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The Rise of Social Audio Apps

The Rise of Social Audio Apps

After over a year of working from home and attending online classes while in lockdown, many are feeling the brunt of the increased screen time. The recent rise in the popularity of audio media, like podcasts and audiobooks, can be attributed to screen exhaustion.

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Binance to Cease Crypto Trading in Singapore

Binance to Cease Crypto Trading in Singapore

On September 27, 2021, Binance, one of the world’s largest crypto exchange platforms, announced that its Singapore users would no longer be able to buy and trade cryptocurrencies on its global platform starting from October 26 this year.

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What Makes an NFT an Asset

What Makes an NFT an Asset?

Anyone who has heard about NFTs will marvel at the astonishing prices people are willing to pay for them. Recently, the “Side-Eye Chloe” meme sold as an NFT for US$76,377.50, joining many other legendary meme NFTs. But what are NFTs? And why are people willing to bear such an expense to own them?

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Canva Co-Founder

Canva Co-Founder Becomes the Richest Self-Made Female Billionaire

In a recent valuation, the Australian graphic designing website, Canva, was valued at a whopping US$40 billion. This cements its place as one of the largest privately-owned companies in the world. The company is now the fifth most valuable startup worldwide, closely following SpaceX, Stripe, ByteDance and Klarna.

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Major Types of Influencer Marketing

Major Types of Influencer Marketing

Influencer marketing is the shiny new gem in the crown jewels of digital marketing. We have previously discussed the differences between traditional and influencer marketing, as well as the latter’s advantages in the ever-evolving digital landscape.

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Squid Game

Squid Game and Its Lessons on Entrepreneurship

With the massive media buzz the South Korean series “Squid Game” has been getting, you would have to live under a rock to not know about it. It is so popular that a South Korean broadband firm has sued Netflix over the surge in network traffic.

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What Is Biotechnology

What Is Biotechnology and How to Start a Biotech Company?

To say that Covid has been a biological nightmare for the world is an understatement. In a bid to wake up from it, companies and investors have turned their attention to science, medicine and innovation—or simply, biotechnology. With vaccines and cures becoming the need of the hour, BioTech rose like never before.

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Chloe NFT

Side-eyeing Chloe NFT Sold for US$76,377.50

In 2013, the then two-year-old Chloe Clems went viral as her hilarious side-eyeing expression made her into a beloved internet meme. In her meme avatar, little Chloe has ruled over the hearts of many a Twitter and Reddit enthusiast and has been dubbed the “Patron saint of Tumblr” by Buzzfeed.

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What Are the Threats of Using Social Media

What Are the Threats of Using Social Media?

Social media has become a part of our everyday lives. As of September 2021, the largest social media platform Facebook has over 2.89 billion active users monthly. With people across the world relying heavily on social media platforms, it is expected that some of them would exploit these platforms for negative purposes as well.

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Maker in China Fueling Hong Kong’s Startup Spirit

Maker in China: Fueling Hong Kong’s Startup Spirit

On September 17, 2021, the “Maker in China” SME Innovation and Entrepreneurship Global Contest 2021 Grand Final was held in Guangzhou, China. MAD Gaze, a Cyberport incubatee specializing in augmented reality smart glasses, was declared the winner of the championship.

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Crypto

China Tightens the Noose around Crypto

A week after crypto mining operations in China’s Sichuan province came to a halt, the country has now declared all crypto transactions illegal. On September 24, ten Chinese government agencies, including the central bank, made a statement saying that they would work closely to ensure a “high-pressure clampdown” on crypto trading.

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UNGA2021 Why Does It Matter to Startups

UNGA 2021: Why Does It Matter to Startups?

Every year, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meets in a regular session, beginning on the third Tuesday of September at the UN headquarters in New York City. The platform brings together leaders from around the world to discuss specific issues through dedicated agenda items and adopt respective resolutions.

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Robots to Detect

Singapore Deploys Robots to Detect “Undesirable Social Behaviors”

In its latest bid to strengthen surveillance, Singapore deployed two robots to police bad behavior in public places. According to the press release shared by the Home Team Science and Technology Agency (HTX) of Singapore, the robots detected behavior such as the flouting of Covid-19 norms, smoking in prohibited areas, illegal hawking, improper parking of bicycles, and riding motorcycles on walking paths.

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LITE-Lab

Creating Social Change through Legal Tech with LITE Lab

Understanding and accessing your legal rights has never been an easy task, be it for individuals, startups or non-profits. Legal jargon can be tough to decipher, particularly when you don’t have a law firm you can rely on to help you with legal research. Here’s where law tech can come into play.

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Will AI Replace Artists

Will AI Replace Artists?

When you think about art, what crosses your mind? Be it Van Gogh’s Starry Night or Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, when most people look at art, they try to think about what was going on in the artist’s mind when they created it. But what if the art you were looking at was not created by a person at all?

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