Singapore start-up raises $1 million and heads to U.S

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2359 Media, a Singapore-based mobile marketing provider, told Penn Olson that it has just ended its Series-A investment round with an investment sum of SGD $1 million (USD $770,000). The newly injected fund will be used for expansion to the U.S market. SingTel Innov8, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the SingTel Group, led the round, making […] Related posts: Singapore Tech …

FairSearch Asks Congress, DOJ To Challenge Google-ITA Deal

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Whether you agree or disagree with its cause, FairSearch, the organization that exists for the sole purpose of stopping Google’s acquisition of ITA Software, deserves credit for its resolve.  Today, FairSearch addressed letters to every member of Congress, asking them to contact the Department of Justice. One small clarification (and another point in FairSearch’s favor) before we go any further: …

Chrome Gains, IE Slumps in Browser Wars [STATS]

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Google Chrome was the fastest growing web browser for the fifth month in a row in analytics company Net Applications’s April market report, while Microsoft Internet Explorer again lost market share. Chrome’s market share increased from 6.13% to 6.73% — almost a 10% improvement over last month. Internet Explorer saw the most significant loss in this month’s numbers, slipping from …

Rise in Tech Investment Could Signal Economic Recovery [STATS]

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Around the world, venture capital investments are seeing a marked uptick — a 13% increase in investments was made in Q1 2010 alone. In all markets except Europe, VC seems to be slowly crawling up from the all-time lows of the recession. Earlier this month, we showed you a report that confirmed VCs were getting more funds than they had …

Motorola Droid is Android’s Dominant Device [STATS]

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Mobile advertising network AdMob has released its metrics report for March 2010, taking a closer look at Google’s Android OS and its increasing share of the mobile market. The report also reveals that the Motorola Droid is the leading Android handset. The number of Android devices available as of March 2010 is vastly greater than the number available just seven …

The Case For a Mac App Store

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Will there be a Mac App Store, similar to the iPhone App Store that cemented Apple’s dominance of the mobile applications space? According to an email response from Steve Jobs, the answer might be “nope”. But that’s one heck of an opportunity to throw away. Steve Jobs’ Denial After rumors last week that Apple might launch an app store for …

The iPad Poses a Threat to Kindle’s Market Share [STATS]

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Independent research boutique ChangeWave surveyed 3,171 consumers and found that consumer pre-launch interest in the iPad is high. Data demonstrates that consumers are more interested in purchasing an iPad than they were the iPhone prior to launch. Also, 27% of existing e-reader owners indicated they would have purchased the iPad over the model they own now. The study — which …