Recent Posts


raksul-thumbnail

From salaryman to entrepreneur: the man who made it easier to print stuff in Japan

“Why can’t small printing companies get printing orders in a more efficient manner?” Matsumoto, founder of Raksul.com thought.

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
Read More


Cheatsheet of startup acquisitions in Southeast Asia

Here's a quick guide to the past exits that have happened in the region.

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
Read More


Oppo Find 7 arrives in Philippines, 2nd market in Asia for the 2k screen phone

Oppo launched its flagship 2k HD screen phone, the Find 7, in the Philippines.

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 11:59 am
Read More


Hugo Barra and Xiaomi, the $10 billion startup (Startup Asia preview)

Hugo Barra, VP at Xiaomi Global, will take the stage at Startup Asia Singapore 2014 this coming May 8.

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 10:23 am
Read More

uc pc browser logo

Chrome with Chinese characteristics: the world’s hottest mobile browser arrives on desktop

“Wow, that looks a lot like Chrome,” was the first thought that went through my head when I first opened up UCWeb's new PC browser for W...

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
Read More

5Rocks_HOME_en

5Rocks, backed by a strong team, hopes to rock the game analytics world

The startup has experienced entrepreneurs on board as well as some familiar names in Asia as investors.

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 6:27 pm
Read More

zensorium the tinke

This fitness tracker packs a tiny hospital in its sensors

The Tinké packs quite a punch as the only sensor on the market able to bundle heart rate, heart rate variability, blood oxygen level, and r...

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 6:03 pm
Read More

think-beyond

How 2 bankers and an engineer built a startup to overthrow the Bloomberg Terminal

Founded in April 2008, Uzabase’s first product is Speeda, a company database information platform built for industry analysts.

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 2:08 pm
Read More

usa india flag diagonal

How do India’s major startup hubs measure up to those in the US? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Almost like a right of passage, every major startup scene in the world gets stacked up against Silicon Valley as a bellwether for how far it...

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
Read More

Samsung Galaxy S5 launch

Samsung Galaxy S5 joins new smartwatches and fitness tracker in today’s global launch

It’s not just Samsung’s newest flagship phone that’s debuting today – the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches and the Samsung...

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 2:05 pm
Read More

Giftlauncher

This Philippine startup lets friends and family crowdfund your perfect gift

Giftlauncher offers a crowdfunding platform for gifting.

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
Read More

sina weibo quarantine

Weibo’s content gap: just 5% of users post nearly all original content

Another scathing report documenting Sina Weibo's decline hit the press yesterday, just one week before the Twitter of China lists on the US ...

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 11:39 am
Read More

InstaB, an Instagram for baby photos app

Baby photo app InstaB adds in Q&A section to become Quora for parents

Being a new parent must be terrifying - that’s why the baby photo app InstaB has added in a Q&A section that’s kind of like Quora for pa...

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 9:28 am
Read More

Zendesk CEO with the Zopim team.

Zendesk acquires Singapore startup Zopim for $30M, plans to raise $150M in IPO

Zopim, a Singapore-based startup well-known for its live customer support chat widget, has been acquired by San Francisco's Zendesk.

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 8:59 pm
Read More

China's banks must close all bitcoin sites' trading accounts by April 15

China’s banks give deadline for bitcoin exchanges to close their trading accounts (UPDATED)

Update on April 10: China’s bitcoin exchanges are being issued with formal notices stating that their bank accounts must be closed by ...

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 6:05 pm
Read More

MOLPay acknowledges payment preferences in Malaysia, rolls out cash payment solution with 7-Eleven

Adapting to Malaysia’s payment quirks, MOLPay rolls out cash payments with 7-Eleven

A cash payment service for ecommerce merchants named MOLPay CASH has just been rolled out in Malaysia - the result of a partnership between ...

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 2:35 pm
Read More

13279068213_a787947c74_b

Check out this guerrilla Google Street View of protesters occupying Taiwan’s parliament

Remember Occupy Wall Street? From a purely visual perspective, thoughts of that late-2011 social movement ought to conjure up images full of...

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 1:49 pm
Read More


Oracle’s Larry Ellison talks about Edward Snowden, isn’t a big fan

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison was in Tokyo to deliver a speech at the New Economy Summit 2014. He spoke about data privacy and his experience wor...

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 1:08 pm
Read More