Business

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3 niche local demands met by Malaysian online stores

Catering to specific markets lets small e-commerce players stay competitive. Check out these Malaysian businesses addressing distinct needs The size of the e-commerce market in Malaysia is projected to grow to RM 5.76 billion (US$1.7B) in 2015, according to statistics from eCommerceMILO. With over 90 per cent of Malaysian web users shopping online, the market is largely driven

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India is world’s biggest food delivery market: foodpanda’s Ralf Wenzel

foodpanda wants to expand services beyond its current 10,000 restaurants in over 170 cities in India Global online food delivery marketplace foodpanda recently acquired Delivery Hero-backed TastyKhana in India, to expand its position in the food-loving country. foodpanda also acquired Mexican food delivery businesses PedidosYa, SeMeAntoja and Superantojo. The group has been operating in the Mexican

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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

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GrabTaxi uses discounts to lure Indonesians; targets 200K downloads

Users to get discount of IDR 10,000 (about US$1) on all rides until December 31. iPhones and weekly prizes up for grabs too GrabTaxi is giving away discount of IDR 10,000 (about US$1) on all its rides booked between November 18 to December 31, 2014 in Indonesia. Users can avail the offer unlimited number of times. Besides

Finance

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RailYatri secures seed funding from Blume Ventures

The funding will be used to fuel growth of the company’s technology platform, and towards marketing initiatives RailYatri, a platform for train travellers in India, has raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from Blume Ventures. Existing investors that include a US-based angel also participated in this round. The funding will be used to fuel

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Hong Kong’s Ambi Climate ends Kickstarter campaign on nearly 5X goal

Ambi Climate’s CMO tells e27 he was initially worried because Asia ‘is still not very big on supporting reward-based crowdfunding campaigns’ Hong Kong-based Ambi Climate, the ‘smart add-on for your air conditioner’ that raised over US$30,000 in just nine hours, finally ended its Kickstarter campaign on Friday, November 14, 2014 with US$114,892 pledged of its humble US$25,000

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RailYatri secures seed funding from Blume Ventures

The funding will be used to fuel growth of the company’s technology platform, and towards marketing initiatives RailYatri, a platform for train travellers in India, has raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from Blume Ventures. Existing investors that include a US-based angel also participated in this round. The funding will be used to fuel

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Echelon Malaysia: Three IPOs you need to know about

For many startups, IPO is the holy grail of exit strategies. Find out how three tech firms managed that feat at Echelon Malaysia IPO, or initial public offering, is a simple word that captures neatly both the desires and fears of almost every startup. Being able to bring a company to public attention, letting media and industry

Technology

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Why the cloud is a driving force behind next-gen Internet companies

Leveraging the unique benefits of cloud computing has allowed businesses the scope to expand without the need for investing in heavy infrastructure The scope of cloud computing is truly amazing, especially when you consider that it is a relatively new technology. The ability to store information and access it from anywhere and at any time

Singapore

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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

Indonesia

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GrabTaxi uses discounts to lure Indonesians; targets 200K downloads

Users to get discount of IDR 10,000 (about US$1) on all rides until December 31. iPhones and weekly prizes up for grabs too GrabTaxi is giving away discount of IDR 10,000 (about US$1) on all its rides booked between November 18 to December 31, 2014 in Indonesia. Users can avail the offer unlimited number of times. Besides

India

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India is world’s biggest food delivery market: foodpanda’s Ralf Wenzel

foodpanda wants to expand services beyond its current 10,000 restaurants in over 170 cities in India Global online food delivery marketplace foodpanda recently acquired Delivery Hero-backed TastyKhana in India, to expand its position in the food-loving country. foodpanda also acquired Mexican food delivery businesses PedidosYa, SeMeAntoja and Superantojo. The group has been operating in the Mexican

Malaysia

SHOPIFY-BAB-2014-02-FEATURED-364X230-1

3 niche local demands met by Malaysian online stores

Catering to specific markets lets small e-commerce players stay competitive. Check out these Malaysian businesses addressing distinct needs The size of the e-commerce market in Malaysia is projected to grow to RM 5.76 billion (US$1.7B) in 2015, according to statistics from eCommerceMILO. With over 90 per cent of Malaysian web users shopping online, the market is largely driven

Thailand

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[Thailand] WebMob Thailand

WebMob Thailand: Introducing PrimeTime, Thailand’s version of Netflix. Synopsis: Do you know Netflix? Meet PrimeTime, a Thai-based provider of on-demand Internet streaming media that allows you to watch Hollywood movies and series on your Mobile, Tablet, Laptop, or Smart TV! ***Free Event for RSVP + Win one of the 3 ‘one-year subscription vouchers’ to PrimeTime

World

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Why the cloud is a driving force behind next-gen Internet companies

Leveraging the unique benefits of cloud computing has allowed businesses the scope to expand without the need for investing in heavy infrastructure The scope of cloud computing is truly amazing, especially when you consider that it is a relatively new technology. The ability to store information and access it from anywhere and at any time

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