Posts Categorized: Creative

China pollution vs blue skies

Remember blue skies? A new photo app comes with an environmental message in China

Earth Hour is on March 29. It’s an annual awareness-raising event in which people turn off their lights for an hour. To get more peopl...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 8:59 am
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Ditch that designer bag and crowdfund local fashion brands instead

Couture designer bags are overrated. They often don’t look good, and they’re ridiculously expensive. In many cases, your money i...

  • March 24, 2014
  • at 10:11 pm
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Lychee FM revives the radio show host dream of Chinese youth

Lychee FM is an app that lets users to set up their own radio stations and record radio shows on their smartphones. The developers are aspi...

  • March 5, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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Line's emoticons get a bit less cartoony with addition of photo stickers

Line’s emoticons get less cartoony with addition of photo stickers

The oversized stickers on messaging apps like Line have been central to their success. But the stickers are usually of the cutesy-cartoony v...

  • January 30, 2014
  • at 4:33 pm
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CNY 2014

Celebrate Chinese New Year by putting your face into a seasonal GIF

Chinese New Year is just one week away. If you’re celebrating it, you’re probably preparing things like food and fireworks. You ...

  • January 24, 2014
  • at 4:43 pm
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Got the X factor? This Indonesian singing contest lets you compete from your phone

Singing contests in Indonesia are quite popular thanks to TV shows like Indonesian Idol and X Factor. But at those kinds of competitions all...

  • January 16, 2014
  • at 3:28 pm
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New documentary shows how the Bangladesh startup scene is growing (VIDEO)

If you want to get noticed, you need the presentation skills to get the world looking. That’s what a bunch of Bangladeshi entrepreneur...

  • December 16, 2013
  • at 1:21 pm
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4 awesome Indian startups hope to change the world, win Google Impact Challenge funding

4 awesome Indian startups hope to change the world, win Google Impact Challenge funding

How can technology positively impact India and the world? That’s the question Google asked Indian non-profit organizations earlier thi...

  • November 4, 2013
  • at 11:46 am
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Wishberg for making wishes

Wishberg helps you make bucket lists, granted its wish for seed funding

Mumbai-based startup Wishberg is a place for people to make bucket lists of must-see, must-do things. After signing up via Facebook, users c...

  • October 18, 2013
  • at 8:15 pm
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Shaolin kung-fu monks visit Google, try on Google Glass

Shaolin kung-fu monks visit Google, try on Glass, manage not to kick anybody’s ass

The martial arts experts at China’s Shaolin Temple have been around for centuries, but they’re not stuck in a time-warp. The kun...

  • March 25, 2014
  • at 7:45 pm
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3D printing people in China

I really want this Chinese store to make me a 3D-printed mini-me

3D printing can do a lot of things. Once it becomes more mainstream, it could save lives with 3D-printed body parts, or extend the life of o...

  • March 5, 2014
  • at 6:33 pm
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Code Club wants to teach kids coding in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s school IT lessons turn students into secretaries, but Code Club wants to teach them coding instead

“Currently, ICT lessons in primary and secondary schools teach MS Office programs as default. Essentially they’re teaching child...

  • February 12, 2014
  • at 4:05 pm
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Read for the blind app

Story time: Thailand unites to create over 2,400 audiobooks for blind people

Back in October of last year, we profiled Read for the Blind, the most-talked about app of the moment. It seems the app’s momentum hasn’...

  • January 28, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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Australia startup news roundup

Australian tech news round-up (January 2014)

It’s shaping up to be a great year for the Australian startup ecosystem. Hopefully you are recharged and ready for 2014!

  • January 17, 2014
  • at 6:58 pm
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New web game in China lets you taser corrupt government officials

Tase him, bro! New game in China lets you zap corrupt government officials

A new web game has appeared in China that lets you taser corrupt government officials. Given how touchy Chinese state-run media can be about...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 12:12 pm
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Viddsee Southeast Asian short films

Arty film site Viddsee adds channels to showcase hot directors and film festivals

Viddsee launched earlier this year and seems to be flourishing as an online hub for arty Asian films. Today Viddsee – a Singaporean st...

  • November 27, 2013
  • at 4:51 pm
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Barcamp Phnom Penh conference sees over 3,000 Cambodians talk tech

Barcamp Phnom Penh was just organized in Cambodia last weekend and it pulled in over 3,000 people. That's just one clear indicator of how Ca...

  • October 23, 2013
  • at 2:52 pm
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Google creates photo tours of India

No, it’s not Street View: Google creates photo tours of India’s top tourist attractions

Having been thwarted by a ban in 2011, Google is taking a very different approach to rolling out Street View in India. Google has created dy...

  • October 4, 2013
  • at 11:21 am
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