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  • Editing Services Startup WritePath Nabs $525,000 In Seed Funding

    Editing Services Startup WritePath Nabs $525,000 In Seed Funding

    WritePath, an editing company that serves college applicants, technical writers, and academic researchers, has raised $525,000 in seed funding led by B Dash Ventures. The Singapore-based startup will use the capital to set up offices in Japan, Korea, and the U.S. WritePath operates three online editing services called Topadmit.com, Topsciedit.com, and Bizeditors.com that each serve… Read More

  • Game Studio Booster Pack, Founded By Former LucasArts Employees, Raises $1.475M

    Game Studio Booster Pack, Founded By Former LucasArts Employees, Raises $1.475M

    When Disney shut down LucasArts just 154 days after acquiring it as part of their $4 billion purchase of Lucasfilm last year, four members of the studio’s Singapore team were determined to stay together. So they created Booster Pack, a new game company that has received $1,475,000 in funding lead investor Cyberworld Studios, Ariel Star Group, and Kathrein Ventures. Booster… Read More

  • KhodeUp Teaches Teenage Cambodian Orphans How To Code

    KhodeUp Teaches Teenage Cambodian Orphans How To Code

    There are about 500 orphanages in Cambodia right now, a figure that has doubled in the last decade. There is a common belief in the country that if parents send their child away to one of these orphanages they will get a better life through state paid education. However, many of these kids, according to a 2011 Unicef study, are not getting that better life or education; they are simply… Read More

  • HTC Sales Dip Again In May, Despite Buzz For Its New M8 Flagship Phone

    HTC Sales Dip Again In May, Despite Buzz For Its New M8 Flagship Phone

    HTC has posted details of its monthly revenues for May and the results reverse two months of positive sales it garnered in April and March. Read More

  • Hong Kong Incubator NEST Launches An Equity Crowdfunding Platform For Startups

    Hong Kong Incubator NEST Launches An Equity Crowdfunding Platform For Startups

    Ask Hong Kong startup founders about the challenges facing their ecosystem and you are likely to hear one answer over and over again: the lack of funding opportunities. Because Hong Kong’s startup industry is so new, companies are still seen as risky investments and many high-worth individuals turn to the property and banking sectors instead. But there is an increasing amount of interest… Read More

  • Samsung Outs Its First Tizen-Powered Smartphone

    Samsung Outs Its First Tizen-Powered Smartphone

    Samsung is taking another baby step away from the Android platform today, with the announcement of the first commercial smartphone powered by the open source Tizen platform, instead of Google’s Android OS. Read More

  • OneSky’s Platform Makes Translating Apps Easy

    OneSky’s Platform Makes Translating Apps Easy

    App translation and localization service OneSky’s best-known clients include Scribd and QuizUp. With so many app translation providers out there, however, how does OneSky differentiate? Co-founder Loki Ng says the startup, which is based in Hong Kong and will open a San Francisco office soon, gives clients an easier workflow by providing a translation management platform that lets… Read More

  • KakaoTalk Launches Its First Desktop Client For Mac

    KakaoTalk Launches Its First Desktop Client For Mac

    KakaoTalk has launched its first desktop client for Mac, which is currently available in Korean and English. The release, which can potentially help South Korea’s top messaging service score more users, comes less than a week after Kakao Corp and Daum, one of the country’s largest Internet portals, announced that they will merge, creating a company with a 3.4 trillion won (about… Read More

  • GrabTaxi Raises $15M Series B Led By GGV Capital

    GrabTaxi Raises $15M Series B Led By GGV Capital

    GrabTaxi, the taxi-calling app that claims to be the largest in Southeast Asia, said today that it has raised a $15 million Series B led by GGV Capital with participation from Qunar and returning investor Vertex Venture Holdings. The latter led GrabTaxi’s Series A round, which was announced last month; though the amount was undisclosed, CEO Anthony Tan said it was more than $10 million. Read More