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[Singapore] Westin Returns, Sets Up In Central Business District

Hotel chain Westin returns to Singapore with The Westin Singapore, a 305-room property located right smack in Singapore's Central Business District.

[Singapore] Online Car Rental Marketplace Drive.SG Launches Mobile App

Singapore's largest online car rental marketplace Drive.SG launches a mobile application to tap on smartphone-using customers.

[The Philippines] Harnessing Apps To Tackle Traffic

Philippines' Department of Transportation and Communication’s (DOTC) recently conducted a app challenge that invited developers across the country to create applications in a three-month hack-at-home competition to develop an app that will ease commuting in the megacities of Cebu and Metro Manila.

[Singapore] SiTF Awards 2013 Celebrates New Ideas, Launches The Portal

The Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) earlier this month celebrated over 40 innovative technology solutions - across various categories including the best start-up, cloud solution, digital media, e-government, and infocomm productivity - at an awards ceremony that attracted over 290 submissions in total.

[Singapore] Cybercrime Incidents Down In 2013, But Losses Up: Norton

According to the latest 2013 Norton Report by Symantec, the number of online adults in Singapore who have experienced cybercrime has decreased from 48 percent in 2012 to 37 percent this year, but the average loss per victim has skyrocketed by 75% at S$1,448 from S$826 in 2012.

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.

[Singapore] Mobile Security Concerns Continue To Surround BYOD: SolarWinds

A recent study by IT management software provider SolarWinds of 150 150 IT decision makers at Singapore SMEs reveals challenges surrounding BYOD at the workplace.

Significant Percentage Of Global Email Traffic Is Spam: Cloudmark

Research compiled from messaging threat protection service provider Cloudmark’s Global Threat Network places the United States as the top country in the world in terms of volume of email spam, followed by Brazil and France. Asia Pacific countries rated fairly low on the global scale when it came to volume of email spam sent, but they do exhibit a high incidence of spam among total emails sent.

Survey Finds Generational Attitudes Towards Entrepreneurship Different

The recession is hitting the economy hard, and a study is finding that it's impacting attitudes on entrepreneurship quite differently across different generations.

[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.

Microsoft Gives Love To Nonprofits With Office 365 Donation Program

If you're a nonprofit, take note - global software giant Microsoft is making Office 365 for Nonprofits available to qualifying nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) through its software donation program.

[Singapore] Techinasia.com Acquires SGEntrepreneurs

One of Asia's biggest regional technology and startup blogs just got bigger - Tech In Asia (Techinasia.com) just announced its acquisition of fellow Singapore-based tech blog SGEntrepreneurs (SGE) for an undisclosed sum.

PeoplesVC Launches Crowdfunding TV Channel

PeoplesVC is launching an integrated multimedia platform called PeoplesVC-TV, which will host specially developed live, theme-based TV shows expected to help the site to achieve its aim of job creation.

[Singapore] StarHub’s SmartPipe Combines Fibre, Voice And IPTV Services Into One Offering

StarHub yesterday introduced a new converged technology solution called SmartPipe that combines high-speed fibre broadband, voice and IPTV services targeted at small and medium businesses.

[Singapore] NETS Launches Location-Based App For Deals

Payment solutions provider NETS has launched a location-based mobile application called NETS Savers that helps users discover special deals from its network of merchants across the island.

[Singapore] Evernote Partners StarHub to Expand Footprint Here

Today Evernote announced a strategic tie-up with local telecommunications provider StarHub, who will give its new and recontracting post-paid subscribers from today a complimentary one-year Evernote Premium subscription.

Hong Kong’s Newest Co-Working Space, Innovation Lab, Opens

Hidden on the eight floor of an industrial building in Kennedy Town, Innovation Lab is the China's Special Administrative Region latest co-working space exclusive to the Western District and has targeted startups in its sights.

Healthbox Picks Seven Startups For Inaugural Accelerator Program

Jacksonville, Florida-based and healthcare technology-focused business accelerator Healthbox has identified seven companies that will be selected to participate in its inaugural 4-month accelerator program.

[Singapore] JFDI.Asia’s Second Accelerator Program This Year Receives Overwhelming Response

Singapore-based accelerator Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI Asia) has revealed that over 300 digital startup teams have applied for its second accelerator program for this year, competing for just 12 places in this intake.

[Malaysia] National Instruments Opens NI-AIN Lab In Technology Park

National Instruments has announced the opening of National Instruments Academy & Innovation Nucleus (NI-AIN), a shared services lab facility in Technology Park Malaysia comprising over RM20 million (~US$6.25 million) worth of hardware and software technology tools that's developed as an incubation center for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) working on high-value design and engineering services.

Surprising Surge In Attack Traffic From Indonesia This Year: Akamai

According to Akamai's State Of The Internet for the first quarter of 2013, Indonesia surged to an incredulous 2nd place as an originator for attack traffic, contributing around 21% of global malignant web traffic.

[US] New $60 Million Credit Line From AmeriMerchant Offers Lifeline To Small Businesses

New York-based AmeriMerchant has announced a new US$60 million credit line aimed at helping provide more capital to small and medium-sized businesses nationwide through its merchant cash advance program as well as its small business loan program through its sister company, Main Street Business Loans.

[Asia] Revolver Asia Fires Its Way Into Regional F&B Scene

Singapore-based F&B veteran Michel Lu earlier this week launched Revolver Asia, a boutique corporate advisory that looks to provide business incubation and acceleration for...

[Infographic] Five Long Term Recruitment Trends In Southeast Asia: LinkedIn

According to LinkedIn's recently released 2013 Global Recruiting Trends Report, recruiting/sourcing highly-skilled talent named the most important priority for 44% of 141 talent acquisition professionals based in Southeast Asia who responded to the survey.

[Infographic] What The SEC Announcement Means For Startups And Entrepreneurs

On July 10th, 2013 the US Securities and and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that the ban on general solicitation has been removed for small businesses seeking startup capital. Here's an infographic from the folks at Fundable.com that shows what the changes to come as a result of that lifting of the ban can mean for startups and entrepreneurs seeking funding.

[Asia] Location-Aware Mobile Advertising Platform Launches In Southeast Asia

Singapore-headquartered location-aware mobile advertising platform AdNear earlier this week announced its foray into the Southeast Asian markets of Malaysia and Indonesia, opening up its platform for advertisers who are looking to enable precision advertising on consumer mobile devices in those countries.

Microsoft Consolidates Technology Startup Outreach With Microsoft Ventures

Microsoft will be consolidating its technology startup outreach with its newly created Microsoft Ventures.

[Singapore] Hotel Reservation Services Opens Regional HQ

Hotel Reservation Service (HRS), the leading hotel portal in Europe for business and private travelers, late last month announced its official expansion in the Asia Pacific with the opening of its regional headquarters in Singapore.

[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.

PayPal Goes To Space With PayPal Galactic

PayPal Galactic aims to bring together leaders in the space industry to work on the big questions around the commercialization of space in order to prepare and support the future of space commerce.