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[Asia] Tech In Asia Buys GameSaku In Acquisition Blitz

Just a week after Tech in Asia (Techinasia.com) 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.

[Singapore] Golden Gate Ventures And JFDI Asia Form Strategic Alliance

Singapore-based technology startup accelerator Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI.Asia) today announced a strategic tie-up with Golden Gate Ventures, another startup accelerator also based in Singapore, that will see the latter's co-founders Vinnie Lauria, Jeff Paine and Paul Bragiel join JFDI.Asia's "bootcamp" accelerator program as mentors with immediate effect.

Facebook Rearranges Pages For Businesses And Organizations

Social networking giant Facebook earlier today the company announced a new design for Pages, which closely resembles Timeline.

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.

[Singapore] YES No Longer – ACE Replaces YES! Startup Scheme With ACE Startups

In a press conference today, the Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) as led SPRING Singapore announced the overhaul of the Yes! Startups (or Young Entrepreneur Scheme for Startups) scheme, which will be replaced by a new initiative called ACE Startups.

2C2P In Prestigious Red Herring Global 1000 Award List

Singapore-based payment solutions provider 2C2P was declared one of the winners of the Red Herring Global 100 Award last Friday, out of 1,200 companies from North America, Europe, and Asia.

[Singapore] Mobile Marketing To Be Most Powerful Tool By 2015: Experian

Eight out of ten Singapore-based marketers surveyed in a recent study say that mobile will be one of the most important tools to engage with customers in the next two to three years.

[Infographic] Small Business Concerns In 2013

Small business sentiment on the economy this year remains skeptical, according to a new survey of 600 small businesses by Alibaba.com, Vendio and Auctiva.

Resurrected ShowNearby.com Announces Version 3; Looking To Expand Team

Online location-based service ShowNearby.com, whom I've blogged about before, today announces the release of its latest version.

[Infographic] 2013 Is The Year Skilled Workers Are In Demand Again



The jobs scene is once again looking brighter in 2013. Here's an infographic from PayScale's 2013 Compensation Best Practices Report that reveals some of that business optimism.

[Asia] Technology Blog Penn Olson Lands Funding

Asian technology blog Penn Olson announced earlier this week that Singapore-based venture capital firm East Ventures has made an investment into the site at an undisclosed amount.

LinkedIn Gives You New Cause For Volunteerism

LinkedIn, the world's largest online professional network with more than 120 million members worldwide, has today added a new "Volunteer Experience & Causes" field as part of a member's profile.

‘Responsible’: The Most Overused Word On LinkedIn Member Profiles In 2013

Think that the word 'responsible' is the most accurate description of your professional career? Well, according to online professional social network LinkedIn it so happens that almost everyone else does as well.

SAP Opens Its Fourth APAC Co-Innovation Lab In Singapore

German enterprise software company SAP AG yesterday launched its fourth SAP Co-Innovation Lab (COIL) in Asia Pacific in Singapore, a space offering a hands-on environment for SAP, partners and customers to work together on current and future technologies.

Inconsistency And Premature Scaling Main Cause For Startup Failure: Blackbox

According to Blackbox about 90% of all startups fail, and the most common reason for failure is premature scaling. The startup accelerator has also launched the Startup Genome Compass, a web app basically gives entrepreneurs a dashboard where they can monitor their progress, helping them to set better priorities on a monthly basis.

Shanghai-Based Mailman Group Launches Startup Fund

Shanghai-based social media and technology company Mailman Group earlier this week announced the launch of a new startup fund that looks at tapping the burgeoning technology startup scene in Asia.

Joyful Frog Digital Incubator Joins New Techstars Network, Gets More Joy

Singapore-based Joyful Frog Digital Incubator joins TechStars Network, an alliance of startup incubators as part of the U.S. Startup America initiative to boost innovation and entrepreneurship in the U.S and the world.

[Singapore] New Grads Want More Money, Faster

According to an annual survey conducted by Singapore-based online jobs portal JobsCentral, 64-percent of graduates in Singapore demand at least S$3,000 (US$1,800) per month.

11,660 New Millionaires In Singapore

It's official. According to this AsiaOne story, the annual Merrill Lynch and Capgemini World Wealth Report has reported that the number of Singapore millionaires...

Cloud Traffic to Grow Sixfold by 2016: Cisco Global Cloud Index

Global data center traffic is expected to grow four times and reach a total of 6.6 zettabytes annually by 2016, according to networking giant Cisco in its second annual Global Cloud Index (2011-2016).

[U.S.] 38-Percent of Small Business Owners Believe We’re Still In Recession

Based on how their businesses are performing, more than one-third of small business owners (38-percent) believe we are still in recession, according to a recently released American Express OPEN® Small Business Monitor report.

Charlene Li’s Altimeter Group Announces New Partners

Internet pioneer Deborah Schultz, and former Forrester Research analysts R "Ray" Wang and Jeremiah Owyang joins Charlene Li at Altimeter Group.

[Singapore] Cisco Celebrates 20 Years In Singapore; Opens New Regional Headquarters

Yesterday Cisco celebrated its 20-year footprint in Singapore by moving into their new regional headquarters at UE Biz Hub within the sprawling Changi Business Park.

Telstra Sets Up Startup Accelerator muru-D In Singapore

Singapore's startup scene looks set to become even more vibrant with the entrance of Sydney-based startup accelerator muru-D.

Singapore vs Malaysia – Who Consumes More And Who Saves More?

Global savings portal CupoNation has put together an interactive infographic that showing the main categories Singaporeans are on average spending their money on. But how is the consumption behavior of Singapore compared to that of Malaysia?

[Causes] Asia Water-for-Life Project To Provide Safe Water For 100,000 Across Asia

The Asia Water-for-Life Project is a collaboration between Planet Water, J.P. Morgan, and Sesame Workshop that seeks to deliver clean, safe water and provide education on water-health and hygiene to disadvantaged communities in India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia (Sabah) and the Philippines.

International Tourism Grew 4% In 2012: UNWTO

International tourists grew around 4-percent in 2012 to reach 1.035 billion, according the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

Forbes Announces 2013 List Of Best Small Companies In America

American business magazine Forbes has announced its list of "The Best Small Companies in America" for 2013, with Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc topping the rankings of 100 small businesses based on earnings growth, sales growth and return on equity in the past 12 months and over five years.

JamiQ Gets New CEO; Plans For Future Growth

Many startup founders find it very difficult to hand over the reins of their company into more seasoned hands, but Singapore-based startup JamiQ has done it not just once, but twice, in a year.