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AIA launches 12-week accelerator programme with Hong Kong’s NEST

Eight startups focussed on the wearable tech and healthcare space will be selected to participate in this exciting programme Insurance giant AIA has partnered with Hong Kong-based startup incubator NEST to launch AIA Accelerator, a 12-week programme targeted at startups in the wearable technology and healthcare space. A total of eight companies will be chosen to participate

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AWS re:invent: Building up the cloud clout

Will the year of 2015 be the year of cloud? The response to AWS re:invent 2014 held in Las Vegas held earlier this month doesn’t rule out the possibility It’s mid-November and the time when publications start planning their year-ender features – year roundups and things that will define the year ahead. For tech-gurus sometimes

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Dining out? Save time: Chope acquires queueing service Ticktok

Singaporean restaurant reservation platform Chope has integrated queueing service Ticktok. What’s the synergy between the two? Singapore-based restaurant reservations provider The Chope Group today announced its acquisition of Appic Technologies, a fellow local company behind queuing service Ticktok. The acquisition sum was not disclosed. For background, Ticktok is a service that helps restaurant patrons make the

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AIA launches 12-week accelerator programme with Hong Kong’s NEST

Eight startups focussed on the wearable tech and healthcare space will be selected to participate in this exciting programme Insurance giant AIA has partnered with Hong Kong-based startup incubator NEST to launch AIA Accelerator, a 12-week programme targeted at startups in the wearable technology and healthcare space. A total of eight companies will be chosen to participate

Finance

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Scrollback raises US$400K in seed funding led by Jungle Ventures

The round was supported by Singapore’s NRF, Crystal Horse Investments, Singapore Angel Network, Roland Turner and other angel investors Scrollback, a Singapore- and India-based chat platform for online communities, today announced closing a US$400,000 seed funding round led by Jungle Ventures. The round was supported by Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF) under the Technology Incubation Scheme, Crystal Horse Investments, Singapore

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Wearable wireless mouse Mycestro is now publicly available

Tired of your clunky mouse? Mycestro offers an alternative that could be the future of peripherals Computers may have gotten smaller and more sophisticated over the years, but the mouse has stayed the same. This becomes problematic when you don’t have a flat surface or enough desk space for a mouse. That’s where Mycestro, a wearable

Funding

Scrollback raises US$400K in seed funding led by Jungle Ventures

The round was supported by Singapore’s NRF, Crystal Horse Investments, Singapore Angel Network, Roland Turner and other angel investors Scrollback, a Singapore- and India-based chat platform for online communities, today announced closing a US$400,000 seed funding round led by Jungle Ventures. The round was supported by Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF) under the Technology Incubation Scheme, Crystal Horse Investments, Singapore

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Echelon Malaysia: Three IPOs you need to know about

For many startups, IPO is the holy grail of exit strategies. Find out how three tech firms managed that feat at Echelon Malaysia IPO, or initial public offering, is a simple word that captures neatly both the desires and fears of almost every startup. Being able to bring a company to public attention, letting media and industry

Technology

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Wearable wireless mouse Mycestro is now publicly available

Tired of your clunky mouse? Mycestro offers an alternative that could be the future of peripherals Computers may have gotten smaller and more sophisticated over the years, but the mouse has stayed the same. This becomes problematic when you don’t have a flat surface or enough desk space for a mouse. That’s where Mycestro, a wearable

Singapore

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ITE-Samsung Tech Hub to provide ‘real-world training’ to ITE students

The initiative will focus on display and mobile technologies with an aim of creating a local, specialised workforce The ITE-Samsung Tech Hub officially opened on Friday, November 21, 2014, at ITE (Institute of Technical Education) College East in Singapore, with an objective of “providing real-world training” that will enhance the employability of ITE students. The initiative is part of the ITE-Samsung Industry Project Programme. Samsung

Indonesia

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Convergence Accel launches with US$25M Indonesia-focussed fund

The fund will primarily seek to invest up to US$500,000 in early-stage technology companies based in Indonesia Convergence Accel has launched with a US$25 million fund focussed on investing in early-stage technology companies in Indonesia. The partners, Adrian Li and Donald Wihardja, bring entrepreneurial and operational experience to the fund and are advised by a group of venture capitalists

India

Funding

Scrollback raises US$400K in seed funding led by Jungle Ventures

The round was supported by Singapore’s NRF, Crystal Horse Investments, Singapore Angel Network, Roland Turner and other angel investors Scrollback, a Singapore- and India-based chat platform for online communities, today announced closing a US$400,000 seed funding round led by Jungle Ventures. The round was supported by Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF) under the Technology Incubation Scheme, Crystal Horse Investments, Singapore

Malaysia

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3 niche local demands met by Malaysian online stores

Catering to specific markets lets small e-commerce players stay competitive. Check out these Malaysian businesses addressing distinct needs The size of the e-commerce market in Malaysia is projected to grow to RM 5.76 billion (US$1.7B) in 2015, according to statistics from eCommerceMILO. With over 90 per cent of Malaysian web users shopping online, the market is largely driven

Thailand

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[Thailand] WebMob Thailand

WebMob Thailand: Introducing PrimeTime, Thailand’s version of Netflix. Synopsis: Do you know Netflix? Meet PrimeTime, a Thai-based provider of on-demand Internet streaming media that allows you to watch Hollywood movies and series on your Mobile, Tablet, Laptop, or Smart TV! ***Free Event for RSVP + Win one of the 3 ‘one-year subscription vouchers’ to PrimeTime

World

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AIA launches 12-week accelerator programme with Hong Kong’s NEST

Eight startups focussed on the wearable tech and healthcare space will be selected to participate in this exciting programme Insurance giant AIA has partnered with Hong Kong-based startup incubator NEST to launch AIA Accelerator, a 12-week programme targeted at startups in the wearable technology and healthcare space. A total of eight companies will be chosen to participate

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