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5 Unlimited Job Posting sites with High Traffic to Find Startup Talent

These 5 high traffic websites let you post unlimited jobs, allowing you to find the right talent for your startup.

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Wild Digital Indonesia 2021 tech conference now open for registration

Wild Digital Indonesia 2021 will be held in tangent with Wild Digital Southeast Asia 2021

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Uber buys Postmates, a food delivery startup.

The food delivery space heats up amidst the pandemic.

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Mystartr has raised over RM8.6 million for companies in Q1 2020 alone.

The company aims to help 20 more companies raise funds this year.

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Airbnb raises $1 Billion to increase cash flow

Airbnb's business has been deeply affected over the past few months

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Malaysian government announces RM10 billion stimulus package for businesses.

Wage subsidies for businesses are up to RM1200 per employee.

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TikTok's twin app Douyin launches movie streaming feature

The platform has 800 million daily active users

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Investors shut down Singapore robo-advisory startup Smartly.

The firm was acquired in 2019 by Vietnam's VinaCapital.

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Yelp and GoFundMe team up to promote local business fundraisers

Daily Digest 25/3/2020: 10 tech and business news around the world

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Facebook reducing video quality as more people stay at home.

Following similar moves from YouTube, Netflix and Amazon.

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SoftBank planning to sell US$14 billion shares in Alibaba

Stake sale could range from as little as US$12 billion to as much as US$15 billion

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Y Combinator's Summer 2020 program may be fully online.

Winter 2020 Demo Day was also brought forward a week earlier.

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AWStartup Festival will bring together hundreds of startups and investors.

A night of networking + learning with free flow food and drinks.

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Pitch@Selangor 2nd Series: A.I. Arena is open for registration.

Looking for 10 start-up companies to participate in the competition.

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Meet the 10 startups at MOX 8 Demo Day.

The 10 startups come from Malaysia, Indonesia, India & Pakistan

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Boxben is Helping Businesses Increase Revenues by Automating their entire Sales Processes.

Through a powerful solution to nurture customer relationships and handle billing processes.

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Pop Up Asia is quickly becoming one of Taiwan's largest lifestyle trade-shows.

Bringing together international travellers and lifestyle product enthusiasts from all over the world.

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Vietnam's government brings highest number companies to Global Sources trade-show in Hong Kong.

Over 40 Vietnamese Fashion Companies Participated in the Cross Border Trade-Show.

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3 important takeaways on how to win at trading on Amazon.

Shared by Chris Rawlings From Sophie Society During Global Sources Summit

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Cindy Tang of Novelty Lane aims to provide a one-stop platform for fashion retailers.

Many fascinating fashion gifts were exhibited at the Global Sources trade-show in Hong Kong

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3 Outstanding Founders in Global Sources Fashion Show HK

We found 3 incredibly interesting companies exhibited at the trade show

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Vietnam jumps up 10 places in Global Competitive Index.

Investor confidence is high with more funds pouring in the country.

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Vivo launches first 5G phone in Malaysia, aimed at business users.

The 5G spectrum is expected to be introduced in 2020 in Malaysia.

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Johor government to allocate funds for startups.

Focused on growing the startup ecosystem and helping companies go global.

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Facebook may be hiding 'like' counts real soon.

To encourage people to share more freely.

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Singapore's Seppure raises $2.6m from SOSV, 500 Startups, SGInnovate, and more.

The team was also part of the HAX Accelerator program in Shenzhen, China.

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WeChat unveils new device that allows customers to pay with their face

Ready, hyper-casual esports tournament platform, raises US$5 million for hyper-casual esports platform

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Spotlight on Mei Tan: Giving Up Her Career in MTV to Help Malaysia’s Creative Community

Founded Scoopoint as a disruptive and stylish co-working space in the central of Penang

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East Ventures raises $75m from Temasek, Meituan-Dianping CEO, and more

WhatsApp in talks with Gojek and Ovo to launch mobile payments in Indonesia

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Xiaomi’s revenue reached 51.951 billion RMB in 2019 Q2; net profit reached 3.635 billion RMB

Vulcan Capital, owned by late Microsoft co-founder, lands in Singapore with US$100M

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Nurx raises $52M at a $300M valuation; Alibaba to buy NetEase Koala for US$2B

AI startup AInnovation plans IPO at value of at least US$1 billion in China

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WOBB bags $1.3m pre-Series A funding; Airbnb acquires Urbandoor

Bytedance (TikTok's Parent Company) to start developing own games

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Aspire raises $32.5M to help SMEs secure fast finance in Southeast Asia; Selfie app Facetune just landed $135M funding

Snapchat launches instant tool for creating vertical ads; Rebel Foods to build 100 Indonesian cloud kitchens

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One of Penang's most anticipated business events is taking place this October.

Innovatif+ will bring together high networth individuals, family offices, investors, and the next generation of business leaders.

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Singapore's RedDoorz raises $45m; Philippines's Edusuite raises over $235k.

WhatsApp reaches 400 million users in India; Grab to invest $2b in Indonesia.

