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Grab plans to spend $700m on a rental car fleet

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Photo credit: think4photop / 123RF Stock Photo. Grab is taking on US$700 million in debt to expand its car rental ...

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Ousted Otonomos CEO says he’s going after board members in court

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Photo credit: Brian Turner. Otonomos founder and CEO Han Verstraete has penned a new blog post on the continuing saga ...

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Singapore relaxes VC fund manager rules

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Downtown Singapore from Elgin Bridge. Photo credit: Erwin Soo. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) – the country’s central bank ...

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Brief: Sea stock to float on NYSE today, with a $1b raise target

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Sea CEO Nick Nash (L). Photo credit: Tech in Asia. The news (extracted from The Financial Times): Singaporean internet company ...

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Google’s parent Alphabet pumps US$1b into Lyft even as Uber woos SoftBank

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David Lawee of CapitalG (center) flanked by Lyft co-founders David Green (left) and John Zimmer. Photo credit: Lyft. CapitalG, the ...

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Video: Challenges & advantages in Southeast Asia’s gaming scene

As Southeast Asia rises to play with the big boys in the global arena of the gaming industry, what are ...

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Chinese startup gets $4b to battle Alibaba amid ‘local ecommerce’ boom

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Photo credit: ygai / 123RF. One of China’s biggest and best-funded tech startups has secured US$4 billion in a new ...

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SparkLabs gets in on blockchain frenzy with $100m VC and cryptocurrency fund

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SparkChain managing partner Joyce Kim. Photo credit: Joyce Kim. Global venture capital and accelerator network SparkLabs Global Ventures announced its ...

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10 fresh tech and startup jobs in Asia this week: Skyscanner, Go-Jek, and FlexiRoam

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If you’re thinking of switching up your career, you’ve come to the right place! Each week, Tech in Asia Jobs ...

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Ex-Googler’s startup gets funding to solve ‘online fashion’s oldest problem’

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Photo credit: mickmiller / 123RF. Worried that the dress you just bought online might be a size too small? Wondering ...

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