Posts Tagged: startups


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The News Lens, the startup that wants to disrupt traditional media in Asia, just received its first round of funding

The News Lens, the Taipei-based startup that’s gaining a loyal following for its social approach to popular media, today revealed that it ...

  • December 11, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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Foxconn to launch $6.8 million in-house startup incubator as it seeks to lead in wearables

Foxconn, the Taiwanese manufacturer best known for assembling products from major hardware makers like Apple and Sony, today revealed it wil...

  • December 11, 2013
  • at 11:45 am
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7 startups in Southeast Asia that are impacting the 99 percent

Inequality is a big problem in Southeast Asia, with much of the population lacking adequate access to education, income, and job opportuniti...

  • December 11, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Sparklabs founder talks about Korea’s new generation of startups and his accelerator’s third batch of teams

It’s been a busy December for SparkLabs, the Seoul-based accelerator that burst into the Asia startup scene in August 2012 and quickly bec...

  • December 9, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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23 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week.

  • December 8, 2013
  • at 6:00 pm
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Uber takes its limos into third city in China

Online limo-booking service Uber is rolling out today in its third Chinese city. Now the cars are available in Guangzhou. The new city launc...

  • December 5, 2013
  • at 4:59 pm
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With find-a-roomie site Homie, an A-team of developers has found a home

After exiting from mobile security startup tenCube in 2010, entrepreneur and investor Darius Cheung has been on a mission to build a crack t...

  • December 5, 2013
  • at 12:00 am
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This simple exercise app wins 3 awards in 12 days in Shanghai, but can prizes correlate to success?

Pooshup, a simple exercise app that uses your phone’s proximity sensor to count push-ups, doesn’t have a typical founding story....

  • December 4, 2013
  • at 5:22 pm
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Coda Payments scores $2.3 million to make mobile payments without credit cards a cinch

Coda Payments, a Singapore-based company working with telcos to implement easy payments for digital products, has secured $2.3 million in Se...

  • December 3, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Smarty Ring brings wearable tech to your fingers

Smarty Ring puts your phone’s notifications where you can see them

While everyone’s talking about Google Glass or smartwatches being the wearable tech of the future, not many have considered that somet...

  • December 11, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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This app for reporting civic issues aims to fill the world’s potholes, clean up its litter, and fix its broken streetlights

When I see litter accumulating on a street corner or a pothole in the road, it annoys me, but rarely do anything about it. I have to choose ...

  • December 11, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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Codoon Smartband - After a long wait, China's controversial Jawbone Up clone is up for pre-order

After a long wait, China’s controversial Jawbone Up clone is now up for pre-order

Back in May, we looked at a Chinese company that was causing controversy with what looks very much like a shameless clone of the Jawbone Up....

  • December 10, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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8 startups you should know about from Singapore accelerator JFDI’s latest batch

Singapore’s only TechStars-style accelerator Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI) unleashed its latest batch of eight startups today at it...

  • December 9, 2013
  • at 6:05 pm
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Ex-Rocket, Groupon guys start CompareHero, a finance comparison site in Malaysia

Comparing prices on loans is useful when planning your finances. Yet, this proves to be an arduous process since you have to manually go to ...

  • December 6, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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Silicon Valley-based BootstrapLabs is the latest accelerator to set up shop in South Korea

Yesterday Bootstrap Labs, the California-based accelerator that transplants international startups to the Valley for a six-month training-an...

  • December 5, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Zhantai is a bizarre Chinese dating app that wants to hook you up with fellow subway commuters

The subway is a terrible place to meet people. In fact, any enclosed space makes for an uncomfortable venue to approach someone you fancy an...

  • December 4, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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Eventifier aims to be the world’s biggest event archiving platform, secures $500k funding

Bangalore-based event content aggregation web platform Eventifier announced today it has secured $500,000 funding from Accel Partners an...

  • December 3, 2013
  • at 5:10 pm
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Uber continues its startup love affair in Asia as it partners with Taiwan’s WhatsTheNumber

Today Uber, the fast-growing transportation startup, announced it will collaborate with WhatsTheNumber, the phone-number search service from...

  • December 2, 2013
  • at 10:05 pm
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