Why We Start Up Startups Thanks to the great Brad Feld for publishing this column in his blog today as well. Pause for a moment. And ask yourself some simple questions you probably don’t think about every day. Why do we build...
Jan 24 2014, 9:36am CST
How Big is the Nokia Brand Damage Caused by Microsoft? Analysts were widely expecting Nokia to sell 10 M smartphones in 4Q 2013. The company ended selling 8.2 M units, down from 8.8 M in the previous quarter. It’s a massive miss considering the strong sequential volume...
Jan 23 2014, 9:26am CST
China lifted Console Ban On January 6,th 2014 the State Council of the People’s Republic of China announced that it had officially, though temporarily, lifted a ban on video game consoles that on September 27, 2013 it had said it intended to...
Jan 22 2014, 2:55am CST
First Tizen-based smart Phones coming this March, says Japan's NTT Docomo A brand new smart phone operating system, which is developed by a global collaboration of famous tech firms to rival Google's popular Android OS and the Apple's iOS, is going to be launched in the next few months, and the news is according to the famous Japanese mobile phone operator, the NTT Docomo.
Jan 20 2014, 10:11am CST
Top Earning Free-to-Play Game You've Never Heard Of SuperData Research has just come out with their annual list that shows what they estimate to be the top earning free-to-play online games on the market. They calculate their totals based on microtransaction sales, an...
Jan 20 2014, 9:12am CST
How Silicon Valley Could Destabilize The Democratic Party Much has been written, often with considerable glee, about the worsening divide in the Republican Party between its corporate and Tea Party wings. Yet Democrats may soon face their own schism as a result of the growing...
Jan 9 2014, 3:16pm CST
NAFTA And The Future Of Canada, Mexico And The United States By Marc Lanthemann
The 20th anniversary of NAFTA’s implementation on Jan. 1 has revived some of the perennial arguments that have surrounded the bloc since its inception. The general consensus has been that the trade...
Jan 7 2014, 9:06am CST
8 Ramen Recipes For The Starving Startup Entrepreneur I’ve interviewed a lot of startup entrepreneurs and all of them have tales of frugality. Whether they’re living on couches or blow-up mattresses, buying only the cheapest and most vile bottom-shelf booze, or pilfering...
Jan 2 2014, 3:51pm CST
First Taiwan Casino Open By 2019, Government Says Excuse the metaphor, but it’s always been a gamble to guess when Taiwan will start up its first casino. Voters in one county said no thanks in 2009 after a developer had bought land for a gaming resort. An American...
Jan 1 2014, 12:56am CST
Rocket Internet's Asian Adventures Entering with fashion site Zalora in the Philippines in late 2011, Germany’s Rocket Internet has since been hatching dozens of copycat e-commerce sites in Southeast Asia and the general vicinity–and quickly shutting...
Dec 31 2013, 3:41pm CST
China And Russia Helping Fuel New Tech Boom If I asked you to name the biggest online shopping day of the year, what would you guess? Black Friday? Cyber Monday? Free Shipping Day in mid-December?
Even though Cyber Monday sales were spectacular this...
Dec 31 2013, 2:45pm CST
Doug Richard Of Dragon's Den On Hong Kong's Startup Scene Doug Richard rose to fame as an investor or “dragon” on the hit BBC TV program Dragon’s Den, the British equivalent of Shark Tank in the US. He remains the only Dragon to have gone an entire series without making a...
Dec 31 2013, 8:56am CST
Your Very Own Drone-Watching Guide What’s that strange bird flying overhead? Why, it’s a gray-breasted Dronus Predatorus, and it must be hungry, because it looks like it’s searching for prey.
I know this thanks to my handy Drone Survival Guide poster,...
Dec 30 2013, 4:31pm CST
Yahoo To $40 And Now Beyond A little over a year ago here in Forbes, I wrote a post about how Yahoo! was going to go to $40 by the end of 2013.
It turns out that was a very accurate call, as the stock now trades slightly above the $40 level.
Dec 29 2013, 1:06pm CST
BlackBerry BBM Usage Surprisingly Strong In Asia BlackBerry’s messaging app has been available for Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android devices for more than two months by now. That’s why the post-Christmas app store results are fascinating; this is the busiest app...
Dec 27 2013, 12:36pm CST
Las Vegas New Year's Eve Dinners Fit For A Foodie Looking for the perfect New Year’s Eve dinner fit for your favorite foodie? Look no further than Las Vegas. TravelsinTaste spoke with chefs across the Strip about their menus and what makes them foodie certified....
Dec 26 2013, 4:11pm CST
Top Ten Trends That Shaped The Silicon Dragon World In 2013 As the year comes to close, here’s a look at some leading trends that have shaped the startup scene in Asia during 2013.
1. The emergence of tech hotspots in a broader group of markets, including Australia, New Zealand...
Dec 23 2013, 12:36pm CST
Who Are the First Globals? The Demographics of Millennials <div> Americans born between 1979 and 1995 are just different. Playing more soccer than baseball, getting a trophy for just being on the team, going to integrated schools more than any other group in the past,...
Dec 22 2013, 5:51pm CST
What Porn Stars Do When The Porn Industry Shuts Down What do porn stars do when they can’t work?
Last week, the San Fernando Valley’s adult film halted production for the third time this year. The previous week, a male performer had tested positive for HIV, and the Free...
Dec 20 2013, 1:47pm CST
New Cockroach Invades New York in Winter A new species of cockroach from Asia has invaded New York. And it has chosen to make its raid in the harsh cold winter season which it can withstand.
Dec 10 2013, 2:05am CST
LG G Flex Global Rollout Begins This Week LG has just announced the global launch of the world's first curved smart phone known as the G Flex this week. It will hit Singapore on December 8th when it will be available for pre-orders. Meanwhile, the G Flex will go on sale in Hong Kong on December 13th. Key Asian markets will receive the curved smart phone for sales purposes before the end of this year. As for Europe, it will reach it early next year.
Dec 4 2013, 8:57am CST
World Cup Pot Placements Announced FIFA has announced the teams for each World Cup pot on Tuesday for the 2014 World Cup draw. This will be taking place in Brazil on the coming Friday.
Dec 4 2013, 7:19am CST
Asian Unicorn “Saola” Spotted in Vietnam An endangered Asian Unicorn, the “Saola”, has been spotted in Vietnam. Saola is the earth's rarest antelope. This is the first such instance in 15 years. It has led to a wave of excitement among biologists and animal conservationists.
Nov 14 2013, 4:00am CST
iPad Air is Now Available in US, Canada and Europe Apple's all new 9.7-inch Retina iPad Air tablet is now available for sale in almost 42 countries including US, Canada and Europe. Apple's US online stores are offering the tablet at starting price of $499.
Nov 1 2013, 5:32am CDT
Google Shows Images of Google Glass 2 with Mono EarBud Google Glass second edition is coming in this November for Explorers with a mono earbud, prescription frames and Google Now integration. Google officially posts images of new Google Glass 2 with mono earbud.
Oct 30 2013, 8:32am CDT
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