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Asia, the Next Big Tech Market

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Asia, the Next Big Tech Market

Over the past four years there’s been a significant increase in the value and volume of Asian tech startup investments. This past two weeks, more than 10 Asian startups have received funding from local and international VCs. It’s worth noting that while China and India have always received investor attention for their mammoth populations, and traditionally tech-savvy markets like Japan and South Korea have come from a pedigree of technical innovation, investors are increasingly looking towards Singapore, Vietnam and Taiwan for new tech investment opportunities. Here’s to Asian startups in 2014, and the continued development of the region!

The Future of Fitness is Technology

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The Future of Fitness is Technology

Technology is changing everything, even the way we workout. Today, a good sweat is no longer enough for casual and professional athletes. Most of them want to not only see the physical results, but the data that measures the efficiency of their workouts. One of the companies in the US embracing the fitness-tech trend is Under Armour, makers of performance sporting apparel. Last week, Under Armour acquired MapMyFitness, the creator of popular apps MapMyRun and MapMyRide, for $150 million. The acquisition signals the transition of Under Armour from a sports clothing company, to a fitness-tech company. The deal also gave Under Armour ammunition to compete head-on with Nike as they continue to invest in innovating consumer fitness-tech.