Posts Tagged: startups


Vigo, human alertness gauge hits Kickstarter

Fresh out of China’s HAXLR8R, the Vigo human alertness gauge hits Kickstarter

One of the hardware startups that graduated from the most recent HAXLR8R incubator has taken to Kickstarter with its creation. The gadget is...

  • December 18, 2013
  • at 9:37 pm
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Smartisan OS launch

China-made, Android-based Smartisan OS gets $11.5 million in funding. What’s next? A phone?

Launched earlier this year with insane amounts of hype, China-made Smartisan OS is an Android skin. And that’s it. It’s not a ph...

  • December 17, 2013
  • at 5:25 pm
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With Ensogo founders’ backing, Thai startup WhatsNew aims to outdo Rocket Internet

Have you heard of Quidsi? The name might not be too familiar, but it might ring a bell when I say it’s an American company that owns and o...

  • December 16, 2013
  • at 6:10 pm
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New documentary shows how the Bangladesh startup scene is growing (VIDEO)

If you want to get noticed, you need the presentation skills to get the world looking. That’s what a bunch of Bangladeshi entrepreneur...

  • December 16, 2013
  • at 1:21 pm
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As China's demand for domestic help grows, Ayibang gets series A funding

As China’s demand for domestic help grows, Ayibang gets series A funding

With China’s growing rank of middle classes and ever more hectic urban lifestyles, there’s inevitably a new niche market that ne...

  • December 13, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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Singapore Press Holdings leads $10 million round in digital newsstand Magzter

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), Singapore’s largest newspaper publisher, announced yesterday that it has led a $10 million series B ro...

  • December 12, 2013
  • at 10:16 pm
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VentureCrowd aims to open equity crowdfunding to early stage Australian startups

Equity crowdfunding websites are taking off in the US, and Australia wants a piece of the action. A movement to give the country’s entrep...

  • December 12, 2013
  • at 10:08 am
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Go away MDA, and leave Singapore’s news startups alone

Update: Edits were made to clarify the fact that Breakfast Network does not yet fall under the new licensing rules. Therefore, it did not ne...

  • December 11, 2013
  • at 5:44 pm
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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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This startup stands in line so you don’t have to

The biggest enemy of a shopper is the queue. It’s especially frustrating to do so for a simple transaction like paying a bill or making a ...

  • December 18, 2013
  • at 8:32 pm
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IAHGames founder went from distributing junk mail to running a $25 million games publisher

Roland Ong of IAHGames started with $4,000 in his pockets. Now he's running a multi-million dollar business.

  • December 17, 2013
  • at 12:32 pm
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Listen to local nightclubs’ music before deciding where to go out with Bobamusic

Electronic music fans can be pretty picky about their DJs, and keeping track of who performs where can be a hassle, especially for newcomers...

  • December 16, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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10 useful tips for newbie entrepreneurs

Here are some useful tips for newbie entrepreneurs which we learned along the way while building Tech in Asia.

  • December 16, 2013
  • at 10:51 am
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Pickatale app

Pickatale weaves stories and fairy-tales for kids on the iPad

When observing children playing with iPads, Pickatale CEO Sigbjørn Dugal thought of how to educate his kids using modern tools. He was find...

  • December 13, 2013
  • at 12:00 pm
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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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This app lets men with ‘several girlfriends’ spy on their significant others’ every move

According to a survey by condom maker Durex, Thais rank at the top of the world’s infidelity chart as the most unfaithful lovers, with wel...

  • December 11, 2013
  • at 7:00 pm
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China’s Yodo1 to localize games for Korea and Japan with latest $11 million investment

Yodo1 has just closed an $11 million series B funding round led by GGV Capital. The Beijing-based mobile game localization specialists als...

  • December 11, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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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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