Posts Categorized: Opinion


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Want to be a successful startup? Settle in Thailand, but register your company elsewhere

Some successful startups in Thailand even recommend newbies to head over to other nearby countries to register their company. Why is that?

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 11:07 am
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4 reasons why Asian tech companies are using flash sales to sell their stuff

Flash sales are becoming an increasingly popular way to sell products online. We're seeing the trend grow among Chinese tech companies, most...

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 2:44 pm
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Vietnamese overseas should be investing in tech startups, not just remittances

Vietnamese overseas have a high potential to influence the state of technology in Vietnam. Not only do they have the resources and financial...

  • April 2, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Philippines Cybercrime Law - who does it really protect?

Philippines Cybercrime Law: who does it really protect?

It’s been over a month since the Philippines Supreme Court signed the Cybercrime Prevention Act into law. For many people who feel that th...

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 2:23 pm
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A tech startup ecosystem in paradise

Andrea is the CEO and co-founder of Mailbird, an email tech startup based in Bali. She is half American and half Filipino, but having lived ...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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What the creators of Flappy Bird and Bitcoin are teaching us about online media

Online media has turned into a swarm, and it's irking the confines of the private world of coding and tech.

  • March 11, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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3 ways WhatsApp can help Facebook grow

Spencer Ng is a client service associate director at TNS – a global market research firm. He is interested in anything digital and works o...

  • March 7, 2014
  • at 1:01 pm
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Bitcoin isn’t just speculative, it’s already bringing jobs to Singapore

David Moskowitz is the founder of Coin Republic, a Bitcoin trading platform and consultancy based in Singapore. He is also organizing a Bitc...

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 1:05 pm
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5 reasons why WhatsApp can’t be number one in Indonesia

1. No free calls, 2. No fun features, 3. No marketing impact, 4...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 3:09 pm
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LinkedIn’s biggest obstacle in China isn’t censorship, it’s culture

In a society where people guard their close connections and often keep their professional contacts a secret, how will LinkedIn get users to ...

  • April 15, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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There’s more to Vietnam’s startup scene than meets the eye

A Vietnamese magazine called Nhip Cau Dau Tu recently published an article titled Startups: Still No Luck. It outlined how startups in Vietn...

  • April 3, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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5 indicators why Line could soon topple Facebook in Thailand

Thais really love their social networks. Thailand’s Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) reports that over 90 percent of web ...

  • April 2, 2014
  • at 9:30 am
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A dilemma over Indonesia’s curriculum that “removes” IT studies in schools

Did you know that Indonesian schools no longer offer IT (information technology and communication) curriculum since last July? The move has ...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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5 tips all expats should consider before launching a startup in China

Rui Ma is close to closing her 10th early stage tech investment in Greater China since joining the global seed fund and accelerator 500 Star...

  • March 17, 2014
  • at 5:13 pm
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Xiaomi's chances in India

How can China’s Xiaomi succeed in India’s mobile market?

A few weeks ago, Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi said it’s weighing up launches in India, Indonesia, and a few other Asian markets. There&#...

  • March 7, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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Why Bitcoin should remain unregulated

Tomas is the founder of Coin of Sale, a Bitcoin POS system. He blogs at freecitystate.com. Aidil Zulkifli on e27.co tried to criticize the f...

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 7:32 pm
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Sina posts big profits ahead of potential Weibo IPO, but we wouldn’t invest in it

Sina’s (NASDAQ:SINA) latest quarterly earnings report shows the Chinese web giant upping revenues by 42 percent to $197 million, with $1...

  • February 25, 2014
  • at 3:15 pm
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WhatsApp “free” usage could change very soon in Indonesia

I am one of WhatsApp’s users in Indonesia who, thanks to the company’s kindness, has not paid a dime so far.

  • February 20, 2014
  • at 6:21 pm
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