China’s Didi Chuxing is close to launching a taxi-booking service in Japan

China’s Didi Chuxing is close to launching a taxi-booking service in Japan

Days after raising $500 million via a strategic investment from travel giant Booking Holdings, Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing has continued its international push with the launch of a local business in Japan. Its new Japan-based…

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Trov launches its on-demand personal property insurance services in the U.S.

Trov launches its on-demand personal property insurance services in the U.S.

Trov, the on-demand personal property insurance service, is launching in the U.S., the company announced today. Trov’s first port of call in the U.S. will be Arizona. The service is already available to customers in…

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Airwallex raises $80M for its international payment service for businesses

Airwallex raises $80M for its international payment service for businesses

Airwallex, a three-year-old fintech startup focused on international payments for SMEs and businesses, is putting itself on the map after it raised an $80 million Series B round. Based of out of Melbourne, but with…

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TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield is coming soon to Beirut, São Paolo and Lagos

TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield is coming soon to Beirut, São Paolo and Lagos

Everyone knows there are thriving startup communities outside of obvious hubs, like San Francisco, Berlin, Bangalore and Beijing, but they don’t always get the support they deserve. Last year, TechCrunch took a major page from…

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TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield is coming soon to Beirut, São Paulo and Lagos

TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield is coming soon to Beirut, São Paulo and Lagos

Everyone knows there are thriving startup communities outside of obvious hubs, like San Francisco, Berlin, Bangalore and Beijing, but they don’t always get the support they deserve. Last year, TechCrunch took a major page from…

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Australian Church Defies Confessional Reporting Law

Australian Church Defies Confessional Reporting Law

The acting Archbishop of Adelaide declared that the Catholic Church refuses to uphold a new law that would force priests to break the seal of confession. Greg O’Kelly, acting archbishop of Adelaide in Australia, said…

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China’s Didi Chuxing continues its international expansion with Australia launch

China’s Didi Chuxing continues its international expansion with Australia launch

Didi Chuxing, China’s dominant ride-hailing company, is continuing its international expansion after it announced plans to launch in Australia this month. The company — which bought Uber’s China business in 2016 — said it will…

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US startups off to a strong M&A run in 2018

US startups off to a strong M&A run in 2018

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Scaling startups are setting up secondary hubs in these cities Here is where CEOs of heavily funded startups went to school With Microsoft’s $7.5 billion acquisition of…

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Huawei Denies It’s Totally Controlled By Beijing

Huawei Denies It’s Totally Controlled By Beijing

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei denied accusations that it’s controlled by the Chinese government, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported Sunday. “There is no ownership [of Huawei] by the [Chinese] government whatsoever — we would term our…

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Australians Can’t Use Amazon’s US Website Thanks To New Tax Hike, Leaving Room For eBay And Alibaba

Australians Can’t Use Amazon’s US Website Thanks To New Tax Hike, Leaving Room For eBay And Alibaba

Australians won’t be able to purchase goods from Amazon’s international websites after July 1 thanks to a sales tax on overseas purchases, leaving room for competitors to take advantage of Amazon’s smaller presence in the…

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Australians will no longer be able to order from Amazon’s American site

Australians will no longer be able to order from Amazon’s American site

Starting in July, Australians will be blocked from ordering items on Amazon’s United States site. The company said today that shoppers in Australia will be redirected to its local site, Amazon.com.au, and that its international…

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Uber’s European rival Taxify raises $175M led by Daimler at a $1B valuation

Uber’s European rival Taxify raises $175M led by Daimler at a $1B valuation

There’s a new unicorn in the global ride-hailing space after Taxify, a startup born in Estonia that does battle with Uber across Europe and Africa, closed $175 million in new funding that takes it valuation…

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This sensor stops your quadcopter before it can cut you

This sensor stops your quadcopter before it can cut you

The folks at Spectrum have found a truly cool project for quadcopter pilots. It’s a spinning sensor that will stop the rotors if your finger gets too close to the blades, thereby preventing you –…

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What President Trump Doesn’t Know About ZTE

What President Trump Doesn’t Know About ZTE

David Kline Contributor David Kline is a journalist, author and intellectual property strategist. More posts by this contributor Where human intelligence outperforms AI A new (old) way for product makers to defeat patent roadblocks After…

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Australia Is Building A Wall — To Save Native Species From Feral Cats

Australia Is Building A Wall — To Save Native Species From Feral Cats

Australia has taken a page from President Donald Trump’s playbook, building a wall to protect threatened native species from an overwhelming population of feral cats. The cats, brought to Australia by the British, are now…

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The UK and USA need to extend their “special relationship” to technology development

The UK and USA need to extend their “special relationship” to technology development

Matt Hancock Contributor The UK and the USA have always had an enduring bond, with diplomatic, cultural and economic ties that have remained firm for centuries. We live in an era of profound change, and are living…

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Australia's F-35A Shifts Focus To USAF From USN

Australia’s F-35A Shifts Focus To USAF From USN

By MURIELLE DELAPORTE RAAF BASE WILLIAMTOWN: The unique capabilities of the 72 F-35As Australia will buy are driving the close US ally to rethink and build new infrastructure to protect the aircraft’s highly classified stealth…

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US PE firm Harbour Energy offers $10billion for Australia's Santos

US PE firm Harbour Energy offers $10billion for Australia’s Santos

US private investment firm Harbour Energy Tuesday made an all-cash bid for Australian energy giant Santos, valuing the company at Aus$13.5 billion (US$10.3 billion). Santos, a major oil and natural gas firm with interests notably…

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