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  • There’s a war brewing in Japan, and the banks should pay attention Crunch Network

    There’s a war brewing in Japan, and the banks should pay attention

    People often use the term “time machine model” in Japan. It refers to the lag with Silicon Valley when it comes to startups and innovation. When a time machine model gains momentum locally, usually it means war. The most notable recent example of this is the war of the news apps. Now there is a similar war brewing in Japan; this time it is for mobile P2P payments. Read More

  • Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro announces $100M startup fund

    Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro announces $100M startup fund

    Security firm Trend Micro is the latest corporate to jump into the startup investment world after it unveiled a $100 million corporate fund today. It is predominantly looking at opportunities in the internet-of-things (IoT) space, but the exact scope of how it will operate is not clear. The company is headquartered in Japan and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, where its current value… Read More

  • Sony to demo 3D face biometric running on an Xperia smartphone

    Sony to demo 3D face biometric running on an Xperia smartphone

    If smartphone hardware rumors are on the money, and they are usually at least in the ballpark (with the exception of transparent, bendable phones; apparently forever doomed to be mocked up in Photoshop) — then a 3D depth sensor is coming to the front-facing camera of a handset near you in the not too distant future. Read More

  • LinkedIn’s head of China is leaving the company

    LinkedIn’s head of China is leaving the company

    LinkedIn’s head of China, a key figure in the launch of its business in the country in 2014, is leaving the company, LinkedIn has confirmed. Derek Shen, LinkedIn President of China who led the company’s controversial entry into China, will leave at the end of this month, according to a spokesperson. There’s no immediate replacement, but head of international engineering… Read More

  • Jeff Bezos says Amazon will ‘keep investing’ in India as rivals raise new war chests

    Jeff Bezos says Amazon will ‘keep investing’ in India as rivals raise new war chests

    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has pledged to continue to invest in India as it bids to keep pace with rivals in the country that have landed large investments from big name backers. SoftBank and Alibaba have pumped close to $2 billion into Paytm lately while India’s original online retailer, Flipkart, won the backing of prestigious trio Microsoft, eBay and China’s Tencent via a recent… Read More

  • Recapping the first TechCrunch China event in Shenzhen

    Recapping the first TechCrunch China event in Shenzhen

    Last week we hosted our first TechCrunch China event in Shenzhen, the hardware capital of the world. We were delighted to welcome thousands of attendees to the event, which included a host of top tech industry names, exciting up-and-coming startups, investors, students, hackers and much, much more. For those of you who didn’t make it, here’s a recap of what went down at the… Read More

  • Razer makes virtual currency push with $20M investment in Asian payment firm

    Razer makes virtual currency push with $20M investment in Asian payment firm

    Razer has invested close to $20 million into Malaysia-based online payment firm MOL Global as part of a push to establish its virtual currency for gamers in Asia. The deal sees Razer subsidiary ZV-Midas buy equity from existing backers MOL Investment and Hotel Resort Enterprise in a deal that values the MOL Global business at around the $100 million mark. Gaming company Razer, which made… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Apple Rolls Out Early Version Of Its Safe Driving Feature

    Today’s Stories  Do Not Disturb While Driving feature rolls out in Apple’s newest iOS 11 beta Sean Parker has left Spotify’s board; Padmasree Warrior, Thomas Staggs join in lead up to IPO Trump might kill next month’s new startup visa before it takes effect Facebook is testing a feature to prevent profile pictures being abused by other users Tantan, China’s… Read More

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