The 3-star startup menu for startup success

By Steven Tong I’m a startup buff and a big foodie. After the much awaited release of the Michelin Guide Singapore, it brought me inspiration on how restaurants are curated and rated, much like startups…

Xiaomi to sell smartphones in U.S. and India…

China’s leading smartphone maker Xiaomi saw a 38% YoY decline of smartphone shipments in China in Q2 2016, according to market research firm IDC. The company is going to sell smartphones in the U.S. to…

How the sharing economy is fighting racial discrimination

By Clarissa Santoso The latest onslaught of criticism of the sharing economy involves the facilitation of racial discrimination. Amidst the continual barrage of negative reports regarding the institutionalisation of racism in the US, and backlash…

LeCloud unleashes broader vision for cloud computing

LeCloud, the cloud computing and data processing arm of Chinese tech giant LeEco, on Thursday introduced its cloud ecosystem based upon the mode of VaaS, Video-as-a-Service. It is useful in six main scenarios, with 21…

If a startup is a dish, the spicier…

By Pankaj Vermani I graduated from Indian institute of technology (IIT) Delhi in 2002. Like a regular graduate (of that time) the only thing critical in life then was getting a good job. A Very…

Online automobile dealer Bitauto drives away with USD…

Chinese online automobile dealer Bitauto said on Tuesday that it had landed USD 550 million for its subsidiary, auto financing company Yixin Capital. Investors included Chinese tech giants Tencent and Baidu, and China’s second largest…

Xiaomi will unveil the Redmi Pro and maybe…

  Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun posted a teaser image on his Weibo on Friday: it showed a powerpoint slide for an upcoming Xiaomi product launch, scheduled for July 27. The image implied that xiaomi will…