Posts Categorized: Innovation & Technology

HaxAsia accelerator looks to Asia for next Oculus Rift

HaxAsia accelerator looks to Asia for next Oculus Rift

Investment firms Ruvento Ventures, IncuVest, DI Group, and SpinUp Partners have joined forces to launch HaxAsia, a 180-day accelerator progr...

  • April 15, 2014
  • at 10:43 pm
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Baidu’s image-recognition software isn’t perfect, but it’s super smart and will make you laugh

Baidu, the Chinese internet giant that made its name with search, just released an updated version of its Baidu Translate app yesterday for ...

  • January 21, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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China, Japan, and India represent strongly in latest top 500 supercomputers list

China, Japan, and India represent strongly in latest top 500 supercomputers list

Asian countries have not yet matched the development levels of the West, but when it comes to supercomputers it’s a different story. N...

  • November 22, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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5 ways to help victims in the aftermath of super typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

The Philippines has been hit by a terrible typhoon, and some areas have been left completely without any food, water, or means of communicat...

  • November 12, 2013
  • at 8:51 pm
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3 hurdles Lei Jun and Hugo Barra will face as Xiaomi goes global

Chinese gadget-maker Xiaomi has generated much excitement in the international tech media for its innovative business model, and the hiring ...

  • October 25, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Alibaba’s Jack Ma joins Silicon Valley luminaries as sponsor of major science prize

As we saw at Jack Ma’s final speech as Alibaba CEO, the e-commerce magnate has a passion for science. Today, the Alibaba founder is th...

  • September 27, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Pacts with and Zalora signal Clozette’s intent to become Asia’s premier fashion network

For a social network about fashion, Clozette isn't exactly a looker. But it turns out to be more interesting than it lets on.

  • January 3, 2013
  • at 10:01 am
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Want media coverage for your app? Peterpings lets you notify 170 publishers at one go

Peterpings lets users craft an email from a template, and at a click of a button, 'ping' all 170 websites at one go.

  • January 2, 2013
  • at 12:28 pm
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Indonesia’s snags top prize of USD25K at international Tech-I competition

Since launching in November 2011, Tiket has gone on to grow at a 20 to 50 percent clip every month.

  • December 28, 2012
  • at 9:30 am
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Pakistan startup incubators

Pakistan’s startups are struggling to break out, but here are 27 incubators that could help

Until recently, the only incubators in Pakistan were found in hospitals or poultry farms. But now startup incubators are proliferating. This...

  • January 27, 2014
  • at 6:57 pm
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With SpaceX’s help, satellite launch brings Thai digital TV dream closer to reality

Earlier this morning, the Thaicom 6 satellite was finally launched. The satellite, owned by Thaicom, a subsidiary of prominent Thai telco AI...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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India’s ‘hackathon for women’ tries to solve issues with technology

Most hackathons bring together software coders, techies or geeks to develop applications for specific tech platforms, software languages, or...

  • November 14, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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India's first mission to Mars blasts off this afternoon

India’s first mission to Mars blasts off this afternoon

India’s first mission to Mars blasts off in a couple of hours time. The Mars orbiter mission will explore the surface and mineralogy o...

  • November 5, 2013
  • at 3:36 pm
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10 million users in Indonesian schools are now connected via Telkom’s wi-fi project

Indonesia’s educational sector is definitely getting more connected to the world thanks to the country’s largest information and communi...

  • October 22, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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Echelon 2013 looks for the next batch of Asia’s most promising startups

Echelon 2012 was a huge success, having featured some of Asia’s most well-known startups including winner Builk, South Korean App Betw...

  • January 17, 2013
  • at 7:41 am
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Global K-Startup Competition

A look at the winners of Google’s Global K-Startup Competition 2012

The winners for the Global K-Startup Competition, which aims to help Korean startups go global, were announced in December.

  • January 2, 2013
  • at 5:40 pm
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Philippines’ Orchestrack automates ad monitoring on radio

Orchestrack has developed algorithms to identify sounds given a few seconds of audio data. This is useful in ad monitoring.

  • December 31, 2012
  • at 11:03 am
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Babygram could mean less baby photos on Facebook

Babygram is a private social network centered around babies and their immediate families. It is now available on iOS.

  • December 27, 2012
  • at 9:30 am
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