Posts Categorized: Opinion


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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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8 unconventional ways to get tech journalists to like you

Entrepreneurs often want to help the journalists on their beat, but don’t know what to do. Here’s how.

  • August 25, 2014
  • at 12:02 pm
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5 challenges Uber will face as it expands in Asia

Wondering how Uber will fare as it grows in Asia? We lay out all of the challenges it will face as it aims to replace yellow cabs forever.

  • August 23, 2014
  • at 3:53 pm
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In the startup world, personality types can become a prison

In the startup world, personality types can become a prison

Introvert or extrovert - does it really matter to your chances of success as an entrepreneur?

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 7:05 pm
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Bootstrapping re-defined: a comprehensive strategy for startups

Bootstrapping re-defined: a comprehensive strategy for startups

In today’s startup world, a bootstrapping strategy is both more possible and more pertinent.

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 4:38 pm
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The future of online Asian travel isn’t up in the air; it’s buses, taxis, ferries, and trains

Asian travel is due for an overhaul. And it's not just about airlines and hotels.

  • August 1, 2014
  • at 11:21 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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Is Facebook’s proposed satire tag secretly designed for Asians?

Asians are infamous for not getting satire, so the Facebook tag can help its users in the region.

  • August 25, 2014
  • at 11:00 am
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Dear tech media, enough with the manufactured drama about Xiaomi

Xiaomi unveils the MIUI 6. Tech media lose their minds. Just what is wrong with them?

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 12:16 am
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The story of why this Japanese VC decided to make Singapore his home (#StartupAsia preview)

Singapore’s Accreditation@IDA: skip it if you’re a startup

While Accreditation@IDA is a Singapore government scheme that purports to help startups, it's not well-designed.

  • August 16, 2014
  • at 10:01 am
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WhatsApp, Hike, and Skype could be forced to pay up in India

Telecom companies in India want regulatory body to bring back the revenue they're losing out as users shift to free apps like WhatsApp, Hike...

  • August 8, 2014
  • at 1:20 pm
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How one woman’s battle with Tourette’s and discrimination turned her into an advocate for fairness in the workplace

Despite blatant discrimination in the workplace, Ann Khoo is fighting the good fight day in, day out.

  • July 28, 2014
  • at 4:04 pm
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