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Terence Lee
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What is domain driven design?

12:58 pm on Jun 28, 2015 by Stephen Jagger

Twice a year we gather the whole PayrollHero team to a single location for learning, retrospectives, bonding, and adventure. This time, we brought Kiro Harada i...

acquisition by OpenTable probably? I mean the ex CFO has a seat at the... table.

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Online restaurant booking service Chope raises $8M, revenue doubled in past year
going into SaaS seems like a whole new ball game for these guys, who have so far been all about pageviews and listings.

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Online restaurant booking service Chope raises $8M, revenue doubled in past year
He's unique but far from perfect. I like how he learned from his failures in his first stint at Apple and figured out how to ship products on time and on budget without letting perfectionism ruin him.

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Inspirational quotes from Steve Jobs for entrepreneurs
Assuming a 40% active usage, we're looking at 40,000 to 200,000 users on Android alone. Tack on iOS users and you'd probably have somewhere between 60,000 to 300,000 active users maybe? Agree that it's too wide of a range to give a useful indication of how much traction the app has.

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Singapore’s DBS bank brings its Paylah mobile payments app to Apple Watch
Assuming a 40% active usage, we're looking at 40,000 to 200,000 users on Android alone. Tack on iOS users and you'd probably have somewhere between 60,000 to 300,000 active users maybe? Agree that it's too wide of a range to give a useful indication of how much traction the app has.

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Singapore’s DBS bank brings its Paylah mobile payments app to Apple Watch
there were queues when it was first sold in Singapore, but I agree with Michael that it's not too widespread.

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Singapore’s DBS bank brings its Paylah mobile payments app to Apple Watch
certainly. though as the Alibaba case has showed, simply transplanting Western ideas into a different market isn't a sure recipe for success. there must be something the Flipkarts and Snapdeals are doing that's unique to India and perhaps from there we can draw lessons.

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Missing: thought leaders in Asia’s tech industry
I wonder how long can the good times roll? Once these apps stop paying incentives funded by VC money to the taxi drivers, will these workers still benefit substantially from the taxi apps?

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How on-demand service apps are giving blue-collar workers a new lease on life
what exactly do you look out for in founders?

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I’m James Tan, co-founder at Jetbay & managing partner at QuestVC. AMA!
Hi James, thanks for doing this AMA! Is there a tech bubble in China? Seems like the govt is encouraging tech firms to list in China, and coupled with a depressed housing market driving investors into stocks, plus frothy startup valuations, could we see the bubble burst soon? How do you see this play out?

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I’m James Tan, co-founder at Jetbay & managing partner at QuestVC. AMA!
Wow. I'm surprised to learn that!

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Gay marriage: why are Asian tech companies so silent?
I think it has to do with the fact that the gay rights movement is not as widely accepted here in Asia. Gay sex is illegal in India, firms can't voice out about homosexuality in China without facing government censure. The situation is pretty similar in Southeast Asia. Hence the notion of equality for LGBTs doesn't have wide traction. Further, startups in the US typically reside in San Francisco or New York, which are liberal bastions. That, combined with the fact that most of its employees also skew liberal, means they can afford to support LGBT equality without facing criticism within and without.

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Gay marriage: why are Asian tech companies so silent?
nah, not like the way it is now.

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5 brave but crazy startup ideas that paid off
And you trust Rahul? Really?

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Housing CEO Rahul Yadav says a final good-bye: report
I'd love to hear if they have any data on whether their platform even works in boosting productivity or engagement.

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Thai gamification startup raises $1.8M series A to keep the games going
Hi Akiko, I am curious about Japanese startup culture. I've heard that top-tier talent in Japan tend to join corporates rather than startups, and that the notion of failure is unacceptable there. Is that true? What challenges are you seeing in terms of culture and mindset that you think needs to be overcome in Japan?

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I’m Akiko Naka, the founder & CEO of Wantedly. Ask me anything!
electronic gaming.

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5 brave but crazy startup ideas that paid off
Agree, Reddit certainly has a right be censor their own platform. It's their product. They set the rules. Makes sense from a social responsibility perspective too. Besides, there's always 4chan.

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Reddit’s censorship sucks, but it’s right to ban the haters
I wonder how viable is Exiii as a business, and what will it take for it to reach that point?

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This gorgeous, 3D-printed robotic arm from Japan is changing how prosthetics are perceived
Chinapages looks like it was made by a Satanist...

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I’m Porter Erisman, a former Alibaba Vice-President & author of ‘Alibaba’s World’. AMA!
Why is there a press release on the site, Buzzcity? Not the best way to engage readers.

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I hope so. I'd love to hear what the consultants think about this!

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Malaysia hired McKinsey to help it develop the startup ecosystem. Waste of money?
the Malaysian govt should consult you :)

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Malaysia hired McKinsey to help it develop the startup ecosystem. Waste of money?
not too sure I follow your logic...

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Malaysia hired McKinsey to help it develop the startup ecosystem. Waste of money?
250k to be exact ;) Yeah it might seem frivolous at first glance. But with shortage of workers, restaurants can't stand idly by. It's interesting they're giving drones a shot, but time will tell whether there's real value.

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There’s a hidden battle for indoor drone dominance – and this startup is at the forefront
Heyy Porter. I'm proud to say that I completed the book :) Is there anything you wish you'd add in the book about Alibaba and Jack Ma that you didn't (or was left on the cutting floor)? Also, from your perspective, what do you think are some Western tech companies who have done it right in China?

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I’m Porter Erisman, a former Alibaba Vice-President & author of ‘Alibaba’s World’. AMA!
It's hard to take numbers seriously in a country where the line between truth and lies is so blurred. Goes for the startup scene in general actually.

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Report: millions of Uber’s China rides are faked