The battle for Southeast Asia’s potentially huge mobile Internet market is getting intense.
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In his book Startup Communities, Brad Feld posits that governments should play a support role, rather than an active role, in a startup ecosystem. From my experience outside of the United States, I have seen many governments play more of an active than passive role.
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Truck Alliance Inc., an Uber-type service for trucks known in China as Huochebang, raised about $115 million in a financing round that valued the startup at $1 billion. The two-year-old company backed by Tencent Holdings Ltd.
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Over the years, I’ve heard a lot of people talk about algorithmic business and how big data will improve business strategy. For most, I strongly suspect it won’t. To explain why, I’m going to have say certain things that many will find uncomfortable.
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When a group of veteran entrepreneurs from Kerala launched Startup Village in the suburbs of Kochi in Kerala (south India) with the help of the government in 2012, they had only one thing in mind: to discover the best talents from colleges across Kerala and equip them to compete with their peer
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HONG KONG — It sends short, self-destructing messages. It has a place to share videos called stories. It has camera filters that transform a person into a koala, a fried egg, a police officer or any number of foods, animals and figures. But this is not Snapchat.
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TheFamily is a strategic, minority, long-term shareholder. We grow a portfolio of investments in scalable companies, ideally from an early stage so as to create a privileged relationship with their founders.
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UK entrepreneurs and startups will face higher transport and travel costs if the UK votes to leave the EU during the Brexit referendum tomorrow (23 June).
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On the eve of the Brexit referendum on June 23, the campaign on both sides is in full swing. Several key Cabinet members support the UK leaving the EU, opposing Prime Minister David Cameron even after he renegotiated the UK’s position within the EU and obtained concessions from Brussels.
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Yahoo, the once-vaunted internet giant, is in shambles. Its revenue is in decline. Its shareholders are crying foul. Its prized public faces are scrambling for an exit, and the company has laid off 15 percent of its workforce.
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Since attaining a $10 billion valuation from investors in 2014, Dropbox Inc. has become a symbol of unicorn startup exuberance. But several shareholders have recently written down the value of their investments in the cloud storage company while it cut costs and focused on generating more revenue.
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Five years ago, when Eric Ries was working on the book that would become his best-selling entrepreneurship manifesto “The Lean Startup,” he floated a provocative idea in the epilogue: Someone should build a new, “long-term” stock exchange.
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Schiller imagines scenarios where many kinds of apps that were previously single-time purchases could move to the model. Games that have an ongoing subscription-like program, ones that have a massive online playing world that require upgrades of game worlds, might make sense.
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Select Google devices, including Google Cast and Android Wear watches, will also let you set them up simply by tapping a notification when you’re near them. Earlier this year, we started experimenting with surfacing websites relevant to a place in Chrome through the Physical Web project.
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