Posts Categorized: Startups


scentee-device

A mobile app that emits smell, for real

Scentee is a Japanese mobile app that emits smells. To do that, users need to download the app and purchase a special device that attaches t...

  • March 6, 2014
  • at 11:31 am
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This Pakistani startup wants to replace much-hated customer service calls with an app

This Pakistani startup wants to replace much-hated customer service calls with an app

One Pakistani startup is looking to get companies around the world using its replacement for the much-hated customer service call system tha...

  • March 5, 2014
  • at 1:06 pm
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Blackbox Connect summer 2013

Here are the Asian startups heading to Silicon Valley with Blackbox Connect

Silicon Valley immersion program Blackbox Connect has doubled the numbers for its upcoming two-week Spring program. A total of 16 non-US sta...

  • March 4, 2014
  • at 11:26 am
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Got an idea for a water tech startup? Join this competition

A new startup competition in Singapore, called the HydroPreneur Programme, has launched and is inviting participants to submit ideas related...

  • March 3, 2014
  • at 6:31 pm
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Sansaab transporation app

Avoid Bangkok’s traffic by taking to the river with this helpful new app

Bangkok is the world’s number one tourist destination with almost 16 million tourists flooding into the city each year. There are a handfu...

  • March 3, 2014
  • at 4:40 pm
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the reading train ss 2

An education app’s dilemma: most are crap, and freemium doesn’t work

Andrew Friday is passionate about teaching kids to read using technology, but he knows full well the odds are stacked against him. He co-fou...

  • February 28, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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Chinese photo app Camera360 passes the 250 million user mark, hints at plans for more features

Sichuan-based Pinguo Inc. has unveiled a 5.0 update to its popular Camera360 app, which to date has racked up 250 million registered users g...

  • February 28, 2014
  • at 1:57 pm
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Jorge Azurin

Drawing from his own experiences, this founder now guides a new breed of Philippine startups

Years before local incubators and investors made their way to the Philippines, Jorge Azurin was already striving to succeed in the then-nasc...

  • February 28, 2014
  • at 11:44 am
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Philippine real estate marketplace can afford a bigger apartment with latest funding round

Philippine real estate marketplace ZipMatch recently announced it received an undisclosed amount of seed funding from a combined group of gl...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 9:20 pm
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Ron Hose: Bitcoin is great for all the ‘unbanked’ people in the Philippines

The majority of people in the Philippines don’t have bank accounts or credit cards. The largely ‘unbanked’ population is an issue that...

  • March 5, 2014
  • at 2:32 pm
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elevenia-tokopedia

Tokopedia and new rival clash over battle for online merchants

“From my side, the unethical part is not stealing the [merchants] - the unethical part is luring our merchants with false information that...

  • March 4, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Khawna brings education outside the traditional classrooms

20-year-old Gian Scottie Javelona’s claim to fame happened around two years ago when he developed a mobile portal for his own university. ...

  • March 3, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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This husband-and-wife team created a fitness tracker that will make you go “Why didn’t I think of that?”

Here’s a “Why didn’t I think of that?” moment for you: countless fitness trackers are on the market, recording the number of steps a...

  • March 3, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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asian startups weekly list

19 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week.

  • March 2, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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Uber Bangkok

Finally, Uber launches in Bangkok

The long anticipation and speculation has come to an end. Uber is finally available in Bangkok. This is just a soft launch for now, with lim...

  • February 28, 2014
  • at 4:23 pm
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hkcex bitcoin atm

Hong Kong startup plans to open a local Bitcoin ATM network

Hong Kong-based Bitcoin exchange HKCEx (Hong Kong Crypto Exchange) says it plans to set up a series of Bitcoin ATMs at some of the largest...

  • February 28, 2014
  • at 12:03 pm
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substantial games ember conflict pugs

Indie developer sets out to prove that hardcore games can make it on mobile

Mobile games rarely appeal to those of us who grew up wasting hours upon hours of our early lives on console and PC games. A traditional har...

  • February 28, 2014
  • at 9:50 am
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Moovz gay social media platform

Moovz is a flirty app for gay guys, looking to seduce new users across Asia

“My love my love my love. She keeps me warm. She keeps me warm”. Yes, I just quoted Same Love by Grammy Award winner Macklemore. This so...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 3:40 pm
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