Posts Tagged: America


Wearable tech made by women for women

Wearable tech made by women for women

“The only way to speak to women is to make sure their voice is integrated into the product, from concept through completion,” says Elemo...

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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Tapjoy acquires 5Rocks, a Korean startup, to boost mobile analytics know-how

5Rocks, a mobile game analytics startup that launched in April this year, has been acquired by US-based Tapjoy.

  • August 6, 2014
  • at 4:34 pm
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8 Securities raises $9M series B round, launches automated wealth management service

Now managing US$760 million in customer assets, 8 Securities is ready to conquer the Japanese market with its wealth management tool.

  • August 2, 2014
  • at 11:00 am
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Alibaba makes a big push into gaming with $120 million investment in US-based Kabam

Alibaba makes a big push into gaming with $120 million investment in US-based Kabam

Chinese ecommerce titan Alibaba is making yet another investment in an American company by pouring $120 million into Kabam, a developer of o...

  • August 1, 2014
  • at 10:39 am
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Human Rights Foundation sends USB drives containing Wikipedia to North Korea via balloon.

US hackathon aims to find new ways of smuggling information into North Korea

The New York-based Human Rights Foundation is organizing an activist hackathon in San Francisco aimed at getting information safely into Nor...

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 11:20 am
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QuitBit is a smart lighter that helped its founder quit smoking, and it’s proving popular in Singapore

QuitBit is a smart lighter that quantifies how much you've been smoking with an LCD display.

  • June 11, 2014
  • at 6:25 pm
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Here’s our roundup of Alibaba’s investments in US-based companies

Stock market speculators are salivating over Alibaba’s eventual IPO later this summer, but it’s far from the first appearance China’s ...

  • May 23, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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Flea market app 10sec gets funding ahead of launch

Flea market app 10sec gets funding ahead of launch

10sec hasn’t even launched yet, but the startup behind the social flea market app has just wrapped up its second funding round.

  • May 9, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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Uber now in 100 cities worldwide as limo service rolls into Beijing

Eight months after first launching in the Chinese city of Shanghai, Uber has now rolled into Beijing.

  • April 23, 2014
  • at 11:34 pm
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Hot or not? App Annie’s guide to worldwide app trends (#StartupAsia preview)

Yuji Kuwamizu, the Japan GM at App Annie, will present a keynote (in English) on the subject of Japan and worldwide app trends at Startup As...

  • August 13, 2014
  • at 3:59 pm
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Car-on-demand company Uber unveils world’s first UberTaxiLux in Tokyo

Uber has outgrown local demand in Tokyo and has launched two new services in order to keep up.

  • August 5, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Taking part in the discussion are Taizo Son, CEO at Movida, Kevin Hale, partner at Y Combinator, and Dave McClure, founding partner at 500 Startups.

How can the US and Japan embrace Asia? (#StartupAsia preview)

Taking part in the discussion are Taizo Son, CEO at Movida, Kevin Hale, partner at Y Combinator, and Dave McClure, founding partner at 500 S...

  • August 1, 2014
  • at 6:29 pm
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SoftBank acquisition of US telco threatened by $15B offer from French rival (UPDATED)

SoftBank and T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom had a deal but French telco Iliad is trying to swoop in and take the prize.

  • August 1, 2014
  • at 8:13 am
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Chinese startup developer of Dolphin mobile browser sells 51% stake for $91 million

Chinese startup behind Dolphin mobile browser sells 51% stake for $91 million

The Chinese developer of Dolphin, a popular web browser for Android and iOS, has sold a 51 percent stake for US$91 million.

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 11:10 am
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Which Chinese tech companies benefit from cyber security row with US?

China's spat with the US could be an opportunity for it to take steps toward weaning the country off of foreign tech and replace it with hom...

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Tencent puts money into new $36 million funding round for Whisper

Tencent puts money into new $36 million funding round for Whisper

The new funding for Whisper was led by Shasta Ventures, along with participation from Chinese web giant Tencent and several others.

  • May 21, 2014
  • at 11:05 am
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Waygo’s point-and-shoot translation app hits Android; next stop Google Glass?

Rogowski eventually wants to put Waygo on Google Glass - just look at text in a different language and the translation will pop up in front ...

  • May 6, 2014
  • at 12:10 pm
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Tesla sales start in China

Tesla begins sales in China, plans to assemble cars at Chinese factory in future

Exactly seven months after first taking pre-orders from hopeful Chinese customers, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is starting sales and shipments in Ch...

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 12:16 pm
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