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[Singapore] Maximizing Your Business Legacy

[Singapore] Maximizing Your Business Legacy

Do you want to take your business to the next level? Check out this event by The Business Mentors! Synopsis: The Business Mentors is a networking platform for business owners and new entrepreneurs to share knowledge and experience. Business Mentors members from a wide range of industry sectors come together to interact and share skills,


[United States] East Meets West

East Meets West: Bringing Investors and Startups together in the Pacific Synopsis: East Meets West is a cross-cultural event exploring the idea of Digital Lifestyle: the innovative ways in which technology complements our daily lives. Join us for three days of deal making, learning, and networking amongst startup investors and digital entrepreneurs in a tropical


[Singapore] Techcracker Singapore

Techcracker is dedicated to inspiring change and new ideas in the technology, commercial and educational sectors Synopsis: Held on the morning of the 7th of October at the NUS University Cultural Centre, Techcracker is dedicated to inspiring change and new ideas in the technology, commercial and educational sectors. Jointly-organised by the Li Ka Shing Foundation,

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Singapore-based game publisher Gamebatte releases new title Konbini Story

The game is a cross between a retail management simulator and a Bejeweled-style match 3 game Singapore-based game development house Gamebatte has announced the release of its latest game Konbini Story on the Android platform. The game, which the company, in an exclusive conversation with e27, describes as a cross between a retail management simulator and a Bejeweled-style match 3 game

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Singapore’s Unified Inbox acquires US-based SocialGrow

The key components of SocialGrow will be integrated into Unified Inbox’s product offerings Unified Inbox, a Singapore-based social communication and collaboration platform, today announced that it has acquired Boston-based social networking application company SocialGrow for an undisclosed amount. SocialGrow’s Chief Marketing Officer and Co-founder Ken Herron will join Unified Inbox as the Head of Marketing.


Going against the Grain: Behind the scenes with this food startup

We followed Singapore-based startup Grain for a day to understand how it goes about delivering healthy food to people in the CBD area If the kitchen is a culinary battlefield, Grain’s two chefs must be valiant warriors. Two weeks ago, I decided to visit Singapore-based food startup Grain to get a better understanding of its


6degrees emerges winner at Seedstars Singapore

The self-updating phone-book, 6degrees, will go to Geneva in February to compete with other regional winners globally as part of Seedstars World final event Self-updating phonebook 6degrees emerged as the best startup at Seedstars Singapore, the Singapore leg of the Seedstars World 2014, a global startup competition for emerging markets and fast growing startup scenes. Competing


Uber launches third-party regular taxi-booking app in Singapore

Entering into the arena of GrabTaxi and Easy Taxi in Singapore is Uber with its newest UberTaxi US-based transportation company Uber has finally launched the option to book regular taxis in Singapore with UberTaxi. The firm, which has been in Singapore for some 18 months, had always positioned itself as a private-car booking service. Its offerings


Australia-based beauty box startup bellabox grabs US$2.7M in funding

The funds from Allure Media will be used for expansion and product development, and also to boost hiring efforts Australia-based beauty startup bellabox has today announced securing over A$3 million (US$2.7 million) from digital publisher Allure Media. For the record, the nearly three-year-old beauty subscription service and e-commerce platform received A$6 million (US$5.4 million) from Allure

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India is Singapore-based free calling app nanu’s largest market

Since nanu’s launch in August this year, the country has become its largest user base with over 50 per cent share Singapore-based Gentay Communications’ nanu, the app that allows you to make free calls on your mobile phone, is seeing rapid growth in India. Since its launch in August, the country has become nanu’s largest user


Gumtree Singapore goes mobile

Finally, this online classifieds site has launched a mobile app in city-state Singapore, where 80 per cent of people buy pre-loved goods London-based free online classifieds Gumtree today announced the launch of its new iOS and Android mobile app for Singapore. The predominantly web-based platform has previously launched mobile apps in locations such as the UK and

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How Singaporean companies are strengthening the East-West bridge

Andrew Stott of Olswang discusses how businesses from the city-state are steadily expanding their global reach, particularly in mobile tech and telecom Singapore may be a country no bigger than the city of San Francisco, but like its American cousin, it punches above its weight when it comes to tech. While China giants such as Alibaba and Rakuten

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Fatfish acquires majority stake in Malaysian mobile game studio AppXplore

Fatfish’s subsidiary High Joyful International to buy 70 per cent of AppXplore for US$220,000 Singapore-based internet venture accelerator Fatfish Internet Group recently acquired 70 per cent stake in Malaysian mobile game company AppXplore Sdn Bhd. The buyout of AppXplore will to be done by Fatfish’s 70 per cent-owned subsidiary High Joyful International for US$220K. “Mobile games developed by AppXplore

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Weekly Cornerplay: It isn’t Steve Job’s Apple Watch

In this edition of the Weekly Cornerplay, Jeffrey Yuwono checks out the Apple Watch and concludes it’s not the watch Jobs would have made The Apple Watch is something I’ve been anticipating — Apple is the undisputed opinion leader of the gadget industry and its entry legitimises this nascent category. Apple did a lot of things right with the Apple Watch,

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How did moving to a new design help Lazada Singapore?

Online marketplace Lazada is trying to close the gap of online and offline shopping. What’s new and what can one learn from it? A few months back, Lazada launched a new site in Singapore along with a new logo. The site design is a revamp of previous design (picture below). Lazada brings the ‘categories-by-floors’ shopping


Techventure 2014: Is Asia on track to rival the West in tech leadership?

Keen to know what excites a venture capitalist? Head to Techventure 2014, where leaders will provide insights on SEA’s startup potential As a platform for Asia’s leading innovation and enterprise technologies, the upcoming Techventure, to he held in Singapore from September 23 to September 25, 2014, will bring together revered global speakers. It will see 120 startups showcasing their technologies,