Posts Tagged: hong kong

SOTW - weekend reading

10 of our hottest tech stories, lists, and features for your weekend reading

Things are still moving fast in Asia as the northern hemisphere warms up and June approaches. Stay up to date with all of our biggest storie...

  • May 31, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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Fresh off its latest funding round, point-of-sales startup Bindo opens office in Singapore

We just reported that Bindo, winner of Startup Arena at our Startup Asia Singapore 2014 conference, landed US$1.8 million in seed funding fr...

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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Jong Lee (left), an investor at a number of Hong Kong startups, speaking at a startup event.

In Hong Kong, prominent angel investor’s dealings raise red flags

The wolf of Silicon Harbor? Or merely misunderstood? Here's the story of Jong Lee and his role as investor in a once promising and award-win...

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 12:29 pm
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10 taxi apps you can use across Asia

Standing on the curb with your arm flapping in the air is so last century. The best way to grab a cab now is to reach into your pocket and l...

  • May 21, 2014
  • at 10:10 am
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Startup Arena Singapore 2014 Winner

The glory, the money, and the Startup Arena winner: Bindo

This year’s Startup Asia Singapore 2014 is probably the biggest that we’ve ever had, and it has been such a meaningful and exciting one ...

  • May 8, 2014
  • at 7:51 pm
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Hong Kong taxi-booking startup Taxiwise gets acquired

Taxiwise was founded in late 2012 by Jean-Marc Ly and his friend Truong Lam, two former colleagues working from San Jose, California.

  • May 1, 2014
  • at 4:26 pm
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This origami-like lightbulb may be the world’s most energy efficient

How many engineers does it take to change a light bulb? Three, it turns out.

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 2:33 pm
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OMG! Buzzfeed heads East, wants Asia to look at more cat pictures

Buzzfeed, a viral news site well known for its lists of cutesy animal pics, celebrity faux pas, and one beefy playboy millionaire (NSFW), no...

  • March 24, 2014
  • at 5:04 pm
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As Chinese snap up more overseas property, Juwai grows to 1.5 million active users

As Chinese snap up more overseas property, Juwai grows to 1.5 million active users

When we first looked at Juwai two years ago, we immediately thought, yes, this makes a lot of sense. It’s an online property marketpla...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 9:29 am
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China’s top car rental site files for IPO to raise $400 million, but chooses Hong Kong over New York

There seems to be no stopping Chinese tech IPOs this year. Yet another big one is coming up from China Auto Rental, the country's top self-d...

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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Startup Arena winner Bindo nabs $1.8M in seed funding

Bindo, the Hong Kong and New York City-based retail point-of-sale startup, announced it has closed a US$1.8 million seed round from Gary Va...

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 3:44 pm
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In first Malaysia flash sale, Xiaomi sells 4,000 Mi3 smartphones in 17 minutes

While 4,000 phones in 17 minutes is nothing to scoff at, the Mi3 units sold markedly slower than in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore.

  • May 21, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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Hong Kong-based AfterShip raises $1M series A round from IDG-Accel

AfterShip, the Hong Kong-based startup that offers package tracking software for big-name ecommerce firms, announced today that it completed...

  • May 20, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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This Hong Kong startup solves online retail nightmares with a simple iPad app

With one foot in Hong Kong and the other in New York, retail point of sales startup Bindo moved out of its usual stomping grounds today as i...

  • May 8, 2014
  • at 5:28 pm
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This Hong Kong startup wants to help women of all shapes and sizes find the perfect dress

Aurza is a platform for ladies’ custom dresses, and uses 3D body scanning technology to let its customers create their own dress designs

  • April 29, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Chinese phone maker Xiaomi raked in $242 million in 12 hours during its day-long sales blitz

By now, most followers of Chinese phone maker Xiaomi are familiar with its weekly flash sales. Yesterday, however, the company held what mig...

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 9:56 am
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14 Hong Kong fashion shopping sites

14 online fashion stores, from cheap to couture, for Hong Kong shoppers

Hong Kong is known for its shopping and for being a hip and fun place – yet it’s still surprising just how mant diverse and awes...

  • March 20, 2014
  • at 3:05 pm
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Hong Kong startup makes stylish ebikes for global market

Startup makes electric bikes that are the perfect blend of hi-tech and hipster

Electric bikes are a great way to take the pain out of cycling for those who want to avoiding jumping into a gas-guzzling car. But they̵...

  • March 12, 2014
  • at 9:38 pm
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