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iPad, Tablet Point-of-Sale Systems Gain Popularity

More companies are offering point-of-sale systems that work on mobile touch-screen devices.<p>Version 3.0 of the cash register is the iPad.<p>First, merchants had that heavy metal piece of equipment that made a “ca-ching” noise when you opened the cash drawer sitting in their shops. Then, many business …

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Make What You Sell: A New Breed of Manufacturers

This entrepreneur says now is a great time to be a manufacturer. The secret: Think show business.<p>Many people who visit my business, Rickshaw Bagworks, ask if they can take photos. They seem fascinated by what we do, because it's something you just don't see every day: We make things.<p>More …

ASEAN Economic Community is Coming, What Does it Mean for Asian Tech Startups?

“Do Indonesian startups have what it takes to face off against foreign companies?” I have stumbled on that question for some time now while …

500 Startups Eyes Southeast Asian Startups with $10 Million ‘500 Durians’ Fund (UPDATED)

Earlier today <i>TechCrunch</i> reports that 500 Startups has raised $10 million micro fund dedicated to startups in Southeast Asia, as well as hiring …

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How To Use Social Media To Make Sales

An integral part of the sales process is getting to know your prospects and establishing relationships—and it turns out that social media can help you accomplish this quickly and easily. Follow these steps to make sales using social media.

Confessions of a Couchsurfer

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3 Games That Can Teach You Business Skills

Check out the board games that can actually give you a leg up on business.<p>Monopoly notwithstanding, most board games don't yield direct business insights.<p>Here are three exceptions, courtesy of software entrepreneur and veteran gamer Matt Calkins.<p><b>Amun-Re</b><p><b>The game:</b> Players try to accrue the most …

An hour on your smartphone each day means Google Glass can't come soon enough

We spend 58 minutes talking on or staring down at our smartphones, each and every day, according to a new survey by Experian. Surprisingly, almost half of that is good old-fashioned communicating via voice and text.<p>And yes, there are significant difference between iPhone and Android owners.<p>iPhone …

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Forget Word-Of-Mouth Marketing And Get Your Customers Talking Mouth-To-Mouth

The CEO of Expertcity (creator of GoToMyPC and GoToMeeting, acquired by Citrix) was born in Germany and grew up in South Africa. Although his English was impeccable, he was occasionally tripped up by colloquialisms. One which he especially struggled with was “word-of-mouth marketing”, which he …

YouTube’s new squeeze: Out with Reuters, in with BuzzFeed

YouTube wants angry babies, not heads of state. It apparently prefers to fund videos that reveal the secret behind Facebook’s globe icon rather than …

Campus Commandos' Adam Grant on Marketing to College Students

If you’re a certified geezer like I am (let’s say Generation X and older), then you have likely run into a brick wall when trying, at some point, to …

Together, we can eradicate taxis...

I remember a story from four years ago, when UberCab was the newest thing. That was before it had a massive valuation, before Travis Kalanick was …

What It Don't Get I Can't Use: The Development Case For Cash

Last week, Columbia University political scientist (and blogger) Chris Blattman released a fascinating bit of research with what he admitted was a “clunky title” – Credit Constraints, Occupational Choice, and the Process of Development: Long Run Evidence from Cash Transfers in Uganda, written with …

Richard Branson: It Doesn't Cost Much to Start a Great Business

Short on cash? That's still no reason to hang up your entrepreneurial dreams, says the Virgin Group founder.<p>Think you need buckets of cash to launch a business?<p>Think again, says serial entrepreneur and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson. “A business can be started with very little money."<p>The …

Native or not, GumGum's in-image ads work, and that's what matters

Above: one example of GumGum's in-image advertising.<p>With all the discussion of native advertising, one format that gets little attention is in-image …

Microsoft’s GeoFlow Lets Spreadsheet Jockeys Tell Stories with Maps

Wade Roush<p>@soonishpodcast<br>• @xconomy<br>• Like Us<p>European Cities by Population<p>Excel data on the population of world cities displayed in GeoFlow. The size of …

11 Tips for Developing a Mobile App that Users will Love

Entrepreneurs are now going well beyond building mobile-friendly versions of their websites to create apps that actually add to their bottom line — but doing it well is easier said than done. And a big part of why an app does or doesn’t take off is its usability, plain and simple.<p>That’s why I …

Google Chromebooks Make Asia Debut in Singapore and Malaysia

If you’re living in Singapore or Malaysia and fancy spending over $300 on a glorified web browser, today is your lucky day. That’s because three …

Alibaba Launches New Project to Improve Goods Delivery in China

An Alibaba-led logistics network project was launched today in the Chinese city of Shenzhen, as the Chinese e-commerce leader seeks to boost the delivery of products purchased online.<p>According to a Sina Tech report, Alibaba has collaborated with a few industry partners to set up a company under the …

Shanghai is Latest Chinese City to Focus on Taxi-Finding Apps

Following the crackdown on taxi-finding smartphone apps in the Chinese city of Shenzhen, the head of the Shanghai Municipal Transport and Port Authority has spoken up to say that it is illegal for taxi drivers to charge premiums when using taxi-finding smartphone apps.<p>According to a Beijing News …

Singapore’s Pirate3D Printer Ready to Hit Kickstarter, Will Ship to Backers in December

A few months ago we saw Singaporean startup Pirate3D get seed funding to help develop what it claims to be the world’s most affordable 3D printer. …

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Four Must-Have Enterprise Mobile Apps

As the founder of tech PR agency The Cutler Group, I have the privilege of interacting with lots of cool tech companies in lots of sectors. But I find that two of the most exciting and best-funded sectors in the world of tech today are enterprise and mobile technology.<p>Mobile is more obvious — …

OttoCat makes Apple's app store useable again for indie developers — and app buyers

In the good old days, Apple’s app store had a few thousand apps, and you could probably browse all of them to find what you wanted.<p>That lasted about 30 seconds.<p>Today, the iOS app store has probably 775,000 apps. It’ll hit a million in June or so, right behind Google Play. And while Apple is …