Posts Tagged: malaysia

Malaysian government ponders whether to ‘shut down’ Facebook on account of 2,000 reports of abuse

A nasty prank on Facebook was the tipping point for the Malaysian government, who is now considering banning the social media website

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 11:47 am
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US-based Sovereign’s Capital sets up in Jakarta, welcomes early growth-stage companies

Luke Roush, a Jakarta-based managing principal of Sovereign’s Capital, refers to himself as the new kid on the block in Indonesia. Much li...

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 11:04 am
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PandaBed’s new matching service allows travelers of the same age, race, and religion to bunk up

On August 12 in Singapore, PandaBed announced its newest feature, PeerMatch. The latest add-on allows homeowners and travelers to get a bett...

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 1:18 pm
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$2.8 billion spent on Southeast Asian startup acquisitions since 2008: report

In a report released today by Singapore-based venture capital firm Monk’s Hill Ventures, contributing writer Cheryl Ho claims more than US...

  • August 11, 2014
  • at 6:21 pm
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Looking beyond your local market – the ins and outs of regional expansion (Kuala Lumpur Meetup)

Tech in Asia, in partnership with MaGIC, are bringing together a group of startups - Carousell, Soft Space, and Uber - to discuss the best p...

  • August 5, 2014
  • at 11:36 am
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MAD Incubator receives fresh funds, looking to go crazy opening incubators across Southeast Asia

MAD Incubator receives fresh funds, looking to go crazy opening incubators across Southeast Asia

The investment sum is sizable enough to aid in MAD Incubator’s plans to expand “very aggressively across Southeast Asia” in the coming...

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 12:00 am
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After first product failed to go global, BuzzElement turns to Malaysia’s shopping malls

What’s a startup to do after failing to take over the world with an ultra-global social network? In the case of BuzzElement, the answer is...

  • July 25, 2014
  • at 3:03 pm
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MOL Global files for US IPO; wants to raise $300M

MOL, majority-owned by Malaysian billionaire, files for US IPO to raise $300M

MOL, which is also widely known as Money Online, is raising funds to aid in its expansion into the rest of Southeast Asia.

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 11:41 am
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Awesome chart shows 50 countries with homegrown tech titans, but only 13 of those nations are in Asia

An interesting report from the Economist yesterday crunched data from the World Startup Report and lists the top three most valued tech comp...

  • July 9, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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Personalization-as-a-service is the new thing in ecommerce

Predictry, Linkcious, and TargetingMantra. What these startups have in common is that they're offering personalization-as-a-service to ecomm...

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 9:58 am
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BitX, a Bitcoin wallet and exchange for emerging markets, raises $800k

BitX wants to push Bitcoin into emerging markets through its wallet, exchange, merchant integration, and API.

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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Ahead of Rocket Internet IPO, here are the numbers on its Southeast Asian ecommerce stores

Remember last week when Rocket Internet announced a US$445 million investment from Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) in exch...

  • August 12, 2014
  • at 6:56 pm
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Guvera takes the fight to Spotify in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Hong Kong

Guvera takes the fight to Spotify in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Hong Kong

Music streaming service Guvera is taking the fight to Spotify in a bunch of Southeast Asian countries.

  • August 8, 2014
  • at 11:59 am
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Rakuten: Viber has 608 million registered accounts, is the future of our company

Viber's company's growth comes at a time when Rakuten wants to make the messaging service an essential component of the larger conglomerate.

  • August 4, 2014
  • at 4:59 pm
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How one woman’s battle with Tourette’s and discrimination turned her into an advocate for fairness in the workplace

Despite blatant discrimination in the workplace, Ann Khoo is fighting the good fight day in, day out.

  • July 28, 2014
  • at 4:04 pm
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This new chat app promises anonymous and untraceable free speech for people living under oppressive regimes

Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei, is one of the world’s richest men and has a reputation not just for his luxurious lifestyle and hi...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 12:15 pm
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How Tiket became Indonesia’s booking champion and now plans for overseas expansion

Natali Ardianto used to be bad with people. But you would never guess it from the way he carries himself today. The loquacious, well-groomed...

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 11:14 am
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Forget food blogging: this startup aims to show that table reservations are the real money-makers

One of the biggest problems Benson Chang identified while running a restaurant was the lack of manpower to take reservations during peak per...

  • July 9, 2014
  • at 11:00 am
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