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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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FI ebooks

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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Huawei shipped over 34 million smartphones so far this year thanks to big screens and emerging markets - H1 2014

Huawei shipped over 34 million smartphones so far this year thanks to big screens and emerging markets

Chinese gadget maker and telecoms giant Huawei shipped 34.27 million smartphones in the first six months of the year, the company revealed t...

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 1:15 pm
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SUA speed dating

Is your startup fund-worthy? Find out at Startup Investor Speed Dating (#StartupAsia preview)

Startup Asia Tokyo 2014 will once again feature an Investor Speed Dating area where founders can pitch to more than 20 VCs from across the r...

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 11:57 am
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How one woman’s battle with Tourette’s and discrimination turned her into an advocate for fairness in the workplace

Despite blatant discrimination in the workplace, Ann Khoo is fighting the good fight day in, day out.

  • July 28, 2014
  • at 4:04 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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jink

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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nanoleaf light bulb dimmer

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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12 startups in 12 months: here’s how this digital nomad is f**king doing it

From Bangkok to Bali, Pieter Levels is bootstrapping it all the way, too.

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 1:39 pm
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Australia startup news roundup

6 top startup news stories in Australia (July edition)

July is close to wrapping up, so here are the best bits from Australia's startup scene this month.

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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Another clever Japanese invention: Splash-proof soy sauce ‘foam’ is now on Kickstarter

With global ambitions, Kyoto Soy Foam skipped on Japanese crowdfunding sites and opted for a Kickstarter campaign.

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 11:18 am
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inflexion point capital 15m investment fund

More than just a $15M gaming fund, Inflexion Point Capital wants to help game studios focus on creativity

If your game studio gets chosen by IPC, expect to receive a lot of attention from them in all aspects of the business; de Giorgio and his te...

  • July 28, 2014
  • at 3:27 pm
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