If you workflow involve sending emails to yourself, than “To Myself” will simplify the process for you.
Twitter app - making it more visual: turning it into Facebook? Images takes more loading time?: link
Project Ara - would you get one? What do you think? Innovation?: link
Another bubble coming - more companies into IPO. rejecting buyout: link from ZeroHedge
Zalora “bad” customer service: link
We are very much inspired by this video!
Hey, we are back from a long break. We apologized once again. I was in SV and Chris is now running his very own startup! In this episode, here my experience in SV and some of Chris adventure of fund raising in Singapore. He is planning to do more sharing of his experience on our blog too.
Should I get iPad Air or iPad mini retina?
by the way, when we saw this ad, we went crazy!
iOS7 adoption rate. As of 18 Oct 2013, it is 73%. Should you create an app for just iOS7 users or do you plan to support the older versions?
Adoption Rate of iOS 7 - How should a dev deal with it?
This week we talked if non-technical founders should learn how to code. And check out the new presentation mode from Evernote
The topic idea came from a post from TechinAsia…Should Non-technical Founders learn to Code
This week we discuss in depth about Apple’s latest iPhone 5S and 5C. We look both onto the surface and deep down into the specs.
Apple launches new iPhone 5S and 5C - FastCo Apple officially launches iPhone 5S and 5C. Mostly as expected but the little surprises could mean larger things to come. Tune in to listen to what we think about the new phones.
Big week! We are having acquisitions here and there! Last episode, we shared about the tech blog scene locally and the very next moment we have TechinAsia buying SGentrepreneurs. #Amazing. Singapore is becoming an exciting place for startups.
iSPRINT Funding - Your business must meet the following requirements to qualify for iSPRINT.
You are a local SME with * Minimum 30% local shareholding AND
Company’s Group annual sales turnover not more than S$100 million OR
Company’s Group employment size not more than 200 workers
You do not already own/ use any other solutions that you are going to adopt (i.e. accounting, payroll or POS solution).
This week we talk about Yahoo being cool again and shed some opinion about tech blogs locally.
Researchers have proved that dropbox can be hacked! Despite Dropbox’s Encryption and 2 factor authentication security measures, 2 researchers have reverse engineered and hacked Dropbox. Dropbox responded by saying “We appreciate the contributions of these researchers and everyone who helps keep Dropbox safe. However, we believe this research does not present a vulnerability in the Dropbox client. In the case outlined here, the user’s computer would first need to have been compromised in such a way that it would leave the entire computer, not just the user’s Dropbox, open to attacks across the board.” http://www.businessinsider.com/researchers-prove-dropbox-can-be-hacked-2013-8
Apple has acquired data-compression technology start up AlgoTrim. The company describes itself as developing “advanced solutions for mobile devices within the fields of data compression, mobile imaging and video and computer graphics.” http://mashable.com/2013/08/28/apple-buys-algotrim/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-stup-link
Tech in Asia raises series B funding and announced plans for expanding their team! We will talk about a little later.http://sgentrepreneurs.com/2013/08/27/tech-in-asia-raises-series-b-round-led-by-fenox-venture-capital/
Twitter launches “Conversations View” to make it easier for users to read conversations between users.http://gigaom.com/2013/08/28/why-twitters-new-conversations-view-is-a-big-deal-and-why-it-matters-for-its-ipo/
Local Motion, a California-based car sharing start up raised 6 million and Ex-Microsoft Windows Chief Steven Sinofsky joins them on the board. Lets hope his next demo is better than the one he did for Windows 8. http://www.fastcompany.com/3016433/with-6m-raised-ex-windows-chief-steven-sinofsky-joins-car-sharing-startup
If you are a mailbox fan and like me have been wishing for better cloud search, they have just released an update that allows better searching of mail that is not on your device.http://9to5mac.com/2013/08/28/mailbox-updated-to-version-1-5-with-cloud-searching-per-account-signatures-and-more/
An article from business insider says XiaoMi is clobbering Apple in China. XiaoMi is the company that developed MiUI, a forked version of Android that I personally used when I was on my Samsung Galaxy S1. They have sinced started manufacturing their own mobile phones and provide users with a great experience. http://www.businessinsider.com/xiaomi-phones-2013-8
Samsung launches a tablet for kids Tablet sales have been dropping with the market getting staurated and Samsung has found a new target market. Kids! The tablet looks drop-proof and has a simplified UI that is perfect for capturing the younger market.http://www.forbes.com/sites/parmyolson/2013/08/27/samsung-launches-a-tablet-for-kids/
Shopify lauches Point of Sales to unify online and brick and motar. This seems to be the right direction for the e-comm solution provider to breach the physical shop space.http://techcrunch.com/2013/08/28/shopify-launches-point-of-sale-system-to-unify-online-and-brick-and-mortar-retail/
Or you can also relate Ballmer to the Ballmer’s Peak
Why we think Mayer is awesome..
