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Tesco buys into Southeast Asian online shop

UK retailing giant Tesco has acquired a minority stake in Lazada, a seller of non-food goods to customers in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and...
Indian entrepreneur launches Big Data site in Singapore

An Indian entrepreneur has launched a content and resource aggregation website in Singapore on November 26 which aims to be a one-stop shop for...
New taxi booking app arrives in Thailand

A month after Easy Taxi, a taxi booking application by German online startup incubator Rocket Internet launched in Hong Kong, the app is now available...
Vietnam commissions $110m for startups

The Ministry of Science and Technology in Vietnam has secured $110 million to pump into Vietnamese startups in a program called FIRST, with the...
Ex-Google manager returns to his native Myanmar with big goals

Myanmar-born former Google business operations and strategy manager Nay Aung has returned to his home land and plans to set up a number of...
Banking on entrepreneurs

Narra Ventures, Manila, invests in private high-technology firms
Teckler: Content sharing as a business model

Teckler is a web portal that represents an innovative way in which users and a publishing platform based on advertising partner together, giving life...
Strategic Planner: Knowing all about your competition

Strategic Planner is a platform that aggregates leading social media networks, popular news sites and hundreds of databases to provide a specifically designed business...
Know what people really think on: 1World Online

1World Online is a Silicon Valley-based start-up providing an innovative social research service to help understanding what people really think on a variety of...
San Francisco’s tech revolution – a photoblog

What made San Francisco stand out in its economic development, producing high-caliber tech companies, top-notch IT experts and laying the foundations for the global...
Education in focus at TechCrunch Disrupt 2013 event (photos)

TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2013, a notable technology conference that regularly draws prominent speakers from the technology and start-up scene in Silicon Valley and...
Mobile services for the ‘unbanked’

A chat with Miguel Perez, CEO of Filipino start-up Ayannah

Taxi-booking apps have spread like wildfire in Southeast Asia and are now catching on in the Philippines. Rocket Internet, a German startup incubator, announced...

Urban farming is taking root in Singapore as the city-state’s wealthy, cosmopolitan population discovers the joys of growing their own vegetables. Green Valley Farm started...
Bolooka e-commerce bringing Philippine artisanal crafts to the world

Southeast Asia has a new e-commerce provider with a unique specialty. Philippines-based Bolooka focuses on providing a global online market for craftworks created by...

In a recent interview with Bloomberg News, Microsoft founder Bill Gates showed a flair for competitive altruism, repeatedly knocking Google’s Project Loon in favor...
Thailand’s BentoWeb plans Asian expansion

Thai online marketplace BentoWeb is preparing for an Asian expansion. The company has spent the last 15 months incubating in Thailand and has achieved...
Mobile advertising platform targets ASEAN

AdNear is Southeast Asia’s first location-based mobile advertising platform that works on feature phones as well as smartphones. This unique technology uses proprietary geo-location...