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Sep 23, 2014

U.S. travelers can now build their itineraries with Utrip, the AI-based trip planning service

U.S. travelers can now build their itineraries with Utrip, the AI-based trip planning service

People looking to take a trip in the Western U.S. have a new tool to help them find where to go. Utrip, a Seattle-based trip planning startup, announced today that users can now use it to create itineraries for visiting five cities in the U.S.: Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Dallas. Those cities join a whole host of European travel destinations, including Rome, London,…

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Sports ticketing app Gametime raises $4M from Accel Partners, hires StubHub founder

Gametime, an app that helps sports fans find last-minute ticket deals, has raised a $4 million round led by Accel Partners that also includes participation from prominent investors like Yahoo COO Jeff Mallet, Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive, and Box founder Aaron Levie.
Sep 23, 2014

Sports ticketing app Gametime raises $4M from Accel Partners, hires StubHub founder

Gametime, an app that helps sports fans find last-minute ticket deals, has raised a $4 million round led by Accel Partners that also includes participation from prominent investors like Yahoo COO Jeff Mallet, Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive, and Box founder Aaron Levie.

Microsoft cuts the price of the Xbox One in the UK to £329.99

Microsoft has quietly revealed a £20 price cut on the Xbox One in the UK, reducing its cost in that country down from £349.99 to £329.99, just a few weeks before the holiday shopping season begins. Source taken From : : wpcentral.com
Sep 23, 2014

Microsoft cuts the price of the Xbox One in the UK to £329.99

Microsoft has quietly revealed a £20 price cut on the Xbox One in the UK, reducing its cost in that country down from £349.99 to £329.99, just a few weeks before the holiday shopping season begins. Source taken From : : wpcentral.com

Xbox One to launch Sept. 29 in China with 10 government-approved games

Following a previous delay, Microsoft will launch the Xbox One in China on Sept. 29 — calling it a “historic moment” as the first console launch in China in 14 years, after the government loosened a previous ban on sales of international consoles.
Sep 23, 2014

Xbox One to launch Sept. 29 in China with 10 government-approved games

Following a previous delay, Microsoft will launch the Xbox One in China on Sept. 29 — calling it a “historic moment” as the first console launch in China in 14 years, after the government loosened a previous ban on sales of international consoles.

Sep 23, 2014

A deeper look at Southeast Asia’s only two unicorns: VNG and Garena

A deeper look at Southeast Asia’s only two unicorns: VNG and Garena

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Jump over to VentureBeat and check out their interesting report on the billion dollar startups coming out of South Korea. The obvious leaders are Naver and KakaoTalk. In Japan, there’s Line and Rakuten as the acting unicorns. In China, we don’t even have to get into it. Tencent, Baidu, Alibaba, and JD.com are obvious mammoths. But down in Southeast Asia, where markets are smaller, spending power…

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CrowdStreet raises $800K seed round for crowdfunding real estate marketplace

Portland-based CrowdStreet announced today that it has raised an $800,000 seed round to fuel development of the company’s commercial crowdfunding real estate marketplace.
Sep 23, 2014

CrowdStreet raises $800K seed round for crowdfunding real estate marketplace

Portland-based CrowdStreet announced today that it has raised an $800,000 seed round to fuel development of the company’s commercial crowdfunding real estate marketplace.

Xbox One back on track in China with official launch slated for September 29

After pushing back the original launch of the Xbox One in China (which was yesterday), Microsoft is announcing that it will launch the console in six days’ time.
Sep 23, 2014

Xbox One back on track in China with official launch slated for September 29

After pushing back the original launch of the Xbox One in China (which was yesterday), Microsoft is announcing that it will launch the console in six days’ time.

Sep 23, 2014

Xiaomi Mi Band: at just $13, all flaws are forgiven (REVIEW)

Xiaomi Mi Band: at just $13, all flaws are forgiven (REVIEW)

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The wild world of wrist-worn wearables will, with the advent of Apple Watch, hopefully reach a saturation point and start to consolidate. The full potential of wearables is far from being realized, and the current status quo does very little to excite. Fitness bands, in particular, are basically just smartphone-connected rehashes of your mom’s mall-walking pedometer.

A few leaders are emerging,…

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Sep 23, 2014

Malaysia’s crackdown on Uber isn’t a total ban

Malaysia’s crackdown on Uber isn’t a total ban

Malaysia's crackdown on Uber isn't a total ban

Barely a month ago, a report that Uber was illegal in Malaysia turned out to be a false alarm. Nonetheless, yesterday’s news on The Star Online of the Road Transport Department’s (RTD) nationwide crackdown on Uber – which will start on October 1 – did not come as much of a surprise to anyone following the situation.

RTD’s director-general Datuk Seri Ismail Ahmad reportedly said that any…

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Sep 23, 2014

Here’s how Indonesian telco Indosat is building the country’s startup ecosystem

Here’s how Indonesian telco Indosat is building the country’s startup ecosystem

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Alexander Rusli, president director and CEO of Indosat

By now, you may have heard about Jakarta’s Ideabox accelerator letting all eight of its second batch startup finalists into the program last week. You may have also heard about the Japanese conglomerate SoftBank taking an interest in local tech ventures.

But what you may not realize is that the two initiatives have a common denominator in…

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Selfie aficionados can grab the Lumia 735 in Australia for 399 AUD

Like what you see with the Lumia 735, the LTE-enabled sibling of the Lumia 730? Well then, we have good news for you, as the device is officially launched in Australia.
Sep 23, 2014

Selfie aficionados can grab the Lumia 735 in Australia for 399 AUD

Like what you see with the Lumia 735, the LTE-enabled sibling of the Lumia 730? Well then, we have good news for you, as the device is officially launched in Australia.

Sep 23, 2014

Spire wants to fight sea pirates from space – using nanosatellites

Spire wants to fight sea pirates from space – using nanosatellites

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Satellites in space are getting smaller, but they’re getting increasingly useful. Much like how mainframe-sized computers have shrunk to become handheld gadgets thanks to Moore’s law, the same trend is playing out in space.

One startup benefiting from this is Spire (formerly NanoSatisfi), a company founded and headquartered in San Francisco two years ago that recently opened an office in…

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