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Mullahs, Skateparks, and Designer Knock-Offs: Inside Modern Iran

It's a million things at once. A country where vastly different understandings of the world live side by side.<p>Both of my parents are originally from Iran, but we never lived there. We'd sometimes travel back to visit family when I was little, but those trips became less and less frequent as we all …

Tehran

It’s not just you: Psychology reveals why clowns are so creepy

For the past several months, creepy clowns have been terrorizing America, with sightings of actual clowns in at least 10 different states.<p>These fiendish clowns have reportedly tried to lure women and children into the woods, chased people with knives and machetes, and yelled at people from cars. …

Horror

31 Artists You Need To Know About Immediately

Meet the innovative humans behind right-now’s coolest sounds.<p>Here at The FADER, we've always prided ourselves on looking down the road. We aspire to …

DJ Khaled

20 Lost Albums Ripe For Rediscovery

Click or tap to zoom into this image<p>This is image <i>1</i> of 20<p>Leatherface, ‘Mush’<p><b>Leatherface, ‘Mush’</b>. Fucked Up’s Pink Eyes said: “To me this is the …

What UX designers can learn from 1990s Japanese video games

Benjamin Brandall Contributor<p>Benjamin Brandall is a content crafter for Process Street.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Why it’s so easy to ignore your to-do list app but get distracted by Twitter<br>• Astonishment, Expectations And Reality In User Experience<p>I’m writing this from a slightly saddened …

InterAct

Meet North Korea's UK fan club: 'they have their own way of doing things'

In a rare interview, the chair of Friends of Korea claims he found affinity with the DPRK through classical music, but is reluctant to talk human rights<p>In a small, nondescript room, two pristine photos have been ceremoniously hung up on a red-draped screen: one, of the eternal president Kim …

North Korea

The startup lie

Have you ever been tempted by a lie? If you’re a regular reader of <i>Tech in Asia</i> or any other site like us, the answer is probably yes.The lie takes …

Startups

Launching Startups The Kogi Way: Three Lessons From The Food Truck Pioneer

Many founders ask me for advice on their latest startup. Of all the things I’ve learned, some of the most compelling tips come from starting a business out of an old truck. When I joined the founding team of Kogi BBQ with Chef Roy Choi in 2008, all we had was a food truck and “seed funding” from a …

Food Trucks

Agriculture tech: next big opportunity in Southeast Asia?

Agriculture has become – pardon the pun – a lucrative field for technology companies.A total of US$2.36 billion was invested into the global …

Agriculture

Meet 30 innovators finding African solutions for African problems

Quartz has chosen 30 innovators in Africa for their creative approaches to local problems in business, politics, culture and health and more. They will be honored on Monday (Sep. 14) at the Quartz Africa Innovators summit. Yinka Adegoke, Quartz Africa editor, says:<p>The narrative in Africa has moved …

Africa

Why Southeast Asia Is Leading The World’s Most Disruptive Mobile Business Models

Sheji Ho Contributor<p>Sheji Ho is the group CMO of aCommerce.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>11 trends that will shape Southeast Asian eCommerce in 2017<br>• Alibaba’s Trojan Horse for Southeast Asia<p>Earlier this summer, more than 35,000 industry leaders gathered at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2015 to …

South-east Asia

Listen up: Japan needs startups now more than ever

Jesper KollWhen we talk about startup and entrepreneurial activity in East and Southeast Asia, the countries that readily come to mind are Singapore, …

Entrepreneurship

The Only Metric That Matters For Content Marketing

Andy Volanakis Contributor<p>Andy Volanakis is CEO of Pixable.<p>At Pixable, we — like almost every digital property — are in the eyeball game. We are one of thousands of media companies competing for attention, and, in our case, we seek the attention of young, highly social readers with seemingly …

Marketing

Meet Some Of The Lagos Luminaries Shaping Nigeria’s Tech Scene

President Barack Obama may be the most famous citizen of the United States traveling around Africa this week, but he’s not the only one.<p>It’s nearly 4:30 in the morning here in Lagos and I’m too excited to sleep. Later today I’m going to get a chance to sit on a stage with some of the best and …

Africa

Flipagram Raises $70M, Scores Record Label Deals Thanks To 30M+ Music Hungry Users

It’s a mix of Instagram and YouTube…maybe a bit of an old-school RockYou component. No matter how you look at it, Flipagram has seen enormous growth and is a mobile juggernaut.<p>Today, the company has formally announced that it has raised a $70 million B round of funding led by Sequoia and including …

Startups

China gestures towards IP protection in music. But how far will it go?

