Posts Tagged: location-based

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Why 7 of the 11 Fortune 100 auto companies are AdNear clients

What Volkswagen, Toyota, General Motors, Ford, Honda, Nissan, and BMW have in common, apart from being Fortune 100 auto majors, is that they...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 2:43 pm
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Ruckus Wireless Acquires Singapore’s Location-based Startup YFind

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS), has just announced that it has fully acquired Singapore’s loca...

  • July 24, 2013
  • at 12:17 am
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Momo app local listings and check-ins

From Foreplay to Foursquare: China’s Top Dating App Toys With Local Check-Ins

What do you do when your young app has 20 million users and you need a path towards monetization? Go local! That’s the approach that will ...

  • January 3, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Japan’s Location-based Game Platform Colopl Passes 3 Million Users

Over on Asiajin, Chiho Komoriya points out that Japanese game developer Colopl Inc. announced early this month their eponymous location-base...

  • October 30, 2012
  • at 9:08 am
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Singapore’s Sprooki Raises $483,000, Looks to Bring Location-Based Deals to Philippines Next

Singapore-based Sprooki is a location-based mobile commerce service that lets retail shops send targeted messages and promotions to potentia...

  • October 29, 2012
  • at 12:45 pm
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Hello Kitty Tourism App Highlights Possibilities for Gamified Travel

So I’ve been enjoying a weekend vacation of sorts, having escaped Tokyo for a few days for a slightly slower pace down in Kyoto and Na...

  • September 3, 2012
  • at 10:20 pm
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Born This Way: China Gets its First Gay Flirting App, Blued

We’ve seen quite a few Chinese location-based apps for lads and ladies to flirt and get together – such as Mix and Momo – ...

  • August 23, 2012
  • at 4:37 pm
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Momo App Hits 10 Million Users, A Whole Lot of Flirting Going On

For a startup to go from zero to ten million users in the space of a year, and to have done so very organically, is impressive. And so Beiji...

  • August 2, 2012
  • at 9:00 am
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YFind Raises S$1.5 Million in Series A Round

We wrote about Singapore-based startup, YFind, about a year ago. And today, we received news that it has concluded a SGD$1.5 million (US$1.1...

  • June 18, 2012
  • at 9:30 am
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How AdNear Does Location-Based Advertising Differently

Founded in 2008 by serial entrepreneur Anil Mathews, AdNear is a location-based advertising network that’s approaching the game differentl...

  • July 30, 2013
  • at 10:08 am
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Location Technology Company W-Locate Raises US$470,000 from TNF Ventures

Singapore-based company, W-Locate, has successfully raised S$589,000 (US$470,000) in its pre-series A funding, led by TNF Ventures under Sin...

  • May 16, 2013
  • at 7:14 pm
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China’s Momo App Chats Up 20 Million Users, Also Sees Traction in the US

China’s biggest flirty chat app, Momo, is still attracting new users at one hell of a rate. Today the startup’s app reached 20 m...

  • December 4, 2012
  • at 5:41 pm
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Gaming Giant Netease Decides It Needs to Be Lucky in Love

The green-eyed monster of jealousy is never an attractive thing – especially in relationships. But that’s what seems to have mot...

  • October 29, 2012
  • at 1:20 pm
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China’s Dating App Momo Will Soon Chat-Up International Users in English [Updated]

The Beijing-based startup behind the flirty hook-up app Momo is preparing to take it international, with an English version of its iPhone ap...

  • October 24, 2012
  • at 12:40 pm
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FoodKing: Japan’s Dentsu Experiments with Food-Finding iPhone App

Japanese ad giant Dentsu (TYO:4324) has released an iPhone application which aims to help you find nearby food and restaurants a little bit ...

  • August 31, 2012
  • at 8:30 pm
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GoMyWay: How an iPhone App Plans to Save You Money on Taxi Fares

Taking taxis can be a pain, but one location-based smartphone app is hoping that it can help Singaporeans make that experience a little more...

  • August 23, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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Most China Check-ins: Starbucks Tops on Jiepang for Second Year Running

Here’s a pretty graphic that came our way on this Friday afternoon. It’s not the usual infographic about the Chinese social media or...

  • July 13, 2012
  • at 10:08 pm
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Eyeland is a Location Messaging App with 500,000 Users in Japan

Eyeland ( is an app that allows users to leave their comments and messages at a specific location, where other users can then...

  • June 14, 2012
  • at 10:08 am
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