Business

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Taobao Marketplace launches self pick-up service with SingPost’s POPStation

Always missing parcels? This particular partnership might make Taobao customers in Singapore very happy Remember Alibaba’s US$249 million investment in Singapore Post (SingPost) earlier in May 2014? Well, that particular deal is already bearing fruit for the Chinese e-commerce giant. Alibaba’s Taobao Marketplace Southeast Asia has today launched a self pick-up service with SingPost. Customers

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This app wants to help Muslim singles mingle

The free dating and matchmaking app is for the ‘Mats & Minahs’ of the world to connect and get to know each other In a country like Singapore, one’s personal life often takes a backseat to the rat race. It is no wonder that a slew of dating apps such as Paktor have sprung up to help singles in

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migme acquires LoveByte for 3 things: couple app, avatar creation and virtual gifts

Co-founders of LoveByte will still continue to spearhead development, except now they will be migme employees Australian company migme has today announced its acquisition of Singapore-based couple app LoveByte for an undisclosed amount. While terms of the deal were not disclosed, Sng Wei Zhang and Chen Jia Jia, who are both Founders of LoveByte, will

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Taobao Marketplace launches self pick-up service with SingPost’s POPStation

Always missing parcels? This particular partnership might make Taobao customers in Singapore very happy Remember Alibaba’s US$249 million investment in Singapore Post (SingPost) earlier in May 2014? Well, that particular deal is already bearing fruit for the Chinese e-commerce giant. Alibaba’s Taobao Marketplace Southeast Asia has today launched a self pick-up service with SingPost. Customers

Finance

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GNum raises US$5.6 million in seed funding from Tembusu Partners

The Singapore-based startup will use the funding to expand operations globally over the next two years, and improve product pipeline and technologies Singapore-based tech startup GNum announced today that it has raised S$7 million (US$5.6 million) in seed funding from private equity firm Tembusu Partners. An official release said that GNum has developed a patent-pending technology that allows calls from

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Too cool: Ambi Climate more than 300% funded on Kickstarter

Hong Kong-based company Ambi Labs will be shipping the device and launching its companion app by June 2015 Having launched a Kickstarter campaign for smart device Ambi Climate last week, with a goal set at US$25,000, Hong Kong-based Ambi Labs was in for a treat. In less than nine hours, the firm managed to snag

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GNum raises US$5.6 million in seed funding from Tembusu Partners

The Singapore-based startup will use the funding to expand operations globally over the next two years, and improve product pipeline and technologies Singapore-based tech startup GNum announced today that it has raised S$7 million (US$5.6 million) in seed funding from private equity firm Tembusu Partners. An official release said that GNum has developed a patent-pending technology that allows calls from

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MOL raises US$169 million in its initial IPO round on Nasdaq

This is way less than its expected US$300 million. Each share was priced at US$12.50 The Malaysia-based online payment company MOL has just finished wrapping up its IPO on the Nasdaq stock exchange, raising US$169 million in the initial round of offering with the price of each share being US$12.50, the bottom of the initial US$12.50 to US$14.50 price

Technology

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Hong Kong startup scene is heating up: Sensbeat’s Leo Wong — Part 2

The number of people who want to do startups is increasing. Growing integration centres and co-working spaces are proof, says the Co-founder This article concludes the two-part Q&A with Sensbeat’s Co-founder Leo Wong. Read Part 1 here Are you looking to expand the Sensbeat team? Yes, but I think the most challenging part is hiring engineers in Hong Kong.

Singapore

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Taobao Marketplace launches self pick-up service with SingPost’s POPStation

Always missing parcels? This particular partnership might make Taobao customers in Singapore very happy Remember Alibaba’s US$249 million investment in Singapore Post (SingPost) earlier in May 2014? Well, that particular deal is already bearing fruit for the Chinese e-commerce giant. Alibaba’s Taobao Marketplace Southeast Asia has today launched a self pick-up service with SingPost. Customers

Indonesia

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Smartphone manufacturer Advan enters software market

Smartphone manufacturer, Advan, has launched its app store with support from local developers; 150,000 apps already on the market Advan has done something which is inevitable to be done, especially by hardware vendors. The local brand decided to develop its own online store to support its smartphones. This move of  Advan has reportedly attracted a

India

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Indian startups should focus more on design and mobility: Ravi Gururaj

A mentor to many a successful startup in the country, Gururaj articulately points out what is needed to get budding entrepreneurs to the place they deserve The posh locale of Diamond District in Bangalore is a hot bed for some of the brightest minds from industries ranging from education to health. How exactly are these startups

Malaysia

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[Malaysia] Alpha Startups – Telco Edition

Got a startup idea and not sure where to begin? Let us sort you out at Alpha Startups Synopsis: We have designed a content-packed, hands-on programme for startups in alpha mode. Beyond big ideas and cash, discover the proven methodologies behind building a successful startup. Learn from experienced mentors and fellow peers on your ramp

Thailand

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[Thailand] Startup Grind Bangkok with Edwyn Chann

Find out how Spottly snagged their funding with an exclusive interview with Edwyn Chann at Startup Grind Bangkok Synopsis: Are you ready for the amazing journey upcoming October? This month we will interview Edwyn Chan, co-founder of Spottly, one of the most popular social travel apps. Launched in Hong Kong, Spottly has just recently raised

World

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Weekly Cornerplay: Microsoft’s wearable is imminent, but what’s the point?

Jeffrey Yuwono expresses doubts over Microsoft’s coming wearable device in this edition of Weekly Cornerplay According to Forbes, Microsoft will launch its wearable device in the coming weeks in time for the holiday season. It’s a health-focussed device and will work with Android, iPhone and of course Windows Phone. I had written my concerns about the

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