By : Min Chen   The origins of aromatherapy trace back to several ancient cultures, including China, India, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. But the practice, defined as using plant oils to improve one’s mental or physical well-being, is experiencing a surge in popularity that goes beyond the confines of alternative healing practitioners.    At

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By : Jared Haw   Choosing a manufacturing partner is a dilemma with no right answer. With so many factors to consider, such as development steps, scheduling, and investment, there is no yellow brick road to follow.    The good news is that sourcing a supplier in China has never been easier. This is

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Product Pioneers

By : Min Chen   Misway Tech Founder Sonic Chen isn’t one to shy away from a challenge. Self-confessed “cutting-edge gadgets addicts,” he and his team have developed a range of products that use AI and machine learning to provide real-time translation.    Their products include the Smark M1 Modular Translator (bottom left), Smark

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  By Anastasia Stefanuk | DevOps is a specialized space that has grown over the years. What started as a theoretical approach to unifying resources, practices, and tools for application development, is now an essential business approach to application and systems development. Software developers, DevOps engineers, release managers, and security officers are

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Last year I crowdfunded "My Hong Kong Vehicles Book" through Next Chapter Ventures. Here's what I learned. Something you need to know upfront: crowdfunding is hard work. It is not difficult, it is just a lot of hard work. Before I started even preparing for my crowdfunding campaign I went to a

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With a couple of large trade shows coming up in Hong Kong this month - Startup Launchpad and HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair - Julien Rio of myfairtool has submitted this piece on the benefits of participating in trade shows. Startups all have something in common - they need visibility but have neither time nor

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The world’s first user-designed eyewear The eyewear industry is not as it would appear. Nine out of ten frames you reach for will be from the same manufacturer: Luxottica Group. Their near-monopoly on the designer eyewear space means those Ray Bans or Dior sunnies you saved up to purchase cost almost

Bringing about a healthier startup ecosystem through the Venture Capital Method   By Douglas Abrams | There’s an epidemic of overvaluation raging in Southeast Asia’s entrepreneurial community. It appears to be highly contagious, as most entrepreneurs I meet seem to be infected. Overvaluation is dangerous for startups and can even be fatal in extreme

3 steps to achieve better marketing performance     Content marketing (CM) is not a new concept. Marketers have been using content to disseminate information about brands and products for centuries. Its history traces back to the year 1732 C.E., when Benjamin Franklin issued the Poor Richard’s Almanack to promote his printing business.   Instead

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Tell us about SunPort! SunPort is a device that allows anyone to plug in and use solar power out of the grid, without needing to own solar panels. I does this by measuring how much power you take from the wall and matching it to solar credits that come from real

6000 tweets are sent every second on Twitter. This adds up to about 500 million tweets every day. That might seem like a lot, but did you know that you could search every single tweet or the profiles attached to them?   Twitter has an amazing tool that allows you to do

  Almost everyone wants to better their  lifestyle, but making changes to diet and exercise is easier said than done. Many adults struggle to keep up with nutritious meals while balancing work, family, and other responsibilities. With this problem in mind, it makes sense for a third party to step in

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