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
  • at 12:55 pm
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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
  • at 10:30 pm
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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
  • at 8:30 pm
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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
  • at 4:00 pm
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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
  • at 3:00 pm
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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
  • at 1:04 pm
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The Makers of China’s Super-Expensive Communist ‘RedPad’ Tablet Respond!

Yesterday, we told you about the RedPad, an Android tablet aimed at China’s government officials and priced at an incredible 9,999 RMB...

  • January 18, 2012
  • at 12:03 pm
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50 Million Strong: Shen Si, CEO and Co-founder of Papaya Mobile Speaks

We have covered many other social gaming platforms like GREE, DeNA, and mig33, but admittedly, we haven’t written too much about PapayaMob...

  • January 18, 2012
  • at 10:00 am
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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
  • at 12:15 pm
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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
  • at 9:15 am
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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
  • at 9:30 pm
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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
  • at 4:00 pm
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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
  • at 3:48 pm
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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
  • at 2:54 pm
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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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Redmart Co-Founder: Foundation First, One Step At A Time

We recently wrote about Redmart.com, a one-stop shop to purchase non-perishables in Singapore, which attracted investment from Skype co-coun...

  • January 18, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
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Mig33 Adds Miniblog to its Arsenal in Push for Emerging Markets

With over 55 million users to date, Singapore-based mobile social network mig33 is looking to further expand its horizons, today announcing ...

  • January 18, 2012
  • at 9:15 am
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