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News until Dec 24, 2020

India: Pine Labs' valuation tops $2b after Lone Pine investment

Lone Pine’s investment follows the strategic investment made by Mastercard in January 2020, when Pine Labs attained unicorn status.

DEALSTREETASIA.COMDec 24, 2020

China's MicuRx Pharma secures $107m in Series E round

China Merchants Securities, Korea Investment Partners, Yingke PE, Founder H Fund, Zhongtai Ventures, and Detong Capital joined the round. 

DEALSTREETASIA.COMDec 24, 2020

Internet Firms Including Alibaba And Tencent Remove Bank Deposit Products

Internet Firms Including Alibaba And Tencent Remove Bank Deposit Products – China Money Network - China Money Network

CHINAMONEYNETWORK.COMDec 24, 2020

Spaces Exchange 106 co-working space to launch at Malaysia's tallest building

Spaces Exchange 106 is located at a 106 storey newly built skyscraper called The Exchange 106.

Alfred LeeDec 22, 2020

Coinbase Files To Go Public

The move comes as the price of bitcoin rose to a record high this week.

NEWS.CRUNCHBASE.COMDec 21, 2020

EU approves Google's $2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit, subject to conditions

Google's $2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit has been conditionally approved by the European Commission, the executive arm of the EU.

CNBC.COMDec 21, 2020

Speedoc snags US$5M Series A to drive faster adoption of digital health services in Singapore | e27

Speedoc operates as a platform that combines offline and online services to provide healthcare to patients in their homes

E27.CODec 21, 2020

China's overseas gaming revenue crosses $15 billion for the first time

China's domestic games industry generated $42.6 billion in revenues for the same period.

Alfred LeeDec 21, 2020

China ride-hailing giant DiDi is now testing credit payment terms for its services

Credit payment terms provides more flexibility for DiDi's customers in China.

Rajitha ReddyDec 21, 2020

France, China developing biologically engineered supersoldiers: report

Last week, France gave the go ahead for augmented soldiers, and some fear the super troopers could be the new norm in the recent future.

NYPOST.COMDec 20, 2020

Gojek invests in Bank Jago, marking its entrance into digital banking | KrASIA

Our aim is to make the Gojek app a reliable resource for everyone’s financial needs, said co-CEO Andre Soelistyo.

KR-ASIA.COMDec 20, 2020

When is a pandemic over?

Consider the following scenario: a highly infectious, sometimes deadly respiratory virus infects humans for the first time. It spreads rapidly worldwide, and the WHO declares a pandemic. The death toll starts to rise and everyone is asking the same question: when will the pandemic end? Alex Rosenthal details the three main strategies governments can use to contain and end a pandemic. [Directed by Visorama, narrated by Jack Cutmore-Scott, music by Bamm Bamm Wolfgang].

TED.COMDec 20, 2020

Bumble reportedly filed confidentially for an IPO – TechCrunch

Today Bumble, a popular dating-focused startup, was reported by Bloomberg to have filed IPO documents, albeit privately. The news that Bumble is pursuing an IPO is not a surprise. TechCrunch covered the story in September, noting the huge revenues that its rival Tinder has managed to accrete, possibly indicative of a sufficiently large market to […]

TECHCRUNCH.COMDec 19, 2020

Singapore's Funding Societies has distributed over $1.8 billion in loans; raises funding from Samsung Ventures

Funding Societies has financed over 3.3 million loans from their base of over 200k lenders.

Carl AdrianDec 18, 2020

Singapore airport goes sub-zero for COVID-19 vaccine transport plan

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - As the door of the vaccine transport cart opens at Singapore's Changi airport, the sub-zero temperatures inside collide with the warm, tropical air, creating a carpet of steam like hot breath on a winter's day.

THESTAR.COM.MYDec 18, 2020

Mental wellness platform Lyra Health is raising up to $175M at a $2.25B valuation – TechCrunch

The coronavirus pandemic has underscored, and often exacerbated, the mental health crisis that exists across the world. Even the spread of remote work is part of the problem: As everyone stays at home, the lack of interaction and watercooler chat has left employees without in-person interaction. The need for a solution has helped tech-powered mental […]

TECHCRUNCH.COMDec 18, 2020

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