Posts Categorized: Opinion

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Will Vietnam ever take its internet seriously?

One of Vietnam’s five internet sea cables got cut once again this week, thus underlining the broken infrastructure that Vietnamese people ...

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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There’s a need for entrepreneur porn, too. Here’s why.

There’s a need for ‘entrepreneur porn’. Here’s why.

There is a need for ‘inspirational literature’ to give would-be entrepreneurs the nudge they need.

  • September 12, 2014
  • at 2:46 pm
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Why Apple Watch and Apple Pay are good news for startups

As usual, Apple's moves have a huge impact on startups. Fortunately, there are still plenty of opportunities in Asia.

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 3:54 pm
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Apple Watch looks awesome. But it’s too expensive for Asia.

Even if the technology holds up, the price is too high for Asian consumers.

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 4:39 am
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Bucket of ice sets the internet on fire – a study on virality

The Ice Bucket Challenge is brilliant. It’s got all the elements right as a viral design; it’s so good it is worth studying.

  • September 4, 2014
  • at 12:10 pm
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Japan is finally opening up to the rest of the tech world

Will Japan be able to marry its strong history of hardware innovation and build mass appeal for the next generation of software-based techno...

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 6:58 pm
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Lessons from the ice bucket challenge: how you can create the next marketing magic

Shrewd marketers should localize the concept of an ice bucket challenge to Asia, but you first need to know what makes the campaign great.

  • August 26, 2014
  • at 9:07 pm
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Why China’s new domestic desktop operating system could actually stick

China’s next attempt at a mobile homegrown desktop operating system is slated for an October debut. Here's why it might actually work.

  • August 25, 2014
  • at 1:46 pm
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Singapore’s Kbox drops the ball on customers’ private data. Who’s next?

Coupled with the recent security breach at M1, corporations and governmental organizations aren't being very reassuring when it comes to gua...

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 3:45 pm
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Alibaba and Tencent are beating Apple Pay to the punch in China

Two of China's internet giants are already investing money to merge their e-commerce businesses with the country's retail vendors.

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 7:15 pm
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How Indonesia’s problematic internet law will impede freedom of expression

While a democratic country, Indonesia’s internet regulations inhibit freedom of speech. To set things right, the law needs to be reformed.

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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The Asian continent needs a Burning Man to be innovative

Silicon Valley founders are often jumping over to Burning Man for creative inspiration, but Asian founders don’t have this kind of outlet....

  • September 6, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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This is where the Saito brothers invest their money in Japan (#StartupAsia)

While they agreed with much of each others’ advice during a fireside chat on stage at Startup Asia Tokyo 2014, their preferred sectors rar...

  • September 4, 2014
  • at 11:49 am
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State of tech startup ecosystem in Medan

Medan is Indonesia’s third biggest city in Indonesia. How big is the tech startup scene there?

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 12:15 pm
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Qblinks is a notifications device and iPhone remote control for everything… and nothing (REVIEW)

This tiny palm-sized device lets you know when your mom is calling, and also will let you play your iTunes music. Too loaded? We think so.

  • August 26, 2014
  • at 7:51 pm
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20 things Vietnamese startups need to win

What does it take to be a great winning startup in Vietnam? Today, there's too many mediocre startups, they need more than just these 20 cri...

  • August 25, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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Startup basics: treat your fundraising as an event

Treating fundraising as an event raises your chances of getting better deals from venture capitalists.

  • August 25, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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