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Subscription-based e-reading app Bookmate launches in Singapore with StarHub partnership

The service is available for download on iOS App Store and Google Play Store. Users can also access Bookmate via the web Moscow-based e-book app Bookmate has today announced its official launch in Singapore, its first step into Asia Pacific. Currently claiming to have more than 500,000 e-books from 600 publishers, Bookmate will operate with three

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Why every company needs a minimum viable product

All businesses strive to create value — they just don’t always know where that value lies A minimum viable product (MVP) is the most basic level at which a product can enter the market. It’s an experiment to determine if the execution of an idea has enough marginal utility to make or improve profits. MVPs

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Snapdeal acquires gifts recommendation platform Wishpicker

The amount of the deal has not been disclosed. Snapdeal wants to personalise user experience and drive conversions with this move Snapdeal, an Indian online marketplace, today announced the acquisition of Wishpicker, a technology platform that offers users gift recommendations. The amount of the deal was not disclosed. The marketplace wants to personalise user experience and drive conversions through recommendations with this

Bookmate-StarHub launch

Subscription-based e-reading app Bookmate launches in Singapore with StarHub partnership

The service is available for download on iOS App Store and Google Play Store. Users can also access Bookmate via the web Moscow-based e-book app Bookmate has today announced its official launch in Singapore, its first step into Asia Pacific. Currently claiming to have more than 500,000 e-books from 600 publishers, Bookmate will operate with three

Finance

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Baidu helps Uber take on China with estimated US$600M strategic investment

The investment will help Uber challenge its main China rivals — Tencent-backed Didi Dache and Alibaba-backed Kuaidi Dache After initial rumours last week, Chinese Internet giant Baidu has today announced an undisclosed strategic investment in car-hailing app Uber, an investment that Bloomberg earlier reported could be worth up to US$600 million. Uber just recently earmarked part of

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Vietnamese non-profit art space San Art brings auction online

It has since raised more than US$30,000. Tra Nguyen tells this author how it has been so far With US$30,000 raised on US-based art auction platform Paddle8, Vietnam-based non-profit art gallery San Art is nearly halfway towards its goal of raising US$100,000 for activities in 2016. The art gallery had previously tried raising funds through

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Baidu helps Uber take on China with estimated US$600M strategic investment

The investment will help Uber challenge its main China rivals — Tencent-backed Didi Dache and Alibaba-backed Kuaidi Dache After initial rumours last week, Chinese Internet giant Baidu has today announced an undisclosed strategic investment in car-hailing app Uber, an investment that Bloomberg earlier reported could be worth up to US$600 million. Uber just recently earmarked part of

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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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One Upon Light proves that the console gaming market is alive and well

One Upon Light is a good first effort from a Singaporean studio that nails the basics but needs a little more pizzazz to achieve greatness You wake up, dazed, confused, unable to remember anything about yourself or the predicament you find yourself in. The world around you is now devoid of colour, existing only in

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One Upon Light proves that the console gaming market is alive and well

One Upon Light is a good first effort from a Singaporean studio that nails the basics but needs a little more pizzazz to achieve greatness You wake up, dazed, confused, unable to remember anything about yourself or the predicament you find yourself in. The world around you is now devoid of colour, existing only in

Indonesia

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Kudo announces launch of its digital kiosks in Jakarta

E-payment startup Kudo will make its payment kiosks available at malls, offices, and universities Kudo has announced that digital kiosks will be installed in various locations inside Mal Ciputra. The digital kiosks will also be available in several universities and buildings across West Jakarta, like Ukrida, Untar, UBM, and Trisakti. Kudo just received seed funding

India

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TLabs expands its accelerator to Bangalore; will offer US$50K to each startup

It will allow startups to syndicate the first round with TLabs being the lead investor Times Internet tech startup accelerator TLabs is expanding its accelerator programme to Bangalore. It has also increased the amount of capital to be invested in each startup to US$50,000 in order to provide a longer validation and growth runway amid rising

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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