Interesting Kickstarter Projects Every Developer Should Fund

Since 2009, Kickstarter has been funding cool and awesome projects of all kinds. Whether it’s been innovative coolers, games about explosions and cats, or even a movie, Kickstarter has brought venture capitalism to the masses. Crowdfunding is in; anyone can get funded if they have a cool product and a good ad. Unsurprisingly, the best […]

Alipay Supports “Scan-and-Ride” Function for Six Bike-rental Apps

Alipay, the online and mobile payment platform operated by Ant Financial, has teamed up with six bike-rental apps to allow users to rent 6 million bikes in 50 cities across China directly through the app’s new “scan and ride” function. Users can unlock any ofo, YouonBike, Bluebike, hellobike, Ubike or funbike vehicle simply by scanning […]

Kakao Talk to Launch Online-Only Bank

A big change is coming to South Korea’s banking industry. Hot on the heels of the launch of Korea Telecom’s internet K Bank, another online-only bank is about to be launched by Kakao Talk, the country’s biggest messenger app. Both banks allow customers to bank just from their smartphones, from opening accounts to applying for […]

Youngest Billionaire On Forbes Rich List

Guess who’s the youngest billionaire that made into Forbes Rich List this year? It’s none other than John Collison of Stripe! The Collison brothers, John and Patrick, made their first entry on the annual list with an estimated net worth of $1.1 billion apiece. At age 26, younger brother John qualifies as the world’s youngest […]

World’s first Digital Free Trade Zone launched

Malaysia’s Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ), which will be Alibaba’s world’s first e-hub outside china , was launched yesterday by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Alibaba Group chairman Jack Ma. The launching is expected to have the potential to double the growth rate of Malaysian SMEs’ goods export by 2025. The growth of e-commerce is […]

Airbnb Launches Trips In Asia

Airbnb has launched its Trips platform in India starting with the national capital of Delhi. With this, the service has now expanded to five Asian cities, the others being Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore and Bangkok. With Asia being Airbnb’s fastest growing market for inbound travellers, at 177 percent growth year-on-year, it’s no surprise that the company […]

Emerging the Fintech in Malaysia

Malaysia could be the leading of FinTech for Islamic Finance.  MDEC’s chief executive officer, Datuk Yasmin Mahmood said in her keynote address at Finnovasia that Malaysia has positioned itself strategically in the fintech space with its good mix of population in the urban, suburban and rural areas in Malaysia. Malaysia’s leadership in Islamic finance put […]

“Mystery Book” Vending Machine by BooksActually

Well, here’s a brilliant idea. BooksActually, an independent bookstore in Singapore, has placed a number of book vending machines in public areas with high footfall, allowing users to buy a book easily. This unusual marketing campaign is all about accessibilities and eyeballs. Sales wasn’t the driving force, but a new way to promote the local […]

Alibaba To Set Up Regional Distribution Hub In Malaysia

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba plans to set up a regional distribution hub in Malaysia to cater to its fast-growing business in the region. The hub would be sited within KLIA Aeropolis, and is expected to generate more than RM7 billion worth of domestic and foreign investments. Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma and Malaysian Prime Minister […]

Mitsubishi supports preserving Orangutan

The Bornean Orangutans are currently restricted to remote and less accessible areas, but even there, their population is threatened. These threats are very severe and if not mitigated, Orangutan in the wild will face extinction in the near future. Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), the official distributor of Mitsubishi vehicles in Malaysia, is supporting wildlife conservation […]