Go-Jek ventures into the Philippines

Go-Jek ventures into the Philippines

Founded in 2010 by Nadiem Makarim, Go-Jek is an Indonesian hyperlocal transport, ride hailing, logistics and payments startup. Go-Jek is a cutting-edge app used for online transportation, food delivery, logistics, payment and daily services. Beyond a multi-service app, Go-Jek has a social mission, w...
Asia top photo apps

Asia top photo apps

Instagram's popularity has grown exponentially ever since it was launched back in 2010. This video-sharing social networking service's success has been such that it prompted Facebook to buy it for $1 billion. With 400 million monthly active users, Instagram's popularity has also fueled the appearanc...
Big Bikes boom in the Philippines

Big Bikes boom in the Philippines

Thanks to the Philippines growing economy, motorcycles are growing in status, as they used to be associated more with utility than leisure, according to Honda. The Japanese motorcycle brand has recently launched its big bikes in the Philippines, challenging other classic motorcycle brands such as Ha...
East Asian cities for entrepreneurs

East Asian cities for entrepreneurs

Over the past few years, many East Asian cities have popped up to lead the way for start-ups. With access to growing markets, a skilled talent pool and lower living costs than the Valley, East Asian cities are starting to claim their piece of the pie and they are stepping up to attract entrepreneurs...
High-tech hotels in Asia

High-tech hotels in Asia

As the world becomes more technology dependant, it becomes imperative for hotels to offer guests more than a comfy bed to sleep in. On the contrary, hotels need to ride the wave of technology changes to attract the new generation of tech savvy travellers. Colour TV and vibrating beds were once asso...
The most popular apps in Asia

The most popular apps in Asia

Apple unveiled its list in 2017 of the most popular apps across the App Store, Apple Music and iTunes in the Southeast Asia region. Accordingly, 2017 was a tremendously successful year for entertainment, when lots of new content from indie artists and development community took prominence. Some of...
Why Grab app is such a success

Why Grab app is such a success

Formerly known as GrabTaxi, Grab is a Singapore-based car-sharing technology company that operates in Singapore and other Southeast Asian nations such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar. Through its app, Grab offers ride-hailing, ride sharing logistics services. While U...
Groundbreaking technology trends in Asia

Groundbreaking technology trends in Asia

Over the past few decades, Asia has undergone a colossal economic and technological growth. Thanks to its middle class growing in prominence, technology adoption and information consumption has exponential grown within the last decades. What used to be a technological market that mirrored the West...
Tech Replaces Workers in the Philippines

Tech Replaces Workers in the Philippines

As the tech revolution meets its climax in the Philippines, traditional jobs such as call center employees are being replaced by robots. Companies might be able to cut costs by downscaling their call center operations in favor of artificial intelligence, but customers value having a real human on th...
Entrepreneurs doing biz in the Philippines

Entrepreneurs doing biz in the Philippines

Companies developing tech-based solutions for consumers in emerging markets sea the Philippines as a land of opportunities and a testing ground for products and services with potential for global scale. The Filipino economy has grown exponentially in the last decades and market is a cross between th...
Filipino Technology Inventions

Filipino Technology Inventions

Although the Philippines may be a small country, it can outshine any of its Southeast Asian counterparts in a heartbeat when it comes to technological innovations. Here are some inventions and inventors that will prove why this time is the Philippines and not Japan the country that is pioneering the...
Philippines leading on social media

Philippines leading on social media

The Philippines ranked as “the most social nation” or the country with the most active population on social media, according to the latest State of the Mobile Web report released by Opera Software. Mobile Internet users in the Philippines have a tendency to visit social-networking sites more than an...
Best Apps to explore Asia

Best Apps to explore Asia

Why get a travel guide when you can get an app that does everything for you? Some apps give you the information right away, they help you book a room, a tour or a trip with a few taps on your phone and they have up-to-date information. Mobile apps are revolutionizing the world of travel today: they...
Philippines: next tech tiger

Philippines: next tech tiger

Although the Philippines has one of the fastest-growing economies in Southeast Asia, it is not clear it will become the next tech tiger since it also has the slowest internet in the region. Whether it is slow internet connection can hinder its tech revolution or not, some people are certain that the...
China Tech Domination in SE Asia

China Tech Domination in SE Asia

A Chinese billionaire surprised the audience of a pitch from a startup in Singapore when he wrote “Speed x Market Share” on a white board. This formula means that to succeed to you in a market, you need to be the first and the largest, no matter what the cost. This simple formula is now revolutioniz...
Business Advice for Entrepreneurs in Asia

Business Advice for Entrepreneurs in Asia

Here are some condensed pieces of wisdom for and by entrepreneurs in Asia. “A lot of people complain about yesterday. We have no power to change yesterday. But this very day, 30 years later, is what we can control and decide. Change yourself, take baby steps, and stay determined for ten years. I th...
Philippines Railway Projects

Philippines Railway Projects

The Government of Philippines' cabinet-level agency National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board's Investment Coordination Committee (ICC) has approved Mindanao Railway Project's (MRP) Tagum-Davao-Digos (MRP-TDD) segment and two Department of Transportation (DOTr) rail projects. With thi...
Source for Tech Start-ups

Source for Tech Start-ups

Over the course of the last few years, the Philippines has not only undergone an economic boom but also a tech revolution. After much transformation, the country has succeeded in re-inventing itself and becoming a leading source of tech start-ups and talent. After an intensive program aimed at priv...
Asian business start-ups

Asian business start-ups

It bodes well for prospective businesses in the Philippines that there is currently a resurgence in technology-orientated start-ups elsewhere around the Pacific rim. Here is our overview of some of the more exciting developments. BrandClozet An Indonesian innovation, BrandClozet offers Indonesian...
Asian economy overview

Asian economy overview

Almost 60% of the planet's population live in Asia. At the time of counting we're talking about 4.2 billion people. That's a vast number of people, many of whom are working hard towards ensuring the economies of their respective countries flourish – or at least ride the uneasy currents of the post g...
Asian markets – trends

Asian markets – trends

It's not new to 2018, but growth in Asia is heating up. Asia has become the world's largest theme park market. CNBC: The World Bank raised its economic growth forecasts for developing East Asia and Pacific for this year and 2018. The worth of the mobile contents market in Asia is expected to reach...