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99.co secures funding from Facebook Co-founder and Sequoia Capital

99.co secures funding from Facebook Co-founder and Sequoia Capital

This brings the total amount invested into the Singaporean online property portal to US$2 million Singaporean online property portal 99.co has announced a new round of funding from Facebook Founder Eduardo Saverin and VC firm Sequoia Capital. The announcement, which took place at the company’s official launch today, brings its total investment amount to US$2 million


Passionate about social media? Check out these marketing jobs!

Digital marketing has made it easier for brands to reach out to relevant customers. Check out these jobs if spreading the word excites you The Internet has given companies new opportunities to market to relevant customers. First came search engine marketing, where firms compete for placing in Google and other search engines using various SEO


[Thailand] Social Media for Business

Are you also looking for the no.1 social media approach to drive traffic to your business? Check out this event organised by the BSD academy Synopsis: This hands-on workshop is designed to learn how to enhance online presence through search engine marketing (SEM), increase engagement and exposure for the fictional company’s brand, launch a marketing

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Mobile ad analytics startup AppsFlyer raises US$20M in Series B funding

The round was led by Fidelity Growth Partners Europe, with participation from existing investors Magma Venture Partners and Pitango Venture Capital AppsFlyer, an Israel-based mobile advertising analytics measurement platform, announced that it has raised US$20 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Fidelity Growth Partners Europe (FGPE), the venture and growth capital

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Eduardo Saverin, Velos Partners invest US$11M in Indian firm Hopscotch

The e-commerce website will use the funds to build operational capacity and technology, to support growth initiatives and expand its product and service offering Hit The Mark, the parent company behind Hopscotch, a Mumbai-based babycare and kids products e-tailer has raised US$11 million in Series B round led by Facebook Co-Founder Eduardo Saverin and Los Angeles

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Data intelligence startup Tookitaki raises US$1M in seed funding

The funding round was led by Jungle Ventures; it also saw participation from Rebright Partners and existing investor Blume Ventures Singapore- and India-based data intelligence startup Tookitaki announced today that it has raised US$1 million in seed funding led by Singapore-based Jungle Ventures. The round was also joined by Japan- and Singapore- based Rebright Partners and


Weekly Cornerplay: Do we need private social networks?

Jeffrey Yuwono reviews Peep, a private social network, and concludes it doesn’t offer much beyond chat I was a guest on the Tech-Know show on Channel News Asia last week and asked to comment about privacy in social networks, and specifically, about an app called Peep. Peep is like a structured group chat, and in a way  like Path. The big


Weekly Cornerplay: What will make Facebook at Work successful?

In this edition of Weekly Cornerplay, Jeffrey Yuwono talks about how marketing is a key factor for Facebook at Work to hit the bull’s eye I had dinner with a friend a few months ago. He is the head of a 500-people company, and he was telling me how he wished there was an off-the-shelf mobile app they could


Facebook launches Facebook Groups to make sharing easier

With the app, the different Facebook groups users are in will all be in one place. Most active groups will be at the top and switching between groups will be easy Facebook has launched new app Facebook Groups  to help ‘people share faster and more easily with all the groups in their life’. The Groups function is already available on the desktop version, which is

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How Indonesia’s new Prez leveraged the most viral political Facebook page

She was behind the ‘The Jokowi Effect’. Farina Situmorang talks about her role in the digital campaign, the selfie the President took, and much more   Towards the end of 2013, Farina Situmorang had a hunch that the digital marketing skills she had honed in Silicon Valley could help the outcome of elections in Indonesia. Having

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Twitter to open office in Indonesia

Twitter would be the second social media giant to establish an office in the country after Facebook Image Credits: Twin Design/ Shutterstock Twitter, the social-networking giant, plans to open an office in Indonesia in the next three to six months. The news was confirmed by Adam Brain, Twitter’s Global President of Revenue and Partnership, in an

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RedMart hires Perx Founder Jon Sugihara

Sugihara will be responsible for the vision, creation and management of all new products and report directly to Roger Egan, RedMart’s CEO RedMart.com, a Singapore­ based online grocer, has appointed Jon Sugihara as the Head of New Products. Sugihara will be responsible for the vision, creation and management of all new products at RedMart, and will


Why start up a game company in Thailand?

The creator of social puzzle games Jungle Cubes and Juice Cubes Pocket PlayLab says cost, talent and lifestyle are the reasons why the country is fast becoming a favourite among startups There’s an axiom most of us must have heard before: “stick to what you know.” Thai-based game company Pocket PlayLab seems to be paying a

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Weekly Cornerplay: Why you needn’t rebel Facebook enforcing Messenger

This edition reviews Facebook Messenger (including permissions) and concludes “it’s cool” Welcome to the  Weekly Cornerplay, a weekly guest column where each week we analyse a tech product or service. Facebook is in the press lately because the company is forcing users to communicate with friends through a separate Messenger app instead of the main Facebook app. The former is #1 on