Foursquare Announcements Coming at SXSW

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This week, we posted an article about some comments Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley made about competing with Facebook. He responded to this, and we exchanged a few tweets. Bottom line: expect multiple announcements from the company at SXSW.  In a recent interview on CNBC, Crowley said, "They’re [Facebook] a huge platform and a big competitor, but we look at the …

Steam Media’s Founder Talks about Mobile Trend in Asia

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Steam Media, a Singapore-based mobile technology start-up, was founded in March 2009 by Chua Zi Yong. The start-up has recently raised US $780,000 in a Series A funding led by Stream Global and […] Related posts: Facebook Talks about Marketing in Southeast Asia [EVENT] If you’re free this Wednesday (26 January), join us at… Freesia City’s Co-founder on Social Gaming …

AdaDiskon is a Media Start-up on Deals and Promotions

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Whether it’s bazaars or crazy midnight sales, AdaDiskon provides all sorts of deals in Indonesia for Indonesians. That’s how AdaDiskon’s co-founder Aswin Utomo describes his start-up. While everyone is fanatically into the group-buying […] Related posts: @EarlyBird: Great Deals Everyday, Starting Today Bargain searchers take note! @EarlyBird, a dedicated Twitter handle managed… Twitter to Publish Shopping Deals Through @EarlyBird Account …

Skype Founder, Zennstrom hunts for Innovative Start-ups in China

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There are a lot of giant technology companies in China. But they were all modeled after the U.S: Baidu was inspired by Google, Renren by Facebook and Jiepang by Foursquare. What China is […] Related posts: Tips to Find a Good Co-founder for your Start-up It is tough to be a solopreneur. You enjoy all… Tips to Find a Good …

Freesia City’s Co-founder on Social Gaming and 1 Million Users in Asia

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Social gaming is one of the next big things. According to eMarketer, the industry is poised to be a $2 billion industry in the U.S by 2012. We are witnessing the same trend in Asia as more social gaming companies mushroomed in recent years. Dhub Digital, a Singapore and Indonesia-based social gaming start-up, is one […] Related posts: Freesia City …

Schmidt: Competitors Spreading Misinformation

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As reported, Google CEO Eric Schmidt is turning over his CEO role to co-founder Larry Page, in favor of an Executive Chairman role.  We sat in on a call with those two and co-founder Sergey Brin, who talked a little bit about the management strategy.  During the Q&A session, Schmidt talked for a minute about the government scrutiny Google has …

Why I want to be an Entrepreneur?

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Let’s face it. It’s cool but tough to be an entrepreneur. Jeffrey Paine previously shared with us that entrepreneurship is not about making money because you can do that better at a job and reach home by 7. He further explained that an entrepreneur is required to work 24 hours a day, 7 days a […] Related posts: Learned, Did …

How Will Quora Handle Being Both Twitter and Wikipedia?

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You’ve probably noticed that Quora has been getting a lot of press here in early 2011. As a result, the site is getting a lot of new users. As a result of that, there is growing concern that Quora will have a hard time maintaining the level of quality that led to it getting all the press in the first …

2,700 Gamers Join Manga Castle per day

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Manga Castle, a manga-style Facebook social game start up has launched MagicCastle just three weeks ago and is attracting 2,700 gamers each day. If this growth rate were to continue, it would rack over 1 million gamers by the end of 2011. Guess what, it will probably breakthrough the 1 million gamers figure as co-founder and […] Related posts: Manga …

Where Online Video (for E-Commerce) is Headed in 2011

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Online video has gained a great deal of ground over the past few years, and that will not be slowing down as we head into the new year. In fact, we’re likely to see greater and more efficient use of online video by e-commerce providers and marketers. Yaniv Axen, Co-founder and CTO of SundaySky, a video platform provider, shared some …

Rumor: Steve Ballmer, Dick Costolo Met For Breakfast

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Brace yourself for another round of rumors about acquisitions, partnerships, and funding possibilities.  Steve Ballmer and Dick Costolo supposedly met for breakfast this week, and it’s a rare person who will imagine all they discussed was the fat content of donuts. To be fair: no one’s claimed that they observed the CEOs of Microsoft and Twitter signing a single document …

Is a Twitter News Service What Consumers Need?

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Many are getting a substantial amount of their news today from Twitter, but Twitter appears to have higher aspirations for becoming an important news service. Note: this article has been updated following recent developments. Co-founder Biz Stone told Reuters this week, "From the very beginning this has seemed almost as if it’s a news wire coming from everywhere around the …

Twitter News Service Here: "It's Called Twitter"

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To set the record straight, there’s been a lot of confusion around what Twitter may or may not be doing, stemming from an interview Reuters did with Twitter co-founder Biz Stone.  Stone originally appeared to indicate that the company was considering partnering with news organizations on some kind of new Twitter news service. Since then, the company’s communications team has …