wee

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  • January 23, 2014
  • at 4:58 pm
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Mig33 will list on the Australian Securities Exchange

In a stunning move, Singapore and Indonesia-based mobile social networking company mig33 will list o...

By Willis Wee

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  • January 23, 2014
  • at 12:56 pm
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Mobile app Cream aims to be the Jelly for pricing data

Founded by Hajime Hirose, Yosuke Kimoto, Yoko Aoyama, Cream aims to become the “Waze for real-time...

By Willis Wee

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  • January 23, 2014
  • at 12:01 am
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Ticketstreet aims to be the StubHub of Japan

Ticketstreet is a Tokyo-based secondary online marketplace that allows folks to buy and sell concert...

By Willis Wee

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  • January 22, 2014
  • at 4:08 pm
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The biggest lesson at YC for AnyPerk: “Build something you want”

In a short span of two years, Fukuyama and his team have turned AnyPerk into one of the startups to ...

By Willis Wee

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  • January 21, 2014
  • at 9:08 am