Joash Wee
Joash is passionate about tech startups and building the technopreneur community. While completing his undergraduate business degree, he decided to take a programming class just for kicks. Fortunately for him, he managed to scrap a pass and it now helps him get by with the geek talk. When he is not discussing about startups or the latest technologies, you can find him reading off his Kindle or taking photos with silver halide salts, old school.
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Audio service startup 121cast launches personalized radio app Omny

Audio service startup 121cast launches personalized radio app Omny

AUSTRALIA, NEWS | 08 Oct, 2013

Stop listening to what others want you to tune in to and create your very own radio program with Omny, brought to you by the creators of SoundGecko. 

'Focus is unchanged', BlackBerry assures developers

'Focus is unchanged', BlackBerry assures developers

NEWS | 26 Sep, 2013

At BlackBerry Jam Asia 2013, Alec Saunders, VP - Developer Relations, assured continuity, highlighted key performing apps & partners; showcased BBM on Windows. 

Meet Coast, the Internet browser built for the mobile-first user

Meet Coast, the Internet browser built for the mobile-first user

NEWS, WORLD | 20 Sep, 2013

What drove Head of Coast by Opera, Huib Kleinhout, to redesign the mobile Internet browser? 

Fell in love with a new phone? Bounce Mobile will buy your old one

Fell in love with a new phone? Bounce Mobile will buy your old one

NEWS, SINGAPORE | 16 Sep, 2013

Brightstar Corporation launches Bounce Mobile in Singapore, an online service for consumers to trade in their old mobile devices. 

Lazada CEO:

Lazada CEO: "Live and breathe the customer experience everyday"

INDONESIA, MALAYSIA, NEWS, THAILAND, VIETNAM | 16 Sep, 2013

Lazada's CEO, Maximilian Bittner, shares more about his thoughts on the e-commerce scene in Southeast Asia and what it takes to run a rapidly growing business. 

What strong founders can teach us

What strong founders can teach us

NEWS | 09 Sep, 2013

What can experienced founders of local startups teach us? Introducing the Founders Series. 

SingTel's fibre optic JV platform OpenNet set to sell for US$99M

SingTel's fibre optic JV platform OpenNet set to sell for US$99M

INVESTMENT, NEWS, SINGAPORE | 23 Aug, 2013

OpenNet, a joint venture between Axia NetMedia, SingTel, SPH and Singapore Power Telecommunications is set to be sold to CityNet, pending regulatory approval. 

Flexiroam offers to settle mystery victim's US$37K roaming bill

Flexiroam offers to settle mystery victim's US$37K roaming bill

MALAYSIA, NEWS | 19 Aug, 2013

Malaysian mobile roaming company, Flexiroam, has mounted a search for the “roaming victim” as its latest marketing campaign. 

Luxury travel portal The Luxe Nomad secures next funding of US$698K

Luxury travel portal The Luxe Nomad secures next funding of US$698K

INVESTMENT, MALAYSIA, NEWS, SINGAPORE | 16 Aug, 2013

The Luxe Nomad closes a US$698,000 next funding round led by Innosight Ventures, Zipan Enterprise Network and a silent partner. 

WeChat’s international user growth doubles over 3 months, now at 100M

WeChat’s international user growth doubles over 3 months, now at 100M

NEWS, WORLD | 15 Aug, 2013

Tencent’s WeChat crosses 100 million users outside of China. It now has a total of 235.8 million users. 

KDDI's Mediba acquires ad tech startup ScaleOut

KDDI's Mediba acquires ad tech startup ScaleOut

INVESTMENT, JAPAN, NEWS | 05 Aug, 2013

KDDI acquires demand-side platform ad tech company Scaleout Inc. for an estimated US$10 to US$15 million through its ad division Mediba. 

70% of Singapore’s consumers say online shopping can be overwhelming

70% of Singapore’s consumers say online shopping can be overwhelming

NEWS, SINGAPORE | 02 Aug, 2013

Havas Worldwide’s latest study revealed key gaps in the demand and offer of online shopping in Singapore. 

GREE kills messaging app Tellit, bows out of Asia's chat app wars

GREE kills messaging app Tellit, bows out of Asia's chat app wars

JAPAN, NEWS, WORLD | 01 Aug, 2013

After a short year, GREE will be closing their messaging app, Tellit, this September. 

ShopAbout’s online shopping mall helps merchants succeed in e-commerce

ShopAbout’s online shopping mall helps merchants succeed in e-commerce

NEWS, SINGAPORE | 25 Jul, 2013

ShopAbout is creating an online shopping mall to give offline merchants a better chance of competing against larger e-commerce players. 

Crowdfunding US$32M to build the Formula 1 of phones, the Ubuntu Edge

Crowdfunding US$32M to build the Formula 1 of phones, the Ubuntu Edge

CROWDFUNDING, NEWS, WORLD | 23 Jul, 2013

Canonical Ltd. crowdfunds a premium smartphone, the Ubuntu Edge, to allow developers to test new mobile technologies. 

Design Studio Workshop with Will Evans of The Library Corporation

Design Studio Workshop with Will Evans of The Library Corporation

NEWS, SINGAPORE | 23 Jul, 2013

Join Will Evans this October, and learn a systematic way to rapid generation of ideas for practical innovation in problem-solving. 

AWS strengthens commitment to SEA as tech startup growth increases

AWS strengthens commitment to SEA as tech startup growth increases

NEWS, SINGAPORE | 23 Jul, 2013

Amazon Web Services sees great potential in continuing its support for technology startups in Southeast Asia as the region continues to grow. 

Fatfish acquires majority stake in auto insurance portal RajaPremi

Fatfish acquires majority stake in auto insurance portal RajaPremi

INDONESIA, INVESTMENT, NEWS, SINGAPORE | 15 Jul, 2013

Singapore-headquartered Fatfish Internet has completed the acquisition of a 65 percent stake in Indonesia’s vehicle insurance portal, RajaPremi. 

SEA wins big at Imagine Cup, Singapore takes Windows Phone Challenge

SEA wins big at Imagine Cup, Singapore takes Windows Phone Challenge

NEWS, WORLD | 12 Jul, 2013

Microsoft’s Imagine Cup 2013 ends in Saint Petersburg with four big wins from Southeast Asian countries Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. 

How to monetize a consumer app? The backend services may be the answer

How to monetize a consumer app? The backend services may be the answer

TECHNOLOGY, WORLD | 11 Jul, 2013

Kurt Steck from Microsoft shares how mobile application developers can look at backend services as an alternative business opportunity.