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Couple app Between goes PC; Mac version in pipeline

Korean company VCNC has been testing its PC app with 5,000 users. How has the response been so far? South Korea-based couple smartphone app Between is mobile-only no more with parent company VCNC today launching the PC version of the communications platform. Park Jaeuk, CEO and Co-founder, VCNC, said in an official statement that Between

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This app wants to help Muslim singles mingle

The free dating and matchmaking app is for the ‘Mats & Minahs’ of the world to connect and get to know each other In a country like Singapore, one’s personal life often takes a backseat to the rat race. It is no wonder that a slew of dating apps such as Paktor have sprung up to help singles in

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migme acquires LoveByte for 3 things: couple app, avatar creation and virtual gifts

Co-founders of LoveByte will still continue to spearhead development, except now they will be migme employees Australian company migme has today announced its acquisition of Singapore-based couple app LoveByte for an undisclosed amount. While terms of the deal were not disclosed, Sng Wei Zhang and Chen Jia Jia, who are both Founders of LoveByte, will

between

Couple app Between goes PC; Mac version in pipeline

Korean company VCNC has been testing its PC app with 5,000 users. How has the response been so far? South Korea-based couple smartphone app Between is mobile-only no more with parent company VCNC today launching the PC version of the communications platform. Park Jaeuk, CEO and Co-founder, VCNC, said in an official statement that Between

Finance

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Ryerson Futures to launch India-specific fund of US$5 million

The Canadian accelerator will invest in 10 to 12 startups. The ticket size will be about US$30,000 to US$50,000 per startup Why is Canadian accelerator Ryerson Futures bullish on India? Three things. Technology talent. Market size. B2B opportunities. Matt Saunders, President of Ryerson Futures and Zone Startups, during his ongoing visit to India, shared exclusively with

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Too cool: Ambi Climate more than 300% funded on Kickstarter

Hong Kong-based company Ambi Labs will be shipping the device and launching its companion app by June 2015 Having launched a Kickstarter campaign for smart device Ambi Climate last week, with a goal set at US$25,000, Hong Kong-based Ambi Labs was in for a treat. In less than nine hours, the firm managed to snag

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Ryerson Futures to launch India-specific fund of US$5 million

The Canadian accelerator will invest in 10 to 12 startups. The ticket size will be about US$30,000 to US$50,000 per startup Why is Canadian accelerator Ryerson Futures bullish on India? Three things. Technology talent. Market size. B2B opportunities. Matt Saunders, President of Ryerson Futures and Zone Startups, during his ongoing visit to India, shared exclusively with

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MOL raises US$169 million in its initial IPO round on Nasdaq

This is way less than its expected US$300 million. Each share was priced at US$12.50 The Malaysia-based online payment company MOL has just finished wrapping up its IPO on the Nasdaq stock exchange, raising US$169 million in the initial round of offering with the price of each share being US$12.50, the bottom of the initial US$12.50 to US$14.50 price

Technology

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Weekly Cornerplay: Microsoft’s wearable is imminent, but what’s the point?

Jeffrey Yuwono expresses doubts over Microsoft’s coming wearable device in this edition of Weekly Cornerplay According to Forbes, Microsoft will launch its wearable device in the coming weeks in time for the holiday season. It’s a health-focussed device and will work with Android, iPhone and of course Windows Phone. I had written my concerns about the

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Singapore

matminahfeatured

This app wants to help Muslim singles mingle

The free dating and matchmaking app is for the ‘Mats & Minahs’ of the world to connect and get to know each other In a country like Singapore, one’s personal life often takes a backseat to the rat race. It is no wonder that a slew of dating apps such as Paktor have sprung up to help singles in

Indonesia

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Smartphone manufacturer Advan enters software market

Smartphone manufacturer, Advan, has launched its app store with support from local developers; 150,000 apps already on the market Advan has done something which is inevitable to be done, especially by hardware vendors. The local brand decided to develop its own online store to support its smartphones. This move of  Advan has reportedly attracted a

India

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Indian startups should focus more on design and mobility: Ravi Gururaj

A mentor to many a successful startup in the country, Gururaj articulately points out what is needed to get budding entrepreneurs to the place they deserve The posh locale of Diamond District in Bangalore is a hot bed for some of the brightest minds from industries ranging from education to health. How exactly are these startups

Malaysia

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Empower your startup with Echelon Malaysia 2014

e27 is taking Echelon to Malaysia. Learn from Asia’s tech and business leaders, and power up your startup to the next level   Synopsis e27 is bringing the Echelon magic to Malaysia with Echelon Malaysia 2014. Home to tech companies like JobStreet and the recently-listed MOL, the Malaysian startup scene is developing rapidly, with initiatives like

Thailand

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[Thailand] Startup Grind Bangkok with Edwyn Chann

Find out how Spottly snagged their funding with an exclusive interview with Edwyn Chann at Startup Grind Bangkok Synopsis: Are you ready for the amazing journey upcoming October? This month we will interview Edwyn Chan, co-founder of Spottly, one of the most popular social travel apps. Launched in Hong Kong, Spottly has just recently raised

World

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Weekly Cornerplay: Microsoft’s wearable is imminent, but what’s the point?

Jeffrey Yuwono expresses doubts over Microsoft’s coming wearable device in this edition of Weekly Cornerplay According to Forbes, Microsoft will launch its wearable device in the coming weeks in time for the holiday season. It’s a health-focussed device and will work with Android, iPhone and of course Windows Phone. I had written my concerns about the

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