Author Archives:

Screen Shot of

Togather.Asia is the Asian Kickstarter plus IndieGoGo

Togather.Asia is the Asian Kickstarter plus IndieGoGo

Faced with initial difficulties while raising funds to have their first book published in print, Bryan Ong, Mark Cheng and Jake Ong saw this an opportunity to create a platform that will help to more individuals in Asia realize their own exciting projects by providing them with crowdfunding site, ToGather.Asia. I got in touch with

Malaysian Innovation Agency (AIM) to invest US$6.7M into three local companies to build innovation economy

Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM), Malaysia’s statutory board for driving the country towards establishing an ‘innovation economy’ is investing a total of US$6.7 million into three Malaysian companies. As reported by Digital News Asia, with a mission of stimulating and developing the innovation eco-system in Malaysia, AIM has taken a step forward to help support innovative companies


3D fashion RPG, ‘Style Me Girl’, by Frenzoo hits top spot on iTunes and Amazon with 1 million downloads in 2 weeks

Hong Kong startup, Frenzoo’s, first 3D fashion mobile role-playing game (RPG), ‘Style Me Girl‘ has reached one million downloads in its first two weeks of release and top the charts for the number one spots for both free RPG and free game on iTunes and Amazon respectively. Launched on Apple, Google Play and Amazon App


VMware partners SingTel on G-Cloud Central Government Cloud Service

VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions has just announced its new partnership with SingTel to provide cloud computing infrastructure based on VMware’s Cloud infrastructure Management Suite. SingTel’s winning proposal of leveraging on end-to-end virtualization solutions from VMware’s comprehensive Cloud Infrastructure Suite built on VMware vSphere® has led it to clinch the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA)’s

Android messaging app MightyText

MightyText’s web app now allows Android users to send and backup text messages from any device

MightyText, Android’s solution to Apple’s iMessage officially launches its web app. A couple of weeks ago, I did a review on MightyText, an app that allows Android phone users to text from their computers (Mac or PC) or tablets to any phone devices- just like how normal text messaging functions on phones. Originally launched as

Japan advertising company, mediba, signs strategic partnership with Thai mobile marketing firm MCN Asia

mediba, a Tokyo-based company that provides cutting-edge media production and other services, have announced the establishment of a strategic partnership with MCN Asia, a Singapore-based Thai  mobile marketing company, to build and expand the ad business in Thailand. MCN operates a highly profitable mobile ad platform business based on its proprietary search engine technology. The company boasts a


Dropmyemail launches viral user acquisition campaign, rewards users with free storage space

Dropmyemail, the solution to backing up emails on the cloud, is giving away free extra storage space of up to 2GB to both referrer and referee in its new viral marketing campaign. As covered in our previous article feature of Dropmyemail, this fastest growing Asian startup with 635,000 users to date since its launch at

beLaunch 2012, South Korea’s biggest startup event, sees 20 startups battle it out to be named Korea’s best

The 20 startups that will be pitching at South Korea’s first startup conference, beLaunch  on 13 and 14 June 2012 are revealed! 2012 seems like the year for Asian entrepreneurship. We have only just past the halfway mark of 2012 and have already seen more than six tech startup conferences in Asia, especially Singapore! Some

To all geeks in Singapore, mark down 19th June on your calendar

Attention to all you geeks who are interested in BigData, analytics technologies and methodologies!, a community of techies who are passionate about Big Data problems, data science, machine learning, analytics technologies and methodologies  is organizing another meet up next week on 19 June 2012. In collaboration with Microsoft Singapore, this month’s meetup will be see

[Echelon Coverage] 10 ways to capture ‘moments’ and keep your users coming back for more

Founder & CEO of Kiip, Brian Wong, speaks about the ten ways to capture emotions in his presentation  on “Why capturing emotion matters”. This post is part of the live coverage of Echelon 2012, Asia’s leading tech startup event happening on June 11 – 12. If you spot typos, slight inaccuracies or need more clarification, do

[Echelon 2012 Coverage] AngelPad lessons: Pitching investors against each other and building your social currency

Ever wonder how is it like to be part of a Silicon Valley Incubation programme? Bjorn Lee, CEO & Co-founder of children’s game app, Stickery, shares his experience on being part of the the AngelPad, a 10-week incubation programme founded by Thomas Korte and ex-Googlers. Having been part of what Forbes rank as the #4

[Echelon Coverage] What’s in store and trending in the online travel space

The online travel industry is one competitive space where web and mobile startups alike are vying to get a slice of this multi-billion industry. In this panel discussion, we have Fritz Demopoulos, Founder of Queen’s Road Capital as a moderator, together with a panel of prominent speakers in the travel industry: Federico Folcia, CEO &

[Echelon Coverage] Crowd funding tips on how to fundraise from sites like Kickstarter

Sourabh Sharman, Co-founder of Milaap, shares tips and advices for startups looking to do a business that involves crowdfunding. Milaap is an online platform that helps India’s working poor to crowd source for loans that will be used for gaining access to education, clean water, energy, etc., This post is part of the live coverage

[Echelon coverage] How and why women are the X-factor in the tech scene

The tech scene has been dominated by the boys for the longest time. On Day 2 of Echelon 2012, the panel discusses the topic of “The X factor in Tech”.  Bringing the girl power into the technology space was Yeoh Siew Hoon, Editor and Producer of Web in Travel, as the moderator and Adriana Gascoigne,

[Echelon Live] The mobile app developer’s dilemma: Growing users or revenue in the early stage

Last Update: 12/6 @ 4:20PM The first panel discussion of Echelon 2012 Day 2 kicked off with Saumil Nanavati, CEO of Chalkboard as moderator. The panel was made up of Brian Wong, Michael Smith, Benjamin Joffee, Michael Boon and Simon Lower, discussing the topic of ” Riding the mobile wave: How startups are changing the

Last Update: 12/6 @ 5PM [Echelon Live] Hiring 101: Getting someone good enough is enough

Hiring is one of the critical steps toward forming a great team. In this keynote on “How can I hire the best talent?”, Carl Coryell-Martin, Singapore Practice Manager of Pivotal Labs shares some of his tips on getting the best people on board to join your team. This post is part of the live coverage