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Zweena Aggregates Your Medical Records For Easy Management

Zweena (www.zweenahealth.com) is an online Personal Health Record (PHR) service for consumers to manage and protect their health records.

No Ordinary Phlook

I first came across online photo-hosting service Phlook.com at Unconference 2008. Founders Ng Wee Kiat and Justine Ho was pitching their idea to the audience but, at that time, I wasn't sure if the World Wide Web needed another Flickr clone.

FriendShopper – You’ll Never Shop Alone

Here's a new service that promises to revolutionize your online shopping experience. Friendshopper.com is an online social shopping platform that connects friends in a real-time web environment so that you don't have to shop alone.

TANGS In Second Life, Makes Virtual Worlds Fashionable

Virtual TANGS You don't usually expect fashion retailers to be online trailblazers, yet local retail giant TANGS announced this week that it will be opening...

Washing Stuffed Toys Made Easy With Teddy Needs A Bath!

Founded by mompreneur Nicole Townend, Teddy Needs A Bath! is a first-of-its-kind washer and dryer bag for stuffed toys, allowing you to safely wash them yet keep them protected.

[Interview] Aneace Haddad, founder of Taggo

In this video interview, Mike Foong chats with Aneace Haddad of Taggo about how his startup seeks to manage loyalty card subscriptions.

The Nübox Way To Computer Retail

Computer retail is big business in Singapore. That's what personal computer retail chain Newstead Technologies is counting on for its growth, especially with its new Apple-focused Nübox concept stores.

A Brief Interview with Jon Petersen of buUuk.com

We grab founder Jon Petersen of mobile restaurant guide app BuUuk.com for a short interview.

NakedWines.com Connects Winemakers And Wine Drinkers Via Crowdfunding

NakedWines.com uses crowdfunding to raise funds from a wine-loving public and channels that money towards a bunch of talented winemakers so that they can focus on making quality wines exclusively for funders.

Build Your Personalized Travel Journals With Qiito.com

Singapore-based travel startup, Qiito (www.qiito.com) lets its users compile and build a personalized travel journal, complete with images and location. Users can also peruse and "adopt" travelogues compiled by others, making the sharing of travel experiences a lot more social.

The Next 10 Years Of Infocomm Technology

Cort Isernhagen of IDC Insights forecasted at the recent Infocomm Technology Roadmap Symposium 2012 that the ICT landscape over the next 10 years needs to consider the following four macro trends supported by four key pillars of technology.

Iron Tribe Fitness – From A Garage To A Thriving Business

Iron Tribe Fitness started as an "underground" group fitness training experiment in a garage and today consists of over 720 gym members and 17 employees in four outlets.

SocialWok’s TechCrunch50 Experience

I took the opportunity to ask Yong Ming Guang, CEO of SocialWok, of the Singapore startup's experience presenting at TechCrunch50 Conference 2009, the massive showcase of the latest cutting-edge technology startups in San Francisco.

8 Online Businesses Disrupting Their Industry

Often the only way for companies to establish themselves in a market is to do something innovative and take the shine off their competitors. Patrick Smith of Housesimple looks at some of the most innovative online businesses disrupting their industries (including his own).

SpeechTrans’s Mobile App Translates Different Languages For You

SpeechTrans (www.speechtrans.com) is an automatic speech recognition and translation mobile application available for iOS devices, essentially turning your device into a portable translator.

Aaron Leischke: Franchising His Way To Success

Aaron Leischke may only be 31 years old, but he is already the owner of three Cousins Subs franchises in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota area.

Vawch – Job Recommendation Gets Social

What do you get when you combine social networking and talent search? If you said LinkedIn, you're close. But I'm talking about Vawch.com. Founded in...

What Do You Want To Buy At 12Buy.sg?

Local IT retailer Challenger Technologies is now extending its reach online, and is hoping that Singaporeans will take to buying from its newly-launched, and the country's first mass category lifestyle shopping portal, 12Buy.sg.

The Entrepreneurial Adventurer

Serial entrepreneur Tony Goh may have more misses than hits when it comes to business, but he's never given up nor regretted following his...

Advice On How To Deliver Excellent Customer Experience

Customer experience might have its roots in the origins of bartering and business, but it remains the most important aspect of commercial success in the digital age.

CountSpin.com – Getting Into The Spin Of Things

CountSpin is a live auction portal that revolves around (pardon the pun) falling prices. It's eBay with a twist - at any one time,...

[Singapore] Newstead Technologies On Retail

We ask Evelyn Chua of IT retail chain Newstead Technologies, which owns and operates the Apple-focused Nübox stores across Singapore - how they pick their retail locations and for advice on running a retail business.

Locomi.com – Three Friends, Three Places And One Startup

Food can unite people. In the case of Sumit Shah, Ravi Bhushan and Siddharth Vanchinathan - the founders of Locomi.com - also discovered that...

Taiwan’s Tech Start-ups And Culture

When we talked about Asia and Chinese Internet start-ups, we definitely cannot miss Taiwan. If you haven’t already known, renown tech brands like HTC, BenQ and Asus all originated from the country.

Betterfly.com For A Better You

Betterfly (www.betterfly.com) is a services matchmaking website that helps match people who want to learn, look and feel better with providers of self-improvement services.

[Singapore] GrabTaxi – Disrupting The Singapore Cab Industry, One Cab At A Time

GrabTaxi is a third-party taxi booking mobile application that can connect cab drivers directly with commuters through the driver's personal mobile phone, thereby complementing (or bypassing) the cab company's booking systems.

TheMobileGamer: Trying Games On The Go

Alvin Yap, CEO of Singapore consumer technology startup TheMobileGamer (TMG), admits that he has always been a dreamer. Having studied entrepreneurship as a business student in Singapore's Ngee Ann Polytechnic, he had always wanted to start and run his own business.

Hibernater.com – An Idea Out Of Cold Storage

Sometimes it's good to revisit an old idea. That's what Chua Khim Teck, founder of Hibernater.com, did when he took an idea he was...

Gygan Lets You Store And Transfer Gygan-tic Files

For those of us who use file transfer services like RapidShare.com, YouSendIt.com or 4shared.com, here comes Oakville, Ontario-based Gygan.com.

TeknoUp, A Gadget And Tech Resource In Indonesian, for Indonesians

Where can you read the latest gadget and tech news in Bahasa Indonesian? TeknoUp fills up that gap and is looking successful. Apparently, the gadget review site is specifically targeted at Indonesian tech lovers.