Posts Categorized: Startups

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The News Lens, the startup that wants to disrupt traditional media in Asia, just received its first round of funding

The News Lens, the Taipei-based startup that’s gaining a loyal following for its social approach to popular media, today revealed that it ...

  • December 11, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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New mobile marketplace app Duriana raises $800,000 from Dealguru Holdings

Mobile marketplace app Duriana today announced that it has raised S$1 million ($800,000) from e-commerce group Dealguru (who is also the com...

  • December 11, 2013
  • at 12:00 pm
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This app for reporting civic issues aims to fill the world’s potholes, clean up its litter, and fix its broken streetlights

When I see litter accumulating on a street corner or a pothole in the road, it annoys me, but rarely do anything about it. I have to choose ...

  • December 11, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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Codoon Smartband - After a long wait, China's controversial Jawbone Up clone is up for pre-order

After a long wait, China’s controversial Jawbone Up clone is now up for pre-order

Back in May, we looked at a Chinese company that was causing controversy with what looks very much like a shameless clone of the Jawbone Up....

  • December 10, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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17 food apps and startups in Indonesia

Update: We added one more food startup that we found in Indonesia Considering taking your family and friends to a fine restaurant, need to o...

  • December 10, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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5 startups that let you get freebies and discounts in the Philippines

Filipinos love shopping. As a matter of fact, five of the malls in the Philippines are considered some of the world’s coolest malls. But a...

  • December 10, 2013
  • at 11:30 am
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8 startups you should know about from Singapore accelerator JFDI’s latest batch

Singapore’s only TechStars-style accelerator Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI) unleashed its latest batch of eight startups today at it...

  • December 9, 2013
  • at 6:05 pm
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23 startups in Asia that caught our eye

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

  • December 8, 2013
  • at 6:00 pm
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Singapore’s game developer Inzen Studio raises $550,000

Singapore-based game developer Inzen Studio raised a total of $550,000 to date from angel investors Hans de Back and Harveen Narulla.

  • December 6, 2013
  • at 11:08 am
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Smarty Ring brings wearable tech to your fingers

Smarty Ring puts your phone’s notifications where you can see them

While everyone’s talking about Google Glass or smartwatches being the wearable tech of the future, not many have considered that somet...

  • December 11, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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Foxconn to launch $6.8 million in-house startup incubator as it seeks to lead in wearables

Foxconn, the Taiwanese manufacturer best known for assembling products from major hardware makers like Apple and Sony, today revealed it wil...

  • December 11, 2013
  • at 11:45 am
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7 startups in Southeast Asia that are impacting the 99 percent

Inequality is a big problem in Southeast Asia, with much of the population lacking adequate access to education, income, and job opportuniti...

  • December 11, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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7 startups in Indonesia that help you compare prices online

Indonesia has seen its share of new startups popping up in 2013, with one of the hottest categories being price comparison search engines.

  • December 10, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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SlideStory gets $300,000 seed funding to push its photo slideshow app

In October we looked at a new kind of photo app that wants to get people making and sharing fun slideshows. The app, called SlideStory, now ...

  • December 10, 2013
  • at 1:01 pm
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Sparklabs founder talks about Korea’s new generation of startups and his accelerator’s third batch of teams

It’s been a busy December for SparkLabs, the Seoul-based accelerator that burst into the Asia startup scene in August 2012 and quickly bec...

  • December 9, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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AngelHack CEO: “If you go after the expat community, you’ll never be a truly global company”

Last weekend, Silicon Valley-based global hackathon organizer AngelHack wrapped up its second-ever event in mainland China, Apphack Beiji...

  • December 9, 2013
  • at 5:42 pm
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Customized shoe e-commerce platform goes live, starting to attract customers

In our recent Startup Arena competition at Startup Asia Jakarta 2013, Asian startup Project Shoe pitched its shoe e-commerce platform ...

  • December 6, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Ex-Rocket, Groupon guys start CompareHero, a finance comparison site in Malaysia

Comparing prices on loans is useful when planning your finances. Yet, this proves to be an arduous process since you have to manually go to ...

  • December 6, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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