19-We Dance In Asia

Tech News You Should Know

  1. Snapchat Rejects $3 Billion Offer From Facebook
  2. Dropbox Could Be A Bargain At An $8 Billion Valuation
  3. Wallet hack: can Coin replace your credit cards?
  4. The Rise of Bitcoin
  5. Forced Google Plus integration on YouTube backfires, petition hits 112,000
  6. Tencent ups the ante, offers users 10TB of free cloud storage in promotion
  7. Alibaba gives free smartphones to retailers in China to help accelerate the m-commerce revolution
  8. Mobile marketplace app Carousell secures $1m in seed funding
  9. Chinese smartphones could be helping to ease the ‘Made in China’ stigma
  10. Samsung Elec says Gear smartwatch sales hit 800,000 in two months

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18-Big Money, No Money

News

  1. Twitter shares soar in frenzied NYSE debut – Twitter Inc shares rose 73 percent in a frenzied trading debut that drove the seven-year-old company’s value to $25 billion and evoked the heady days of the dot-com bubble.
  2. Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning From Billion-Dollar Startups – In a post on Techcrunch, Aileen Lee, Founder of Cowboy Ventures put out an article breaking down the Global Start up scene and identifying what she calls the “Unicorns”, how likely is it for a startup to achieve a billion-dollar valuation and what we can learn from it.
  3. Latest research from LinkedIn, a social network for professionals, revealed that Singaporean parents might not understand their child’s job – According to a global study conducted by LinkedIn, a social network for professionals, in 14 countries with 16,102 parents, 46 percent of 1,943 Singaporean parents surveyed do not understand what their child does for a living.
  4. We invest only in proven concepts: Patrick Grove, CEO, Catcha Group – In an article on e27, Patrick Grove lists out the 3 things he looks for when investing in a company. First, it should be a proven concept. Second, it should be worth at least a billion dollars. Third, the entrepreneurs should be hungry.
  5. Out of the picture: why the world’s best photo startup is going out of business – In two short years, Everpix has gone from a dream shared by two French graphics experts to one of the world’s best solutions for managing a large library of photos. It attracted 55,000 users and earned enough each month to cover the cost of the service, if not employees’ salaries. But it is closing down because it has run out of money.

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17-Sending Emails To Myself

This week we have a special guest. We have Bryan Lim, creator of “To Myself” – a simple app for sending link, reminder, copied text or photo to your email inbox.

If you workflow involve sending emails to yourself, than “To Myself” will simplify the process for you.

Shownotes for the week

  1. Twitter app – making it more visual: turning it into Facebook? Images takes more loading time?: link
  2. Project Ara – would you get one? What do you think? Innovation?: link
  3. Another bubble coming – more companies into IPO. rejecting buyout: link from ZeroHedge
  4. Zalora “bad” customer service: link
  5. ‘Anonymous’ hacker targets Straits Times website

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