Posts Tagged: malaysia


Blacklane arrives in 18th Asian city

Aiming to usurp Uber, Blacklane arrives in 18th Asian city with Tokyo roll-out

While tech blogs are swooning over Uber and everything it does, there’s another app-connected limo service out there that’s actually pus...

  • December 12, 2013
  • at 2:01 pm
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Singapore firm builds 1,000 apps a month by promising a path to riches

For S$4,400 ($3,500) plus an annual S$1,000 fee, you will be told secret knowledge that, if applied faithfully, can grant you a regular sour...

  • December 5, 2013
  • at 11:02 am
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Lower prices, Android OS, and bigger screens are biggest factors Southeast Asians’ smartphone purchases

Last year, research firm GfK reported 2011 smartphone sales in the region grew by 78 percent. This year, GfK released a similar report on s...

  • December 3, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Vine takes a shot at Asia with support for lots of new languages

Twitter’s funky, six-second video app Vine is expanding its horizons today with an app update that supports lots of new languages. In ...

  • November 22, 2013
  • at 4:08 pm
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Singaporean marketplace app Carousell snags $800K funding, sets sights on Malaysia and Indonesia

Singapore-based marketplace mobile app Carousell has successfully raised S$1 million ($800,000) seed funding led by Rakuten, with follow-on ...

  • November 13, 2013
  • at 10:59 pm
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HungryGoWhere now recommends food you like, delivers to your mobile

The Malaysian version of food portal HungryGoWhere has rolled out a new feature that makes personalized recommendations based on your palat...

  • November 8, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Japanese video-editing app Moso is now gone, but Piktochart and Payroll Hero are thriving [Startup Asia Preview]

This article is part of our coverage of 2012 Startup Arena participants. We’ve been tracking their progress since they pitched at last yea...

  • November 1, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Plateculture founders: the concept might be feminine but we’re a very masculine startup

Malaysia-based startup PlateCulture is an Airbnb for food. It allows users to eat home-cooked meals from someone’s home. The concept is as...

  • October 25, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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Malaysian financial comparison startup iMoney raises $2 million

iMoney, a free online personal finance platform that helps users make comparisons between loans, credit cars, and other banking services, to...

  • October 24, 2013
  • at 6:30 pm
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Patrick Grove’s iBuy to acquire 3 daily deals sites, IPO in Australia

Malaysia and Singapore-based entrepreneur Patrick Grove is on a shopping spree where he will acquire a number of flash sales businesses in H...

  • December 7, 2013
  • at 1:31 pm
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Rocket Internet’s fashion e-stores Zalora and The Iconic get $112 million in funding

Two of Rocket Internet’s biggest e-commerce companies, Zalora and The Iconic, are getting a massive $112 million investment led by ...

  • December 3, 2013
  • at 9:04 pm
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TrustedCompany is Yelp for e-commerce, aims to solve trust issues online

Trust is still a big issue in e-commerce. The fact that e-commerce transactions eliminate face-to-face interaction can make people get very ...

  • November 26, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Freelancer teams up with Malaysian government to get low-income groups into work

Earlier this year, global outsourcing marketplace Freelancer made its way to Malaysia with a localized language feature to further attract l...

  • November 14, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Southeast Asia has more than 190 million internet users (INFOGRAPHIC)

Tech In Asia takes an in-depth look at the numbers that make up the Southeast Asian region. There are more than 190 million internet users i...

  • November 13, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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Zomato tackles new languages for first time, takes restaurant listings to Indonesia, Turkey, Brazil

Three months after its last round of expansions, India-based restaurant listing site Zomato is taking on its biggest challenge yet – t...

  • November 6, 2013
  • at 12:15 pm
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500 Durians could make Southeast Asia cool for Silicon Valley VCs [Startup Asia preview]

Southeast Asia has been ignored for far too long by Western VCs. Usually, when one mentions Asia in startup circles, China usually gets brou...

  • October 31, 2013
  • at 12:30 pm
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Malaysia’s Ninetology now sells smartphones in Indonesia with Agnes Monica boost

While Ninetology’s smartphones look quite fashionable, the biggest appeal for me is how Indonesian celebrity Agnes Monica is not only the ...

  • October 25, 2013
  • at 4:58 pm
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New concert ticketing app GigOut is up all night to get lucky

New concert ticketing app GigOut is up all night to get lucky

Music lovers and concert goers across Asia have a new app in the form of GigOut. Made by a Singaporean startup, GigOut’s iPhone app ag...

  • October 24, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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