Victoria Ho

Victoria Ho

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Victoria Ho is a TechCrunch writer based in Singapore. She was previously the technology correspondent for The Business Times in Singapore, and senior writer for ZDNet. She was also senior journalist at ComputerWorld and CIO Asia magazines, under the IDG and Fairfax Business Media publishing houses. She has an English Literature degree from the National University of Singapore.

The Latest from Victoria Ho

Flickr Suffers Outage Four Days After Major Revamp

Just four days after Yahoo-owned Flickr unveiled a brand-new upgrade, the site is experiencing major downtime for some—but not all—users. Flickr tweeted its acknowledgement of the site going dow

Airtasker Wants To Be oDesk Of Southeast Asia

Australian startup, Airtasker, is keen to expand out of its home country into Southeast Asia, which it says hasn’t been touched by large competitors yet. The year-old startup provides job matchi

MavenSay Enjoying Sudden Popularity In Social Media-Hungry Indonesia

MavenSay, a social recommendation app, just got a surge of unplanned downloads coming from Indonesia, and its founders are moving quickly to include Southeast Asia in its expansion plans as a result.

Singapore’s SingTel Wants To Pump Another $1.6B Into Startup Investments

Singapore’s largest telecoms provider, SingTel, plans to set aside $1.6 billion (S$2 billion) over the next three years for startup acquisitions, it said in an earnings call (via ZDNet). It was

China’s SeedAsia Opens For Business, An Online Equity Crowdfunding Platform For Startups Across Asia

SeedAsia, an equity crowd-funding site based in China, has just launched. The company is offering stakes in selected early-stage startups to people. “It’s kind of a hybrid between Kickstar

Pixel People Hits $700K In Three Months After Distributing With Chillingo

<a target="_blank" href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/pixel-people/id586616284?mt=8">Pixel People</a>, an iOS game, has raked in $700,000 over 2 million downloads in the span of three months, said

Asian Price Comparison Site Save 22 Gets Angel Round Of “Mid Six Figures”

Singaporean price comparison startup Save 22 just got an investment of “mid six figures” in Singapore dollars, according to co-founder, Guyi Shen. S$500,000 translates to about US$400,000,

Developing For Android Is Much Easier Now, Animoca Claims

Software quality assurance testing on Android devices is far easier than it was just a year ago, at least according to one of Asia’s largest mobile app developers, Animoca. The Hong Kong company

Wi-Fi Indoor Positioning Firm YFind Launches Analytics Tool

Prepping for its U.S. expansion, Singapore-based indoor positioning technology firm YFind has launched a broader analytics tool so that its customers can slice and dice foot traffic information in mal

Shenzhen’s Huaqiangbei Sellers Are Struggling As Phones Get Cheaper

This is the ground floor of one of the electronics malls in Shenzhen’s famed Huaqiangbei district. Huaqiangbei is a stretch of large malls and shops in the Southern Chinese province, and due to

Spotify May Need To Be More ‘Asian’ To Dominate Region

Asia’s fragmented music fanbase and subscription habits may stand between Spotify and its total domination of the region, or at least so its competitors hope. The music streaming service recentl

Rocket Internet-Backed Fashion Portal Zalora Launches iOS App, No Word Of Android Yet

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.zalora.com/">Zalora</a>, <a href="https://develop.techcrunch.com/tag/rocket-internet/">Rocket Internet</a>'s pan-Asian fashion retail site, has <a target="_blank" h

Indonesian Newsstand App Scoop Closes $2.4M Series B

Apps Foundry just announced that it has raised $2.42 million (S$3 million) in a Series B round of funding. The Indonesian company is registered and headquartered in Singapore, and this round of fundin

Game Show Warriors Combines Manga Comic And Casual Gaming

Inzen Studio, a small game startup in Singapore has just released an ambitious project called Game Show Warriors. The launch kicks off with the release of an iOS game called Amazing Studly Strikes, bu

Gcorelab Gets $482,000 For New Battery Cooling Technology

A Singapore clean-tech company called Gcorelab has just received $482,000 (S$589,000) in funding for a new technology that promises to control the thermal issues that have plagued lithium-ion batterie

Recruit.net Revamp Lets You Ping Friends About Their Jobs

Recruit.net just rebuilt its site and underlying engine, in the hopes of attracting new users. The job search site is an aggregator pulling listings from job databases and individual job listings on c

WeChat Eyes Singapore Audience, Launches TV Commercial

Tencent’s WeChat messenger has made a larger play for the Singapore market, with the release of a TV commercial in the country. The Chinese commercial features two popular Taiwanese stars, and

Mall App Tracks Shoppers With Ultrasonic Device

The white device here (pictured next to a phone for scale) is in the process of getting mounted on store walls in Singapore malls. When active, the device will emit an ultrasonic signal that an app ca

How Tencent’s Walled User List Ended Up Boosting Its Userbase

Tencent’s social blogging site, Qzone, has Asia’s largest active social network user base, with 600 million (and counting) users who log in more than twice a month. Besides Qzone, the Chi

Foxconn Becomes Largest Microsoft Patent Licensee, Pays Royalty Per Android And Chrome Device

Microsoft just scored a coup on the patent royalty front, with a new deal with Taiwanese phone maker, Hon Hai, which owns Foxconn. Under the terms of the deal, Microsoft will get paid a flat fee per A
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