Posts Categorized: Opinion


xiaomi miui 6

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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Yo, meet your Indian cousin, ZipDial

Both are examples of contextual communication. But Yo still needs to find its own way.

  • July 19, 2014
  • at 8:00 am
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Line seeks to emulate Hello Kitty with an empire of cute

A look at how one chat app could provide a blueprint for Japan's cultural resurgence.

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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Tech in Asia doesn’t sell stage time in a conference. Deal with it

Event organizers shouldn’t be selling their stage time and sponsors shouldn’t assume they can broadcast and sell their products on stage...

  • July 1, 2014
  • at 9:18 am
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Why India must fix its obsession with software services and pivot to products

Bangalore arrived on the world stage in the nineties as a hub for software services and outsourcing. This rode on the back of a global rise ...

  • June 23, 2014
  • at 12:26 pm
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Singapore: a nation of entrepreneurs or wealth managers?

Do we train more engineers and programmers, or bankers and accountants? Do we value creativity and diversity, or place a premium on complian...

  • June 18, 2014
  • at 6:10 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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Are you sexist and you don’t know it? Why you should ask yourself that if you’re in tech

Startup hubs like to portray themselves as meritocracies but sexism is pervasive. To a man it may not be apparent. To a woman it can feel li...

  • July 25, 2014
  • at 11:48 am
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A Los Angeles crowd goes in search of 36 plastic Angry Bird orbs stuffed with cash. Photo courtesy of Time.

Because we all love free money, startups should try marketing with a @HiddenCash scavenger hunt

An enterprising startup should bring the @HiddenCash concept to Asia, and here’s why.

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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A look at the privacy storm Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg kicked up

Does clicking on the 'Accept' button of Facebook's data use policy, which it tweaks from time to time, constitute 'informed consent'?

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 9:53 pm
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What Singapore entrepreneurs can learn from Israel

Israeli startups are more ambitious and original. Here's how Singapore companies can catch up.

  • June 25, 2014
  • at 8:31 pm
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yongfook

The case for bootstrapping: building and selling a startup without a cent of funding

In Yongfook’s opinion, bootstrapping is the fastest route to profitability.

  • June 20, 2014
  • at 11:21 am
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hong kong skyline

5 arguments for foreign startups in China to register in Hong Kong

Besides a joint venture, other options include the Cayman Islands, Singapore, and other tax havens, but all have larger barriers to entry.

  • June 17, 2014
  • at 4:38 pm
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