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MyRepublic talks unlimited data, net neutrality if granted status of Singapore’s 4th telco

MyRepublic talks unlimited data, net neutrality if granted status of Singapore’s 4th telco

MyRepublic says larger data plans should not be a premium, but the norm; it supports net neutrality and the idea of an “open telco” Yesterday, e27 reported exclusively that ISP startup MyRepublic is in talks with IDA to become Singapore’s fourth telco. This afternoon, MyRepublic confirmed its intentions via a press conference. It added that if granted

500 Startups launches US$15M micro-fund to back South Korean mobile

Silicon Valley’s 500 Startups expands into South Korea with a new mobile-focussed fund to invest early in the East Asian country’s startup scene 500 Startups has announced today a new US$15 million micro-fund for South Korea, which will pave the way for a Seoul-based office. Appropriately named “500Kimchi,” the mobile-focussed fund is managed by new

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How Vietnam’s startup ecosystem will shape in 2015

There’s been many developments in Vietnam’s tech scene for 2014, including funding rounds and an accelerator program launch. What will 2015 look like? While attention was focussed on startups from Thailand and Indonesia in 2014, Vietnam quietly established its foundation and standing in the region. This year not only saw big names such as Grabtaxi and


[Singapore] BattleHack Singapore 2015

Stand a chance to win USD$100,000 at Braintree & PayPal’s annual signature hackathon, BattleHack, on March 28 and 29! Synopsis: BattleHack is held in 14 different cities around the globe. The winner of each city will be flown out to PayPal HQ in Silicon Valley for the World Finals, to battle it out for the grand

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Japanese app monetisation platform Metaps secures US$36M

Metaps is a Japanese app monetisation platform that helps developers implement IAP’s into their products Series C round worth some US$36M, brings total invested amount to US$51.2M List of investors were not revealed Money will be used to fund artificial intelligence technology and also expand operations on the financial side  Japanese mobile app monetisation platform Metaps has just announced that it had


Korean mobile gaming studio Orca wants to launch quickly, earn globally

To gain users in the competitive mobile gaming world, Korean developer Orca bets on variety and multi-platform support To say that the worldwide mobile gaming industry is growing would be a gross understatement. According to Newzoo, global revenue from mobile games is set to nearly double from 2014 to 2017, increasing from US$25 billion to US$40.8

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FreeCharge secures US$80 million in Series C funding

The round saw participation from Valiant Capital Management, Tybourne Capital Management, Sequoia Capital, RuNet and Sofina A India-based mobile transactions platform FreeCharge today announced that it has raised US$80 million in Series C funding. Earlier in 2014, the company had secured US$33 million in a Series B round, which brings the total amount it has raised to US$115


Need a hotel immediately? dailyHOTEL lets you book rooms fast

Korean hotel booking app dailyHOTEL wants to make inconveniences such as sleeping on airport floors a thing of the past With connectivity comes speed. As technology brings people around the globe together for business and pleasure, last-minute travel is fast becoming a norm. It’s become increasingly tough for many companies and families to afford the luxury of planning trips months


glomp! is scrapping cake emojis in online chats for real ‘treats’

glomp! is looking to ‘humanise the conversation’ that has shifted into the digital age by replacing that latte emoji with the real thing Hong Kong- and Singapore-based app glomp! allows users to ‘treat’ friends to real items like lattes, beer, or even a spa treatment — and pay in real cash. This is not about sending a cake


Japan, Taiwan and Singapore top in multi-device users in APAC: Appier

Japan and Taiwan had highest percentage of multi-device users with two devices, while most Singaporean consumers had three Cross-screen marketing technology company Appier has analysed user behaviours across PCs, smartphones, and tablets in different markets in its latest Cross-Screen User Behavior Research Report. The report is based on the data from Appier campaigns run in the


Meet Leggo, a planning and gathering app for the WhatsApp generation

Leggo’s mission is to disrupt WhatsApp when it comes to planning and gathering, and make the app ‘sticky’ Trying to organise friend meetups in WhatsApp groups is a major pain point for people with large social circles, especially university students. Having five, 10 or even more people sending back-and-forth chats about when they are free and where


Apple still losing to Samsung in Hong Kong: AdNear

Samsung claimed 31 per cent of mobile users in the city in the second half of 2014 versus Apple’s 21 per cent Samsung is still beating Apple in an important Asian market: Hong Kong. The South Korean mobile giant claimed 31 per cent of mobile users in the city in the second half of 2014


[Singapore] SiTF PPPO: Mobile App Development

Learn how to develop mobile apps using JQuery Mobile and Phonegap, as well as how to publish them through Google Play Synopsis: This 3-day hands-on course provides participants a jump-start in the development of mobile apps using JQuery Mobile UI components. Participants will learn how Cordova is used to enable the cross-platform realization of an


Doobie wants to be the Instagram of custom t-shirts

Do you want to design you own tee? All you have to do is snap, upload an image, and place your order with this new app Leveraging the textiles might of his existing Malaysia-based design and manufacturing company SaltyCustoms, young entrepreneur Shannon Toh is set on going where no startup in Southeast Asia has gone before: a mobile