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Asian tech news roundup – Nov 1

November 2, 2017 0

A number from Pomelo’s fall 2017 collection. Photo credit: Pomelo. Two new unicorns were minted in China today, each hitting the lofty heights of a

Asian tech news roundup – Oct 31

November 1, 2017 0

Photo credit: Pexels. Investment for Bigbasket, SoCash, and Netmeds; shutters for Tripvisto; and a new role for Jack Ma. Here are some of today’s tech

Asian tech news roundup – Oct 30

October 31, 2017 0

Indian ride-hailing giant Ola claims to have around 120,000 auto-rickshaws on its app. Photo credit: Ola. There was plenty of funding news from India today,

Asian tech news roundup – Oct 27

October 27, 2017 0

Members from the Carousell product, engineering and senior leadership team at the company’s Singapore headquarters. Photo credit: Carousell. Rumor has it that Carousell has closed

How much the iPhone X really costs you

October 26, 2017 0

Tomorrow is the Second Coming: the iPhone X launch day. Even arriving over a month after the iPhone 8, it’s still hotly anticipated. It’s also

Asia tech news roundup – Oct 26

October 26, 2017 0

Snapcart’s founders. Photo credit: Snapcart. Snapcart, ShieldSquare, and Jirnexu take home funding; Grab tries its hand at a membership model; and SoftBank’s Son says the

Thai property portal Hipflat gets investment from Japanese price comparison firm

October 12, 2017 0

Bangkok, Thailand. Photo credit: kobiephotography / 123RF. Thai real estate marketplace Hipflat has secured a strategic investment from Aucfan, an online auction price analytics and

Brief: Fujitsu trials blockchain money transfers with Japan’s three biggest banks

October 10, 2017 0

Photo credit: josefkubes / 123RF. The news: Fujitsu is teaming up with Japan’s three largest banking groups – Mizuho Financial Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group,

Japan and blockchain tech are a match made in heaven

October 5, 2017 0

Tatsuto Fujii, principal analyst at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (L), Yuzo Kano, CEO at bitFlyer (M), and Mio Takaoka, partner at Arbor Ventures (R) on

Seasoned Japanese startup puts fintech on the map with $500m IPO

October 4, 2017 0

Ker-ching! Founder and CEO Yosuke Tsuji. Photo credit: Money Forward. Money Forward, a well-established financial tech startup, has launched its IPO, marking a watershed moment