Localisation

A closer look at Vuclip’s emerging market strategy
US-based Vuclip, which is offering a VOD service with Hong Kong’s PCCW Media in SEA, thinks it has the upper hand in emerging markets, according to its CEO Nickhil Jakadar .
Google says committed to building a ‘meaningful Internet’ in Indonesia
Google recently held Google for Indonesia, an event meant to showcase its commitment to helping the country and its people develop, and that it wasn’t seen as merely trying to tap into a market of 250 million people.
It’s about fitting into different markets, according to foodpanda
foodpanda claims that it is on the path to profitability in its South-East Asian markets, and a key driver for that have been its localisation efforts for the different markets in the region.
ServisHero secures US$2.7mil pre-Series A
KL-based on-demand services startup ServisHero has raised US$2.7 million in a pre-Series A round led by Singapore-headquartered Golden Gate Ventures, with participation from Cradle Seed Ventures.
Week in Review: The ‘cultural edge’ and winning in SEA
As Grab gears up to face competition from Uber and Indonesia’s Blue Bird, Karamjit Singh ponders whether there is to Grab’s success than just addressing local market needs.
VOD space in Malaysia heats up with TM-Viu pact
HK conglomerate PCCW is optimistic that its Viu VOD service will garner high ratings in Malaysia, thanks to its tie-up with Telekom Malaysia  
Huawei targets Malay market with Media Prima pact
Media Prima Television Networks said it has entered into a comprehensive brand partnership with global technology giant Huawei to inject “local personality” to change the way Huawei is seen today.
Challenges going regional, and why you should do it anyway
Startups should not be asking themselves whether they should go regional, just when and how, according to a panel of entrepreneurs and industry pundits.
Facebook wants to connect the ‘other’ 150mil Indonesians
It is the responsibility of all stakeholders, both public and private, to connect as many people as possible to the Internet, Facebook Inc’s vice president of Business Development John Lagerling told the Indosat IDByte 2015 conference in Jakarta.
Skyscanner to ride on Asia’s travel growth, digital trends
Skyscanner, a search engine for flights, hotels and car rentals, aims to ride on growth in Asia, as well as changing traveller behaviour.
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