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Denmark’s Startups Are Ready To Switch To The Circular Economy Model
Focusing on the importance of reusing and recycling materials instead of throwing them away, the circular economy is the main long-term strategy for reducing waste in Denmark.
SkyCap Financial Introduces Financial Literacy Course: Why Young Entrepreneurs Should Take Note
SkyCap Financial believes financial literacy is so important that it recently launched SkyCap University, a free educational course designed to help its clients improve their understanding of money management principles.
Widespread UK Business Sector Welcomes Government’s New “Industrial Strategy” White Paper
The UK government earlier unveiled a highly anticipated industrial strategy designed to tackle Britain’s productivity woes and championing sectors such as Construction, Manufacturing, Automotive and Life Sciences.
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.
Gender Pay Gap Among Freelancers And Self-Employed Now Virtually Non-Existent
New data compiled by an online services marketplace shows that the gender pay gap among freelancers and the self-employed is now virtually non-existent.
Entrepreneur Lee Hnetinka And Wilson Lee Start New Venture Darkstore
Entrepeneurs Lee Hnetinka and Wilson Lee have started a new venture together, Darkstore that aims at improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of delivering goods for e-commerce sites.
[Singapore] Could Uncertainty Result In A Singaporean Recession?
Global uncertainty and a lot of underlying problems are now having an impact on Singapore’s economy, with worries of an impending recession. It is this uncertainty which appears to be the main driving force behind the fears of a fresh recession.
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?
How Oil Prices Are Trading On Binary Options Platforms Lately
Gasoline prices have greatly receded on the back of an oversupply of crude oil, slowing demand from China and the competition between Brent crude oil and WTI crude oil, among others.
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.
[Infographic] The Startup Genome Project 2.0
Compass.co recently released the results of their latest 2015 Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking (known previously as the Startup Genome Project), which ranks the top 20 startup ecosystems around the world. Here's an infographic version.
[Infographic] The State Of Our Smartphones (Singapore)
A study on smartphone protection habits by OtterBox - which sought to understand how the habits of 2,500 smartphone owners over the age of 18 years from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore lead to phone damage, and examine how they are protecting their devices - revealed that one in ten respondents across the countries surveyed admitted to having damaged their smartphone more than 10 times in the past five years. Here's an infographic that shows the numbers from Singapore.
Small Business Owners’ Attitudes Change Mid 2015
Recent fluctuations in the economy have caused many small business owners to struggle to stay afloat, shutting down some and disheartening many. Luckily, a recent survey conducted by Balboa Capital shows that the attitude of small business owners has taken a turn for the better, shares Carla Freberg.
Revenue Growth For Lenovo In 2Q15 Obscures Unfamiliar Challenges For Its PC And Smartphones...
Lenovo’s modest overall revenue growth in calendar 2Q15 – 3.1% year-to-year to $10.7 billion – masks how sagging performance from its PC business wiped out the momentum Lenovo had generated since 2013 and has forced Lenovo to reset its profit and revenue growth expectations for its enterprise and mobile device businesses. Jack Narcotta, Devices Analyst at Technology Business Research, reports.
[Singapore] Twitter Designates Singapore As Asia Pacific Headquarters
Twitter last week announced that it has opened its office in Singapore, officially designating it as its headquarters for the Asia Pacific region.
[Singapore] Risky Public Wif-Fi Use Puts Mobile Users At Risk Of Identity Theft And...
According to an Avast survey of close to 200 Singaporeans, the Internet security solutions provider discovered that a whopping 86 percent of survey participants prefer to join unprotected Wi-Fi networks over secure ones that require a password.
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.
Financial Literacy Across Asia Declining: Mastercard
Financial services provider MasterCard has announced the results of its MasterCard Financial Literacy Index, which revealed that progress towards improving basic finance knowledge and skills across Asia Pacific has stalled as 12 of 16 countries record lower scores in financial literacy.
Amazon Goes After Fake Product Reviews
Amazon has cracked down on four websites for selling fake product reviews. The four websites, buyamazonreviews.com, buyazonreviews.com, bayreviews.net and buyreviewsnow.com, are operated by a single company in California with the intent of making positive product reviews available to companies (even those with not-so-good products) at a fee.
Spain’s Ticketbis Raises Additional Round To Fuel International Growth
Ticketbis, a Spain-based online platform where users can easily and securely buy and sell tickets for every kind of event, such as concerts, festivals, theater plays, art performances or soccer games - earlier last month closed a round of funding worth US$6.6 million, making it a total of $12.7 million since its founding in 2009.
PayPal Launches Online Small Business Resource, Passport
Online payment solution provider PayPal has announced the launch of PassPort, a web resource designed to help small businesses - especially those that have a heavy reliance on online commerce - by providing them advice and free tools to expand their global sales.
40% Of Best Performing Companies In Asia Are US- Or UK-Based Businesses: Telstra Global
A recent study conducted by Telstra Global found that 40% of the best performing companies in Asia are US or UK based businesses.
[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.
[Singapore] Local Telco StarHub To Launch Crowdfunding Platform Crowdtivate
Crowdfunding may be set to take off in a big way in Singapore as local telecommunications provider StarHub announced that it is set to launch Crowdtivate, an open crowdfunding platform which entrepreneurs and creative professionals can seek funding and obtain financial contributions from supporters around the region via a funding system in return for specific rewards.
[Asia] Asian Attitudes Towards Creativity And Education Differ: Adobe Study
The recently concluded Adobe Education Leadership Forum held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia saw the software company unveil the results of an Asia Pacific-wide study entitled ‘Education, Creativity and Employability’ that looked at the intersection of creativity and creativity tools in the classroom and its relevance to the modern workforce.
Microsoft Announces MS Office For iPad As Part Of “Mobile First, Cloud First” Approach
As part of Microsoft's mobile- and cloud-focused event hours ago in San Francisco, new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has announced Office For iPad, extending the functionality of its suite of applications you've gotten used to on your desktop and other tablet devices to the popular Apple product.
[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.
TheLuxeNomad.com Pivots Business Model, Moves Away From Flash Sales
Singapore-based startup TheLuxeNomad.com, originally a private flash sales site for luxury hotels and other premium travel accommodations at discounts of up to 70 percent, has pivoted its business model to include 24/7 rates for hotels and resorts, as well as enabling live bookings on selected villas
[Asia] Socialbakers Opens Asia Pacific HQ In Singapore
Global social media analytics and optimization company Socialbakers has announced the opening of its new Asia-Pacific headquarters based in Singapore.
[Seoul] Serviced Office Cum Business Incubator WAHA Offices Opens New Location
Seoul-based WAHA Offices - a serviced office and business incubator hybrid office solutions targeted at startup companies - last week opened its third location, after its first in Seoul's Gangam district and its second in Singapore.