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First class of startups announced for JFDI-Innov8 startup bootcamp

They hail from 12 different countries, from places like Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines. Come 26th January, th...

  • January 19, 2012
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Concept Lifebook Laptop Unifies All Your Gadgets

When Asus announced its Padphone last year, it turned more than a few heads with its phone-inside-a-tablet design. Say what you will about t...

  • January 19, 2012
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Singapore’s YES! Startup seed fund no more, resurrects as ACE Startups

The YES! Startup scheme, a government seed fund that has been around since 2008, is no more. It is being replaced by ACE Startups, which w...

  • January 19, 2012
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A Traveler’s Around-the-World Journey into E-commerce

About a week ago I received an unusual message from a friend of a friend, some guy named Thibaud Clément who was apparently coming to Japan...

  • January 19, 2012
  • at 11:11 am
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Is ‘Lounge’ the Next Big Chat App From Japan?

Tokyo-based startup Quan Inc. has invented a smartphone messaging app that allows you to communicate with others by exchanging decorated tex...

  • January 18, 2012
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Tencent Licenses CryEngine3, Sets to Work on New Online Gaming Title

China’s social media giant Tencent (HKG:0700), which is also the market leader in online gaming in the country, has licensed Crytek...

  • January 18, 2012
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WayangForce Spreads Word of its Magazine Reader App – With a Café

The startup team behind WayangForce, the digital magazine reader for iPad and Android tablets, made a surprising move late last year when it...

  • January 18, 2012
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China’s Ku6 to Become YouTube Content Partner, Targets New Audience

Chinese streaming video website Ku6 (NASDAQ:KUTV) announced this morning that it will become a YouTube content partner, and distribute its v...

  • January 18, 2012
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Mobile social network mig33 introduces Twitter-like miniblog, targets 500M users

Singapore-based mig33, a mobile social network with over 1.5M unique users a day, has launched a new Twitter-like feature called the mig33 m...

  • January 18, 2012
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Little Black Book takes Facebook stalking to a whole new level

If you are actively looking for the right date or just wanted to find the right type of people to hang out with, you can consider downloadin...

  • January 19, 2012
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Singapore’s ‘ACE’ to Provide S$25M to Seed 500 Startups, Removes Age Limit [UPDATED]

Update (Jan 20): We received a correction update from ACE that it aims to support 500 startups under its Startups scheme. Each startup could...

  • January 19, 2012
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Meituan is China’s King of the Deals, Ending 2011 On a High

The Chinese group-buying site Meituan has ended 2011 as the market leader in this highly competitive sector in the month of December. And so...

  • January 19, 2012
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Karaoke Gets Even More Social, Competitive, With This Cute Web App

Karaoke is already a pretty social activity, but one Chinese startup wants to make it even more so. iHou allows users to sing pop songs onli...

  • January 19, 2012
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Tokyo’s Voyage Group Helps You Make Your Face a Mosaic

Tokyo’s web service juggernauts Voyage Group (previously known as EC Navi) has announced it has set up a new division exclusively for ...

  • January 18, 2012
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Virtual Diva Hatsune Miku Out-polls Lady Gaga in Olympic Singer Survey

Hatsune Miku, the popular vocaloid character from Japan, is leading an online vote titled Singers You’d Like to Perform at the 2012 London...

  • January 18, 2012
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The first ever Singapore Geek Girls event — girls, guys, and geeks galore

On 7th January, I had a wonderful opportunity to take part in the first Singapore Geek Girls meetup organized by Joyce Huang and Mingfei Y...

  • January 18, 2012
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Enhanced services for eBay Singapore sellers exporting goods to the US

eBay and SingPost announced last week the launch of ePAC, a new shipping service for eBay Singapore sellers that offers enhanced internation...

  • January 18, 2012
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Xiaomi Phone Gets an Android 4.0 Beta, Only For the Adventurous

The Xiaomi M1 phone currently runs Android 2.3, but the Xiaomi startup team has been promising that it’ll roll-out an update to 4.0 as...

  • January 18, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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