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    Indonesia to see first local startup IPO next month

Indonesia to see first local startup IPO next month

Indonesia Stock Exchange building. Photo credit: Everyone Sinks Starco. Kioson, an online-to-offline ecommerce service, is on track to become the first Indonesian startup to raise money through initial public offering

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    Brief: ICO funding sees record quarter

Brief: ICO funding sees record quarter

Photo credit: Pixabay. The news (extracted from TechCrunch): Funding from digital token sales – or initial coin offerings (ICOs) – hit a record high in Q2 2017, according to research

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    SoftBank leads $250m funding of Oyo to fight rivals in budget hotels with sheer scale

SoftBank leads $250m funding of Oyo to fight rivals in budget hotels with sheer scale

Oyo founder and CEO Ritesh Agarwal. Photo credit: Oyo. Japanese giant SoftBank is keeping its faith in India’s budget accommodation provider Oyo, despite its mounting losses and growing competition. The

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Brief: Ninja Van reportedly eyes $60m series C to reach remote communities

  Brief: Ninja Van reportedly eyes $60m series C to reach remote communities

Photo credit: Ninja Van. The news (extracted from Reuters): Singaporean last-mile logistics provider Ninja Van is said to be raising

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Jack Ma’s Alipay takes on WeChat’s ‘instant apps’

  Jack Ma’s Alipay takes on WeChat’s ‘instant apps’

Photo credit: Ant Financial. In China, smartphone apps have never felt more obsolete. WeChat, China’s most popular messaging app, hosts

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UrWork funds Rework to fight WeWork

  UrWork funds Rework to fight WeWork

Photo credit: Rework. Indonesian co-working space operator Rework has announced over US$3 million in pre-series A funding to expand across Jakarta,

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Brief: Japanese tech giant GMO will start mining bitcoin

  Brief: Japanese tech giant GMO will start mining bitcoin

Photo credit: Pixabay. The news (extracted from Quartz): Japanese internet giant GMO just announced its cryptocurrency mining plan. The Tokyo-based

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Next US Elections: Open Source vs. Commercial Software?

  Next US Elections: Open Source vs. Commercial Software?

By Jack M. Germain Sep 7, 2017 4:10 PM PT San Francisco in January could become the first U.S. city

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Ahead of Tokyo Olympics travel boom, startup wants to give tourists ‘free’ SIM cards

  Ahead of Tokyo Olympics travel boom, startup wants to give tourists ‘free’ SIM cards

Photo credit: Dmitri Popov / Unsplash. There’s plenty to look forward to in 2020: President Trump could be out of

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