12 of our hottest tech stories, lists, and features for your weekend reading


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Wanna catch up on Asia tech news? Worry not! Check out or list of the hottest stories from the past seven days on Tech In Asia!

1. With $560,000 in hand, 99.co is the Airbnb for long-term property rental

Singapore’s serial entrepreneur Darius Cheung is back.

2. Yello Mobile acquires Indonesian price comparison site PriceArea

Price was not disclosed. Price comparison is a hot area in Southeast Asia’s ecommerce scene.

3. 8pip launches Bitcoin prepaid card to make Bitcoin more accessible to the public

One step towards making Bitcoin accessible to the mainstream crowd.

4. Logistics-as-a-service startup raises money to deliver across Asia

Smoothening out Asia’s fragmented market.


1. Here are the 10 teams that did battle at Startup Arena

Bindo’s point-of-sale system won in the end.

2. 10 Philippine online payment methods for consumers and merchants

Here’s a guide to helping up-and-coming Philippine online merchants and online buyers to find the payment gateway that fits their needs.

3. Getting funding: 10 survival strategies for startups

Tips from entrepreneurs who have gone through the process.


1. How an entrepreneur with two failed ventures went on to clone Rocket Internet’s tech hub in Asia

Cloning Rocket Internet is apparently a thing now.

2. This startup lets you share files safely and anonymously, and it’s easier than Dropbox

Dropbox perfected file-sharing. SendAnywhere ones to one-up Dropbox in the mobile space.

3. A Swiss smartwatch? That’s now a real thing

Tacking on smart features into an old industry.

4. China loves QR codes, and this startup can make them more beautiful

QR codes as art? Why not.

5. This Japanese startup makes a killer video conferencing service that aims to replace Skype

Tough fight against Skype and Hangouts.

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