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RADIA holds inaugural event bringing together Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Industry Experts

With special guests Mohd. Atasha from Foxymojo, Edison Lim from TAG La, and Celine Ting from Openminds Resources

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Johor To Attract More Investors from US & China

Johor is the highest recepient for China’s investments at RM718mil from Jan - Mar '19

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Iflix bags $50M funding ahead of potential IPO; Apple reportedly to acquire Intel's modem business for $1B+

Tencent partners Pokemon to jointly develop games; Xiaomi becomes youngest company on Fortune Global 500 list

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SoftBank Group raises $270M for early stage startup investments; China court recognizes Bitcoin as virtual property

Oyo valued at $10B after founder purchases $2B in shares; WeWork CEO reportedly cashed out $700M ahead of its IPO

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Visa invests in Gojek’s series F round; Oyo enters co-working space acquires Innov8 for $30m

Alibaba says it has developed AI to help detect heart disease; France to approve first crypto-issuers as new rules loom

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Serial entrepreneur Asher Looi aims to democratize the trillion dollar healthcare industry.

By bringing affordable and accessible healthcare to Malaysians through his latest venture: GoUbat.

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Japan to set up model field in India to promote farm tech; China home to 10 / 30 biggest listed Internet companies

US overtaken by Southeast Asia as China's No. 2 trade partner; Igloohome launches new enterprise solutions

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7 Reasons why Esports is Great for Business in SouthEast Asia.

Gaming is where millennials are spending their time and attention on.

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BAT becomes JAT as JD replcaes Baidu; German digital banking startup N26 makes U.S. foray

Japan’s Daiwa fund to invest in Myanmar startups; GOJEK to spruce up financial services, food delivery in Thailand

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GO-JEK Snags Investment From Siam Commercial Bank; TikTok has 320M Daily Active Users

IBM acquires Red Hat for $34B; Alibaba to launch a membership system for its e-commerce platforms

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Douyu to plan IPO at NYSE for 17th August; Genesia Ventures to spend 30% fund for Southeast Asia

Samsung expects a big plunge in profits due to trade war; Kudo to work with Grab to win Southeast Asia market

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Sony new $185M fund to invest in tech startups; Beijing will replace all taxis with electric cars in 2 years

Alipay’s waste-sorting guides hit 1 million users in 3 days; Upfront Ventures to raise its $250M fund

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Launchpad, Hubspot & MaGIC aim to educate companies on inbound marketing

The event is great place to learn how to grow your business with inbound methodologies.

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MyTukar is helping Malaysians sell their used cars in as fast as 2 hours.

Thousands of cars sold monthly, amounting to over MYR 215 million in value.

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Apple moves Mac Pro production from US to China; 5G to contribute $900B to Asian economy

Toyota to invest $2b to develop EV in Indonesia; Didi reportedly holds fleet JV talks with Nissan and Dongfeng 东风

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US and China leaders to restart trade talks.

After meeting at the G20 Summit in Japan

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Uber expands West African markets providing boat service; Tinder reinventing itself to win over Asia

Suzuki, Mazda, Subaru, Isuzu Motors & Toyota invest in SoftBank-Toyota self-drive venture

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Apple acquires self-driving car startup Drive.ai; Uber acquires Mighty AI for self-driving cars

Grab expands to Europea Splyt Technologies; AI Marketing Startup Baiing Technology raises USD14.5M

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Bitcoin Climbs Above $11,000; JD to Co-Develop Driverless Logistics Vehicles

Singapore Tin Men Capital raises $20.8m for first fund; Visa boost reach in SEA via Razer Pay

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Penang's largest tech conference, deTECH 2019 to take place this October.

A great place to meet industry players, entrepreneurs, and many technology companies.

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Apple mulls moving 30% hardware production from China to SEA; EV Hive rebrands to CoHive & raises $13.5M

Oyo to invest $300m for US expansion; Tokopedia acquires Bridestory & Parentstory

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Top 200 Apps Made $13 Billion In Q1 2019; Singapore Accelerating Asia to launch pre-seed VC fund for startups around Asia

Shanghai to host 2nd AI global conference in August; World electronic gaming revenues to grow 9.6%

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Kenanga Investors launches fund investing in unicorn; Xiaomi setting up own VC firm

MobiKwik kick-starts cross-border mobile top-ups; U.S. ban wiping off $30B revenue from Huawei

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Instagram competitor Amazon Spark shut down; Huawei decreasing international smartphone shipment

Tencent launches video streaming in Thailand; Indonesia expects more foreign investment after ratings bump to BBB

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The SME Entrepreneur Business award is back; Nominations now open.

Past award recipients include some of the biggest names in the industry.

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More unpaid loans expected in second half of 2019

The number of auctioned properties in Malaysia has risen significantly.

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Huawei working on self-driving cars; Go-Jek acquires recruitment platform developer AirCTO

Huawei asks Verizon to pay $1B for patents; Fortnite maker Epic acquires Houseparty

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Vietnam startups to receive US$425M investments; HSBC launches $880M tech fund in China

ZTE to Launch 5G Phones in China; Xiaomi Led 35% First-Quarter Growth in Wearables

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EatFun is tapping into the massive home-cooked food delivery space.

Delivering thousands of meals monthly, all made by home-cook chefs.

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Vertex Ventures to launch $770m fund; Alibaba partners automakers to use Tmall Genie voice control

'Game For Peace' rakes in $70 million in May; PolicyStreet gets central bank approval for financial advisory

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Thai government endorses esports; Shopee takes on Lazada with livestreaming

Ele.me 饿了么 joins Meituan 美团; Google Made $4.7 Billion From the News Industry

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Maker Faire lays off all staff due to financial troubles.

The company had previously raised $10 million from investors

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BEAM introduces Weekly Tech Help 1-to-1 sessions.

To help businesses make the shift digitally by providing tech-related assistance.

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