Deliveroo will enter Taiwan, its fourth market in the Asia-Pacific so far
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Deliveroo will enter Taiwan, its fourth market in the Asia-Pacific so far

Food delivery service Deliveroo is making headway in its Asian expansion strategy. The London-based company announced today that it will launch in Taiwan in the…

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Gaming in Asia may be crypto’s killer dApp
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Gaming in Asia may be crypto’s killer dApp

As money and talent flows into the crypto and blockchain worlds, a persistent question keeps coming up: what is going to be the “killer app”…

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Gaming in Asia may be crypto’s killer decentralized app
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Gaming in Asia may be crypto’s killer decentralized app

As money and talent flows into the crypto and blockchain worlds, a persistent question keeps coming up: what is going to be the “killer app”…

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Messaging firm Line launches a dedicated crypto fund
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Messaging firm Line launches a dedicated crypto fund

Messaging company Line is continuing to burrow deep into the crypto space after it announced the launch of a $10 million investment fund. The fund…

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WeWork China rival Ucommune raises $43.5M more at a $1.8B valuation
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WeWork China rival Ucommune raises $43.5M more at a $1.8B valuation

Barely weeks after WeWork China raised $500 million, one of its main rivals is refueling its tanks too. Ucommune — the company formerly known as…

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Taiwan startup FunNow gets $5M Series A to help locals in Asian cities find last-minute things to do
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Taiwan startup FunNow gets $5M Series A to help locals in Asian cities find last-minute things to do

“Instant booking” apps that let tourists sign up for activities on very short notice have been in the news a lot lately, partly because of…

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AI training and social network content moderation services bring TaskUs a $250 million windfall
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AI training and social network content moderation services bring TaskUs a $250 million windfall

TaskUs, the business process outsourcing service that moderates content, annotates information and handles back office customer support for some of the world’s largest tech companies,…

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India’s Uber rival Ola is headed to Europe with ride-hailing launch in the UK
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India’s Uber rival Ola is headed to Europe with ride-hailing launch in the UK

The UK is getting a new alternative to Uber after India-based ride-hailing company Ola announced plans to expand to the country, which will become its…

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China’s Didi pumps $1B into its rebranded driver services business
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China’s Didi pumps $1B into its rebranded driver services business

Didi Chuxing is going pedal to the metal for its automobile services business after it announced it will invest $1 billion into the division, which is also…

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Virus shuts down factories of major iPhone component manufacturer TSMC
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Virus shuts down factories of major iPhone component manufacturer TSMC

Apple touts the cybersecurity of its iPhone, but less can be said for the exclusive manufacturer who makes the processor for the iPhone. Semiconductor foundry…

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Google adds new Singapore data center as Southeast Asia reaches 330M internet users
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Google adds new Singapore data center as Southeast Asia reaches 330M internet users

Google is adding a third data center to its presence in Singapore in response to continued internet growth in Southeast Asia. It’s been three years…

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