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  • Flipkart pulls in new investors for its latest $700 million funding, files for conversion to public company in

    Flipkart bags $700 million funding, files for public company status

    techinasia.com 20 Dec '14, 6am

    India’s homegrown ecommerce leader Flipkart just announced another whopping funding round. This time, it raised US$700 million investment from new investors Baillie Gifford, Greenoaks Capital, Steadview Capital, T. Rowe Price Associates,​ and Qatar Investment Authority, along with exi...

  • This taxi app by Singapore's transport agency is stunningly pointless

    This taxi app by Singapore's LTA is stunningly pointless

    techinasia.com 17 Dec '14, 7am

    The Singapore government is known for its remarkable efficiency. But it’s also known for being incredibly meddlesome. Case in point: fresh after announcing a new set of regulations governing taxi apps, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) told the world that it too wants to launch a tax...

  • More people are remitting money to the Philippines using Bitcoin. Here’s why

    Why more Filipinos are remitting money using Bitcoin

    techinasia.com 12 Dec '14, 2pm

    Christmas has come early for Philippine Bitcoin remittance service Rebit.ph . Rebit, one of the verticals under Bitcoin umbrella company Satoshi Citadel Industries (SCI), has booked an average 150 percent growth in value of transactions month-on-month since October. That’s a big jump ...

  • Rocket-backed Helpling set to launch in Singapore to help you find a cleaner

    Helpling to launch in Singapore to help you find a cleaner

    techinasia.com 10 Dec '14, 3am

    Helping , a Rocket Internet-backed venture that’s like an Uber for cleaners, will launch in Singapore, though an exact date hasn’t been announced. Tech in Asia spotted job postings on Startup Jobs Asia seeking a marketing manager and operations manager as part of its expansion into th...

  • Super affordable Xiaomi Mi Band to be sold in Singapore from December 16

    Xiaomi Mi Band launches in Singapore December 16

    techinasia.com 10 Dec '14, 4am

    The Mi Band fitness tracker by rising smartphone brand Xiaomi is single-handedly making wearables much more accessible to consumers. Now, Xiaomi has announced that the Mi Band will be sold in Singapore from December 16, just in time for Christmas. The price? S$19.99 (US$15.13) – almos...

  • Asian bitcoin exchange Quoine secures $2M funding

    techinasia.com 10 Dec '14, 1pm

    Quoine , a pan-Asian bitcoin exchange, announced it closed a US$2 million angel round of funding from a number of investors and private funds, according to Coindesk . The young exchange opened shop in June and, while it is officially incorporated in Singapore, does most of its busines...

  • This Indonesian startup says it struck gold in bitcoin, delivers currency in 3 minutes

    This Indonesian startup says it has struck gold in bitcoin

    techinasia.com 02 Dec '14, 1pm

    For those of you who’ve been living on the moon, bitcoin is an unregulated digital currency that provides a way for folks to transfer money to each other over the web without using a bank or financial institution as a middleman. All bitcoin users need to do is install a wallet app to ...

  • Meet the winners of Hackatron Asia Singapore 2014

    Winners of Hackatron Asia Singapore 2014

    techinasia.com 10 Dec '14, 7am

    Winners of Hackatron Asia Singapore 2014 and Judges It was to be a grueling 32 hours ahead – yet 146 developers across Singapore and Malaysia trekked down to Hackatron Asia Singapore early last Saturday morning in preparation for it. There were big monitors set up and people napping o...


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