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Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
SoftBank and Toyota partner to develop mobility services powered by autonomous cars, combining SoftBank's focus on IoT and Toyota's connected vehicles platform   —  SoftBank is getting into self-driving car services after the Japanese tech giant announced a joint-venture with Toyota in its native Japan.
Oct 4, 2018, 1:55 AMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Opera launches Opera Touch browser for the iPhone optimized for one-handed use, built-in ad blocking, protection from cryptojacking, and more   —  Browser company Opera is back doing what it does best, offering you beautifully-designed alternatives to the stock browsers from the likes of Google and Apple .
Oct 2, 2018, 4:45 AMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Sources: media startup Tech In Asia, which runs a blog and events business in Southeast Asia, laid off a third of its staff in July after canceling planned ICO   —  Earlier this month, media startup Tech In Asia surprised its readers when it announced plans to implement an $18 per month paywall.
Sep 28, 2018, 3:05 AMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Didi Chuxing launches a taxi-hailing service in Osaka, Japan that links passengers with drivers from 10 local taxi companies   —  China's Didi Chuxing is fighting fires at home around passenger safety, but overseas the ride-hailing giant has moved into another new market after its taxi-booking service began operations in Japan.
Sep 27, 2018, 6:40 PMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Mobile social network Path, which Google reportedly tried to acquire for $100M and which was once raising money at a $500M valuation, is closing down on Oct. 18   —  It's that time again, folks, time to say goodbye to a social media service from days past.  —  Following the shuttering …
Sep 17, 2018, 4:30 AMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Indonesian startup Moka, which helps SMEs with payment and business operations, raises $24M Series B led by Sequoia India   —  Indonesia's Moka, a startup that helps SMEs and retailers manage payment and other business operations, has pulled in a $24 million Series B round for growth.
Sep 13, 2018, 12:10 PMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
A look at the trend of crypto projects running private sale ICOs for accredited and strategic investors only, excluding ordinary retail investors   —  Legal concerns have limited opportunities for the man on the street  —  The rollercoaster-get-rich ICOs of 2017 are over …
Sep 13, 2018, 5:10 AMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Alibaba teams up with Mail.ru, MegaFon, and the Russian Direct Investment Fund to launch a joint venture valued at ~$2B focused on gaming, shopping, and more   —  Alibaba is doubling down on Russia after the Chinese e-commerce giant launched a joint venture with one of the country's leading internet companies.
Sep 11, 2018, 7:30 AMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Singapore-based GreyOrange, which wants to develop fully-autonomous warehouse robots, raises $140M Series C led by Peter Thiel's Mithril Capital   —  GreyOrange, a Singapore-headquartered firm that develops robots for warehouses, has pulled in a $140 million Series C funding round as it targets more expansion and growth.
Sep 6, 2018, 2:53 PMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Southeast Asian startup Fave, which connects local merchants with customers using discount codes, raises $20M Series B led by Sequoia India and others   —  So you thought group-buying was dead?!  Not in Southeast Asia where Fave, a company that aims to connect local merchants …
Sep 6, 2018, 1:20 PMIn context

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