Posts Categorized: Startups

Line helps typhoon Haiyan victims in the Philippines with new sticker pack

The news about the distress and suffering in the aftermath of super-typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines is causing a great deal of alarm. Many...

  • November 15, 2013
  • at 7:53 pm
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What next for AcceleratorHK, the Hong Kong startup incubator in limbo?

Is this the end of AcceleratorHK, Hong Kong’s pioneering startup incubator?

AcceleratorHK, the first privately-run startup accelerator in Hong Kong, is in standby mode at the moment. It’s in limbo as its parent...

  • November 14, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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India’s Olacabs to expand online taxi and car booking after $20 million series B funding

India’s Olacabs to expand online taxi and car booking after $20 million series B funding

India’s Olacabs combines a taxi booking function with a car rental service that aggregates from fleets across the country. Today the c...

  • November 14, 2013
  • at 3:50 pm
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Aviary Japan app

Aviary cranks up the kawaii, makes a special version of photo app for Japan

The popular photo app Aviary – made by a New York startup – has cranked up the kawaii to make a special version for Japan. This ...

  • November 14, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Botched bathroom renovation led to Kluje, a platform for finding home contractors

Singapore expatriate Jamey Merkel felt like he was taken advantaged of after a bathroom refurbishment gone wrong. Following hours of searchi...

  • November 14, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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How Indonesia’s PicMix grew from zero to 15 million users (Startup Asia preview)

At Startup Asia Jakarta next week, I’ll be interviewing photo social network PicMix, which has become one of Indonesia’s biggest social ...

  • November 13, 2013
  • at 9:30 pm
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China’s flirty Momo app quickly doubles user-base, now chats up 80 million people

China’s flirty Momo app quickly doubles user-base, now chats up 80 million people

The China-made find-and-flirt app Momo has reached 80 million registered users. It’s another big milestone for the app since it launch...

  • November 13, 2013
  • at 4:01 pm
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Singtel associates team up to push Asian startups into the global market

Thailand-based telco AIS is teaming up with Singtel to create a regional startup community. The goal of this community is to support startup...

  • November 12, 2013
  • at 6:46 pm
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StockRadars app detects hidden gems in the stock market

Nearly every smartphone comes with a default stocks app, and if it doesn’t, then there are hundreds easily within reach. But since investi...

  • November 12, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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‘Facebook for singles’ app Avalable adds 15 languages, ready for global expansion

Thailand-based social dating app Avalable, which is known as a Facebook for Thai singles, just came out with its v2.0 today. The app helps s...

  • November 15, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Uber launches in Tokyo

App-connected limo service Uber glides into Tokyo

Here comes Uber, rolling into its seventh city in Asia. Today, US-based Uber has launched tentatively in Tokyo. The app-connected limo servi...

  • November 14, 2013
  • at 4:03 pm
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Cube, which is like Shazam for color, launches on Kickstarter

Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) graduate SwatchMate has made a color detector gadget called Cube, a portable device that allows users to...

  • November 14, 2013
  • at 3:15 pm
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Rocket Internet’s taxi booking app Easy Taxi arrives in Thailand

A month after Easy Taxi launched in Hong Kong, Rocket Internet’s taxi booking app is now available in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok. Prior...

  • November 14, 2013
  • at 1:40 pm
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Singaporean marketplace app Carousell snags $800K funding, sets sights on Malaysia and Indonesia

Singapore-based marketplace mobile app Carousell has successfully raised S$1 million ($800,000) seed funding led by Rakuten, with follow-on ...

  • November 13, 2013
  • at 10:59 pm
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Joomajam is an interactive app that lets bands and singers help in children’s learning

We’ve already seen a number of great educational tools from tech startups in Asia. In the Philippines, a social enterprise startup ...

  • November 13, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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BuyingIQ is a new Indian startup that helps you compare prices and deals

With the growth of e-commerce, price comparison sites seem to be on the rise also. Actually, the market for product search and price compari...

  • November 13, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Singapore needs an acqui-hire phenomenon

The country’s ability to maintain its venerated position atop the tech world is at risk unless it encourages more innovation in MNCs throu...

  • November 12, 2013
  • at 5:01 pm
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Indonesia’s soccer and sexy ladies site DewiBola gets 9.3M monthly pageviews

DewiBola is an online soccer news site in Indonesia which also focuses on pictures of soccer-related sexy girls.

  • November 12, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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