Posts Tagged: israel


Viber app

Rakuten wants to see Viber getting a million new users per day

Last month, Rakuten (JSD:4755) acquired Viber messaging app in a $900 million deal as the Japanese ecommerce titan tries to diversify and be...

  • March 6, 2014
  • at 2:50 pm
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Viber minh

Viber was the enigma of the mobile messaging wars. Why did Rakuten buy it for $900 million?

The Wall Street Journal has reported that Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce firm, will purchase Viber, the Cyprus-based mobile messaging star...

  • February 14, 2014
  • at 3:34 pm
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Viber reports 8 million users in Philippines and 8 million in Vietnam too

Viber is growing very fast in Asia, with now over 8 million users in Vietnam and 8 million users in the Philippines.

  • November 29, 2013
  • at 1:51 pm
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Huawei is quietly taking over the world, minus the US

Fed up with the US government’s allegations that its technology could be used for espionage, a vice president from Chinese telecommuni...

  • October 3, 2013
  • at 6:00 pm
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Protest against India

India’s Upcoming PRISM Gets a Boost With Israeli Interception Tools Deal

It’s already clear that India will have a Central Monitoring System (CMS) put in place later this year to monitor phone and internet commu...

  • July 30, 2013
  • at 11:05 am
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Korean govt’s startup bootcamp offers sponsored trips to Singapore, Israel, and Boston

Six months of workshops, mentoring, and sponsored trips to Singapore, Israel, or Boston. For 20 Korean startups, these experiences will be t...

  • May 20, 2013
  • at 9:21 am
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hoozin

Not Just Another Messaging App: Hoozin Offers Richer Experience in Group Chats

There are a lot of mobile messaging apps on the market right now like Line, KakaoTalk, and WeChat, to name but a few. Nonetheless, more and ...

  • April 5, 2013
  • at 6:16 pm
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Saul Singer Start-up nation

Entrepreneurial society not needed for strong startup culture, says Saul Singer, author of Start-up Nation

In his visit to Singapore, Saul Singer, author of Start-up Nation, says that developing a startup nation results from the growth of a strong...

  • November 7, 2012
  • at 4:44 pm
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We have a Facebook Baby in Israel, Her Name is Like

“Wow,” was my reaction when I first read the news at AFP. A couple in Israel was apparently inspired by Facebook and named their...

  • May 17, 2011
  • at 3:02 am
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After Rakuten acquisition, Viber reveals it has 100 million active users

After Rakuten acquisition, Viber reveals it has 100 million active users

Earlier today, the popular messaging app Viber revealed it has been acquired by Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce titan. The $900 million dea...

  • February 14, 2014
  • at 7:50 pm
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Viber’s CEO insists its still ‘open season’ for messaging apps to dominate Asia

Viber, the messaging app founded in 2010 by Israeli entrepreneur Talmon Marco, has steadily emerged from the enormous pack of mobile messeng...

  • December 4, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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fun run

Fun Run has 10M monthly active gamers; Israel and Singapore among top countries

Fun Run is a simple Mario Kart-like game downloaded by over 30 million users on their Android or iOS devices. Launched only in September 5, ...

  • October 10, 2013
  • at 3:08 pm
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appinchina service

This new startup connects developers with China’s multitude of Android app stores

China looks set to have 300 million active Android smartphone users by the end of the year, which makes it a market that app developers badl...

  • August 19, 2013
  • at 4:16 pm
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startup-israel

Why Israel is a Startup Nation

Dubbed as The Startup Nation, Israel outweighs the United States in venture capital investment per person, totaling $170 per person compared...

  • June 19, 2013
  • at 9:30 pm
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Visualead makes QR codes fit in

Visualead Wins GMIC Growth Stage Competition, Wants to Bring Cutesy QR Code Creation to Asia

Earlier we announced the winner of the Seed Stage G-Startup contest at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) here in Beijing, and now...

  • May 8, 2013
  • at 6:30 pm
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singtel

SingTel Launches L!feLabs in Israel, Increases Investments in R&D and Startups

Singapore’s largest telco SingTel and Amdocs (headquartered in the U.S.) have partnered to launch L!feLabs in Israel. L!feLabs, as describ...

  • March 3, 2013
  • at 7:01 pm
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Pulkam Makes Use of Waze App to Help Indonesians Return Home

@Pulkam, the Twitter account in which travellers can share their pulkam or mudik experience and discover new places to eat, is making use of...

  • July 21, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
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