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[Singapore] Going Mobile Is A Big DEAL For Daily Deals

Singapore-based, one of the country's top daily deal sites, just announced a mobile application for Android, just a month after it launched its iOS version.

[U.S.] Small Businesses Look To Hire In The Next Six Months: Pepperdine

According to a new Pepperdine University Graziadio School study, 40.7% of small businesses say they will hire in the next six months as compared to 38.1% who say they do not plan to hire.

[Survey] [U.S] Small Business Owners Poised For Growth in 2012; Concerns Remain About Economy

Despite all the negativity we hear in the press about the sad state of the economy these days, the latest Citibank small business survey shows that the majority of small business owners believe they are poised to grow or are already in growth mode.

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.

[U.S] [Survey] National Payroll Week; Payroll Habits Of Employees

It's National Payroll Week this week (September 5 to 9) and electronics payments association NACHA - which represents over 10,000 financial institutions - has just released a survey that provides some interesting insights into the payroll habits of U.S employees.

Daily Deals For Dog Owners With doggyloot; Gets Sandbox Funding

doggyloot ( is the largest and fastest growing deal site for dog owners, and connects merchants in the pet space with tens of thousands of dog owners on new products and services.

Asian Exporters Drive e-Commerce Growth: eBay

According to the first-ever Asian Exporters' Index launched by online auction and shopping platform eBay, Singapore-based exporters on the site have the second largest sales in Southeast Asia after Thailand.

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.

Small Business Owners View Mobility As Critical, Says AT&T

Mobile device usage is soaring amongst small business owners who need to be connected virtually from wherever they are, according to a recent study commissioned by U.S-based telecommunications giant AT&T and conducted by market research firm Compass Intelligence.

The Rise Of The Virtual Office

A recent end-2010 financial study conducted and compiled by the Office Business Center Association International (OBCAI) that surveyed 442 office business centers shows a significant acceleration in virtual office growth in 2009, to 18.3% from 7.8% in 2008.

Mobile Community mig33 Announces Developer Program And Partnerships

mig33, one of the world's largest mobile-first communities, earlier this week announced its new developer program, releasing a slew of resources for developers that want to build social games and apps for its 50 million registered users.

Grow VC Relaunches For Bigger Growth

Global online crowd-funding platform and venture community Grow VC has tweaked its micro investment membership model, as well as developed and implemented a whole new set of tools to empower (and invest in) startup companies.

[Infographic] The Truth Behind Small Business Lending

According to Chicago, Illinois-based credit card processing fee comparison engine FeeFighters, only 42-percent of small businesses see bank loans as a viable financing option.

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.

[US] 48% Of Small Business Owners Turn To Bank Loans For Funding

A recent Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management study shows that approximately 48% of the 1,221 privately-held U.S. businesses that responded to the survey target bank loans as a source of funding.

[US] Rutgers Partners H360 Capital And NJIT To Attract Tech Companies To Newark

Rutgers' Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development, has announced a partnership with a minority-run early stage venture capital firm, H360 Capital, and NJIT’s Enterprise Development Center, to attract technology companies to Newark, New Jersey.

Ocean Optics Launches New Blue Ocean Grants And Challenges Innovation Fund

Optical sensing solutions provider Ocean Optics has announced a new US$300,000 open innovation fund called Blue Ocean Grants and Challenges program, that seeks novel technologies especially in the areas of optical sensing with the potential for market commercialization.

14 Interesting Findings From The Startup Genome Project

Silicon Valley technology startup accelerator blackbox has released its first Startup Genome Report — a 67-page in depth analysis on what makes Silicon Valley startups successful based on profiling over 650 startups. Here are 14 of the report's findings.

[Infographic] Net Worth: Tech’s Wealthiest Founders

How much are founders of successful tech companies they really worth? Our friends at ranked the top ten hot technology startups, including Facebook and Twitter, in order of estimated value in an infographic.

Crowdsourcing Smart Grid Tech – Backed With Cash

Getting funding for your innovative ideas can be even tough. That’s why competitions – like GE’s Ecomagination Challenge – are vital to eco entrepreneurs: they promote and fund some of the world’s best and brightest ideas for sustainability.

[Turkey] Turkcell and Ozyegin University Launches Enterprise Factory

Turkey's leading communications and technology company Turkcell has partnered with Ozyegin University to launch "Enterprise Factory", a 300-square meter facility that will support entrepreneurs at different stages of growth.

[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.

[Singapore] MDA, SingTel Innov8 And NUS Enterprise Announce New Incubation Program

Singapore's Media Development Authority (MDA), SingTel Innov8 and NUS Enterprise have jointly announced a new incubation program, known as Blk71, which is a one-stop access to resources for startups in Singapore to develop and market their solutions to customers.

[US] Yonkers, NY Opens Y-Enterprise Business Center

The city of Yonkers in the state of New York this week announced the Y-Enterprise program to attract, cultivate and retain high growth business to Yonkers.

Steply Is A Mobile Photo App Network With 3.5 Million Downloads

Hong Kong based mobile start-up, Steply, is building a giant network of photo apps on Apple iTunes.

World’s Largest Online Cleantech Marketplace Launches

The world's largest cleantech marketplace OnGreen ( this week debuted its website, a comprehensive destination for cleantech professionals, connecting cleantech businesses and entrepreneurs with investors, expertise and resources.

Blackbox Launches The Startup Genome Project

So can innovation be identified, traced, and replicated? That's what new Silicon Valley technology startup accelerator Blackbox is trying to find out with the Startup Genome Project.

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.

Accel Partners To Invest $400 Million In Indian Tech Start-ups

According to Business Standard, Accel Partners launched a $400 million fund for entrepreneurs in India.

2011 Asia Social Venture Academy Open For Applications

If you're Asia-based and have a strong passion for social entrepreneurship and the ambition to launch your own social enterprise, you may want to check out Foundation for Youth Social Entrepreneurship (FYSE)'s Asia Social Venture Academy program for 2011.