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NowFloats builds a business website via SMS; Company expanding to SEA

NowFloats builds a business website via SMS; Company expanding to SEA

Using NowFloats, local retailers can build websites through SMS in 13 minutes. The company wants to replicate the model in Southeast Asia now
| 2 hours ago
Google's new update to Street View allows to go back in time

Google’s new update to Street View allows to go back in time

How has Singapore changed? This new version of Street View will allow you to play time traveller and go back in time
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| 3 hours ago
Singapore telco M1 partners GrabTaxi to allow direct carrier billing for drivers

Singapore telco M1 partners GrabTaxi to allow direct carrier billing for drivers

Now, taxi drivers who use GrabTaxi will not have to travel to the startup's office to pay their commission fees
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| 4 hours ago
Hong Kong-based property marketplace Spacious receives US$500K

Hong Kong-based property marketplace Spacious receives US$500K

The funds will be used to boost the tech team and hire a business development person. Spacious is looking at expanding as well
| 5 hours ago
This Thai video-on-demand startup aims to be on NASDAQ by early 2015

This Thai video-on-demand startup aims to be on NASDAQ by early 2015

Video-on-demand service provider Ploenjit Media has invested more than US$6M in tech; aims to expand services outside Thailand by end of year
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| 6 hours ago
LINE postpones launch of pop-up store in Singapore

LINE postpones launch of pop-up store in Singapore

Originally slated for this Friday, April 25, LINE has pushed the launch of its store in Singapore further, citing logistical issues
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| 7 hours ago
Can this make commuting in Singapore less of a hassle?

Can this make commuting in Singapore less of a hassle?

How useful are electric scooters in the streets of urban Singapore? e27's Terence Ng takes a spin on the Zoom's ZoomAir
| 7 hours ago
In Apple and Google's race for mobile gaming dominance, who's leading?

In Apple and Google’s race for mobile gaming dominance, who’s leading?

Both companies entice developers like Gameloft and EA with platform exclusivity and sweet positions on online store landing pages
| 8 hours ago
Garena opens up new venture specialised in mobile business investments

Garena opens up new venture specialised in mobile business investments

The League of Legends publisher launches Garena Venture to invest in mobile and internet biz across the region; will deploy eight-figure funding per year to startups
| 10 hours ago
Echelon 2014: Can Taamkru make learning less stressful for preschoolers?

Echelon 2014: Can Taamkru make learning less stressful for preschoolers?

Unbeknown to some, preschoolers in Thailand are becoming stressed as parents go all out to get them a spot in a good primary school
| 11 hours ago
Rocket Internet's Carmudi revs up operations in Asia with US$10M funding

Rocket Internet’s Carmudi revs up operations in Asia with US$10M funding

With this investment, Carmudi aims to become the market leader in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines and Vietnam
| 12 hours ago
Is Brazil a hotbed for free-to-play gaming?

Is Brazil a hotbed for free-to-play gaming?

It seems likely as the country's market worth is US$470M and the player base count has jumped up 20 per cent since last year
| 12 hours ago
[Updated] 6 VC firms to inject US$95.5M with Singapore's NRF

[Updated] 6 VC firms to inject US$95.5M with Singapore’s NRF

The six firms are: Golden Gate Ventures, Jungle Ventures, Monk's Hill Ventures, Walden International, SBI Ven Capital, and New Asia Investments.
| 22, Apr 2014
This video analytics tool can help retailers profile their customers

This video analytics tool can help retailers profile their customers

SingTel, with KAI Square, launches VAaaS, a video analytics tool for Singaporean retailers, to help them identify customers, as well as count them, among other things
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| 22, Apr 2014
What does Nike shutting its wearable tech hardware division mean?

What does Nike shutting its wearable tech hardware division mean?

Does this news signify increased crowding in the sports wearable market? What lies ahead?
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| 22, Apr 2014
The Next Leap: Game Mechanics, Then & Now

The Next Leap: Game Mechanics, Then & Now

As a part of 'The Next Leap Series' initiative, we talk about the trending rules of play & design that encapsulate most game titles
| 22, Apr 2014

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