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[Singapore] Networking And Learning New Skills More Important Than Pay Raise: Singaporeans

According to a recent study by online professional network LinkedIn, networking and learning new skills trumped getting a raise for Singaporean professionals when it comes to their career goals.

This Week in Asia Episode 61: This is Social Media!

The TWIA crew is back to discuss the interesting stories that dominate the Asian mobile, web and technology landscape this week.

The Impact Of The Collapse Of Wonga And Curo On The Short Term Loan...

Both Wonga and Curo have been hit by compensation claims and this has resulted in the demise of these organizations.

[Asia] Tech In Asia Buys GameSaku In Acquisition Blitz

Just a week after Tech in Asia ( completed its acquisition of fellow Singapore-based blog SGEntrepreneurs (SGE) for an undisclosed sum, today it announced that it has also acquired Indonesia-based gaming blog GameSaku from Apps Foundry.

Wonderist Agency Acquires Merger Labs

Eighteen months ago, San Diego-based MergerLabs was born out of CAPTARGET, a leader in private equity deal origination, owned and operated by Gabe Galvez.

[Singapore] The9 Opens Red 5 Singapore Office

China online game developer and operator The9 Limited announced today that there are establishing a Red 5 office in Singapore as its Asian operation and development center.

Ten Made-with-Singapore Audio Productions Debut On Audible

The Audible Accelerator Singapore programme identified and worked with 10 SMEs to produce original made-with-Singapore audio stories for the Audible platform.

[Singapore] Over 70% Of Singaporeans Want To Be Entrepreneurs: Intuit

According to a recent survey conducted by financial management solutions provider Intuit, over 7o-percent of men and women in Singapore - most of whom in their 30s - have considered being entrepreneurs at some point in their lives.

Agera Energy Named A Certified Westchester Green Business

Since 2016, Agera Energy has been recognized as a Certified Westchester Green Business based on its efforts to reduce waste around its offices and improve energy efficiency on a daily basis.

[Asia] HKers, Singaporeans Eye Higher Salaries: jobsDB

The recent in-annual jobsDB Asian Consumer Market Survey revealed that workers in Singapore and Hong Kong are becoming more ambitious and seeking out new, higher paying job roles, even in their later years.

Walden International puts S$2million into Brandtology

Online intelligence service provider Brandtology today announced that it has received a capital injection of S$2 million from venture capital fim Walden International.

Rise In Shoppers Switching To Credit Cards

It has come to light that in recent years, shoppers are tending to use their credit cards for day-to-day spending rather than for just one-off purchases.

[Infographic] [Singapore] Salary Expectations Increase 35% With That First Private Degree: JobsCentral

According to the 2012 JobsCentral Learning Rankings And Survey Report, which surveyed 5,476 respondents online from September to October this year, Singapore adult learners expect a 35% salary raise after landing their first private degree, and 23% of those respondents even believe that degree qualifications can lead to a 50% raise or more.

[Singapore] LiveJournal Blogshops Record S$96 Million In Transactions For 2011

Blogshopping - shopping online via blogshops - has taken off in Singapore in a very big way. According to online portal LiveJournal, Singapore-based blogshops on their portal will record S$96 million in revenue this year.

Wonga Launches Fraud Hotline To Combat Phishing Scam

A common SMS and email phishing scam in South Africa is using the company name of the short term lender Wonga to defraud consumers.

LinkedIn Introduces Company Status Updates And LinkedIn Certified Developer Program

Professional social networking site LinkedIn has just announced a feature that allows companies to update their own status. – Talent Management Gets Zapped

Anybody who's worked in human resources and have sorted through hundreds of resumes from job applicants know how painfully tedious this part of the...

Emerging from Under the Radar

CNET has a story on four new web publishing startups that recently featured at the Under the Radar Conference - music publisher AudioMicro, content tracking...

Talking Rain Collaborates With The Recycling Partnership

In March 2020, Talking Rain Beverage Company announced that it had joined the Recycling Partnership, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting sustainability and improving recycling education among consumers.

This Week in Asia Episode 56: Attack of The Groupon Clones

This Week In Asia discusses the emergence of Groupon clones in Asia, Microsoft’s dropping of Kin, Froyo on Huawei's Chinese Android phones, Mixi making a minor Linkedin, Amazon’s acquisition of Woot and differences between e-commerce in Southeast Asia & East Asia.

Nimble Offers Free Year Of Software To Startup Accelerators

Social relationship management platform Nimble is launching a program that would see it offer startups a year of free access to its social relationship software through partner startup accelerators.

Video Technology Company Giraffic On Track To Hit One Million Users

Tel Aviv, Israel-based Giraffic's Video-On-Demand technology supports fully-distributed, multi-source "Seek Forward" functionality so that a user can jump ahead in the video, but still gets data from dozens of sources simultaneously.

[Singapore] Job Satisfaction No Indication Of Job Loyalty: LinkedIn

As part of its newly announced inaugural Talent Trends 2014 Report, LinkedIn found that while 3 in 4 professionals in Singapore, at least one of those 3 are actively looking for their next role.
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Prices In Dubai: How Soon Will The Situation Be Stable Again?

Property prices in Dubai are rising in the context of the global economic crisis. But it all depends on the location.

Mobile Payment Platform Swiff Launches in Singapore; Targets Other Markets

Swiff (, a new mobile payment platform that allows cashless credit card payments using mobile phones and mobile tablet devices as credit card or debit card terminals, launched in Singapore last week.

Waiakea Water Joins List Of Sustainable Companies

Waiakea Water was founded in 2012 by Ryan Emmons, and it produced the first fully degradable and recyclable plastic bottle.

Most Overused Buzzword On LinkedIn Profiles? Creative.

If there's one word most people describe themselves with professionally, it's creative. At least, that's the consensus from professional network LinkedIn, who found that the description topped the list of the most overused words and phrases in its member profiles for 2012.

[Singapore] National Research Foundation Selects Six VC Firms To Administer S$120M Startup War Kitty

Singapore's National Research Foundation (NRF) announced this week it has selected six venture capital firms to help inject S$120 million through a 1:1 investment matching scheme.

Resolute Marine Energy Wins at Startup Open

It's not every day that you get invited to visit Richard Branson's private Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands, but that's what Olivier Ceberio of Boston will be doing after winning Startup Open.

[US] Small Business Advocacy Council Launches Crowdfunding Platform

Crowdfunding is a new way of funding startups and small businesses, and Chicago, Illinois-based Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) is getting into the act by starting its own crowdfunding platform SBAC Connects.