Business

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Singapore startup Alpha7 launches COO-as-a-service

The startup calls itself the “right-hand man of the CEO, working towards a common objective of improving the company’s bottomline through technology” New technologies have made life easier for startups. The whole ‘blank-as-a-service’ industry has allowed companies to outsource highly technical, resource-intensive activities to third-party vendors who use economies of scale to bring the price down

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Singapore’s future? See sci-fi works Neuromancer, Ghost In The Shell

Big Data expert and author Keith Carter shares his visions of what a futuristic Singapore might look like within two decades In 1984, William Gibson wrote his seminal cyberpunk novel Neuromancer, which won three major sci-fi awards — the Nebula Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, and the Hugo Award — for its vision of a dystopian

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Australia’s Crowd Mobile acquires Hong Kong meetup app Kiss Hugs

Crowd Mobile, looking to expand into Asia, will acquire Kiss Hugs’ technology, intellectual property and user base Hong Kong-based meetup app Kiss Hugs has been acquired by Crowd Mobile, an Australian listed company, for an undisclosed amount less than a year after the startup was founded. Crowd Mobile, looking to expand into Asia, will acquire

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Singapore startup Alpha7 launches COO-as-a-service

The startup calls itself the “right-hand man of the CEO, working towards a common objective of improving the company’s bottomline through technology” New technologies have made life easier for startups. The whole ‘blank-as-a-service’ industry has allowed companies to outsource highly technical, resource-intensive activities to third-party vendors who use economies of scale to bring the price down

Finance

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Singapore’s Corporate360 raises US$200,000 in seed funding

The monies will be used to launch a new product and expand its data science and sales teams. The startup to head for Series A round in second half of 2015 Singapore-based B2B marketing data software provider  Corporate360 announced that it has raised US$200,000 in seed funding. The investors are Japan, US and Singapore based, revealed Corporate360 to e27. The

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Kliptap is Asia’s new crowdfunding platform for social causes

With emphasis on video and social media calls-to-action, Kliptap wants to create many examples like the Ice Bucket Challenge, which went on to raise US$100 million for ALS Hong Kong- and Shanghai-based Kliptap is a new crowdfunding platform for social causes that recently graduated from Chinaccelerator’s batch VI (November, 2014), where it received US$16,000 in funding for

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Singapore’s Corporate360 raises US$200,000 in seed funding

The monies will be used to launch a new product and expand its data science and sales teams. The startup to head for Series A round in second half of 2015 Singapore-based B2B marketing data software provider  Corporate360 announced that it has raised US$200,000 in seed funding. The investors are Japan, US and Singapore based, revealed Corporate360 to e27. The

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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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Singapore’s future? See sci-fi works Neuromancer, Ghost In The Shell

Big Data expert and author Keith Carter shares his visions of what a futuristic Singapore might look like within two decades In 1984, William Gibson wrote his seminal cyberpunk novel Neuromancer, which won three major sci-fi awards — the Nebula Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, and the Hugo Award — for its vision of a dystopian

Singapore

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Singapore startup Alpha7 launches COO-as-a-service

The startup calls itself the “right-hand man of the CEO, working towards a common objective of improving the company’s bottomline through technology” New technologies have made life easier for startups. The whole ‘blank-as-a-service’ industry has allowed companies to outsource highly technical, resource-intensive activities to third-party vendors who use economies of scale to bring the price down

Indonesia

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[Indonesia] Growth Hacking Indonesia – User Acquisition

Learn how to growth hack user acquisition and develop growth hacks for your own startup, and get those first 100,000 users! Synopsis: We have invited Anna Rehermann, Founder of Growth Hacking Asia who will introduce the concept of growth hacking, how it is different from traditional online marketing, the mindset and processes required to build

India

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Uber resumes services in Delhi with better safety measures

In a change to its business model, the company has applied for a license under the Radio Taxi Scheme Taxi-hailing app Uber has resumed services in India’s capital, New Delhi, after being banned for more than a month following the alleged rape of a woman by an Uber driver on job. The company had not run

Malaysia

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Doobie wants to be the Instagram of custom t-shirts

Do you want to design you own tee? All you have to do is snap, upload an image, and place your order with this new app Leveraging the textiles might of his existing Malaysia-based design and manufacturing company SaltyCustoms, young entrepreneur Shannon Toh is set on going where no startup in Southeast Asia has gone before: a mobile

Thailand

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[Thailand] SEO/SEM for Business

Want more traffic to your website? Check out this event organised by BSD Coding & Design Academy Bangkok. Synopsis: If you’re like most business owners and entrepreneurs, you know how frustrating it can be to get to the top of the search engine rankings. There’s so much information out there that it makes it hard

World

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Consumers in Indonesia and Philippines second most confident globally

Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam rank in the top 10 most optimistic countries globally, according to Nielsen’s Consumer Confidence Index Southeast Asian consumer confidence remained strong in Q4 2014, with Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam ranked in the top 10 most optimistic countries globally, according to the Consumer Confidence Index released today by Nielsen. However,

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