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Australia’s Airwallex raises $6M to grow its cross-border payment bu...
15Dec
 Airwallex, an Australia-based fintech startup that helps banks and businesses handle cross-border transactions at scale, has closed a $6 million investment ahead of a planned Series B next year. The new funding comes from Square Peg — a VC firm located in Melbourne, the same city as Airwallex HQ — which joins Tencent, MasterCard, Gobi Ventures and Sequoia China as backers ...
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Publicado el 15 de December del 2017
Helpster, a platform for temp job seekers in Southeast Asia, raises $2...
14Dec
 Helpster, a two-year-old startup that connects blue-collar workers with employers in Southeast Asia, has closed $2.5 million in new funding. The startup operates in Thailand and Indonesia with around 50 staff split between Bangkok and Jakarta. It aims to disrupt the temporary worker industry, which is dominated by giants like Adecco and Manpower, by vetting its workers closely and using&...
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Publicado el 14 de December del 2017
FreightHub, a European ‘digital freight forwarder’, scores $20M Se...
13Dec
 FreightHub, a Berlin and Hamburg-based startup that claims to be Europe’s first fully digital freight forwarder, has raised a $20 million Series A round, just 1.5 years since launch. The round is led by VC firm Northzone, with participation from existing investors. The latter includes Rocket Internet’s Global Founders Capital (GFC), Cherry Ventures, Cavalry Ventures, and La F...
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Publicado el 13 de December del 2017
Apple’s App Store now lets you pre-order iOS apps and games before t...
12Dec
 Apple has quietly allowed developers to make their apps available for pre-order. It’s a basic feature — as Android fanatics will point out — but nevertheless one that has been missing from the App Store. Upcoming apps will now be allowed to list in the App Store as far out as 90 days ahead of their launch and as close two days before. Once the app is released, it will b...
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Publicado el 12 de December del 2017
Apple let a knockoff version of one of the world’s biggest crypto wa...
11Dec
 An app masquerading as MyEtherWallet.com, one of the internet’s most popular services for storing ETH and other crypto coins, has made its way to the top of the iOS App Store charts. The app rose to the number three spot in Finance category of the App Store this weekend as part of a bitcoin frenzy that saw bitcoin exchange Coinbase top Apple’s free download list in the U.S.....
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Publicado el 11 de December del 2017
Net Neutrality isn’t the only thing the current FCC is screwing up
10Dec
 Lost amid the furor over the Federal Communications Commission’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad decision to reverse net neutrality regulations is another, equally awful ,decision on a program to provide subsidies for broadband internet subscriptions to low-income households in cities and tribal regions around the country. Read More ...
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Publicado el 10 de December del 2017
Holography-based 3D printing produces objects in seconds instead of ho...
08Dec
 3D printers are useful devices for all kinds of reasons, but most have a critical weakness: they simply take a long time to actually make anything. That’s because additive manufacturing generally works by putting down an object one microscopic layer at a time. But a new holographic printing technique makes it possible to create the entire thing at once — in as little as a sec...
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Publicado el 08 de December del 2017
MishiPay raises £1.6M led by Nauta Capital for its mobile self-checko...
08Dec
 MishiPay, a London startup that has built mobile self-checkout technology that promises to put an end to queuing to pay, has raised £1.65 million in seed funding. The round is led by European VC Nauta Capital and will be used to further grow the burgeoning company as it persuades high street retailers to adopts its wares. Read More ...
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Publicado el 08 de December del 2017
Ford recruits Alibaba to help break into China’s electric vehicle in...
07Dec
 Ford has put a lot of focus on China’s electric vehicle market — with a local joint venture expected to lead to 15 electric or hybrid models on sale in the country by 2025 — and today the automotive giant announced a tie-in with Alibaba to fulfill its ambitious goals. The scope of alliance is fairly broad and vague at this point, but a large chunk of  the”strate...
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Publicado el 07 de December del 2017
Google launches a data-friendly search app for users in emerging marke...
06Dec
 Google is continuing its push to make its services accessible for people with lower-end mobile devices or slow internet connections after it introduced Google Go, a data-friendly search app. The app was first spotted in beta in August — when it was known as Search Lite — and now it has been released for select Android devices (here). At just 5MB the app won’t take up hu...
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Publicado el 06 de December del 2017
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