Posts Categorized: Creative

American Copycat: MessageMe is Just a Clone of Popular Asian Chat Apps

American mobile chat app MessageMe has been generating a lot of buzz since its launch just a couple of weeks ago, and with good reason. Tech...

  • March 20, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Tudou Gary Wang moves into animation

Tudou Founder Gets Animated About His Next Startup Project

Tudou founder and former CEO Gary Wang cashed out of China’s biggest ever internet business deal last summer and then announced his re...

  • March 13, 2013
  • at 10:59 am
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middle finger salute

Happy Ending’s Shock Advertising Teaches you to Think Different

Yesterday, Minh wrote about Happy Ending, an e-commerce flower shop in Vietnam that has captured a lot of attention on Facebook and Twitter....

  • March 8, 2013
  • at 9:08 pm
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Silverline app for seniors

With Your Second-Hand iPhone and These New Healthcare Apps, Singaporean Seniors Have a Lifeline

“Why build new hardware when the world is full of amazing iPhones and Android devices?” With that idea, one civic-minded startup...

  • March 5, 2013
  • at 4:05 pm
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Snaptee app

Hong Kong’s SnapTee Gets Seed Funding for its Custom T-Shirts Store

T-shirts have proved to be a popular way for startups in Asia to meld design and e-commerce. A new site in this fashionable sector is Hong K...

  • February 28, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Harlem Shake made in China

4 Videos That Prove China is Hooked on the Harlem Shake [UPDATED]

Now that everyone is over a certain horse-riding dance, the next music meme all over the internet is the Harlem Shake. It’s already ta...

  • February 20, 2013
  • at 12:00 pm
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Adding Fun to Chinese New Year, Google Puts Snake Game Doodle On Homepage

Today is Chinese New Year’s eve. So kids, including myself, are “forced” to do spring cleaning. It’s part of the entire Chinese ...

  • February 9, 2013
  • at 9:10 pm
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Viddsee Southeast Asian short films

New Startup Makes Southeast Asian Short Films More Social and Accessible

Two filmmakers have launched a new site today that aims to be a hub for Southeast Asian short films. Called Viddsee, it will showcase the be...

  • February 6, 2013
  • at 7:49 pm
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Pirate3DP funding

Singapore’s Pirate3D Gets Seed Funding for its Disruptive 3D Printers

3D printing promises a world of amazing possibilities, bringing small-scale manufacturing onto your desktop. But hardware costs are holding ...

  • February 1, 2013
  • at 2:01 pm
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China’s Baidu Has a Fun Animated Doodle for Pi Day (GIF)

Today, being 3.14 on the calendar, is Pi Day which commemorates the mathematical constant π (pi). It’s the ratio of a circle’s ...

  • March 14, 2013
  • at 2:45 pm
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Indonesia is Social: 2.4% of World’s Twitter Posts Come From Jakarta (INFOGRAPHIC), an Indonesian company that monitors social marketing online, has come out with this interesting new infographic about Indones...

  • March 13, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Trash-Filled Streets and Potholed Roads? Who Ya Gonna Call? SocialCops!

When faced with a problem or annoyance, it’s sometimes nice (if annoying for others) to vent about it online. For Indian urbanites, th...

  • March 8, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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How Ryan Cepada Became a Philippines Viral Sensation on Bubbly

In leadership theory, they call it the ‘first follower’ effect. Just get one other person to support what you’re doing. That’s all y...

  • March 4, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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NulisBuku Responds to New Rivalry from Gramediana, Now Has 27,000 Members

Indonesian self-publishing service NulisBuku has been making steady progress since we covered the company in 2011. Co-founder (Ollie) Aulia ...

  • February 25, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Youtube Asia Pop channel launches

YouTube to Bring Music Livestreams and Hangouts to New ‘Asia Pop’ Channel

YouTube has just launched a devoted Asia Pop channel that will showcase the hottest pop music across the region – and give fans a chan...

  • February 19, 2013
  • at 9:16 pm
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Vida PM2.5 pollution photo filter

Chinese Photo App Adds PM2.5 Image Filter, As If Air Isn’t Already Polluted Enough

This week I noticed that the Chinese photo-sharing app Vida had joined in the national discussion about China’s polluted skies by adding a...

  • February 8, 2013
  • at 12:59 pm
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Sri Lanka’s InstaWaves Turns Instagram Hashtags into a Pictorial Story (Sort of)

InstaWaves is an interesting website submitted to us from Sri Lanka. It’s created by Sapumal Ahangama, who wants to track trends on In...

  • February 5, 2013
  • at 11:10 pm
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World Startup Report

‘World Startup Report’ Tour Hits Australia, Still 27 More Countries to Go

American entrepreneur Bowei Gai is in Australia right now. That’s not too remarkable in itself, but his visit to Melbourne right now i...

  • January 31, 2013
  • at 7:38 pm
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