Regulation could stifle growing China-US venture activity

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Spread the loveTweet Jason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor: Last week, Reuters reported that the U.S. government is considering…


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Grab is assisting police following the alleged rape of a passenger in Malaysia

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Spread the loveTweet Uber’s business is going through a period of turmoil in the U.S. right now, but Grab — its main rival in Southeast Asia — is under pressure…


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Thailand jails man for 35 years for Facebook posts that insulted its royal family

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Spread the loveTweet A man in Thailand has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after he was found guilty of insulting the country’s royal family on Facebook. Identified only…


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Japan passes law legalizing Airbnb and other sharing economy rentals

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Spread the loveTweet There’s good news for Airbnb in Japan where the government has approved legislation that legalizes its service, and others like it, in the country. The law, which…


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India’s Supr Daily raises $1.5M to expand its milk and grocery delivery service

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Spread the loveTweet Milk deliveries may not sound like an industry in need of disruption, but that’s exactly what one startup in India is working to do. Supr Daily —…


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Softbank is buying robotics firms Boston Dynamics and Schaft from Alphabet

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Spread the loveTweet Here’s a surprise turn of events: Softbank — maker of the friendly Pepper robot and a major M&A player in the tech world — has just announced…


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Thailand’s Kasikorn Bank launches $30M ‘Beacon’ fund for fintech

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Spread the loveTweet Roll up, roll up, there’s a new fintech VC fund in Southeast Asia town. Today, Thailand-based Kasikorn Bank announced its inaugural tech fund which is 1 billion…


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China’s Weibo restricts overseas users on Tiananmen anniversary

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Spread the loveTweet June 4 fell this weekend, which, in China, marks the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989, one of the most infamous dates in the country’s modern…


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LG launches a mobile payment service in Korea

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Spread the loveTweet LG announced plans for its own mobile payment service way back in November 2015, and today it finally went official with the launch. The LG Pay service…


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Xiaomi’s new Mi Max 2 smartphone claims a two-day battery

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Spread the loveTweet Fresh from announcing the Mi 6, its latest flagship smartphone, last month, Xiaomi gone and unveiled another new phone. The Mi Max 2, announced today at an event in…


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