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In Singapore, tech-savvy gang members use Facebook to find new blood

In Singapore, tech-savvy gang members use Facebook to find new blood

The research showed that youths who socialise with peers who are friends with, or who are themselves, gang members are highly susceptible to...

  • July 30, 2014
  • at 8:33 pm
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This new Japanese billionaire wants to nurture the domestic startup ecosystem (#StartupAsia preview)

Puzzles & Dragons developer Gungho chairman and Movida Japan CEO Taizo Son will speak at Startup Asia Tokyo 2014.

  • July 30, 2014
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OnePlus to make its own Android ROM, ditch CyanogenMod: report

New Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus, which just released its first flagship phone in May, will move its software engineering team from Chin...

  • July 30, 2014
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Amazon douses Flipkart funding buzz with $2 billion fresh investment in India

A day after Flipkart made its US$1 billion funding announcement, Amazon announces that it will invest an additional US$2 billion in India.

  • July 30, 2014
  • at 4:54 pm
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14 mottos to inspire startups in the Philippines from local entrepreneurs

Experienced entrepreneurs in the Philippines come up with their own slogans to promote the country's startup ecosystem.

  • July 30, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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China’s popular WeChat messenger tests Facebook-esque “Like” button, and it looks strangely familiar

China's popular WeChat messenger introduced a "Like" button for articles that users read.

  • July 30, 2014
  • at 12:58 pm
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With $1B funding, Flipkart fires salvo at Amazon: We’re going to be the Alibaba of India

Can Flipkart be India's Amazon? That's a moot point as Flipkart has another benchmark. US$1 billion funding puts it in the same position as ...

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 10:32 pm
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Cool new app alert: Jink wants to prevent friends from getting lost and arriving late

Ever find yourself waiting for a friend who’s late? It stinks. As impatience mounts, you call his cellphone, but there’s no ans...

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 7:05 pm
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New Nanoleaf light bulb saves energy and dims without a dimmer

The Nanoleaf Bloom is a light bulb that saves energy by incorporating a dimmer. No need to install one separately.

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 4:01 pm
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Branding the Chinese government

Branding the Chinese government

While there's still a lot of censorship, China's government is now taking a far more subtle approach to grooming its image using social medi...

  • July 30, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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Xiaomi’s Mi 3 sells out in 5 seconds in India, frustrates would-be buyers

Consumers in India are getting irked with the series of flash sales of the Mi 3 by Xiaomi

  • July 30, 2014
  • at 6:46 pm
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Taamkru plans to fix Thailand’s ‘disgracefully bad’ education system, raises seed money

It makes learning fun for preschoolers through gamified web and mobile apps, hoping that they will absorb fundamentals better.

  • July 30, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Japan’s most startup-focused mayor wants to turn his city into an entrepreneurial hub

Unless you live in Japan, finding Fukuoka on a map might be difficult. But the city's mayor wants to put it on the global startup map.

  • July 30, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Meet Yoshiaki Ishii, the government official who can save startups in Japan

Ishii has been supporting Japanese SMEs since 1992. Now he is trying to push through a variety of programs and legal reforms to help Japanes...

  • July 30, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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Working on a Bitcoin startup across three continents

BuyBitcoin.ph is trying to become the dominant exchange in the Philippines - even though its co-founders are spread over three continents.

  • July 30, 2014
  • at 10:51 am
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Here are 10 of the best practices for pitching to the media and blogosphere

Jonha Revesencio provides ten tips on how entrepreneurs can better pitch to the media and blogosphere.

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 9:26 pm
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Southeast Asia’s most expensive app also provides free textbooks for students. This is the story of Mahoni

Would it surprise you to know that a digital law text library is the most expensive app in Southeast Asia? Ginting Sadtyono, co-founder of S...

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 6:23 pm
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China 3G and 4G numbers 2014

China now has 486.5 million 3G subscribers, but only 14 million on new 4G network

China now has close to half a billion 3G subscribers, according to the newest data from the country’s three telcos.

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 3:45 pm
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