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Korean Messaging Service Kakao Gets Ready For A $2 Billion IPO

Korean messaging leader Kakao is negotiating with Morgan Stanley and Samsung Securities Co. to file for an IPO in Korea, according to the WSJ. The seven-year-old company is mostly known for its dominant messaging app, KakaoTalk. 133 million people are using the app. It is also the primary platform …

Pinterest Is Experimenting With GIFs

You may soon be pinning GIFs alongside your favorite meals and workout photos.<p>A new Pinterest feature available to select pinners allows them to play …

Chinese Mobile Internet Users Reached 500 million as of 2013: CNNIC Report

Chinese Internet users reached 618 million as of December 2013 with 53.58 million more added in the year, according to China Internet Development …

18 Incredibly Simple Things Any Man Can Do To Look Better

"Just be yourself" will only take you so far.

Get Visible with Recruiters: 12 LinkedIn Groups for Job Seekers

LinkedIn Groups are the "happy hunting ground" for recruiters. Many recruiters join groups for the specific professions and industries that are …

Investors Drop Big Money On Dropbox So It Can Beat Box

Dropbox is raising between $250 million and $400 million at a $10 billion valuation according to the Wall Street Journal and Re / code. Why? Because Dropbox has spent the last year rebuilding its product to make it work for businesses, and now it’s time to sell that product. How? Because a source …

Tech Angels Cross The $1 Billion Mark In 2013

Buoyed by a stronger economy, angel investors companies worldwide poured a record amount of cash into early-stage technology and life-sciences companies, according to data from CrunchBase.<p>Angel investments have been climbing steadily since 2008, CrunchBase data shows, but 2013 represents a new …

How to Create a Great Startup Blog and Stand Out from Competition

Blogging is like the modern day welcome mat, showing passers-by that someone is home and will probably answer the doorbell if you ring it.<p>For startups, this is particularly important as you strive to establish your voice and brand point of view. Beside giving your startup a platform, having a blog …

10 Web Design Trends You Can Expect to See in 2014

December is always a great time to look back on the year that was and the new year that is soon to come. There are many exciting things that 2014 has in store for us who live, work, and produce the World Wide Web we love and cherish.<p>Last year, we looked at the 10 Web design trends for 2013. Many of …

Unlocking the Potential for Big Data in 2014

<i>Martina King is the CEO of Featurespace where she is responsible for the strategic direction and corporate vision at the company.</i><p>A popular internet meme goes something like this: ‘It’s 2013: where’s my flying car?’ The question, asked on t-shirts and coffee mugs around the world, debated on …

Nimble Storage IPO goes swimmingly

Nimble Storage’s opening day wasn’t too shabby. The storage vendor started the morning at $31.10 per share, up nearly 50 percent from the $21 opening …

Ask A VC: DFJ’s Josh Stein On What He Looks For In Early-Stage Investing

In this week’s episode of Ask A VC, DFJ Managing Director Josh Stein joined us in the studio to talk about his investing strategy, and much more.<p>Stein, who has backed and invested in Box, Chartbeat, LendKey, Selligy, SugarCRM, Swell, AngelList, Redfin, Tremor Video, and Twilio, explained that DFJ …

How to Design Your Startup Office for a Productive Workforce

If you look at some of the latest startup offices, there seems to be a competition to who can have the coolest ping pong tables, kitchen, and big TVs displaying real time data. But are they essential to office productivity and culture?<p>We spoke to some of the hottest startups to hear their …

7 characteristics of Silicon Valley you won’t find in Asia

After spending a week here in San Francisco, hanging out with Valley startups, and attending TechCrunch Disrupt, I’ve noticed a few things that are …

Report: 56% of Social Media Users Suffer From FOMO

We all know that social media can be an addiction, a slippery slope consumed by a syndrome commonly referred to as Fear of Missing Out (FOMO). If you …

How An Indonesian Gamer Became An Entrepreneurial Millionaire

Kevin Mintaraga is the founder of Magnivate Group, an Indonesian digital agency founded in 2008 and was acquired in 2012 by WPP, the world’s largest …

What Reebonz’s and Zalora’s funding rounds mean for e-commerce startups in Asia

The biggest news last week for Southeast Asia’s startup community would undoubtedly involve the USD 40M that luxury e-commerce company Reebonz raised …

One Third of Sina Weibo's Ad Revenue Generated from Mobile in Q1 2013

As of Q1 2013 76.5% of Sina Weibo users logged in through mobile devices and 34% of ad revenue was from mobile, up from 25% quarter-over-quarter, …