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Unity launches Unity Gaming Services to simplify development of cross-platform, multiplayer games

Unity, the platform that develops 2D and 3D content for mobile phones, tablets, PCs, consoles and augmented and virtual reality devices, launched a beta version of Unity Gaming Services — a new

Trump to launch his own social media platform, calling it TRUTH Social

Former U.S. President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he will launch his own social media platform, TRUTH Social, according to a press release by Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG).  Trump&#82

Facebook reportedly plans to change its name to focus on the metaverse

Facebook is planning to rebrand the company with a new name to focus on building the metaverse, according to a report by The Verge.  CEO Mark Zuckerberg will unveil its new name at the annual Connect

Apple removes a popular Quran app in China after request from local regulators

Apple has removed Quran Majeed, a popular app for reading the Islamic religious text and other prayer-related information, in China, in compliance with Chinese government requests, according to a repo

SoftBank-backed travel tech startup Yanolja acquires Korean e-commerce company Interpark 

South Korean travel tech startup Yanolja has acquired a 70% stake in a listed South Korean e-commerce pioneer, Interpark, for about $250 million.  The company plans to use the acquisition to make fur

Singapore-based insurtech startup Surer nabs seed round to bolster its product development

There is an imbalance between demand and supply of general insurance due to the tedious workflow and processes that insurance intermediaries and insurance companies face.  Singaporean insurtech compa

Korean robo-advisor Fount bags $33.4M to advance its AI-based platform

Fount, a robo-advisor startup in South Korea, has raised a $33.4 million Series C round to beef up its machine learning-based platform development and hire staff.   The latest round was led by Hana F

SoftBank-backed Korean edtech startup Riiid acquires Langoo, expands in Japan  

Riiid, a South Korea-headquartered AI-powered edtech company, acquired its Japanese distribution partner Langoo to expand its Japan footprint.  The acquisition comes after the company’s latest

Japanese healthcare startup Bisu raises $3.2M seed round to launch its lab-on-a-chip product

The adoption of telehealth services has boomed in the pandemic — with usage up 38-fold since January 2020, according to a report by McKinsey. While a lot of the attention has been on companies t

Autify advances no-code AI-powered software testing automation platform with $10M Series A

While working as a software engineer in Japan, Singapore and San Francisco for the past 10 years, Ryo Chikazawa, CEO and co-founder of Autify, came to realize that there’s one common problem in the

SmartRyde, a Japanese online platform for airport transfers, spurs global expansion with Series A

SmartRyde, a Japanese online pre-booked airport transfers service platform, is a marketplace that connects travelers to local transportation operators/online travel agencies (OTAs). Sota Kimura, co-fo

South Korean ISP SK Broadband counterclaims against Netflix for bandwidth usage fees

South Korean internet service provider SK Broadband, a subsidiary of South Korean telco company SK Telecom, has filed a counterclaim against Netflix to demand payment for the bandwidth the streaming p

DNA-based data storage platform Catalog raises $35M

Conventional electronic media like flash drives and hard drives require energy consumption to process a vast amount of high-density data and information overload and are vulnerable to security issues

Thailand’s fintech startup Ascend Money lands $150M at a $1.5B valuation

Ascend Money, the Thailand-based fintech startup behind TrueMoney, an e-wallet service, announced today it has raised a $150 million Series C round at a valuation of $1.5 billion. The Series C round w

Singapore-based logistics startup Ninja Van secures $578M Series E

Ninja Van, a Singapore-based logistics startup, has closed a $578 million Series E round to support its operations infrastructure and technology systems growth. Investors include China’s Alibaba Gro

Crypto asset management platform Cobo bags $40M Series B

Cobo, a Singapore-based crypto asset management platform, raised a $40 million Series B to accelerate the development of decentralized finance as a service (DFaaS). The round was co-led by DST Global,

Hai Robotics picks up $200M for its warehouse robot

Hai Robotics, a Shenzhen, China-based warehouse robotics startup that develops autonomous, case-handling robotic (ACR) system, announced it has raised $200 million. The funding comes from two separate

Niio announces $15M Series A following strategic partnership with Samsung Displays

Niio, a digital art platform featuring work ranging from contemporary artists and galleries through to NFTs, announced today it has closed $15 million Series A funding in the wake of a strategic part

NEX raises $25M, launches Active Arcade to get people moving

There is a physical activity deficit in our world. Three-fourths of adults say staying in shape is very important for health benefits. Yet, one in four adults and 81% of adolescents are insufficiently

Business Canvas, a Korea-based document management SaaS company, closes $2.5M seed round

Business Canvas, the South Korean document management SaaS company behind Typed, announced today it has raised a $2.5 million seed round led by Mirae Asset Venture Investment, with participation from
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