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Forget food blogging: this startup aims to show that table...






Forget food blogging: this startup aims to show that table reservations are the real money-makers

Daniel Tay, techinasia.com


The sight of entire families working in the same industry is nothing new. According to Family Business Review Magazine, family businesses make up roughly 80 precent of all the companies in North America. In the same vein, family businesses have al…



It’s 2024: Guess What’s Not in Your Wallet? By Gail Buckner,...






It’s 2024: Guess What’s Not in Your Wallet?

By Gail Buckner, foxbusiness.com


Last year, one in three vic­tims who had their finan­cial accounts hacked expe­ri­enced iden­ti­fy fraud, accord­ing to a recent study from the Nation­al Con­sumer League.


Data breach­es have become so preva­lent that they’ve grown to be part of…



How To Test The Startup Lifestyle Before You Commit

How To Test The Startup Lifestyle Before You Commit:

Martin Zwilling, forbes.com


If you think you are the per­fect fit for the entre­pre­neur lifestyle, but you’re not yet sure if you’re ready to start your own, then I rec­om­mend that you take a job with an exist­ing start­up first to val­i­date the cul­ture real­i­ties again…



New App Lets You Get Instant Healthcare Through Your Smartphone

New App Lets You Get Instant Healthcare Through Your Smartphone:

By Diane Macedo, foxbusiness.com


A new app is giv­ing Amer­i­can con­sumers a new way to get health­care — via their smart­phones.


The “Doc­tor on Demand” app, which launched in 15 states this week, allows patients to skip the tra­di­tion­al visit to the doc­tor’s office for a…



HotelQuickly Raises $4.5 Million To Double-Down On Last Minute...






HotelQuickly Raises $4.5 Million To Double-Down On Last Minute Hotel Booking In Asia-Pacific

Steve O’Hear, techcrunch.com


Last-minute hotel book­ing app HotelQuick­ly — whose found­ing team includes two ex-Rocket Inter­net exec­u­tives — has raised a fur­ther $4.5 mil­lion in fund­ing as it doubles-down on the Asia-Pacific mar­ket — and, per­haps in the longer-term,…



This bootstrapped Japanese startup is proof that you don’t need...






This bootstrapped Japanese startup is proof that you don’t need to be in Tokyo to go global

J.T. Quigley, techinasia.com


In Japan, a majority of both established tech companies and startups are headquartered in the bustling, often claustrophobic capital of Tokyo. Nulab, a startup that makes cross-team collaboration platforms, prefers the slower pace of Fukuoka.Nestl…



This new app helps Indonesians get the most out of their used...






This new app helps Indonesians get the most out of their used cars

Leighton Cosseboom, techinasia.com


Stefan Haubold, Co-founder and managing director of CarmudiCar classifieds portal Carmudi announced its new app for the Indonesian market last night, throwing its hat into the country’s mobile ring. This is part of its global initiative geared…



India sets up $1.6B fund for startups, backs a new era of...






India sets up $1.6B fund for startups, backs a new era of software product innovation

Malavika Velayanikal, techinasia.com


The new Modi government’s first budget presented in the Indian parliament on Thursday was music to the ears of the tech startup community on two counts.Firstly, finance minister Arun Jaitley announced the setting up of an INR 100 billion (US$1.6…



Restaurateurs serving up a side order of technology

Restaurateurs serving up a side order of technology:

dallasnews.com


By KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBSSome of the largest casual dining chains are rolling out tabletop tablets that can eliminate some of the pain of dining out.At the same time, they’re looking at upgrades that can allow restaurant technology to work with the…



Tap-and-go fraud: MasterCard downplays consumer...






Tap-and-go fraud: MasterCard downplays consumer concerns

Australian Associated Press, theguardian.com


Fraudsters can use someone else’s PayPass debit card many times before being caught


MasterCard has downplayed claims that tap-and-go debit card technology is a boon for fraudsters, but concedes customers do complain about them.


During sentenci…



Google sets aside $100 million for promising European...






Google sets aside $100 million for promising European startups

Mariella Moon, engadget.com


Genius can flower any­where, you know, that’s why Google wants to give promis­ing star­tups out­side Sil­i­con Val­ley a chance to explore their ideas. Moun­tain Val­ley’s par­tic­u­lar­ly eye­ing up-and-coming com­pa­nies from Europe at the momen…