Posts Categorized: Startups


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At Cooliris, interns aren’t cheap labor, they’re potential star employees

Internet companies are not just a place for high-tech innovation; they’re known for some pretty wacky employment practices too, which ...

  • November 29, 2013
  • at 6:01 pm
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5 cool things you didn’t know face recognition could do

Face recognition is not a new technology, so I was a bit skeptical that Qi Yin could show me anything I hadn’t seen before when he ask...

  • November 29, 2013
  • at 3:50 pm
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Big data news

New news portal seeks to demystify big data

Crayon Data is one of a number of tech ventures that focuses on ‘big data’ and analytics. Now the startup is going one step furt...

  • November 29, 2013
  • at 12:00 pm
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PlayMoolah’s growing up, launches WhyMoolah to teach young adults about finance

Singapore-based financial literacy startup PlayMoolah has today launched a new mobile app that’s sort of a cross between The Game of L...

  • November 28, 2013
  • at 5:02 pm
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Temple Run 2 in China

Game publisher helps Temple Run 2 dash to 130 million users in China

Getting China’s smartphone owners to play mobile games is as easy as getting a horse to water, but getting them to drink up in-app pur...

  • November 28, 2013
  • at 1:59 pm
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These high-tech tuk-tuks are going places Uber won’t touch

What you are looking at are probably some of the most high-tech tuk-tuks in the world. Don’t be deceived by the mundane appearance of ...

  • November 27, 2013
  • at 8:43 pm
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Viddsee Southeast Asian short films

Arty film site Viddsee adds channels to showcase hot directors and film festivals

Viddsee launched earlier this year and seems to be flourishing as an online hub for arty Asian films. Today Viddsee – a Singaporean st...

  • November 27, 2013
  • at 4:51 pm
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Bitponics’ automated gardening assistant could make urban farming viable in Asia

The author is a part-time freelance writer, aspiring entrepreneur and overall generalist interested in exploring, researching and writing. F...

  • November 27, 2013
  • at 10:03 am
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Startup Asia Jakarta 2013: through the lens [Gallery]

Last week, the Tech in Asia team were back in Indonesia for our signature bi-annual conference Startup Asia Jakarta 2013. Check out our firs...

  • November 26, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Founders, are you offering employee stock options?

Joshua Kevin is a former community manager for KakaoTalk Indonesia and blogger for Tech in Asia. He is now working on Bridge Inc, helping ...

  • November 29, 2013
  • at 5:15 pm
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Startups, learn the value of free, the power of easy, and the cost of trust

Callum is the founder and CEO of Fitness-Buffet, which offers a unique solution to those companies or individuals looking for an alternative...

  • November 29, 2013
  • at 12:39 pm
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During disasters, iCalamity will help you find family and friends

The super typhoon Haiyan that previously hit the Philippines seemed to have been a lesson for everyone. A number of startups and companies h...

  • November 28, 2013
  • at 7:00 pm
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Uber hits streets of Shenzhen, its second city in China

Uber hits streets of Shenzhen, its second city in China

Three months after first entering China by rolling out in Shanghai, fancy car-booking service Uber has today launched in Shenzhen. As is Ube...

  • November 28, 2013
  • at 4:47 pm
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Is this “Napster for apps” too risky for Chinese investors, or is it just a bad idea?

At a get-together hosted by Singtel last night for local entrepreneurs and investors in Beijing, I met Dennis Chu, a UI/UX designer and se...

  • November 28, 2013
  • at 12:36 pm
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Pitch your ideas without fear of them being stolen with PitchMark

Have you ever been afraid of your great ideas being stolen, so you kept them bottled up and they never materialized? Or worse yet, have you ...

  • November 27, 2013
  • at 5:46 pm
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China’s taxi-booking app race heats up between Alibaba and Tencent

Chinese taxi booking app Kuaide will acquire its Shanghai-based competitor, Dahuangfeng, according to a tweet from Kuaide on Sina Weib...

  • November 27, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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India’s Flipboard-esque NewsHunt app sees accelerating growth, expands to e-books

Indian news-reading app NewsHunt is proving popular in its home market. When we last looked at the app it just hit 10 billion page-views. To...

  • November 26, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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Gaming mimics reality: “Thai Fight” takes on ridiculousness of politics in Thailand

In the midst of the political unrest wherein people are seperated into two distinct groups – anti-government or pro-government – one...

  • November 26, 2013
  • at 5:30 pm
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