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Retail tech startup Primaseller raises funding from Mumbai Angels

The funds will be used to increase the number of online channels offered and to build a stronger customer base Software-as-a-Service retail technology startup Primaseller has raised an undisclosed amount in its second round of funding from Mumbai Angels. The round was led by Aniruddha Malpani, a member of the angel network, in participation with US-based tech

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This Korean startup aims to make computer education fun

Since September this year, computer science is a mandatory subject in Korea, giving rise to startups in this segment. EntryKorea is one such with hefty goals The programming and software education market is booming in Korea. Starting from next year, domestic software education will become mandatory for middle school students, and by 2018 it will become

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LINE to buy Microsoft-owned music streaming service MixRadio

The deal is expected to complete by early 2015. The amount has not been disclosed Japanese chat app giant LINE will be buying music streaming service MixRadio, which is currently owned by Microsoft after acquiring Nokia’s Devices and Services business. The amount remains undisclosed. The deal, expected to be completed in early 2015, will see MixRadio

investment

Retail tech startup Primaseller raises funding from Mumbai Angels

The funds will be used to increase the number of online channels offered and to build a stronger customer base Software-as-a-Service retail technology startup Primaseller has raised an undisclosed amount in its second round of funding from Mumbai Angels. The round was led by Aniruddha Malpani, a member of the angel network, in participation with US-based tech

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Retail tech startup Primaseller raises funding from Mumbai Angels

The funds will be used to increase the number of online channels offered and to build a stronger customer base Software-as-a-Service retail technology startup Primaseller has raised an undisclosed amount in its second round of funding from Mumbai Angels. The round was led by Aniruddha Malpani, a member of the angel network, in participation with US-based tech

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Korean fitness band Arki hits US$150K on Kickstarter

Can Arki, a blend of health and fashion, go ahead with surpassing US$200,000 this weekend? Meet Arki, a perfect blend of health and fashion; it is technology worn on a wrist that does not stick out like a sore thumb. The health and fitness wearable band, meant to be worn around the wrist, was put

investment

Retail tech startup Primaseller raises funding from Mumbai Angels

The funds will be used to increase the number of online channels offered and to build a stronger customer base Software-as-a-Service retail technology startup Primaseller has raised an undisclosed amount in its second round of funding from Mumbai Angels. The round was led by Aniruddha Malpani, a member of the angel network, in participation with US-based tech

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A slowly strengthening Japan hits 86 IPOs in 2014; over half in tech

The increasing number of IPOs will be welcomed by Japan as it continues to struggle with keeping its economy afloat in 2014 Japan had some good news to share: the country has seen a record number of IPOs in 2014, up from 64 in 2013 to 86 this year, according to a report by Japan

Technology

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Weekly Cornerplay: Google ads can drive store visits…or not

In this edition of Weekly Cornerplay, Jeffrey Yuwono takes a closer look at Google’s metric for store visits Google announced a few days ago the initial roll-out of a new ‘store visits’ metric for AdWords. Essentially, it is an attempt to trace conversion from an ad click to an actual store visit. According to Google: With the holiday

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India’s Paytm plans to expand to Singapore and other SEA markets

The mobile commerce platform has appointed Milaap Founder Sourabh Sharma in charge of Southeast Asia’s operations Indian mobile commerce platform Paytm has announced its plans to expand to Singapore and other Southeast Asian markets such as Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. To establish its presence in these geographies, the company has appointed Milaap Founder, Sourabh Sharma. The company intends to

Indonesia

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Easy Taxi scales down operations in Hong Kong, Indonesia and India

Brazil-based Easy Taxi is clearly feeling the pressure of operating in Asia’s highly competitive taxi-booking space Brazil’s Easy Taxi has today officially announced plans to ‘streamline its operations’ by focussing on what it calls ‘key Asian cities’ in an attempt to increase its return on investments. The announcement follows yesterday’s reports that the three-year old Rocket

India

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Retail tech startup Primaseller raises funding from Mumbai Angels

The funds will be used to increase the number of online channels offered and to build a stronger customer base Software-as-a-Service retail technology startup Primaseller has raised an undisclosed amount in its second round of funding from Mumbai Angels. The round was led by Aniruddha Malpani, a member of the angel network, in participation with US-based tech

Malaysia

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Follow footsteps of locals and discover new places with Seeties

This Malaysia-based startup that focuses on local discovery, tries a unique adrenaline-fuelled marketing campaign to catch user-attention Seeties, a new website and mobile app allows users to discover new local points of interests in Southeast Asia like food and drinks, culture, landmarks, outdoor and sports and nightlife. The Malaysia based startup offers a SoLoMo (social

Thailand

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Sokochan wants to help small merchants forget ‘logistics’

With fulfilment provider Sokochan, Thai merchants like The Opening Closet by Nongrax have been using their time to better sell online Before starting Thailand-based fulfilment provider Sokochan, Benjaporn “May” Chaiburee was a small merchant selling children apparel on Facebook. While operating the business online, she faced many challenges. Firstly, she had no way of telling

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Weekly Cornerplay: Google ads can drive store visits…or not

In this edition of Weekly Cornerplay, Jeffrey Yuwono takes a closer look at Google’s metric for store visits Google announced a few days ago the initial roll-out of a new ‘store visits’ metric for AdWords. Essentially, it is an attempt to trace conversion from an ad click to an actual store visit. According to Google: With the holiday

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