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No lost kids any more; Beluvv creates Guardian to keep a track of kids

No lost kids any more; Beluvv creates Guardian to keep a track of kids

Despite parents trying to be as vigilant as they can, about 8 million children get lost every year. Guardian, a device created by Beluvv hopes to tackle the problem Nearly 8 million children get lost every year. The shocking statistic inspired Taiwanese startup, Beluvv,  to create Guardian, a small wearable device that is able to

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PropertyGuru launches US$800K campaign to educate property seekers

Also known as “Get the Guru view”, this new initiative aims to empower property seekers to make better property decisions. The six-month S$1 million (US$800,000) campaign is developed together with award-winning creative agency Brilliant and features a broad range of digital, print, broadcast, outdoor and online advertising marketing activities, which you can already see from

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Can’t find the chords for your indie songs? Try Chordify

Tapping onto SoundCloud and Youtube, Chordify extracts high quality chords for you to practice and play. It also has a beat aligned interface so you can get groovy. Created by a team of innovators from the UK and Netherlands, Chordify lets users upload music files or paste Youtube and SoundCloud URLs first. Subsequently, the website


The Tokyo Game Show breaks another record

Every year, the Tokyo Game Show has broken attendance records. In 2013, it reached a new high of 270,197 visitors, almost 50,000 more than last year. The show this year was also bigger, spanning nine halls as compared to eight last year. There was also a record high number of exhibitions by 352 companies and organizations

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Skype just turned 10! Any birthday wishes?

Ever since Skype was invented, many incredible things have happened. This article commemorates some of these amazing stories and the many more to come. Over the past decade, Skype has allowed users to break geographical boundaries and create new cultural and social norms of interaction in the digital world. With more than 1.4 trillion minutes

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Would you stop smoking to save up for a holiday? 25% of Asians would

According to a survey conducted by TripAdvisor, Asian consumers are most willing to make lifestyle sacrifices for holidays. Many believe that holidays are too important to spend less on and normally view holidays as a reward that they and their families deserve. A whooping 86 percent of Asians surveyed indicated that they are happy to


Do you have more than the average of 25 mobile apps installed?

A recent report suggests that the average smartphone user has 25 apps installed. South Korea tops the chart at 40 apps with only 2.7 of paid apps. The report drawn from Google Data reveals that chart topper Korea has lower number of paid apps compared to Japan and Switzerland, at 17.5 and 9.4 paid apps per user

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These cab drivers will make sure you never leave anything behind

No, we are not talking about a kind and honest bunch of cab drivers. We’re talking about a technology that these cab drivers drive on board. Tokyo-based taxi Kokusai Motorcars Co. is planning to equip its vehicles with a camera system that automatically detects when items are left behind. Co-developed by technology consultant Ideacross, there


Not sure if you need a doctor? Try self-diagnosis app, Haamor

With a ratio of three doctors for every 10,000, Thailand is in lack of doctors. Therefore, the team behind Thailand’s top healthcare site created this app. Also known as Haamor, which directly translates to “visit the doctor” from Thai, the team behind this app also took home the runner up prize at the DTAC Demo Day,

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Dieting goes high-tech and social with this new app

Also known as DietParty, this app combines traditional and contemporary dieting methods to make dieting more relevant and possibly more successful too. Created by a talented team who won the second runner up prize at the recent demo day organized by Thai Telco, DTAC, DietParty is not like any other weight loss app out there. Other than the usual

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Quick consumer insights app, Fastinflow wins DTAC Wizard of Apps

Held at the DTAC office Bangkok, the Wizard of Apps is an accelerate program initiated by Thai telco dtac to motivate the young innovators of Thailand. With the aim of motivating Thai developers to create innovation and new application as well as encourage Thai people to take part actively in technology, the DTAC Wizard of Apps

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What every marketer should know about the Asian Internet user

This article summarizes what every digital brand marketer outside should know and often find hard to know – the right target audience. Produced by Marketing Mobile Association (MMA) and, the report below addresses the audience insights of the growing mobile internet user base in the Southeast Asia (SEA) region by profiling the mobile web and

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Beware: Your employee could be a malicious insider

According to statistics, your employee could be threatening your company security with malicious spear phishing and malware. How can you then protect the company with the biggest thread stems from the inside? In fact, only less than one percent of your employees will ever be actual malicious insiders. Yet, all of them can have the

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Singaporeans can now make AXS payments on their mobile

No more excuses for late bill payments. The AXS app is now on your mobile for quick and easy payment services. Unique to Singapore, the AXS station is a one-stop multi-application and interactive self-service terminal that provides Singaporeans with comprehensive bills and fines payments services, online government eServices, prepaid top-up, ticketing and many other payment services.

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Your Facebook likes may be more revealing than you think

If you liked Morgan Freeman’s voice on Facebook, you just might have a higher IQ than the average person. This is according to a team of researchers at Cambridge who first collected a bunch of Facebook Likes data from 58,000 U.S. volunteers. From this data, they then created a statistical model that consists of several algorithms to

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At 21M users, Facebook Japan is now planning to double its sales force

Managing Director of Facebook Japan, Atsushi Iwashita, disclosed that it now has 21 million monthly active users, up from the 19 million in February 2012. This comes after the dismissal of several inaccurate reports that Facebook Japan is going down because of the tough competition against other Japanese social networking sites produced by companies such