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  • Viddsee BUZZ Launches To Help Independent Asian Films Go Viral

    Viddsee BUZZ Launches To Help Independent Asian Films Go Viral

    Viddsee, an online video platform that helps independent filmmakers throughout Asia distribute their work, has launched the beta version of Viddsee BUZZ, a new site that is meant to help content reach a wider audience on social networks. The site, which launched last year, also announced that Viddsee has hit five unique million viewers. Read More

  • BTC China Launches ATM Web App

    BTC China Launches ATM Web App

    BTC China, one of the world’s largest bitcoin exchanges by trading volume, released a new mobile-friendly Web app called the Picasso ATM today. The Picasso ATM allows users around the world to exchange the digital currency for cash without having to find a physical ATM. Read More

  • Line Targets 1BN Users Of Its Messaging App By 2015

    Line Targets 1BN Users Of Its Messaging App By 2015

    The ripples from Facebook’s $19BN purchase of messaging app WhatsApp continue to rock the app space, pushing more and more developers to build comms tools with a twist in the hopes of harvesting even a fraction of the traction and engagement that veteran player enjoyed. (Ultimately the size of the WhatsApp exit is the massive carrot here — while Viber’s recent sale… Read More

  • Rocket Internet’s Real-Estate Classifieds Platform, Lamudi, Bags $7M To Grow In Asia

    Rocket Internet’s Real-Estate Classifieds Platform, Lamudi, Bags $7M To Grow In Asia

    Rocket Internet‘s real-estate classifieds platform, Lamudi, which operates in 21 markets in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America, has closed a $7 million funding round aimed at beefing up its operations in Asia. Currently Lamudi operates in five Asia markets — Myanmar, Indonesia, Philippines, Pakistan and Bangladesh — and it’s those markets the new funding… Read More

  • Sequoia-Backed Chinese Retailer Jumei Files For $400M U.S. IPO

    Sequoia-Backed Chinese Retailer Jumei Files For $400M U.S. IPO

    Beijing-based online retailer Jumei plans to hold its initial public offering in the U.S. In its SEC filing over the weekend Jumei, which offers daily deals on fragrances and cosmetics, said it wants to raise up to $400 million, but did not disclose which exchange it will list on. The company was founded in 2009 and its investors include Sequoia Capital. Read More

  • iOS App Driving Curve Is A Fitness Tracker For Your Car

    iOS App Driving Curve Is A Fitness Tracker For Your Car

    iOS app Driving Curve is an easy way to track your driving performance without having to fiddle with additional devices. It’s meant as simple alternative for people who are curious about their driving performance, but don’t want to deal with an OBD or a more complicated set of features just yet. Read More

  • Zendesk Buys Live Chat Provider Zopim For Up To $29.8M As It Files For $150M IPO

    Zendesk Buys Live Chat Provider Zopim For Up To $29.8M As It Files For $150M IPO

    Zendesk, the cloud-based helpdesk startup, has hit the ground running with not one but two pieces of significant news. It’s made its first acquisition — Zopim, a Singapore-based startup whose flagship product is live chat software that is used by some 120,000 websites. And it has filed for its IPO, which will see Zendesk list on the New York Stock Exchange to trade under the… Read More

  • Indian Software Product Startups Pitch Ideas To Fortune 500 CIOs

    Indian Software Product Startups Pitch Ideas To Fortune 500 CIOs

    After years of working with India’s over $100 billion IT services industry for maintaining their software systems, application development and back office work, CIOs of Fortune 500 companies are now looking to tap into the country’s software product ecosystem. And this time, it’s not just about setting up a corporate accelerator like Target did and Coca Cola is… Read More

  • India’s Flipkart Nears $330M Myntra Deal, As Common Investors Push To Fight Amazon, eBay

    India’s Flipkart Nears $330M Myntra Deal, As Common Investors Push To Fight Amazon, eBay

    India’s biggest e-commerce company, Flipkart, is in the final stages of completing a merger deal with the country’s fast growing online fashion retailer Myntra, in what could potentially create a much stronger entity for fending off aggressive rivals Amazon, Walmart and the eBay-backed Snapdeal. At least three people directly familiar with ongoing talks said the Myntra board… Read More