Taiwan-based Rooit is upending the process of making new friends with its custom chatbots   They say it’s never too late to make new friends, and in today’s world it can even be done online. The old ethos of ‘don’t talk to strangers online’ has faded into obscurity with the advent of

Riding the Tech Wave

Why Southeast Asia is the next global hub of technology talents Southeast Asia (SEA) is starting to enjoy the fruits of its massive demographic dividend. The region’s 650 million-strong population is now at a median age of 25 (Statista 2017). With a booming middle class, falling dependency ratios, and tech-savvy and

Community - The true measure of connectivity for companies

We live in a world that is getting more and more connected. A study published earlier this year reveals that there are 5.11 billion unique mobile users in the world, and that number has been growing by a million every day (We Are Social). This explosion has given brands different


By Scott Bales | Singapore has established itself as a financial hub and its strong reputation for tech innovation is not far behind. In fact, Singapore was ranked the sixth most innovative country in the world in a 2016 joint study by Cornell University, Insead and the World Intellectual Property


ORII is a smart ring that allows you to quickly send and receive audio messages or calls. What’s exciting about the device is that you’re able to hear the audio by gently pressing on your tragus–situated in front of the opening the ear canal–with the finger that’s wearing the ring.   The

Tell us about Thin Ice, how did this project come about? Thin Ice is the very first, technology-enhanced weight-loss clothing line. It’s embedded with specialized cooling technology that tricks the body into thinking it is in a cold environment. The body response by revving up and generating more heat leading to


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

Crowdfunding seems to be a hot topic these days - you hear about it all the time, but chances are you might not know exactly what it is. According to the Oxford Dictionary, crowdfunding is by definition “the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts

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


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

“All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions - Leonardo da vinci”   Price is merely a perception. Our brain remembers prices as either being high or low, rather than recalling specific numbers. It is therefore beneficial to your brand for people to perceive your price as low.   How can you

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