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Brief: Bitcoin exchange closes ahead of China clampdown

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Illustration by Tech in Asia’s Andre Gunawan. The news (from CNBC): One of China’s top bitcoin exchanges announced this evening that it is shutting down.

This Singaporean startup closed its series A today, but went global long before that

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The CashShield team. Photo credit: CashShield. When Justin Lie approached clients in 2011 with his cyber security solution, he faced raised eyebrows and quizzical looks.

Razer’s Tan responds after Nets CEO questions epayments proposal

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Razer CEO Tan Min-Liang on stage at Tech in Asia Singapore 2017. Photo credit: Tech in Asia. When Nets answered the Singaporean prime minister’s call

Linux Gains Ascendance in Cloud Infrastructures: Report

September 14, 2017 0

By Jack M. Germain Sep 13, 2017 3:58 PM PT Linux is now the dominant operating system on Amazon’s AWS cloud service and is growing

‘Airbnb for satellite antennae’ lifts off with $7.3m funding from Airbus and Sony

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Infostellar’s co-founders – COO Kazuo Ishigame (L), CEO Naomi Kurahara (M), and Toshio Totsuka (R). Photo credit: Infostellar. Japanese commercial space startup Infostellar has just

Brief: Honestbee launches Goodship logistics service in Thailand

September 13, 2017 0

Photo credit: Honestbee. The news: Singapore-based online food and shopping delivery company Honestbee announced the launch of its logistics service, Honestbee Goodship, in Bangkok today.

Brief: WeWork sues UrWork for trademark infringement

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WeWork’s Tower 535 co-working space in Hong Kong. Photo credit: WeWork. The news (extracted from Bloomberg): US-owned shared office giant WeWork is escalating a legal

Brief: Indonesia boosts ‘missing middle’ startups

September 13, 2017 0

Photo credit: adrenalinapura / 123RF. The news (extracted from Tech in Asia Indonesia): “Nexicorn” is Indonesia’s newest government initiative in support of its startup ecosystem.

Brief: Former Sequoia partner Yinglan Tan raises $25m for debut fund

September 13, 2017 0

Photo credit: Yinglan Tan. The news (extracted from Dealstreetasia): Singapore-based Insignia Ventures Partners, founded by former Sequoia Capital venture partner Yinglan Tan, has raised US$25

Apache Mounts Strong Defense, Equifax Retreats

September 13, 2017 0

The Apache Software Foundation this weekend responded to accusations that the massive data breach Equifax disclosed last week resulted from a flaw in Apache’s open