Southeast Asia

  • Charting Indonesia’s Burgeoning Startup Ecology

    Amid pungent wafts of spices and stifling tropical heat, a struggling middle class of bright minds and unnerving spirit is brining the regional limelight to Jakarta and the surrounding cities. Their version of the vision for Pax Javanicus demonstrates how Indonesia could enjoy modern enterprise and consumerism, just like...
  • Maaduu: One successful year of the Free Video-on-Demand online TV Channel

    Maaduu is the first and only free and legal video-on-demand online TV channel in Malaysia that runs primetime K-dramas and live performances of K-pop artists, 48 hours after its release in Korea from Korea’s KBS and MBC respectively. It plays high-quality videos complete with English subtitles. Its library stocks over 2,000...
  • 2nd NEF-Awani ICT Awards 2011 is calling for nomination

    NEF-Awani ICT Awards is back and was recently launched on 31st October 2011 at InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, organized by Astro Awani television channel and Malaysian Association of Bumiputera ICT Industry and Entrepreneurs (NEF), and launched. This year, the Awards have opened more categories which are: Best Software Best Animation/Games Best New...
  • Silicon Valley comes to Malaysia: A call to Malaysian technopreneurs

    Big names of Silicon Valley such as Jawed Karim, co-founder of YouTube, Shawn Fanning of Napster and Konstantin Guericke, founder of LinkedIn, to name a few, are set to come to Kuala Lumpur for the Silicon Valley Comes to Malaysia Symposium (SVC2M). The companies represented are valued over US$40 billion – making...
  • BizStart Showcase 2011: Business showcase for Malaysian entrepreneurs

    Dubbed the biggest entrepreneur showcase in Malaysia, BizStart Showcase 2011 will be held on September 28-29, 2011 at the Sunway Convention Centre. The 2-day event is designed to help potential startups and entrepreneurs by providing information, business opportunities and networking. With its tagline that spells “D.A.R.E”, acronym for Design, Acceleration, Realize...
  • Fleapy: Making it easy to find lowest airfare [startup]

    Fleapy is a Malaysia-based start-up that compliments AirAsia cheap airfare. How it works? Pretty easy as Fleapy help users to find the best time to travel throughout the year with AirAsia. For instance, if you are looking for a honeymoon to Bali; enter location, and select a single or...
  • LivingSocial to acquire Korean (and Malaysian) deal provider TicketMonster

    Just last week we have reported LivingSocial’s acquisition of Indonesia’s Ensogo and DealKeren, and UAE’s GoNabit for its expansion plan to Asia which happened in late June, and earlier today LivingSocialannounced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire TicketMonster Inc., the leading social commerce website in South Korea. The...