Aiming to make biz loans as simple as shopping online, India's Capital Float raises $1 million

Aiming to make biz loans as simple as shopping online, India’s Capital Float raises $1 million

Started in 2013, Capital Float offers SMEs financial loans on the web. The idea is that getting a loan should be as simple as shopping onlin...

  • August 8, 2014
  • at 4:42 pm
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Gree leads $36M investment in Japan’s SmartNews

The investment will diversify Gree's mobile holdings as it looks to supplement lost gaming revenue.

  • August 8, 2014
  • at 3:15 pm
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WhatsApp, Hike, and Skype could be forced to pay up in India

Telecom companies in India want regulatory body to bring back the revenue they're losing out as users shift to free apps like WhatsApp, Hike...

  • August 8, 2014
  • at 1:20 pm
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Guvera takes the fight to Spotify in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Hong Kong

Guvera takes the fight to Spotify in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Hong Kong

Music streaming service Guvera is taking the fight to Spotify in a bunch of Southeast Asian countries.

  • August 8, 2014
  • at 11:59 am
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iDreamSky IPO beats expectations, Cookie Run and Fruit Ninja to hit WeChat later this year

The mobile game publisher responsible for localizing international hits like Temple Run and Fruit Ninja for the Chinese market, iDreamSky, s...

  • August 8, 2014
  • at 10:41 am
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After US expansion, Japanese business card management service Sansan enters Singapore

Following a warm reception in the US, Sansan turns its gaze toward the lucrative ASEAN market.

  • August 8, 2014
  • at 7:00 am
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The complete English-language guide to shopping on JD’s mobile app

This is a guide for expats in China on how to shop online using the JD Mall app with cash-on-delivery payment.

  • August 7, 2014
  • at 7:51 pm
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New crackdown on WeChat in China mandates real-name registration and other curbs

Want to use WeChat? You better ‘abide by the socialist system’

Authorities in China today issued interim provisions that crack down on WeChat and other messaging apps.

  • August 7, 2014
  • at 5:42 pm
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In a dodgy monsoon season, it’s raining funds on Indian weather forecaster Skymet

Skymet, an Indian startup which gauges weather to measure agriculture risks, raises US$ 4.5 million in series B funding from a syndicate of ...

  • August 7, 2014
  • at 3:41 pm
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Carmudi managing director explains what Philippine business culture is really like

Carmudi Philippines’ new managing director is one of the few in Rocket Internet that isn’t parachuted into the market it intends to conq...

  • August 8, 2014
  • at 4:22 pm
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Sina Weibo updates iOS app, now supports video uploads

Weibo updates iOS app, now supports video uploads

Today the Weibo app got an update on iOS that enables video recording, uploading, and playing those videos directly in Weibo.

  • August 8, 2014
  • at 1:39 pm
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PitchXO: analytics for your slide deck

In a world where data analytics is the new god, the process of pitching to clients or investors is surprisingly primitive. PitchXO is changi...

  • August 8, 2014
  • at 1:07 pm
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VMoney CEO feels PLDT buy-in to Rocket Internet skyrockets his company’s valuation

VMoney CEO Ralph Santos argues that the PLDT buy-in to Rocket Internet skyrockets his own company’s valuation.

  • August 8, 2014
  • at 11:29 am
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The story of why this Japanese VC decided to make Singapore his home (#StartupAsia preview)

This Japanese VC has a newfound love for Singapore. Find out why at #StartupAsia

Come September 4, Honma will be taking the stage for his keynote speech at Startup Asia Tokyo to share more about his newfound love for Sing...

  • August 8, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Kaspar Zhou, 500 Startups’ new guy in Jakarta, wants to get more aggressive in Indonesia

Kaspar Zhou does not look like an investment manager for one of the world’s largest venture capital and private equity firms. It’s a Wed...

  • August 7, 2014
  • at 9:59 pm
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This Singapore misfit is now kickstarting Australia’s space industry

Brian Lim was destined by the system as a bottom feeder in Singapore. But now, he is kickstarting Australia's space industry.

  • August 7, 2014
  • at 6:57 pm
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This Japanese entrepreneur left his wife and kids for 18 months in order to create a new education service

The company promises to educate students about their learning style and then give them access to notes of users who have already entered uni...

  • August 7, 2014
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Xiaomi MiPad is a pretty package for just $240 - REVIEW

Xiaomi MiPad is a pretty package for just $240 (REVIEW)

The MiPad is Xiaomi's first ever tablet. Here's our review of this new Android-based MiPad before it hits markets outside of China.

  • August 7, 2014
  • at 2:57 pm
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