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Terence Lee

Based in Singapore, Terence enjoys turning complex topics into something palatable and enjoyable for readers. He also loves applying knowledge he absorbs in the real world.
There's theft (like hacking or breaking into an office to steal IP), and there's copying. It's hard to get riled up about copying without sounding hypocritical. If people choose to copy, that's their prerogative.

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Why one of China’s most successful founders isn’t afraid to be a copycat
the usual stuff. product expansion. marketing.

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CatchThatBus raises $1.5M from Jungle Ventures, 500 Startups
plane ticketing yes, but bus/ferry ticketing, no. A lot of opportunity here for CatchThatBus and its ilk to integrate with the bigger travel sites.

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CatchThatBus raises $1.5M from Jungle Ventures, 500 Startups
Hi Joseph! How was it like working at Netscape together with Marc, Ben, and all those guys? What was the most memorable part about it?

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Live Audio AMA with Entrepreneur in Residence of muru-D, Joseph Ziegler
You have an interesting way of picking co-founders indeed! Why would you pick strangers to be your co-founders? How would you determine if they're the right fit? And what things do you do to resolve conflicts after the company is started?

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I’m Nanxi, Co-Founder and CEO of Enplug. I live with 10 of our 50 teammates. AMA!
Damn. Any similar cases that has happened with Didi and other apps?

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Uber nightmare: Chinese woman robbed, sexually assaulted in three-hour ordeal
the bizdev team won the last foosball tournament we held, but I heard they gave bribes.

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We are the TIA community team! Ask us anything!
I have tons of foreign currency at home. This comes in handy!

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This startup is solving the worst thing about the end of your holiday – pesky foreign currency
Interesting analogy. Though I wonder if the mall analogy is the best representation. Would it be possible that the idealized UX dictates the structure of the application, rather than the other way around?

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How technology teams are formed – a case study
I don't consider it derogatory.

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Finally, a hackathon that isn’t a sausage fest
interesting. which examples have you come across. For RedMart, expanding is certainly challenging given the logistics setup they'll need. For guys like Carousell and Paktor, much easier since they're purely online.

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Singapore’s RedMart raises $26.7M to prepare for regional expansion
Hi Ajeet, thanks for getting on to TIA :) So what are you up to these days, and how do see your role in India's scene evolve?

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I am Ajeet Khurana, angel investor, mentor, former CEO of SINE and more! Ask Me Anything!
Didn't expect the new feature. Pretty creative.

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India tech blog YourStory raises series A to build multilingual community
yes they do. In this battle, it's whoever with the largest warchest wins.

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Didi Kuaidi and China’s sovereign wealth fund invests in GrabTaxi’s $350M round
that's half the story. Singapore is incorporating existing standards into its own. So it is listening to the market, in a way. There's also a whole B2B element to this as well, and Singapore can nudge these guys towards adopting standards that make business sense.

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For Singapore to innovate, it needs to conform
their valuation seems like it might approach a ceiling though. How high can they go before they saturate the VN market? Can they effectively scale abroad?

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Vietnam’s deputy prime minister just got serious about startups
One word: politics. The ASEAN Economic Community is a solution to a lot of the issues startups are facing. But with ASEAN having no tooth to enforce it even if it's passed, what's the point. Startups will have to find other means to level the economy, but if they're moving atoms, it's still tough going.

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Is our Southeast Asia tech boom built on a house of cards?
Isn't it a matter of time before Taobao lowers its shipping cost to make individual purchases viable?

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These entrepreneurs will leave Bay Area, return to Singapore to simplify C2C payments
Hi Iba and Syed, it seems like there are a lot of online recruitment startups out there. What's your secret sauce, and what's your competitive advantage?

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We started the company with $200 out of our university study room. AMA!
Zero to One. Peter Thiel gives the best explanation of what makes a successful startup. He explains it so well. The downside to it though is that he gives Asia a pass and tears down lean startup without properly understanding it. http://www.amazon.com/Zero-One-Notes-Startups-Future/dp/0804139296

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