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Seoul’s A-33 Studio aims to revolutionise mobile gaming

The gaming startup intends to create a new control system to overcome what is seen by many to be the biggest failure of mobile gaming, the uninuative controls K Cube Ventures recently announced a US$700,000 investment into mobile game developer A-33 Studio. With this investment A-33 Studio will focus on ramping up its mobile FPS

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Hong Kong’s Scoutbots is cleaning up our oceans with open source technology

Scoutbots is currently raising an undisclosed seed round from one of Skype’s Co-founders, expected to close in the coming weeks “Sooner or later, we will have to recognise that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can

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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

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Seoul’s A-33 Studio aims to revolutionise mobile gaming

The gaming startup intends to create a new control system to overcome what is seen by many to be the biggest failure of mobile gaming, the uninuative controls K Cube Ventures recently announced a US$700,000 investment into mobile game developer A-33 Studio. With this investment A-33 Studio will focus on ramping up its mobile FPS

Finance

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Korean fitness band Arki hits US$150K on Kickstarter

Can Arki, a blend of health and fashion, go ahead with surpassing US$200,000 this weekend? Meet Arki, a perfect blend of health and fashion; it is technology worn on a wrist that does not stick out like a sore thumb. The health and fitness wearable band, meant to be worn around the wrist, was put

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Korean fitness band Arki hits US$150K on Kickstarter

Can Arki, a blend of health and fashion, go ahead with surpassing US$200,000 this weekend? Meet Arki, a perfect blend of health and fashion; it is technology worn on a wrist that does not stick out like a sore thumb. The health and fitness wearable band, meant to be worn around the wrist, was put

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Indian home design & décor startup Livspace raises US$4.6M Series A funding round

This round was led by Helion and Bessemer Venture Partners with participation from Jungle Ventures Bangalore-based personalized home design and décor solutions marketplace, Livspace has received US$4.6 million in its Series A round of funding, led by Helion Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners. The round also saw participation from Singapore-based Jungle Ventures. The funds

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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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Hong Kong’s Scoutbots is cleaning up our oceans with open source technology

Scoutbots is currently raising an undisclosed seed round from one of Skype’s Co-founders, expected to close in the coming weeks “Sooner or later, we will have to recognise that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can

Singapore

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Paktor launches GaiGai to help step up your dating game

The new service will coach users on style, fashion, dating etiquette and the intricacies of dating in a fast paced society Singapore-based dating app Paktor has just announced the launch of GaiGai (which means ‘going out’ in Cantonese), a service that aims to make you a more appealing date prospect. According to Charlene Koh, Co-founder and Chief

Indonesia

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Vserv joins XL to enhance mobile entertainment space in Indonesia

The partnership will integrate Vserv Smart Data platform with XL to help drive higher ROI for mobile entertainment firms Vserv, a mobile marketing platform across emerging markets, today announced a partnership with PT XL Axiata Tbk (XL), the second largest telecom service operator in Indonesia to strengthen its role in the mobile marketing space. The

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Vserv joins XL to enhance mobile entertainment space in Indonesia

The partnership will integrate Vserv Smart Data platform with XL to help drive higher ROI for mobile entertainment firms Vserv, a mobile marketing platform across emerging markets, today announced a partnership with PT XL Axiata Tbk (XL), the second largest telecom service operator in Indonesia to strengthen its role in the mobile marketing space. The

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

World

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Billion Dollar Babies programme for Indian product startups

The new program by TiE Silicon Valley aims to help scale Indian startups globally to reach $1 billion in value TiE Silicon Valley, the Silicon Valley chapter of  The Indus Entrepreneurs, announced its Billion Dollar Babies initiative, a new programme to help Indian product startups reach US$1 billion in global enterprise value by leveraging the

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