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India’s Paytm plans to expand to Singapore and other SEA markets

The mobile commerce platform has appointed Milaap Founder Sourabh Sharma in charge of Southeast Asia’s operations Indian mobile commerce platform Paytm has announced its plans to expand to Singapore and other Southeast Asian markets such as Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. To establish its presence in these geographies, the company has appointed Milaap Founder, Sourabh Sharma. The company intends to

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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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LINE to buy Microsoft-owned music streaming service MixRadio

The deal is expected to complete by early 2015. The amount has not been disclosed Japanese chat app giant LINE will be buying music streaming service MixRadio, which is currently owned by Microsoft after acquiring Nokia’s Devices and Services business. The amount remains undisclosed. The deal, expected to be completed in early 2015, will see MixRadio

Mobile app

India’s Paytm plans to expand to Singapore and other SEA markets

The mobile commerce platform has appointed Milaap Founder Sourabh Sharma in charge of Southeast Asia’s operations Indian mobile commerce platform Paytm has announced its plans to expand to Singapore and other Southeast Asian markets such as Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. To establish its presence in these geographies, the company has appointed Milaap Founder, Sourabh Sharma. The company intends to

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

arki

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

Home decor feat

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

Mobile app

India’s Paytm plans to expand to Singapore and other SEA markets

The mobile commerce platform has appointed Milaap Founder Sourabh Sharma in charge of Southeast Asia’s operations Indian mobile commerce platform Paytm has announced its plans to expand to Singapore and other Southeast Asian markets such as Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. To establish its presence in these geographies, the company has appointed Milaap Founder, Sourabh Sharma. The company intends to

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

India

Mobile app

India’s Paytm plans to expand to Singapore and other SEA markets

The mobile commerce platform has appointed Milaap Founder Sourabh Sharma in charge of Southeast Asia’s operations Indian mobile commerce platform Paytm has announced its plans to expand to Singapore and other Southeast Asian markets such as Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. To establish its presence in these geographies, the company has appointed Milaap Founder, Sourabh Sharma. The company intends to

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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LINE to buy Microsoft-owned music streaming service MixRadio

The deal is expected to complete by early 2015. The amount has not been disclosed Japanese chat app giant LINE will be buying music streaming service MixRadio, which is currently owned by Microsoft after acquiring Nokia’s Devices and Services business. The amount remains undisclosed. The deal, expected to be completed in early 2015, will see MixRadio

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