Startups

Startups

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Singapore’s Silicon Valley: Block 71

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An abandoned factory building in Singapore's Buona Vista district has become a new breeding ground for IT start-up firms and entrepreneurs due to a...
Tesco buys into Southeast Asian online shop

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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’

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

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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...

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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

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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...

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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

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