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  • Bitwage launches international payroll service using Bitcoin

    techinasia.com 29 Jan '15, 5am

    Philippine workers who receive their salaries from abroad feel a pinch not just from exchange rate fluctuations, but also expensive money transfer services. Addressing this problem are several new payment solutions, which are helping drive remittance costs down. California-based Bitwa...

  • Facebook co-founder and Sequoia invests in Singapore property site

    99.co gets funded by Sequoia Capital, Facebook co-founder

    techinasia.com 29 Jan '15, 9am

    99.co , a Singapore property site that is taking regional mainstays PropertyGuru and iProperty head-on, announced at its official launch that it has received an investment from Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin and leading venture capital firm Sequoia Capital, bringing its total inv...

  • Singapore’s Tembusu Systems raises $887k, dissociates from Bitcoin

    Tembusu Systems raises $887k, dissociates from Bitcoin

    techinasia.com 29 Jan '15, 1am

    Tembusu Systems , a startup which previously developed Bitcoin ATMs, appears to have changed direction. It has now raised a S$1.2 million round (US$887,000) to develop and sell what it calls the TRUST Framework, a “next-generation distributed blockchain technology”. The framework supp...

  • How a husband and wife built a 13-staff game studio with 4 titles and no outside funding

    How indie game studio Happy Labs grew from two staff to 13

    techinasia.com 26 Jan '15, 9am

    Happy Labs is one of Singapore’s more prolific independent game studios, having released a total of four games in just two years of operation. It’s also one of its more successful ones, even if you haven’t heard much about it. Happy Labs founder Jeffrey Chee started up the company wit...

  • GrabTaxi Singapore launches $2.8M fund for driver welfare

    GrabTaxi Singapore earmarks $2.8 million for driver welfare

    techinasia.com 23 Jan '15, 8am

    GrabTaxi Singapore announced today the launch of its Provident Fund (GPF), a S$3.5 million (US$2.79 million) welfare fund set up for taxi drivers who are active and have maintained high service standards. The fund comes directly out of the investments that GrabTaxi received in the las...

  • Singapore's Block 71 to expand again, house 750 startups by 2017

    techinasia.com 23 Jan '15, 11am

    The JTC LaunchPad @ one-north, the official name for a well-known Singapore startup complex, will be expanding again. Affectionately called Block 71 by tenants, it will house about 750 startups by 2017, up from 500 now and 250 when it first began in 2011. The project is a collaboratio...

  • Ubisoft Singapore shows how the gaming juggernaut snags the best talent around the world

    How Ubisoft Singapore acquires talent, and keeps it

    techinasia.com 23 Jan '15, 8am

    On the Assassin’s Creed: Rogue Wikipedia page , Ubisoft Sofia is credited with the development of the game. But did you know the Ubisoft Singapore studio had a huge part to play in Rogue , too? The team in Singapore worked on the game’s naval gameplay, its ice and ocean technology, an...

  • Coins.ph users may now convert Bitcoin into cash using ATMs in the Philippines

    Coins.ph users may now convert Bitcoin into cash using ATMs

    techinasia.com 23 Dec '14, 7am

    Philippine startup Coins.ph has launched a new service that will further encourage overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to send money to their loved ones using Bitcoin. Withdrawal through 450 ATMs of partner bank Security Bank – without the use of an ATM card – is now an option for Coins....

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