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Singapore fourth in Asia for government data requests: Facebook release

By Kevin McSpadden | Apr 29, 2016

India made the most requests in Asia, Pakistan second and Taiwan third. Indonesia only made two requests Read More

In Photos: Complete Lazada re-design coming in May

By Kevin McSpadden | Apr 29, 2016

After the massive US$1 billion Alibaba acquisition, all eyes are on Lazada. Check out one of their first moves after the deal Read More

Singapore-based startup Plunify bags US$2M Series A to revolutionise chip design

By Yon Heong Tung | Apr 29, 2016

It will use newly-raised capital to scale sales and technical support channels, as well as promote its InTime software Read More

Fintech in Asia gets a boost: Visa opens innovation centre in Singapore

By Yon Heong Tung | Apr 28, 2016

It will provide its partners access to Visa APIs and software developer kits (SDKs) available through the company’s Visa Developer Platform Read More

WritePath bags six-figure funding from leading Taiwanese media group UDN

By Yon Heong Tung | Apr 28, 2016

Writepath will use the funds to increase hiring in sales, marketing and engineering team Read More

Fashion invasion: iFashion snaps up INVADE, online marketplace for retail spaces

By Kevin McSpadden | Apr 28, 2016

The deal is part of iFashion's acquisition strategy as the company follows a roadmap to IPO on the ASX early next year Read More

Singapore-based cloud e-commerce solutions provider CommGate teams up with Alibaba

By Yon Heong Tung | Apr 27, 2016

Through this partnership, it will provide a suite of cloud based e-commerce solutions to Chinese tech giant's merchants throughout SEA Read More

American startup HubSpot opens office in Singapore, brings 150 jobs to city

By Kevin McSpadden | Apr 26, 2016

With an 'east meets west' theme, the office will include beer on-tap, a mother's room and a hidden lounge with gaming consoles Read More

At 24, this entrepreneur battled cancer while building his company, a decade later he is pivoting

By Yon Heong Tung | Apr 25, 2016

Lai Weichang built his Singapore-based tuition agency at the age 24. Now at 35, he is ready to take it to the next step Read More

CompareAsia ropes in Prashant Aggarwal from Visa as Chief Commercial Officer

By Sainul Abudheen K | Apr 25, 2016

The development comes ahead of the fintech firm’s Series B financing round and two weeks after appointing former KKR executive Sam Allen as CEO Read More

This Singaporean company marks out potential criminals using artificial intelligence

By Yon Heong Tung | Apr 22, 2016

Vi Dimensions believes the key to detecting suspicious activities is to discard all conventional rules Read More

This gamified learning platform just got funding to help companies reduce attrition rate

By Sainul Abudheen K | Apr 22, 2016

Knolskape develops immersive and real life-like learning journeys, virtual assessment centres and mobile products for organisations to on-board, train, assess and engage talent Read More

Forget Apple Pay or Samsung Pay, Hong Kong just implemented a revolutionary payment system

By Kevin McSpadden | Apr 21, 2016

Apple Pay and Samsung Pay have a very obvious barrier to entry that is impossible for many people to overcome Read More

After cracking hotel-booking space with niche luxury stays, this startup is now managing properties

By Yon Heong Tung | Apr 21, 2016

The Luxe Nomad now manages villas in Borneo, Bali and Singapore Read More

Wander pivots from travel app for singles to a social platform, but will this strategy work?

By Yon Heong Tung | Apr 20, 2016

Instead of being simply a travel-buddy app the company aims to serve a wider audience with the pivot Read More

After leading Victorious in Asia, Tony Zameczkowski joins Netflix

By Kevin McSpadden | Apr 20, 2016

As Netflix continues to deepen its 'international push' from January, Zameczkowski joins the team to leverage strategic partnerships Read More

Our key competitor in Singapore is black market cleaners: Helpling Asia CEO Philippe Limes

By Babar Khan Javed | Apr 20, 2016

The newly-appointed CEO talks about Helpling's Singapore business, expansion, revenue models and future plans Read More

Samsung Pay to land in Singapore in Q2 2016

By Yon Heong Tung | Apr 20, 2016

It is currently also available in South Korea, US and China Read More

14 great startup events you should be attending this week

By Beverly Tantiansu | Apr 19, 2016

A lot of stuff is happening this week, and we thought it best that you shouldn’t miss out Read More

DBS inks deal with two p2p platforms; aims to boost funding options for SMEs

By Yon Heong Tung | Apr 19, 2016

Small businesses who were unable to acquire a loan from DBS, will be referred to Funding Societies and MoolahSense Read More

Ninja Van scores US$30M led by Abraaj Group, will jump to new markets

By Anisa Menur | Apr 19, 2016

The company plans to enter Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines by the end of 2016 Read More

Dropsuite drops into North America with Ingram Micro partnership

By Anisa Menur | Apr 18, 2016

The partnership was announced following Dropsuite's rebranding earlier in March Read More

Don't know which credit card to use for a bill? MoneySmart's new app has the answer

By Yon Heong Tung | Apr 18, 2016

Swipe aggregates a comprehensive list of credit card deals, and matches it  with a list of credit card benefits Read More


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