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For $3,000, Meta’s augmented reality glasses provide a look at the future

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Meta<p>The promise of augmented reality is the physical and virtual world blending seamlessly, responding to each other in …

Tencent and Netease to join the personal investment race

Following the success of Alibaba’s Yuebao and Baidu’s Baifa online savings fund, Tencent (HKG:0700) and Netease (NASDAQ:NTES) are preparing to join …

China’s Vine-like Weishi takes selfies to a whole new level

A few months back we got word that Tencent (HKG: 0700) – the maker of WeChat – was set to release a social video-sharing (think Vine) app by the name …

Singapore's Fisheye Analytics to be acquired by Kantar

Fisheye Analytics, a Singapore startup that conducts social media intelligence for businesses and government agencies in Europe, the Middle East, and …

Doubling down, China bans transactions between Bitcoin exchanges and 3rd-party payment companies

<b>Update:</b> In compliance with the new regulations, Tencent’s Tenpay payment system is confirmed to have halted payment and clearance services for BTC …

Cryptocurrency

Unveiled: StarHub wants to disrupt Singapore's tuition industry, and more

Singapore’s tuition industry, where parents hire private tutors to give their kids the extra edge for school examinations, stood at S$820 million …

The Secrets of the World's Most Successful Mobile Apps

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There's hard work. And then there's luck. But there's also that something else that makes all the difference. And it's that edge that differentiates the most successful apps from the rest of them.<p>Of course, there's one thing that you …

Apps

66 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us or …

In 2014, Every Business Will Be Disrupted By Open Technology

The most salient aspect of technology is its power to disrupt. The important innovations are the ones that change our world so profoundly that the previous order becomes not only untenable, but unthinkable.<p>Yet the true impact begins not with invention, but adoption. That’s when the second and …

Energy harvesting chips: The next big thing for a connected world

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>If you can imagine a world of connected sensors embedded in walls, roads and consumer goods you probably don’t want to imagine …

Brazil mulls use of balloons to bring internet to Amazon rainforest

Balloons equipped with radio transceivers could soon be bringing the internet to remote parts of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil<p>The airborne devices are said to provide the same connection speed as the 3G network from almost 800ft in the air.<p>The balloons, which aim to connect regions cut off by …

Consumer drones are coming, and they will change everything

Advertisement<p>30 Comments<p>I recently spent a week flying the DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter. It’s a 2.5 pound drone with an attached camera and easy …

UPS researching delivery drones that could compete with Amazon's Prime Air

Flying parcel-carriers are the next logical frontier for delivery companies<p>Amazon made headlines Sunday night when it announced it was working on small drones that could someday deliver customers packages in half an hour or less. But the e-commerce giant isn’t the only company researching how to …

Google's humanoid robots take on Amazon's courier drones

Android developer Andy Rubin leads new robotics division that aims to complete online shopping with home delivery by droids<p>Online shopping is not the most glamorous aspect of the digital revolution, but it has just become the latest Silicon Valley battleground, with droids racing drones to become …

Why Cognition-as-a-Service is the next operating system battlefield

Advertisement<p>42 Comments<p>The Semantic Web may have failed, but higher intelligence is coming to applications anyway, in another form: …

Video: With this app, your phone becomes a highly detailed 3-D scanner

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>I’ve seen a number of 3-D scanning applications for smartphones in the past; the latest one from researchers at ETH Zurich is …

Smart shoes prevent injury by alerting runners to their bad habits

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Cape Town, Western Cape Province, South Africa<p>When someone trains for a running event for the first time, they are …

Why This Company Is Crowdsourcing, Gamifying The World’s Most Difficult Problems

McKinsey shouldn’t close up shop just yet. But if Wikistrat has its way, the future of geopolitical analysis will belong to the crowd.<p>The biggest consultancy firms–the McKinseys and Janeses of the world–make many millions of dollars predicting the future and writing what-if reports for clients. …

Crowdsourcing

The Simplest Drone Of All Time?

A postdoc at NYU creates a robot with the aerodynamics to fly without a brain.<p>Following 100 years of flight, drones are making us question everything we know about aircraft. Sure, most military drones still resemble pretty typical planes, but we’re also seeing all sorts of alternative approaches to …

Drones

A New Alliance Will Let “Internet Of Things” Devices Talk To Each Other

The Internet of Things has huge potential to shape the world we live in, but as more “smart” devices make their way into our homes, pockets, cars, and workplaces, what good are they if they can’t talk to one another?<p>The AllSeen Alliance is a new effort led by The Linux Foundation to bring about a …

Internet of Things

How Square Register’s UI Guilts You Into Leaving Tips

Square, the mobile payments service, has mastered the art of guilt tipping.<p>A few weeks ago, a young couple walked into New York City’s popular Big Gay Ice Cream shop and ordered a shake. One of the customers then handed the cashier his credit card, and after swiping it through Square Register, the …

New York City

Indian chat app Nimbuzz lets users search local listings

Today the makers of Nimbuzz, one of India’s entries in the mobile messaging app space, unveiled a new feature that lets users search and share …

Singapore Press Holdings leads $10M round in digital newsstand Magzter

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), Singapore’s largest newspaper publisher, announced yesterday that it has led a $10 million series B round in Magzter, …

'Underdeveloped payment infrastructure holding e-commerce in Indonesia'

Indonesia is the most e-commerce ready country in SEA. Yet, underdeveloped payment infrastructure is holding it back, feels Neil Davidson, CEO of …

Lazada raises $250 million, totalling $486 million so far

Rocket Internet’s e-commerce ventures are on a roll. After just recently announcing $112 million in funding for fashion e-commerce sites Zalora and …

Comparison site Pricebook enters Indonesia with Lazada as a merchant

Looking beyond the big market and growing demand of e-commerce, Pricebook launched its service in Indonesia, supported by Incubate Fund.

Over my dead body would I let Unity fail: CEO David Helgason

In an exclusive and candid interview with e27, David Helgason, CEO of Unity Technologies, says that he wouldn't fall for silly buy-out offers from …

WhatsApp has 30 million active users in India, up 5 million from last month

WhatsApp is accelerating faster than ever in India, and right now has 30 million active users in the country, according to Neeraj Arora, WhatsApp’s …

Coda Payments scores $2.3 million to make mobile payments without credit cards a cinch

Coda Payments, a Singapore-based company working with telcos to implement easy payments for digital products, has secured $2.3 million in Series A …