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[Updated] No credit, no problem: Codashop lets you buy Steam Wallet Codes with carrier billing

[Updated] No credit, no problem: Codashop lets you buy Steam Wallet Codes with carrier billing

No credit card? This startup wants to help gamers in Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore get Steam Wallet Codes with a SIM card Singapore-based Coda Payments (or better known as Codapay) today announced launching Codashop, a way for gamers in Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore, to purchase Steam Wallet Codes. While Steam Wallet Codes can


RedMart and the case for performance-driven advertising

With RedMart’s recent success in securing funding, Vijay Thampy of Sently takes a look at the online grocery store’s marketing strategy RedMart has been in the news lately. Having closed two rounds of funding in 2014, the latter being a US$23 million round of financing in July, expectations are high and the pressure must be mounting even in


PocketMath snags US$10M Series A investment from Rakuten Ventures

Mobile advertising platform PocketMath will use the funds to hire and boost product development efforts Singapore- and US-based self-serve mobile advertising platform PocketMath today announced raising US$10 million from Rakuten Ventures in a Series A round. The funds will be used to boost hiring and product development efforts, according to an official statement. Going forward, Saemin


[Singapore] Friday Feeds: Rice to the Occasion with Nonstop Games

Friday feeds take place every last Friday of the month. This month’s event features gaming developer Nonstop games farewell party Synopsis: We will be having our last Friday feeds for this year – Rice to the Occasion! Celebrating together with us is Nonstop games. They will be throwing a farewell party as they will be moving out

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ITE-Samsung Tech Hub to provide ‘real-world training’ to ITE students

The initiative will focus on display and mobile technologies with an aim of creating a local, specialised workforce The ITE-Samsung Tech Hub officially opened on Friday, November 21, 2014, at ITE (Institute of Technical Education) College East in Singapore, with an objective of “providing real-world training” that will enhance the employability of ITE students. The initiative is part of the ITE-Samsung Industry Project Programme. Samsung


Scrollback raises US$400K in seed funding led by Jungle Ventures

The round was supported by Singapore’s NRF, Crystal Horse Investments, Singapore Angel Network, Roland Turner and other angel investors Scrollback, a Singapore- and India-based chat platform for online communities, today announced closing a US$400,000 seed funding round led by Jungle Ventures. The round was supported by Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF) under the Technology Incubation Scheme, Crystal Horse Investments, Singapore


[Updated] Singapore’s LTA to roll out crowd-sourcing app for taxis mid-Dec 2014

This app will broadcast the location of commuters to taxi drivers who can save time with one single integrated platform Driving into Singapore next month is the Land Transport Authority’s (LTA) newest crowdsourcing app Taxi-Taxi@SG, according to an official news release. The release did not specify which platforms said app will be launched on, but


Dining out? Save time: Chope acquires queueing service Ticktok

Singaporean restaurant reservation platform Chope has integrated queueing service Ticktok. What’s the synergy between the two? Singapore-based restaurant reservations provider The Chope Group today announced its acquisition of Appic Technologies, a fellow local company behind queuing service Ticktok. The acquisition sum was not disclosed. For background, Ticktok is a service that helps restaurant patrons make the


[Singapore] Travel and Tourism Hackathon

Singapore Tourism Board guns for Digital Innovation with Agency Hackathon Synopsis: Travel & Tourism Hackathon (T&T Hack) will be happening from 29 – 30 November 2014, at Suntec Convention Centre. A pre-hack networking party will be happening on the 28th November 2014. This Hackathon is special because Singapore Tourism Board is inviting chosen creative and

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How was Visa’s first FinTech Asia event?

Bringing together the brightest minds in financial tech in Singapore, it allowed entrepreneurs & investors to catch a glimpse of the future Last week, the Red Dot Museum in downtown Singapore played host to Visa’s first ever FinTech Asia event which brought together more than 250 leaders in the fintech (financial technology) community, the banking industry,


[Singapore] Startup Insights – Growth Hacking for Startups

Growth Hack your way to success for your startup! Hear, learn and networking with the best entrepreneurs in this field Synopsis: So, what IS growth hacking? Growth hacking is an innovative marketing technique developed by technology startups to drive user growth. Unlike traditional marketing, growth hacking employs creativity, analytical thinking, and social metrics to sell


Paktor raises Series A round; offers olive branch to competitors

On the same day Paktor announces its Series A round, the Founder shares a message of cooperation, not competition, with e27 Singapore-based dating app Paktor, widely regarded as ‘Asia’s Tinder’ with 1.5 million users, today announced an undisclosed amount in Series A investment led by Vertex Venture Holdings, an investor in GrabTaxi and Reebonz. The funding

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Mobile security company V-Key receives US$12M in Series B funding

The funding will go towards V-Key’s global expansion and strengthening of its secure element technology offerings Mobile security and cryptographic technology company V-Key has secured US$12 million in Series B funding from Ant Financial Services Group (the operating company of Alipay) and existing investor venture capital firm IPV Capital, for a minority stake in V-Key. The Series B funding will go


CreateTrips expands reach in SEA with new partnerships in Singapore

The social trip planner app has tied up with three luxury hotels in Singapore. Southeast Asia already accounts for 25% of its active user base CreateTrips, the recently launched Helsinki-based ‘social trip planner for the smart traveller’ currently available on iOS, has strengthened its ties in Southeast Asia by announcing new partnerships with three luxury hotels in Singapore:


Quit your job without having a panic attack: Google’s Steven Feiner

Called ‘The art of resignation’, Feiner’s book for would-be entrepreneurs reveals how they can quit their corporate jobs gracefully Steven Feiner wasn’t surprised when he found out that more people in the United States had searched Google for ‘resignation’ (5.1 million queries) than ‘Superbowl’ (3.8 million queries) over the last 12 months. He had seen the

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This app can help you connect without giving your phone number away

Called StitMe, this mobile safety app enables secured calling and messaging to protect your identity while you use your mobile device In today’s world of inter-connectivity where the Internet and other forms of modern technology are bringing people together like never before, there is a growing concern about mobile privacy. After all, it isn’t hard for