This is a segment where we talk about grants and other ways start ups can leverage on help provided by agencies on our generous island. - Work Pro
WorkPro is a one-stop programme to help employers undertake job redesign, improve work-life harmony, and to recruit and retain mature workers and back-to-work locals to meet their manpower needs.
Canva is a simple web app that lets you create professional looking collaterals without having to know much about design! Check it out
Evernote - Starhub partnership
Evernnote has partnered Singaporean Telco Starhub, giving post-paid Starhub customers a complimentary one-year Evernote Premium subscription. On top of that Evernote has released Video notes, an exclusive feature only for Starhub Subscribers. Starhub is getting aggressive with those partnerships.
Linkedin is now targeting Universities - With over 200 academic institutions adopting LinkedIn University pages, current and prospective students can now see what their University’s successful Alumi are up to, allowing students to contact alumni that they find interesting.
Carousell partners SPH - Carousell, the hottest mobile market place in Singapore, announced their partnership with SPH Magazines to launch SheShops Marketplace, cross promoting items listed in the Fashion and Beauty categories of Carousell to SheShops, which is targeted towards readers of herworldPLUS and other SPH Magazines. Already they have over 200k listings. Go team Carousell!
AdLatte launces in Thailand - AdLatte, an app that rewards you for paying attention to it’s partners advertisements has launched in Thailand. It’s an interesting concept where the User is directly rewarded with points for watching/reading ads and answering a simple quiz. These points can be used to redeem for coupons, gift cards and rebates among other things. It is available on Android and iOS.
MediaCorp launches new Food app that looks like Burpple - With the accompanying Zombie ad on TV, MediaCorp has launched 8 days eat. It has stirred some controversy online because of it is strikingly similar in design to Burpple. Come on guys…
SGD$42M set aside to boost SME productivity - As we talked about last week, IDA has set aside $42M for it’s PIC fund to help SME’s to be more productive. Get your claims in!
Singapore’s I2R developed a teleconferencing device. - Imagination to Reality(I2R) has developed a “attention-directed desktop telepresence robot”. For those of you who have watched The Big Bang Theory, this is pretty much Sheldon’s Virtual Presence Device. BUT REAL. There are some cool diagrams and pictures of the device in action in TechInAsia’s article so click the link in our show notes to check it out.
Telepathy One, Japan’s answer to Google Glass raised US$5M this week. - Telepathy One is not really a Google glass rival as it does not display information, rather it focuses on sharing what the user is viewing. Well, I guess you won’t have to worry about getting the spaced out look that is being associated with Google Glass if you use this.
We are doing this show live. Watch our live telecast here
This week, we have a special guest with us. She is Lijiuan. She is an experienced lady from the F&B industry especially for wines. We listen to her problems in the space and see how Tech can help her solved her problem.
for those thinking of venturing your startup into the wine space, this is 30 mins well spent.
wine app needs to be localised
Singapore’s Protag to launch Indiegogo campaign for anti-loss device - loss ur stuff?
This is a super short week! So if you have taken 3 days of leave starting last friday, you would be enjoying a super long 10 days of holiday. But… that’s usually for those working in the corporate work. In the startup world, you are always working/selling.
We apologised for the late entry the week. Some technical issues came up and we doing our podcast this week at NUS Radio Pulze Thank you so much!
Smart vibrator Vibease debuts on Indiegogo, new spokesperson is creator of contentious Valley reality TV show Lets talk about tech and sex!
Singapore better than United States for hardware makers hardware is coming back!
Startup founders, do we really need a CTO? or are you just looking for a developer? Could CTO be just a nicer name that you have your friend who knows tech work for you “free”?
This app is driving me crazy, it’s a free game and it’s really really addictive. Great if you are puzzles. Try beating yourself, or us. We have a high score as of writing 230.
This week we start with our podcast with some awesome news coming out from our local tech scene.
We tend to always say Singapore is too small a market - But it is a market we have intimate knowledge of and should aim to capture before expanding outwards - I think Singapore is unique in that we are a good test bed of early adopters and a clear audience to focus on.
Related: Why Aren’t many going for the Billion-Dollar Ideas in Singapore link
Which of the following services do you use?
Bryan uses all three, while dropbox is the killer for Chris.
update their credits have been put back
In this episode, Bryan shared his experinece on building his own blog and why anyone if possible should build your own space on the internet. While Chris shared his thoughts on startup outsourcing.
Writing on medium: why is it bad link
If you’re writing on Medium, you should be doing it either because you A. Want to share something to as large an audience as possible, or B. you want your writing to gain exposure. Medium isn’t about ‘professional writers’, in the same way Twitter was never about the ideas of celebrities and CEOs. It’s a simple system for enabling communication in medium-length format.
Startup Outsourcing link
Startups never should outsource their main advantage or the skill required to win in the market. If a team of founders believes product design will revolutionize mobile social networking, the team would blunder to outsource that design. Instead, the startup must cultivate a team to master that discipline.
Do Things That Do Not Scale link We had a great discussion and this podcast ran slightly long.