Business

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India’s hike messenger introduces free voice calling

It is available to Android users first, with the iOS and Windows version to follow by the end of Q1 2015 India’s homegrown chat application hike messenger today introduced free ‘hike calls’ before its rival WhatsApp. The introduction of this feature will allow hike users to call each other for free – over 2G, 3G and WiFi

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Samsung Gear S review: So close yet so far

The Samsung Gear S is a solid, well-built, feature-rich device that is held back by lack of killer apps and high price tag The tech world loves a good war! Whether it’s the browser wars of the early 2000s, the console wars of the past decade or the smartphone wars that still rage to this

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Hong Kong Bitcoin platform ANX acquires CoinMKT; eyes US market

ANX’s COO David Chapman said the acquisition will strengthen its footprint in the Americas ANX today announced that it has acquired CoinMKT for an undisclosed amount to expand its global presence. ANX describes itself as an emerging bitcoin platform based in Hong Kong. CoinMKT is from Santa Monica, California, and will continue to operate under the same brand,

Hike feat

India’s hike messenger introduces free voice calling

It is available to Android users first, with the iOS and Windows version to follow by the end of Q1 2015 India’s homegrown chat application hike messenger today introduced free ‘hike calls’ before its rival WhatsApp. The introduction of this feature will allow hike users to call each other for free – over 2G, 3G and WiFi

Finance

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Singapore Health Tech launches VentureCraft to bridge China

A follow-on fund of US$300 million has also been established thanks to an ‘exclusive network of Chinese VCs and mentors’ Singapore Health Tech has launched a new initiative called VentureCraft to provide a working capital facility to early-stage Singapore-based high-tech IP startups. It will also grant access to Alibaba Co-founder Sun Tongyu and top China angel

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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 Health Tech launches VentureCraft to bridge China

A follow-on fund of US$300 million has also been established thanks to an ‘exclusive network of Chinese VCs and mentors’ Singapore Health Tech has launched a new initiative called VentureCraft to provide a working capital facility to early-stage Singapore-based high-tech IP startups. It will also grant access to Alibaba Co-founder Sun Tongyu and top China angel

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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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Meet Leggo, a planning and gathering app for the WhatsApp generation

Leggo’s mission is to disrupt WhatsApp when it comes to planning and gathering, and make the app ‘sticky’ Trying to organise friend meetups in WhatsApp groups is a major pain point for people with large social circles, especially university students. Having five, 10 or even more people sending back-and-forth chats about when they are free and where

Singapore

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Singapore Health Tech launches VentureCraft to bridge China

A follow-on fund of US$300 million has also been established thanks to an ‘exclusive network of Chinese VCs and mentors’ Singapore Health Tech has launched a new initiative called VentureCraft to provide a working capital facility to early-stage Singapore-based high-tech IP startups. It will also grant access to Alibaba Co-founder Sun Tongyu and top China angel

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 with the help of experts at Growth Hacking Indonesia. 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

India

Hike feat

India’s hike messenger introduces free voice calling

It is available to Android users first, with the iOS and Windows version to follow by the end of Q1 2015 India’s homegrown chat application hike messenger today introduced free ‘hike calls’ before its rival WhatsApp. The introduction of this feature will allow hike users to call each other for free – over 2G, 3G and WiFi

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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