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  • Do we listen to advice, or follow brands when we buy? [Infographic]

    This is the year of Social Commerce, as quoted by Zuckerberg “If I had to guess, social commerce is the next area to really blow up,”. Square.my and SocialShout! are the new startup companies from the region trying to jump into this market and both still in test period. Among...
  • Games Industry Explodes Down Under

    The success of animated feature films such as Avatar and renewed interest in the online games industry by investors has helped fill the sails of digital game developers across New Zealand. Chairman of the New Zealand Games Developer Association, Stephen Knightly recently reported that the local industry grew by...
  • Startups: Go Try It On raised $3 million of funding

    On Friday, Go Try It On has announced that the company will received a round of funding worth $3 million from SPA Investments and Index Ventures. Go Try it On is a new startup on website and mobile app that enables user to ask for others’ feedback on outfits....
  • 4 biggest news you (might) have missed this week [Apple, Groupon, Google+]

    A tremendous week for Technology, business and the internet itself. Follow us through this short article on the most interesting news throughout the week. 1. Apple becomes most valuable company in the world Still think petroleum is the biggest business in the world? Then, you would probably need to...
  • Banjo: Find friends and people (or stalk location) near you [apps]

    Bored at home (or anywhere!) and thinking of meeting new friends from your Twitter and Facebook contact lists? Now you can with Ban.jo! This 6 week-old apps (available on iTunes & Android market) not only allow you to find your friends from your social-network contact list, but it also...
  • Startups: FindTheBest gains $6 million round of financing

    FindTheBest has recently completed a round of financing worth $6 million from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer via sFund. According to the founder of FindTheBest, Kevin O’Connor, the fund will be utilized to launch a network vertical comparison sites and expand the site globally. FindTheBest was launched in August...
  • Social network neutrality: Redefine balance

    What is Network Neutrality? Jave quoted definition, along with some real news from Tim Wu’s “The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empire”. Simplifying it, network neutrality is seeking balance among intimate business players in similar field. It is derived due to existence of information monopolies. Start by time, innovation and...
  • Start-ups: $41 million does not promise success

    “For every success there will be 250 really dumb valuations.” – Mark Suster Color, a start-up company for photo-sharing received a huge amount of investment earlier this year. The news was a big-thing when I heard about it, and I was quite excited when watching the demo video in their website. Unfortunately, that does not reflect user experience when...
  • Hello mobile payments, goodbye fancy wallets [infographic]

    We’ve heard the coming of Google Wallet a few weeks ago and the launch was said to be somewhere early June, however that does not happen when clearly we can see ‘coming soon’ status on the official site. Back in March, Google announced that they are partnering with MasterCard and Citigroup to...