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The next big job perk? Uber is coming to workplaces in 45 countries

Uber is going full force into the business space. Competitors beware.

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 10:45 am
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Daum and Kakao merge, massive valuation puts them head-to-head with Naver-Line

The newly merged firm, which will be called Daum-Kakao, will certainly give Korea’s other unicorn Naver a run for its money.

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 10:26 am
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Chinese mobile phone startup Smartisan planning a retail store

Chinese mobile phone startup Smartisan has been making big moves this year. This past spring, its launch event for its T1 smartphone became ...

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 9:05 am
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Hong Kong’s #OccupyCentral protests generate over 1.3 million tweets

According to Twitter, Hong Kong's protests have so far generated over 1.3 million tweets from participants, eyewitnesses, and supporters fro...

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 9:41 pm
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Singapore’s peer-to-peer ecommerce startup Carousell eyes Taiwan for expansion

The Singapore-based startup launched a traditional Chinese app in hopes of capturing a slice of the Taiwan market.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 9:11 pm
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New Docomo fitness service connects with smart shirt to provide biometric data

Docomo takes the term "wearable" to new heights with nanofiber smart shirts that interact with a suite of paid fitness apps.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 7:54 pm
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Startup culture is discriminatory, and we don’t even realize it

Why startup culture’s shallow discrimination is dangerous

Discrimination is very much a mindset as it is a practice.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 4:23 pm
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Traveloka flies under the radar at the top of its game (#StartupAsia preview)

It’s fair to say that Traveloka is the quiet giant of Southeast Asia’s travel booking industry. Although the site currently has 120 empl...

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 3:03 pm
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Singapore government asks prominent political news site TOC to get a license

The Singapore government stirred debate last year when it announced that influential news websites reporting local affairs must, if asked, r...

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 1:55 pm
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Government regulation is strangling China’s smart TVs and set-top boxes

“Why should the government adapt to the internet, rather than the internet adapting to the government?” That was the question a ...

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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Darma, a smart cushion which nudges you to be healthy, smashes past Kickstarter goal

This startup appears to be the right ingredients in place for success. Only thing to wait for now is the actual product.

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 9:15 am
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US travel giant Priceline ups investment by buying another $135M in Ctrip stock

Just a couple of months ago, American online travel company Priceline (NASDAQ:PCLN) invested US$500 million into Ctrip (NASDAQ:CTRP) in the ...

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 12:08 am
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ACE, formerly a Singapore government-led entrepreneurship entity, now in startup mode

ACE has privatized. It's also looking at expanding its reach internationally.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 9:22 pm
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Yes, Indonesia is incredibly complex for brands. But here’s how you can win the market

According to a McKinsey and Co report, some 90 million Indonesians will join the consumer class by 2030. That’s more than in any other eme...

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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Protecting your customer’s personal data: a comparison across countries in Asia

Protecting customer data and transferring it around Asia is not as complicated as it appears.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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WeChat gets v6.0 update, adds in Vine-like videos and Passbook-style wallet

WeChat gets v6.0 update, adds in Vine-like videos and Passbook-style wallet

WeChat gets a v6.0 update today – only on iOS so far – that adds in two useful new features. But, as often happens with WeChat, one of t...

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 3:41 pm
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Japan’s largest telco announces child-tracking wearable, ‘Docotch’

Docotch can pinpoint a child's location with GPS and sensors and supports basic communication and panic alerts to parents.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 3:02 pm
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Japanese telco Docomo to tackle machine translation with new joint venture

The international partnership will start from October.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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