Business

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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

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Rivals unshaken by Google’s Flight Search launch in India

Users can search directly for flights within Google or access google.co.in/flights to quickly find, compare and book flights Boosting competition in the online travel booking space, Google has recently launched its flight search tool in India allowing users to find and compare airfares online and book tickets directly on an airline portal or through a

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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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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

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 monies will be used to launch a new product and expand its data science

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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 monies will be used to launch a new product and expand its data science

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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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We want to bring the next billion online: Opera’s Ivollex Hodiny

In an exclusive chat with e27, Hodiny talks about Opera’s plans to break into notoriously difficult Asian markets “I believe that access to the Internet should be a human right,” said Ivollex Hodiny as we started our conversation one sunny afternoon in Singapore. Hodiny is the Asian Growth Director of Opera Software, a company that many

Singapore

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GrabTaxi Singapore establishes US$2.8M welfare fund for drivers

It will offer medical, accident coverage and crisis support — making available around US$2,900 per year for each qualifying driver In an attempt to stand out from competitors in the taxi app space and lure more drivers to its platform, GrabTaxi Singapore today announced a new S$3.5 million (US$2.8 million) welfare fund for qualifying drivers that will offer medical, accident coverage

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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Myanmar and Indonesia top consumer confidence in Asia Pacific

While there were declines across all five key economic indicators, Asia Pacific markets remained optimistic overall, according to an industry survey Consumer confidence in Northeast Asian markets like Taiwan, Japan and Hong Kong fell sharply in the second half of 2014 versus the first half, according to a survey by the MasterCard Index of Consumer Confidence released last week. Meanwhile,

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