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Aug 29, 2014

Instagram appears to be blocked in Pakistan, uproar hits Twitter

Instagram appears to be blocked in Pakistan, uproar hits Twitter

Instagram appears to be blocked in Pakistan

People in Pakistan are waking up to find Instagram is blocked in the country. Attempting to access Instagram.com brings up the much-hated “Surf Safely” page that reads: “The site you are trying to access contains content that is prohibited for viewership from within Pakistan.” The Instagram apps won’t refresh either.

The apparent Instagram censorship started 13 hours ago, according to a sudden…

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Here’s what it’s like to fly over Seattle in a Blue Angel supersonic jet

Not many people have experienced a flight in a Blue Angel. But thanks to a few well-placed hi-def cameras, now you can (sort of).
Aug 29, 2014

Here’s what it’s like to fly over Seattle in a Blue Angel supersonic jet

Not many people have experienced a flight in a Blue Angel. But thanks to a few well-placed hi-def cameras, now you can (sort of).

Aug 29, 2014

WeChat and Alipay ramp up ecommerce race with new features for online and offline merchants

WeChat and Alipay ramp up ecommerce race with new features for online and offline merchants

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Tencent today announced a suite of new features for businesses to better engage customers through their public WeChat accounts, according to TechNode. One day earlier, Alibaba’s mobile Alipay Wallet released over 60 new APIs for third party developers to build online storefronts, according to the company’s official English-language blog.

The Chinese web giants are battling to draw in merchants to…

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SingTel wants to find the next killer app to join its incubation program

Singapore’s largest telco SingTel has launched the SingTel Accelerator Challenge, which is a competition to develop consumer lifestyle and internet of things apps.
Aug 29, 2014

SingTel wants to find the next killer app to join its incubation program

Singapore’s largest telco SingTel has launched the SingTel Accelerator Challenge, which is a competition to develop consumer lifestyle and internet of things apps.

Discussion: Is it time for Japanese corporations to get involved in the startup scene? (#StartupAsia preview)

Business deals in Japan often run along friendship lines. Entrepreneurs who have never worked for a large company are more likely to lack the personal networks necessary to jumpstart their businesses.
Aug 28, 2014

Discussion: Is it time for Japanese corporations to get involved in the startup scene? (#StartupAsia preview)

Business deals in Japan often run along friendship lines. Entrepreneurs who have never worked for a large company are more likely to lack the personal networks necessary to jumpstart their businesses.

This beauty app lets you try out as many exotic makeup kits as you fancy before you buy one

A few weeks ago, beauty ecommerce site Luxola lifted the veil over its new app, LX Studio.
Aug 28, 2014

This beauty app lets you try out as many exotic makeup kits as you fancy before you buy one

A few weeks ago, beauty ecommerce site Luxola lifted the veil over its new app, LX Studio.

Aug 28, 2014

Joseon Gunman: Episode 20

Joseon Gunman: Episode 20

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It’s showtime. The plot picks up and as both sides amp up their strategizing, with spies and counterspies deployed in the game to win the upper hand and outmaneuver the opposition. Both teams make some important strides and face obstacles, but ultimately this episode acts as the launching pad for the big event: military coup.

…of course, we’ll still have to wait till next wait to…

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Aug 28, 2014

Makers of Camera360 go for a fresh start with highly configurable Mix photo app

Makers of Camera360 go for a fresh start with highly configurable Mix photo app

Makers of Camera360 go for a fresh start with highly configurable Mix photo app

The Chinese startup behind Camera360 claims to have over a quarter of a billion users, but that hasn’t stopped the team trying a fresh start for a new and more configurable photo app called Mix, which launched this week.

Compared to Camera360, Mix – now free on Android; an iOS version is coming soon – has lots more filters and several layers of special effects that can be applied on the same…

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Startup Spotlight: BoldIQ crunches real-time data to help organizations optimize business operations

The World Health Organization (WHO) earlier this week announced that an “unprecedented” number of healthcare workers are infected with the deadly Ebola virus, raising questions about resource allocation and global health crisis management.
Aug 28, 2014

Startup Spotlight: BoldIQ crunches real-time data to help organizations optimize business operations

The World Health Organization (WHO) earlier this week announced that an “unprecedented” number of healthcare workers are infected with the deadly Ebola virus, raising questions about resource allocation and global health crisis management.

Look out, Amazon: Google is taking to the skies with its own delivery drones

As it turns out, Amazon isn’t the only major internet company that plans to provide drone delivery.
Aug 28, 2014

Look out, Amazon: Google is taking to the skies with its own delivery drones

As it turns out, Amazon isn’t the only major internet company that plans to provide drone delivery.