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  • Singapore incubator Fatfish Internet raises $3.2M, will list on Australian stock exchange

    Singapore's Fatfish Internet raises $3.2M to list on ASX

    techinasia.com 21 Jul '14, 7am

    Lately, we’re seeing a wave of internet companies from Asia gunning for public offerings on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Fatfish Internet Group (ASX:FFG), a startup investment company from Singapore, has now joined the ranks. The firm will begin trading starting on July 2...

  • Pick up your pickaxes and headlamps: here’s how Bitcoin mining works

    How to mine bitcoins from the bottom up: a complete tutorial

    techinasia.com 21 Jul '14, 11am

    There are generally two types of articles out there describing how bitcoins are mined: the dense and technical, or the simple and vague. This article will attempt to strike a balance between the two by starting with the foundations of Bitcoin and working up. You probably know that min...

  • WeChat users in Singapore can now book taxis inside app

    WeChat begins ecommerce push in Asia with taxi-booking feature

    techinasia.com 16 Jul '14, 9am

    WeChat users in Singapore can now book a taxi inside the messaging app thanks to a tie-up with EasyTaxi . It’s the first such move by WeChat outside of its native China. This taxi-booking function will be extended to other countries where both WeChat and EasyTaxi are available, accord...

  • [Exclusive] Japanese businessmen started a $10M fund to be the next Andreessen/Horowitz… in Singapore

    Two Japanese businessmen make $10M fund, move to Singapore

    techinasia.com 17 Jul '14, 2am

    The growth of a startup ecosystem is inextricably tied to the number of investors willing to inject funds into it. Venture capital firms and corporate venture funds are on the rise in Asia, but angel investors have not gotten as much attention. Shuhei Morofuji and Hideki Fujita are tw...

  • Hours after Typhoon Rammasun slams into Philippines, bitcoin fundraising campaign begins

    Bitcoin fundraising supports typhoon #GlendaPH relief operations

    techinasia.com 17 Jul '14, 7am

    Image credit: Bullit Marquez/AP On the morning of July 16, just a night after tropical storm Typhoon Rammasun (also known by the Philippine name Typhoon Glenda) left swathes of the country in devastation with wind speeds of up to 85 miles per hour, a Philippines company launched a rel...

  • GrabTaxi hits at Uber in Singapore with launch of premium service GrabCar

    GrabTaxi hits at Uber in Singapore with launch of GrabCar

    techinasia.com 08 Jul '14, 4am

    Raring to go from raising its biggest funding round to date – US$15 million led by GGV Capital – GrabTaxi is now accelerating its expansion in Singapore with the launch of its Uber-esque GrabCar service here. Through data gathered by the team since GrabTaxi was launched locally last y...

  • Singapore passes law to curb online piracy; Pirate Bay first in the firing line

    Singapore passes law to curb online piracy; Pirate Bay first in the firing line

    techinasia.com 09 Jul '14, 4am

    Just four months ago, the Philippine government came down hard on online piracy with the newly revamped Cybercrime law. Filipino offenders now stare at a fine between Php 200,000 (US$4,470) to Php 500,000 (US$11,175) and six to 20 years in prison. Yesterday, the Singapore government d...

  • Singapore online grocery store RedMart gets $23M from star-studded investors

    RedMart gets $23M from Facebook co-founder, Garena, and others

    techinasia.com 15 Jul '14, 4am

    Singapore online grocery startup RedMart has raised US$23 million in a series B round led by Garena , with participation from Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, SoftBank Ventures , and Visionnaire Ventures. The last two are first-time investors in RedMart. “The company will use the ...

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