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Tech In Asia raises $6.6M led by Korean conglomerate Hanwha
 Tech In Asia, the Singapore-based media and events startup, has closed $6.6 million in fresh funding. The lead investor is a name that may not be too familiar to regular readers (yet) and that’s Hanwha, a Korean conglomerate which started out in explosives in 1952 but has since expanded into a range of verticals including (now) a focus on tech in emerging markets. With $55.5 bill...
Publicado el 20 de November del 2017
Zego picks up £6M Series A led by Balderton for its gig economy worke...
 Zego, the London-based startup that appears to have spotted a gaping insurance hole in the so-called gig economy, has raised £6 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Balderton Capital, with participation from existing backers, including LocalGlobe and unnamed angel investors in the insurance sector. The company plans to use the new capital to increase engineering and other&h...
Publicado el 19 de November del 2017
Crunch Report | Twitter tests a new tweetstorm feature and Tesla unvei...
 Today’s Stories Apple pushes back on the release of the Homepod Twitter tests a new tweetstorm feature Tesla unveils a new semi truck Walmart will pilot the new Tesla Semis Credits Written by: Sarah Buhr Hosted by: Sarah Buhr Filmed by: Chris Gates Edited by: John Murillo Notes: Tito continues his journey in the Outback this week so you’re with me til Friday. Let’s&h...
Publicado el 18 de November del 2017
Hours before launch, EA strips micro-transactions from ‘Star Wars: B...
 Just hours before the full launch of Battlefront II, Electronic Arts has announced that they’re removing in-game micro-transactions entirely from the title for the time being as they look to rethink their pricing strategy. What drove EA to take micro-transactions out of one of the company’s biggest releases this year? A backlash that was rippling through the online gaming com...
Publicado el 17 de November del 2017
HealthMatch wins TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Australia
 TechCrunch is proud to announce HealthMatch is the winner of the TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Australia and FluroSat is the runner up. A panel of expert judges picked the winner of out of the batch of five finalists that also included CancerAid, Life Whisperer and Spalk. The startups from Australia and New Zealand were hand-picked to participate in our highly competitive startup compet...
Publicado el 16 de November del 2017
U.S. government issues alerts about malware and IP addresses linked to...
 US-CERT, the Department of Homeland Security team responsible for analyzing cybersecurity threats, has posted a warning about cyber attacks by the North Korean government, which it collectively refers to as “Hidden Cobra.” The technical alert from the FBI and Department of Homeland Security says a remote administration tool (RAT) called FALLCHILL has been deployed by Hidden C...
Publicado el 15 de November del 2017
Amazon’s AWS business is reportedly pulling out of China
 It looks like Amazon is removing itself from the Chinese cloud services industry on account of stringent new data laws that went live in the country earlier this year. The U.S. company has agreed to sell its China-based web services business to Beijing Sinnet, the local partner that operates it, according to a filing on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange that was noted by The Wall Street Journa...
Publicado el 14 de November del 2017
Los pioneros de Facebook critican su deriva hacia la manipulación mas...
El primer presidente de Facebook, y su principal impulsor en 2004, Sean Parker, aseguró la semana pasada que “solo Dios sabe lo que esta tecnología le está haciendo al cerebro de nuestros niños”. Parker reconocía abiertamente que, en los inicios del lanzamiento de la red social, todos los implicados sabían perfectamente que estaban creando una plataforma que se aprovecha de las “deb...
Publicado el 13 de November del 2017
Graphcore raises $50M amid a flurry of AI chip activity
 While some of the largest chip manufacturers are looking to shift their focus onto the GPU for their biggest machine learnings, there’s a blooming ecosystem of new chip startups looking to rethink the way processing for AI works That includes a European-based startup called Graphcore, which said today that it has raised $50 million in new financing led by Sequoia Capital. Graphcore...
Publicado el 13 de November del 2017
Uber’s new Asia chief wants to work with governments and taxi firms ...
 New CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has been vocal in pledging to reform Uber’s toxic culture to take the business to the next level — and ultimately an IPO — but, over in Asia, another recent arrival is presiding over a revamped approach which includes turning those who were once enemies into friends. Brooks Entwistle, a former Chairman of Goldman Sachs Southeast Asia, join...
Publicado el 12 de November del 2017
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