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  • Mind Candy Slims Down Ahead Of Major New Mobile Push

    Mind Candy Slims Down Ahead Of Major New Mobile Push

    Mind Candy, the company behind the Moshi Monsters web game for kids, has in the past been considered one of the breakout successes of the UK startup and gaming world. But while it continues to extend its life as a licensing gangbuster — with every incarnation of possible merchandise — it is clearly going through the bumpy ride of shifting toward the mobile future. TechCrunch… Read More

  • Korea’s SparkLabs Names Its 4th Startup Intake

    Korea’s SparkLabs Names Its 4th Startup Intake

    South Korea’s SparkLabs accelerator has named its fourth intake — including its first Internet of Things startup (a company making connected flower pots); it’s first startup from China, a mobile healthcare startup; along with one U.S. business in the marketing automation space. Read More

  • Bellabox, Australia’s Largest Beauty Box Service, Raises $2.7M From Allure Media

    Bellabox, Australia’s Largest Beauty Box Service, Raises $2.7M From Allure Media

    Bellabox, Australia’s largest beauty subscription site, announced today that it has received $2.7 million in funding from Allure Media, a digital publishing company owned by Fairfax Media. The capital will be used to expand bellabox’s service offerings and improve its market research, as well as hire more staff and expand the the startup to new international markets in the Asia… Read More

  • First Wave Of “Affordable” Android One Phones Breaks Cover In India

    First Wave Of “Affordable” Android One Phones Breaks Cover In India

    Google has announced the first Android One devices — which are targeting the Indian market, starting at Rs 6,399/$105. Hardware partners for this first wave of affordable ‘Droids are Micromax, Karbonn, Spice and chipmaker MediaTek. Read More

  • 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

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

    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