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Singapore government to pump $48 million into six venture capital funds

The six selected venture capital funds are: Jungle Ventures, Golden Gate Ventures, Walden International, SBI Ven Capital, New Asia Investmen...

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 6:54 pm
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13 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

15 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

Samsung is the world’s – and Asia’s – top smartphone maker. But there are a lot of rival phone-makers out there aimi...

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 4:25 pm
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SingTel ushers cyber surveillance era into Asia with video analytics for businesses

Surveillance cams are silent sentinels that serve as persistent but dumb watchers of our living spaces. But that is changing.

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 3:15 pm
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Another Indonesian startup eats dessert as Japan’s Cookpad acquires DapurMasak

Japanese recipe site Cookpad has announced the acquisition of a 60 percent stake in Indonesia’s recipe sharing site DapurMasak for US$600,...

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 1:17 pm
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Tesla begins sales in China, plans to assemble cars at Chinese factory in future

Exactly seven months after first taking pre-orders from hopeful Chinese customers, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is starting sales and shipments in Ch...

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 12:16 pm
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Why GrabTaxi is giving Singapore’s largest taxi operator a run for its money

For too long, Comfort has relied on its market dominance and has stagnated in improving its services.

  • April 21, 2014
  • at 5:29 pm
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In2Nite, a last-minute hotel booking app, raises $2.8 million to expand throughout Asia

Competition is fierce between Singapore's rival last-minute hotel booking apps, In2Nite and HotelQuickly.

  • April 21, 2014
  • at 4:31 pm
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I lead mobile monetization for APAC at global mobile ad platform Millennial Media. Ask me anything

How can you successfully deploy mobile advertising as part of your monetization strategy? What do advertisers want and how do you take advan...

  • April 21, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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8 startup funding rounds in Asia last week

The most recent winners include Japan’s Otaku Mode, Vietnam’s Appota, and China’s P2P lending platform Ppdai. Congratulations! 1. Otak...

  • April 21, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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India’s CommonFloor gets into new property area with acquisition of student accommodation startup

Indian property listings site CommonFloor got $10 million in fresh funds at the start of this year. Some of that cash has just been put to g...

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 5:46 pm
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Tech in Asia, a pan-Asian startup experiment that could snowball into something bigger

Building an ecosystem is like creating an industry with tech entrepreneurs and investors as pillars.

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 3:48 pm
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5 ecommerce milestones to look out for in Southeast Asia (Startup Asia preview)

In 2014, consumer spending in ecommerce will hit $525 billion in Asia – half of the global total. As ecommerce continues to be a top inves...

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 1:58 pm
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Wary of regulatory hurdles, Uber is registered as a travel agency in Japan

Tak Shiohama, president of Uber Japan, led a well-attended talk at the 9th Samurai Venture Summit this past weekend. At the event, organized...

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Indonesia’s central bank seeks to boost epayments industry with updated regulations

The regulatory revision also clarifies some details for epayment players, such as definitions, legal permissions, and responsibilities.

  • April 21, 2014
  • at 6:16 pm
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How’s Southeast Asia performing in the internet speed race? (INFOGRAPHIC)

According to a new infographic released by ASEAN DNA, Southeast Asia’s average internet speed is currently 12.4 Mbps.

  • April 21, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Facing competition from WeChat, Alibaba’s chat app has turned its focus away from messaging

Last week, Chinese tech giant Alibaba released an updated version of Laiwang, the company’s bid for a mobile messaging app in the vein of ...

  • April 21, 2014
  • at 4:22 pm
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Razmig Hovaghimian: from failed pizza maker to founder of Viki

Razmig Hovaghimian, the co-founder and CEO of Viki who sold his startup to ecommerce giant Rakuten on September 2013, has quite a story to t...

  • April 21, 2014
  • at 10:08 am
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Music startup Beatrobo gets $1.1 million funding to reinvent the mixtape

Japanese convenience store chain Lawson will announce its US$1.1 million series A investment in Tokyo-based startup Beatrobo.

  • April 20, 2014
  • at 11:24 pm
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