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  • TrustedCompany.com, An E-Commerce Review Site For Emerging Markets, Raises $1M Series A

    TrustedCompany.com, An E-Commerce Review Site For Emerging Markets, Raises $1M Series A

    TrustedCompany.com, a review platform for e-commerce businesses in emerging markets like Southeast Asia and India, announced today that it has raised a Series A round of $1 million led by Tengelmann Ventures, with participation from 500 Startups and returning investor Asia Venture Group. Read More

  • Cloudike Provides White Label Cloud Storage For Carriers Like LG

    Cloudike Provides White Label Cloud Storage For Carriers Like LG

    Services like Dropbox, iCloud, and Google Drive are so ubiquitous in the U.S. that it’s easy to forget there are many markets around the world where personal cloud storage is still relatively novel. Cloudike, which is part of ASD Technologies and based in Korea, Russia, and San Jose, California, wants to grab those users by offering white-label cloud storage for mobile service providers… Read More

  • Bringing Ideas to Life with Liam Casey of PCH International

    PCH’s Liam Casey On The “Renaissance Of Prototyping”

    Liam Casey is best known as “Mr. China,” the founder and CEO of PCH, which sources, designs and manufacturers custom hardware for Fortune 500 companies and startups in Shenzhen. Before founding PCH in 1996, however, he spent 10 years in the fashion business. Now Casey is excited to see a “renaissance in prototyping” that makes creating hardware prototypes almost as easy… Read More

  • You Can Stand Under My Umbrella Here

    You Can Stand Under My Umbrella Here

    As a staunch introvert who prefers wide swaths of personal space, I find the idea behind Umbrella Here frightening, yet strangely compelling. The creators of the project, which is currently raising funds on Kickstarter, want to “bring strangers together on rainy days” with a Bluetooth light that attaches to the top of your umbrella and an app alerting people that you are willing… Read More

  • HTC Adds Another Mid-Tier Handset, With Support For 64-Bit

    HTC Adds Another Mid-Tier Handset, With Support For 64-Bit

    The gadget releases have been coming thick and fast out of the IFA consumer electronics tradeshow in Berlin this week, especially yesterday from Samsung and Sony. Today it was Microsoft’s turn to unbox some new kit. Smartphone maker HTC has also today fired out an IFA release, although the company is still battling to turn its business around so has a more modest offering of just the… Read More

  • Rocket Internet Consolidates 5 Emerging Market Fashion Brands Into One: $3.5B GFG

    Rocket Internet Consolidates 5 Emerging Market Fashion Brands Into One: $3.5B GFG

    More news this morning from Rocket Internet as the Berlin-based startup incubator continues to clean house ahead of a planned public listing. Today the company, alongside one of its biggest co-investors, Kinnevik, announced that it would consolidate five of the fashion brands that it has established in emerging markets into a single entity that will have a combined valuation of €2.7… Read More

  • Mozbii Is A Color-Picking Stylus Just For Kids

    Mozbii Is A Color-Picking Stylus Just For Kids

    Now on Kickstarter, Mozbii is a wonderful stylus that lets kids turn the world into their crayon box. It has already surpassed its $30,000 funding goal, with the campaign ending on Sept. 27. To be sure, there are other color-picking styluses out there, but Mozbii has several features that makes it suitable for children as young as two. Read More

  • Mobile Authentication Tech Startup AirSig Gets $2M From Foxconn

    Mobile Authentication Tech Startup AirSig Gets $2M From Foxconn

    AirSig, a Taiwanese startup that makes authentication products for mobile devices, has received $2 million in investment from Foxconn Technology Group. In return, Foxconn will hold a 10 percent stake in the company, which puts AirSig’s valuation at $20 million, the company said. Read More

  • Baidu Invests $10M In Mapping Software Maker IndoorAtlas

    Baidu Invests $10M In Mapping Software Maker IndoorAtlas

    Finnish startup IndoorAtlas, which develops indoor mapping technology that uses magnetic positioning, has received a $10 million investment from Baidu, China’s top search company. The two companies also announced that they have signed an agreement which will make Baidu the only user of IndoorAtlas’ technology in China. Read More

  • T-Shirt Design App Snaptee Raises $750,000 In Additional Funding

    T-Shirt Design App Snaptee Raises $750,000 In Additional Funding

    Snaptee, an app that lets users turn their smartphone photos into T-shirt designs, has raised an additional $750,000 from new investors SXE Ventures, Nest, Groupon Hong Kong co-founder Danny Yeung, and Joel Neoh, the CEO of Groupon Taiwan and Groupon Malaysia. The latest funding brings the total Snaptee has raised so far to $1.35 million. Read More