Recent Posts



Philippine govt launches one-stop registration program for entrepreneurs

The Philippine government’s Trade department has launched on 27th January a “one-stop” registration center for aspiring en...

  • January 30, 2012
  • at 6:46 pm
Read More

disaster8

TuanBao (Groupon.cn) Denies Going Bankrupt, Admits Financial Problems

Of all the Groupon clones in China, TuanBao is probably the most audacious, given that it bought the groupon.cn domain name out so early tha...

  • January 30, 2012
  • at 2:46 pm
Read More

floweradvisor

International E-florist Startup is Making Over A Million $!

We often see vertical e-commerce sites popping up, specializing in things like bags, lingerie, or household products for example. But e-comm...

  • January 30, 2012
  • at 10:08 am
Read More

China-this-week

8 Must-Read Tech Stories in China This Week

This week in China tech news was a little quiet as most people were enjoying Chinese New Year. But interestingly, this week saw a few holida...

  • January 29, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
Read More

Latest Entrepreneurial Events in Singapore

Events For The Week – 28 Jan-4 Feb

For a one-stop to all events related to or concerning entrepreneurship, certain industry-meets-business forums and seminars in Singapore, ch...

  • January 28, 2012
  • at 6:04 pm
Read More

xiaomi

A Review of the Xiaomi M1 [VIDEO]

We’ve done a fair amount of reporting on Xiaomi’s M1 smartphone, and apparently I got caught up in the hype, because a little ov...

  • January 27, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
Read More


Toad Talks Series by JFDI Mentors

Starting tomorrow, there will be series of Toad Talks from the mentors of JFDI Asia. Ari Klinger of Right Click Capital, Melisa Clarke-Reyno...

  • January 27, 2012
  • at 4:45 pm
Read More


Apple’s Siri Can’t Understand Chinese [VIDEO]

Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) voice recognition feature Siri, which appears on the iPhone 4S, can’t understand or speak Chinese. Perhaps...

  • January 27, 2012
  • at 2:55 pm
Read More


Why Earth and Humanity are Doomed

Normally, I’d be looking for some news to write up right now. But during Chinese New Year, there really isn’t any, so instead, l...

  • January 27, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
Read More

China-MIIT

Chinese Government: Mobile Carriers Must Warn Users of Overages

So picture this: you’re a Chinese smartphone user with, like almost every smartphone user in China, a limited data plan. You get 500 M...

  • January 30, 2012
  • at 4:15 pm
Read More

yokohama-baystars-dena

Yokohama DeNA BayStars Uniforms Unveiled, Available on DeNA’s Own E-commerce Platform

After DeNA (TYO:2432) finally closed the deal on acquiring a majority stake in Japanese baseball team, the Yokohama DeNA BayStars, many peop...

  • January 30, 2012
  • at 11:08 am
Read More

itwin

Building a Hardware Startup in Singapore [PREVIEW]

If you are keeping track of Singapore’s gadget space, you’ve likely heard of iTwin, the wireless file sharing USB drive. The hardwar...

  • January 30, 2012
  • at 9:08 am
Read More

startups-in-asia

This Week in Asia Start-ups: 5 That Caught Our Eye

There were a number of startups and cool projects that got our attention over the past week. And as our colleague Charlie ruminates over whe...

  • January 29, 2012
  • at 4:21 pm
Read More


A guide to PayPal alternatives in Asia

The global e-commerce leader is not the only kid in the online payment neighborhood.

  • January 28, 2012
  • at 1:23 am
Read More

line-logo

Japanese Voice App ‘Line’ Continues Meteoric Rise, Hits 15 Million Downloads

It was just one month ago (almost to the day) that Japanese mobile messenger application Line surpassed the 10 million downloads milestone. ...

  • January 27, 2012
  • at 6:09 pm
Read More


Why ‘AcqHiring’ will never be an exit strategy in Asia

Investors are not sophisticated enough, and companies prefer to outsource to India and China and buy one talent instead of the whole team.

  • January 27, 2012
  • at 3:45 pm
Read More

NEC Medias PP

Japan’s NEC Cutting 10,000 Jobs – Is Apple’s iPhone to Blame?

Some startling news coming from electronics maker NEC in Japan, who reportedly said yesterday that it will be cutting 10,000 jobs from its w...

  • January 27, 2012
  • at 11:50 am
Read More

photohoku

Photohoku: Helping Japan’s Tohoku Rebuild Through Photos

It’s almost been a year now since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and while we don’t hear as much about the recove...

  • January 26, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
Read More