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China reaches 800 million internet users

China’s internet population has now grown beyond 800 million, according to the latest data from the Chinese government. A new report [in Chinese] issued by the China Internet Network Information

Healthcare data breach in Singapore affected 1.5M patients, targeted the prime minister

In what’s believed to be the biggest data breach in Singapore’s history, 1.5 million members of the country’s largest healthcare group have had their personal data compromised. The b

Africa Roundup: African startup investments turn to fintech this winter season

Forty-seven and a half million dollars is a big commitment to African technology companies -- even with the recent uptick in VC investment on the continent.

ispace just raised $90 million to launch two private moon missions by 2020

Japanese company ispace has raised $90.2 million in a Series A funding round, an amount it’s calling the “largest ever” Series A in commercial space financing. The funding comes from

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

East Ventures announces new $30M fund to continue investing in Indonesia

East Ventures is back at it again with another new fund to invest in early-stage companies in Indonesia, Southeast Asia's largest economy and the world's fourth most populous country. This new $30

Uber’s Asian rival Grab loses its head of engineering

Grab may be in the process of raising a huge $2.5 billion investment round, with SoftBank, Didi and Toyota confirmed as participants, but Uber’s Southeast Asia-based rival has lost its head of

This startup is bringing Alipay-style QR code payments to Indonesia

The growth of digital payments and banking in China, where it has become mainstream and spawned numerous on-demand industries, is inspiring companies to pursue similar opportunities across. Indonesia

Chinese brands have invaded Indonesia’s fast-growing smartphone market

If you’re looking for a market with smartphone sales growth potential then India usually comes to mind, but the market is moving forward with much promise in Indonesia, the world’s fourth

With the United Slate, Sam Altman presents a political vision for California… and the U.S.

As the country grapples with income inequality, a lack of affordable housing, and a potential labor crisis brought on by technological advancements like artificial intelligence and automation, Y Combi

Indonesia’s Printerous raises $1.4M to digitize traditional printing

Printerous, an Indonesia startup that is bringing the country’s printing industry into the digital era, has raised $1.4 million. The round was led by Golden Gate Ventures with participation fro

Europe ready to hang up on mobile roaming fees by mid-June

The abolition of mobile roaming charges across the European Union by the middle of this year looks almost certain now, after the region's executive body, parliament and representatives of the 28 Membe

Gadget Story Time with EPIKGO hoverboard

I have a love-hate relationship with hoverboards. They make me happy when I ride them but they suck to fall off of lol. The other day I saw a guy carrying his newborn baby while riding a hoverboard a

Watch The Videos From Google’s Zeitgeist Event, Featuring Eric Schmidt And CEO Larry Page

Google's TOP SEKRET Google Zeitgeist event took place this week in Arizona. The company has <a target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/user/zeitgeistminds">released a series of videos</a> from t

Citizen Eco-Drive World Perpetual AT Watch

<img src="http://c1917752.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/2010/08/Citizen-World-Perpetual-AT-4.jpg">Citizen's featured mainstream new watch collection for 2010 is this Eco-Drive World Time Perpetual

If gamers ruled the world?

Wow. That’s pretty much the only word that can describe Tom Armitage’s “If Games Ran The World.” Its thesis is that, in the next few years, people who grew up playing video games will

Google Earth Might Offer Sounds of Locations Around the World

Google Earth is pretty cool as it is, letting users traverse the globe and see all sorts of landmarks and the like. What would make it better, though, would be to hear the sounds of the area you&#8217