Daily Archives: Feb 25, 2013

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Polycom and Microsoft Lync provide content sharing applications

Polycom and Microsoft Lync provide content sharing applications

Polycom and Microsoft Lync deliver top notch video solutions and content sharing applications. How does it sound like to have swift communications across work environments? Be it on the go, home and work offices, conference rooms and immersive theatres, you can now work across all these platforms thanks to integration between Polycom and Microsoft Lync.

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SmartNet offers free access to Yahoo!, Facebook and Twitter

Smartphones are on the rise in emerging markets. With budget-conscious consumers in mind, Philippine carrier Smart Communications and Yahoo! are offering access to content and social networks for free. Smart and Yahoo! quietly launched their partnership earlier this year through the SmartNet application available for Android users. SmartNet offers free access to Yahoo! Search, Mail

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Former Rocket Internet executives prepare launch of Indonesia’s own beauty box business, Lolabox

Two former Rocket Internet executives prepare to launch what they hope to be Indonesia’s first beauty box business. Two former executives at Rocket Internet are gearing up for their launch of what they call “Indonesia’s first beauty box business”. The service, called Lolabox, was founded by Christian Sutardi and Cynthia Chaerunnisa in late 2012. Christian

Yahoo! clamping down on remote working arrangements

Yahoo! cracks down on remote working arrangements

Yahoo! is clamping down on remote working arrangements across all its offices in an effort to improve collaboration. How will this affect employees in Southeast Asia and around the world? Work from home arrangements are on the rise, at least in the U.S., with a 41% growth in the past decade. But as some companies

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Will instant messaging applications kill SMS in 2013?

As instant messaging applications take over the SMS space, the once well used service is expected to evolve into a GSMA initiative called RCS. Short Message Service (SMS) was created in the late 1980’s and has been the dominant messaging channel for mobile phone users until the recent rise of instant message applications on smartphones.

With agreement signed between Duane Morris & Selvam LLP and government agency, Singapore will see more than just economic growth

Duane Morris & Selvam LLP sign agreement with Singapore’s EDB to expand opportunities in local and foreign investment

Singapore’s EDB is working with Duane Morris & Selvam LLP to foster local and foreign investment, expand new markets and provide feedback to other government agencies. Duane Morris & Selvam LLP just announced today that it has just signed an agreement with Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB), a government agency dedicated to enhancing the country’s

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9th SWEEP Awards offers students a path to commercializing their ideas

9th SWEEP Innovation and Excellence Awards offers student startups a clear path to commercializing their innovations and ideas. The recent 9th SWEEP Innovation and Excellence Awards has granted cash prizes and product support to inventors for their innovative efforts. Here are the lists of winners. Champion – Colegio De San Juan Letran. The team was led

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Quipio is the Instagram for text messaging

Quipio has launched its app for a global audience since day one, and highlights the importance of optimizing for different networks and environments. Another app which recently came to our attention is Quipio, an app that provides an effortless way to share beautiful thoughts and moments with people. Jordan Crook of TechCrunch called the newly launched


[Singapore] Startup Workshop with mentor of 500 Startup and TechStars

Startup Workshop with mentor of 500 Startup and TechStars George Karidis, the Chief Strategy Officer of SoftLayer and mentor at world-famous accelerators TechStars and 500 Startups, along with SoftLayer Catalyst Community Manager Casey Lau will be holding a 1-day Startup Workshop on 3 March 2013. This event is free to all Catalyst members and other

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[Singapore] SEED info session

SEED info session Sharing and info session about the programmes that Social Entrepreneurship Experience and Development (SEED) offers in its June/July attachment programme. SEED aims to increase the awareness of youths in Singapore of Social Entrepreneurship in Singapore by organizing a short attachment programme during the June holiday. Interns would be able to work in

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Get2Volume partners Tata Elxsi to grow startups in Singapore and India

Get2Volume and Tata Elxsi have partnered to provide access to resources, network and funding to startups in Singapore and India. “Technology companies are global from day one,” says Get2Volume CEO Mike Holt, which is why the Singapore-based startup accelerator has partnered with India’s Tata Elxsi to provide access to resources and opportunities to startups across

GuideMeSingapore.com predicts business trends for Singapore 2013

GuideMeSingapore.com lists business trends in Singapore for 2013

In 2013, Singapore will see more foreign companies and an increase in entrepreneurs. That is no surprise, with its well-developed infrastructure, business-friendly policies and hub location. Contributing to the increase in entrepreneurship is the ease of starting a business and tax exemptions for start-ups. The minimum paid-up capital is only S$1, and it takes less

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AppVillage launches personalised message app Talking Bear Hugs

AppVillage, an Australian based app incubator, has recently launched its first app. Talking Bear Hugs; an app aimed at anyone with an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad who wants to share their personalised messages of love via SMS or Facebook, has been released on the app store. AppVillage runs an interesting model. It helps market

Lenovo Z Series looks slim but is powerful

Lenovo Z400 and Z500 slim and powerful in Singapore

Now, you can have your cake and eat it with the aesthetically pleasing and dynamic Lenovo Z Series IdeaPads rolling into stores in Singapore. Lenovo announced its latest Z Series laptops in Singapore, with IdeaPads Z400 and Z500, which come in 14 and 15 inch screen sizes respectively, three days ago. Running on up to

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GRUPARA Inc invests in Indonesian men’s fashion site MASKOOLIN

GRUPARA Inc makes first investment of the year into men’s fashion e-commerce site, MASKOOLIN. GRUPARA Inc today announced its investment into MASKOOLIN, a fashion e-commerce site for men. The Medco Group venture capital firm confirmed the deal last Friday at it’s free co-working space for startups, FREEWARE. MASKOOLIN focuses on discounted and off-seasons apparels for