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.
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.
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?
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.
A common SMS and email phishing scam in South Africa is using the company name of the short term lender Wonga to defraud consumers.
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.
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.
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.
Twitter last week announced that it has opened its office in Singapore, officially designating it as its headquarters for the Asia Pacific region.
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.
Singapore's startup scene looks set to become even more vibrant with the entrance of Sydney-based startup accelerator muru-D.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Global social media analytics and optimization company Socialbakers has announced the opening of its new Asia-Pacific headquarters based in Singapore.
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.
Customer engagement solutions provider Emarsys today official announces in Asia the availability of Predict, a self-learning, intelligent marketing engine that creates individually tailored recommendations to site visitors based on online behavior analysis and predictive technology that's built into its eMarketing Suite marketing dashboard product.
Here's an infographic from the folks over at AdNear that shows some of the numbers behind the Chinese New Year shopping trends in Singapore.
After being unseated last quarter by Indonesia, China has regained its spot as the source of observed attack traffic in the third quarter of 2013., according to Akamai's latest State of the Internet Report.
Singapore-based upstart broadband provider MyRepublic has announced MyGigNation, an initiative to attract and entice local independent developers to create, build and test Gigabit-level applications.
Japan-based electronic commerce and Internet service provider Rakuten has today announced the official commencement of its operations in Singapore.