Posts Tagged: Singapore


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8 of the best April Fools’ pranks from Asia’s tech community

Happy April Fools’ Day, everyone! We’re celebrating with a list of today’s best stunts by tech companies all around Asia. ...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Tech company expanding to Singapore? 3 things you may not know about the city (Startup Asia preview)

Singapore is perhaps the most cliché-ridden startup hub in the world. Everyone knows about its business-friendly status, the lack of capita...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 7:01 pm
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Asian Food Channel founder starts new venture capital firm to fill Asia’s Series A gap

Hian Goh, the co-founder of Asian Food Channel who sold his company last year for US$66 million, is now a venture capitalist. He has set up ...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 5:12 pm
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Here’s where all of Asia’s Bitcoin ATMs are located

From the shopping malls in Malaysia to the cafes in South Korea, Bitcoin vending machines, or ATMs, are slowing being rolled out across the ...

  • March 25, 2014
  • at 12:40 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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Raised in a nasty Los Angeles ghetto, this founder now runs a fast growing tech startup

It’s an understatement to say “life is tough” when you grew up in the only Chinese family in a Los Angeles ghetto, with drug dealers, ...

  • March 20, 2014
  • at 5:12 pm
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Nitrous.IO raises $6.7 million to unchain programmers from their laptops

Nitrous.IO, a Singapore and Silicon Valley-based startup that wants to eliminate the hassle of setting up a computer for programming, has ra...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 12:00 am
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HalalTrip wants to be every Muslim’s handy travel guide

Launched in December, HalalTrip will sell three travel services to Muslims online: the booking of flight tickets, hotels, and tour packages ...

  • March 17, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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Singapore government changes its mind, will regulate Bitcoin after all

In a reversal of its earlier stance, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the country’s central bank, says that it will regulat...

  • March 13, 2014
  • at 6:47 pm
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Singapore Maker Movement

The Singapore Maker Map contains everything you need to do a hardware startup

The Singapore maker community is coming into its own. It’s extremely diverse, consisting of a mish-mash of old-style manufacturers, le...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 12:12 pm
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5 things you need to know about Southeast Asia’s mobile game industry

At the Global Mobile Game Congress in Beijing earlier this week, I was invited to moderate a panel on a subject I admittedly was not an expe...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 5:32 pm
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Samsung and PayPal team up to bring Singaporeans fingerprint-scan payments on the Galaxy S5

Singaporeans – if you’re looking for a reason to purchase the Samsung Galaxy S5, you might have one. The Korean hardware manufac...

  • March 27, 2014
  • at 6:49 pm
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Ditch that designer bag and crowdfund local fashion brands instead

Couture designer bags are overrated. They often don’t look good, and they’re ridiculously expensive. In many cases, your money i...

  • March 24, 2014
  • at 10:11 pm
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3 new additions to Startup Asia Singapore that make it a must-attend conference

Besides our usual programming such as fireside chats, Startup Arena, startup exhibitons, and a hackathon, we’ll be holding three new initi...

  • March 24, 2014
  • at 1:36 pm
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Dating app Paktor raises $500,000, says it’s number one in parts of Asia

Paktor, a Singapore-founded dating app, has raised a US$500,000 pre-Series A round that values it at US$6.5 million. Participants include a ...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 8:00 am
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Singapore accelerator JFDI raises $2.1 million, will run more bootcamps than ever before

It’s a big year for Singapore in terms of government support for the startup ecosystem, and startup accelerator Joyful Frog Digital In...

  • March 18, 2014
  • at 7:00 am
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Art of Click, a marketing agency and ad network that doesn’t charge for clicks

Founded by Emmanuel Allix, Singapore-based Art of Click, is a mobile marketing agency and ad network that insists on charging clients based ...

  • March 17, 2014
  • at 9:08 am
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Singapore’s most unlikely makerspace: a sprawling facility hidden in an old industrial estate

Home-Fix started out as a traditional mom-and-pop hardware store, but in the past couple of decades it has transformed into a sizable retail...

  • March 13, 2014
  • at 12:34 pm
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