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JFDI and Glints launch programme for tertiary students in Singapore

JFDI and Glints launch programme for tertiary students in Singapore

Does working in a startup excite you? Kickstart your work experience with this programme launched by JFDI and Glints Tertiary students in Singapore looking to learn more about entrepreneurship in this region can now sign up with JFDI Fellowship, a new programme launched by local business accelerator JFDI and its internship portal alumnus Glints. JFDI

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Echelon 2014 video recap: 9GAG’s secret sauce for success

What is behind 9GAG’s immense popularity? Co-founder Ray Chan spills the beans What is behind online platform and social media website 9GAG’s popularity? More than 20 million Facebook ‘likes’ and over three million Twitter followers is not easy to accomplish. 9GAG Co-founder Ray Chan let out his formula for success during his keynote address at Echelon

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ImpulseFlyer launches image-based hotel review site MintyReviews

Users can look forward to a MintyReviews mobile app for iOS and Android devices come 2015 Singapore-based namesake company behind hotel booking website ImpulseFlyer today announced the launch of a second product MintyReviews, an image-based review website for hotel guests. Steven Gong, Founder and CEO, ImpulseFlyer, told e27 that both platforms will be worked on by

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Video: Founders Drinks November 2014 highlights

Missed Founders Drinks November 2014? Catch up with the insights Evernote’s Tiang Lim Foo shared We’ve just wrapped up another successful Founders Drinks, e27′s monthly social networking event. Popularly known as FD, the initiative invites speakers from the region to talk about the various challenges in the technology startup space and share best practices. November’s FD saw Tiang Lim

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Mobile ads with deals are ideal for Singaporeans: Report

Promotions and discount coupons are winning in the city-state, as per a survey by Yahoo and Mindshare Promotions and discount coupons are the ‘ideal’ kind of mobile advertisements for Singaporeans, revealed a report released by Yahoo and Mindshare today. Sixty one per cent of respondents surveyed endorsed this. As traditional print advertising transitions online and onto mobile, the industry is still trying

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How are young children in Southeast Asia using mobile devices?

Three- to eight-year-olds in Southeast Asia are no strangers to mobile devices. Are they really using educational apps on these gadgets? A whopping 98 per cent of some 2,714 parents in Southeast Asia surveyed by Singapore-based online parenting publication theAsianparent said that they allow their three- to eight-year-olds to use mobile devices. These participants, who

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GrabTaxi grabs US$250M in Series D round from SoftBank

The funding will be utilised to accelerate growth and hire new talent in the region Taxi booking app, GrabTaxi has secured US$250M in Series D funding from Japan’s SoftBank Internet and Media Inc (SIMI), making it the largest investor in GrabTaxi. The funding will be utilised to accelerate growth and hire new talent in the region.

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[Singapore] IDA Data Discovery Tech Workshop

Learn about the tools required to harness datasets at the IDA Data Discovery Tech Workshop   Synopsis: The IDA Data Discovery Challenge invites you to harness the power of data to develop new applications and services and uncover new business opportunities. This is also a fantastic platform gain exposure to other SMEs and MNCs that

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[Singapore] IDA Data Discovery Challenge Launch & Workshop

Uncover new business opportunities through the IDA Data Discovery Challenge   Synopsis: The IDA Data Discovery Challenge invites you to harness the power of data to develop new applications and services and uncover new business opportunities. This is also a fantastic platform gain exposure to other SMEs and MNCs that are building data-driven solutions! Join

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[Singapore] Founders Drinks December: Brainiac Trivia Night

Know your UNIX from your startup unicorns? Test your tech knowledge at Founders Drinks: Brainiac Trivia Night and stand to win prizes! Synopsis: It’s been a successful year here at e27, with 3 major regional Echelons and 11 first-class Founders Drinks under our belt, but it’s December and in the spirit of giving and all

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Singapore-based MoneySmart acquires Indonesia’s KreditAja

The new management team based in Singapore will look to drive growth in traffic and revenue in both markets Singapore-based personal finance portal MoneySmart.sg today announced that it has acquired KreditAja.com, the Indonesian counterpart for an undisclosed sum, to expand its footprints into Indonesia. Together with MoneySmart CEO Vinod Nair, this new management team, which will be

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Lazada Group secures US$249 million funding led by Temasek

The company plans to use the funds to expand and improve its logistics infrastructure, payment solutions and IT systems Southeast Asia’s e-commerce player Lazada Group has secured US$249 million (EUR 200 million) in funding led by Temasek, a Singapore-based investment company. Several existing investors including Rocket Internet, Kinnevik and Verlinvest also participated int he round. The company plans

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Singapore’s Numoni is helping the underbanked. How?

Numoni’s Nugen devices allow the transfer of small sums of money using mobile credit as a form of currency According to a World Bank report, more than half of the world’s adults, some 2.5 billion men and women, belong to a group known as the underbanked. As the name implies, the group has no access to

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Wattcost: A device that tracks electricity usage wins app challenge

Wattcost from Australia beat five other finalist from India, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia to win the inaugural Singtel Group- Samsung Mobile App Challenge Australian startup Wattcost took home top honours at the inaugural Singtel Group- Samsung Mobile App Challenge held yesterday in Singapore. The wireless beacon that comes with a mobile app and monitors

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[Updated] Mobile marketplace Carousell raises US$6M led by Sequoia Capital

Funds will be used to raise awareness amongst consumers in existing markets such as Malaysia, Indonesia and Taiwan Singapore-based peer-to-peer mobile marketplace Carousell today secured US$6 million in a Series A investment round led by Sequoia Capital in India, with participation from existing investors Rakuten Ventures, Golden Gate Ventures, 500 Startups and 99.co entrepreneur Darius Cheung. According to

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This startup wants you to lose control!

A new Singaporean clothing portal with an interesting name — Controlled Commodity — celebrates individuality by adding its twist to classic pieces We all love our basic jeans and tees. They are timeless and classy. But the same can get drab and boring when you have most in office (we love the startup world!) dressed up like

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