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Bitcoin exchange Bitflyer raises US$1.6M; aims to fill Mt Gox void

Bitcoin exchange Bitflyer raises US$1.6M; aims to fill Mt Gox void

INVESTMENT, JAPAN, NEWS | 24 Jul, 2014

Also Read: Developing countries might be the future of cryptocurrency 

South Korean Zimly might become Google Chromecast's next featured app

South Korean Zimly might become Google Chromecast's next featured app

BUSINESS, NEWS, SOUTH KOREA | 24 Jul, 2014

Designed as a personal cloud solution focussed on media content, Zimly enables sharing videos across devices by streaming them from a PC 

This startup promises to make your trip through Vietnam a breeze

This startup promises to make your trip through Vietnam a breeze

BUSINESS, VIETNAM | 21 Jul, 2014

Baolau.vn, a Vietnamese travel search engine, lists schedules of all modes of transport in the country, and also provides online booking 

 Is BullionStar’s Bitcoin idea as good as gold?

Is BullionStar’s Bitcoin idea as good as gold?

BUSINESS, NEWS | 16 Jul, 2014

Realising Bitcoin’s potential as a game changer in the financial world, some companies like BullionStar now enable investors to trade commodities like precious metals for it 

IDA and Red Hat APAC launch Red Hat Challenge@Labs

IDA and Red Hat APAC launch Red Hat Challenge@Labs

BUSINESS, NEWS | 16 Jul, 2014

The competition aims to challenge students across Asia Pacific to develop smart homes with the use of open source technology 

Easy Taxi taking a ride on WeChat; pilot project launches in Singapore

Easy Taxi taking a ride on WeChat; pilot project launches in Singapore

BUSINESS, NEWS | 16 Jul, 2014

Easy Taxi has partnered with WeChat to allow the latter's 396 million users to make taxi bookings from within the app. The partnership kicks off from Singapore as a pilot 

Lazada launches new app in Singapore with aim to enhance user experience

Lazada launches new app in Singapore with aim to enhance user experience

BUSINESS, NEWS, SINGAPORE | 15 Jul, 2014

Also Read: High on Lazada's agenda: Developing marketplace and boosting mobile pay 

This startup adds social element to assist your retail therapy

This startup adds social element to assist your retail therapy

BUSINESS, NEWS | 15 Jul, 2014

Also Read: This man's app plans to open up the hidden secrets of Singapore 

Should entrepreneurs choose incubators or accelerators?

Should entrepreneurs choose incubators or accelerators?

BUSINESS, RESOURCE | 15 Jul, 2014

What's the difference between business incubators and seed accelerators? Which is more suitable for entrepreneurs to look at?