The latest move intended to prevent the spread of unlicensed music freely available on the Chinese interwebs has originated from Chinese national …

China

Indonesian Lunchbox Startup Berry Kitchen Raises $1.25M Series A

Startups around the world are snapping up funding to solve an important problem: how to eat healthy, delicious meals with the least possible amount of effort. The latest is Jakarta-based meal delivery service Berry Kitchen, which just raised a $1.25 million Series A led by Sovereign’s Capital, with …

Startups

Shipster, The On-Demand Shipping Service For Businesses, Expands To SF

Shipster, a logistics startup that will ship practically anything on-demand for business clients, is launching today in San Francisco.<p>After launching in New York in November, Shipster is currently shipping 11,000 packages per month for hundreds of businesses that range from tech startup Squarespace …

Startups

How entrepreneurs realized what to do in life (infographic)

Hi TIA community, I’m back with another infographic to share. This is kinda like my Monday inspirational pill. Much love to Funders and Founders. …

Entrepreneurship

500 Startups And Malaysia’s MaGIC To Run Post-Funding Startup Growth Program In Southeast Asia

U.S.-based VC firm 500 Startups is launching a new accelerator program in Southeast Asia that is designed to help companies in the region that have raised money take their business to the next level.<p>The firm, which recently topped up its ‘500 Durians’ fund for Southeast Asia with an additional $5 …

Startups

How to start a start-up

Recently saw a lot of infographics here. Thought this is interesting to share. Do you think it’s actually this straightforward? Anything else to …

The Sorry State of “Games Are Art” In 2015

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a games industry analyst, design consultant and the creator of leading blog</i> <i>What Games Are</i><i>. He is currently writing a book called Core Game Design. You can follow him on Twitter</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>It’s rare that I get angry at Apple but this week I did, loudly, particularly on Twitter. …

App Store

Uber’s Biggest Rival In China Claims It Handles 3 Million Rides Per Day

Uber surprised China watchers this month when it said it is processing one million rides per day in the country. That impressive number, which leaked out via a letter to investors, is now dwarfed by arch rival Didi Kuaidi’s claim that it is seeing three times as much demand in the country.<p>The Wall …

Transportation

Former Grooveshark Execs Detail Rise and Fall of Streaming Pioneer

"Everybody at the business, including the CEO himself, was figuring this out as we went along"<p>For a moment five years ago, Grooveshark looked like it …

Malaysia’s My Aone Learning wants to be the Airbnb for all types of lessons

In this new age, the more skills you have and the more roles you play, the better off you are. If you’re the type who wants to learn at your own pace …

Education Technology

Retale, The App That Puts Weekly Store Circulars On Your Smartphone, Raises $12 Million

It used to be that when shoppers were interested in learning about the latest sales from their favorite local stores, they would turn to the printed circulars that came with their newspaper subscriptions. But in the mobile age, people aren’t relying on newspapers as much to get their daily news, …

Apple Watch

Grooveshark Shuts Down After Eight Years

Music streaming site ceases all operations following lawsuit settlement with major labels<p>Music streaming service Grooveshark has ceased operation. …

Robin Thicke and Pharrell's Lawyers Seek New "Blurred Lines" Trial

After a jury ruled that Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I.'s hit song "Blurred Lines" had copied Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up", Thicke and Williams' lawyer implied that the decision would be appealed. <i>Billboard</i> reports that the "Blurred Lines" team are pushing for a new trial.<p>In a new …

Robin Thicke

Why ‘Do It For Me’ Is The Next Big Thing

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Anthony P. Lee is a General Partner at Altos Ventures, a venture growth equity fund focused on investing in high-growth, founder-led software, mobile and Internet companies.</i><p>Now that we are a 15 years into the software-as-a-service (SaaS) revolution, many of us in Silicon Valley are …

White Hat

Remixing Culture And Why The Art Of The Mash-Up Matters

<b>Editor’s Note</b>: <i>Ben Murray is the editor for The Space, a digital art non-profit organization in the UK and was a former BBC digital editor.</i><p>The line “good artists copy; great artists steal,” attributed to Pablo Picasso and appropriated by Steve Jobs in a 1995 interview, is in some ways at the core of …

Mashups