Indian startup EduKart, which is one of the leading online education companies today, has recently raised $500,000 in funding by various institutional and angel investors. These investors range from Kima Ventures, AKM Systems, Stanford alumni, Arihant & Amit Patni, and more. Speaking of Stanford University, EduKart from Delhi was started by some graduates from that university along with others from the Indian Institute of Management. The new funding will allow the startup to further increase its growth, expand its franchise network, and launch new partnership courses for not just Indian Institutions, but also international ones as well.… Read More
Evernote has recently announced that its business division, simply called Evernote Business, is now being expanded to Hong Kong and various parts of Southeast Asia. Evernote Business in a nutshell increases standard and premium offers for Evernote. Now it is available at the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Hong Kong with a $10 monthly subscription fee as expected. It already launched at China earlier this month, where there are over four million Evernote users, along with 26 additional European markets earlier this year. Ken Gullicksen, current chief operating officer for Evernote, has been… Read More
Khan Academy, the video teaching platform started by Sal Khan, is expanding its library to internationalization as well as improving ways in measuring progress.
The platform, which was started as a YouTube channel, currently serves 6 million students and people a month and has grown to reach 75 million users to date, with 230 million lessons delivered and 1 billion problems answered in 30,000 classrooms throughout the world.
Khan is still very much involved in creating content as he’s still churning out a couple videos a week. Currently he is working on… Read More
Collabspot Pte Ltd today announced that it has reached agreement for veteran Google Enterprise Partner and Google Apps Reseller Laurent Gasser to join its board in an executive role as Director of Business Development. Mr Gasser will invest an initial S$100,000 in the business, reserving the option to increase his stake in future.
Jeremi Joslin, Founder and CEO of Collabspot, said: “Laurent generously gave his time to Collabspot as a mentor through the JFDI.Asia accelerator program. It was immediately apparent that his experience as the first non-American to be trained to provide Google… Read More
Fitocracy is a workout tracker and social network that empowers users to succeed at fitness by connecting them to communities just like them and providing guidance to help reach their goals.
Fitocracy was started by co-founders Brian Wang and Dick Talens. In their website, it explained how Brian and Richard, both fitness geeks, often talked about their experiences helping friends improve their fitness.… Read More
KakaoHome from Korea, which is basically Kakao’s version of Facebook Home, just launched last week, but the app already reached a milestone in just nine days. It was able to reach 500,000 downloads a day faster than Facebook Home in just only Korea. The Google Play store was able to provide those numbers as more people downloaded it thanks to promotions on the Kakao Talk and Kakao Story apps. Similar to Facebook Home, KakaoHome was visible notifications, the ability to reply quicker than the normal Facebook app, and being able to use Kakao-specific widgets for the… Read More
Japanese social network Mixi has announced they have invested in two new startups that are local. Despite the investments being disclosed, the two startups are Reventive and CloudStudy. 72 million yen ($700,000) is slated to be spent on CloudStudy, which is about 20% of their total funding today. CloudStudy is a startup behind the platform, StudyPlus, which emphasizes on social learning management. StudyPlus allows users to share their studying progress such as how many hours were spent and the content they focused on with others. For Reventive, less yen is being planned to be spent on… Read More
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday approved a broad overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws, sending the potential landmark bill to the full Senate, where it will be debated beginning of next month.
There are many people and business interests who are lobbying for the bill, from immigrant advocates to farm producers and low wage employers. But one group that is pushing for the immigration overhaul has backers from both Republicans and Democrats; it is the tech community.
Executives from Silicon Valley companies were pushing to expand the numbers of temporary work permits, known… Read More
Las Vegas-based online apparel retailer Zappos rolled out an update to its iOS app today that includes new features including a more cool graphical interface.
The biggest feature is called negative filtering, which allows users to screen their searches based on what they don’t want to see rather than having to choose a tentative handful of options. For example, you may not know exactly what color shoes you want but you sure know what colors you do not want. This negative filtering option lets you quickly remove results that otherwise would appear in your… Read More
One of the leading Korean companies, Kakao, has been on the headlines a bunch the past couple of weeks. Fresh off their new deal with IGAWorks, they announced their first international ad partner for their rapidly growing games platform, which is Tapjoy. Tapjoy is Kakao’s first big deal with an ad space provider that has global operations. Kakao Games only launched just last year, but it is already generating a monthly revenue of about $40 million and over 130 games have been released for the service so far. Expect those numbers with the new partnership with… Read More
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