Malaysia-based GrabTaxi, which runs an app-connected taxi booking service, has secured US$15 million in series B funding led by GGV Capital.
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Beijing based mobile app and digital content analytics company App Annie has announced that it acquired competitor Distimo.
Chinaccelerator held its fifth Demo Day yesterday for its newest batch of graduating startups. Here's what we saw.
Ramping up its presence in Asia, aComerce has now expanded into the Philippines.
In line with Dtac’s change of plan, the program is now divided into two tracks – the accelerator and incubator programs. Thus the finalists are separated into t...
Sina Tech reports Baojia has over 1,000 cars listed on its site. In total, Beijing alone has more than 5.2 million private cars.
There’s now a way to send a gift to someone inside WeChat – and it’s really easy to do. The newly-launched service is created by a Chinese startup called Giftpa...
Lolabox just announced that it will be sending out its last box to customers.
Pakistan’s BookMe does pretty much what Fandango does in the US – make it easy for people to book movie tickets. But it has a lot more planned.
Silicon Valley-based Japanese startup FlyData has received an additional investment of US$1.45 million from Nissay Capital and more.
Duolingo’s Luis von Ahn talks censorship in China, disrupting Asia’s English study and certification boom
Entrepreneur Luis von Ahn hopes that his Duolingo Test Center can level the the playing field for access to English proficiency certification in Asia.
In 2013, WebKul has tripled its revenue and products, and reached US$1 million revenue.
What I learned setting up a startup incubator in Myanmar – and what you need to know about the country itself
Here's what experienced tech entrepreneur Phil Morle learnt about Myanmar while setting up the new Ideabox startup incubator.
The wolf of Silicon Harbor? Or merely misunderstood? Here's the story of Jong Lee and his role as investor in a once promising and award-winning startup.
Singapore-based online beauty store Luxola today announced that it has raised over $3 million in additional funding, adding on to their oversubscribed series C ...
While other English conversation apps have adopted video, Eigooo keeps it simple with text-only chat.
Indosat announced that it has joined forces with SoftBank to launch SB ISAT, a $50 million fund targeting Indonesian growth-stage startups.
We had a hard time choosing from all the projects on the Kickstarter-esque Demohour that successfully hit their fundraising goals.
AppWorks, Taiwan’s four-year-old homegrown startup accelerator, held the Demo Day for its eighth graduating class of startups yesterday. A whopping 19 teams too...
Ripplrz sets up the hackathon premise in reverse.
Earlier this week, the pixel-perfect Secret clone vanished from the iOS App Store in mysterious circumstances. Now it’s heading back with a new name and a refre...
Tokyo-based translation platform Gengo revealed earlier today that it has translated over 200 million words to date.
Only a week after GrabCar first launched in Malaysia, the service is now available in Manila
While Indonesia’s mobile industry has abundant potential, it’s game developers who are mostly leading the way. That’s not a bad thing of course. Today there’s a...
One of the many lifelong struggles that we face has to be managing our personal finances. DrWealth wants to help with that.
HalalMinds uses a barcode scanner to let users verify if a product is halal - an especially useful feature for those who can't read Japanese.
By completing surveys or viewing ads, users are rewarded with prepaid phone credits that can be used for making calls or using mobile internet.
South Korea-based HelloMarket is like Craigslist on steroids, with a better interface oriented around photos and a built-in escrow payments system. Today it got...