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AR and VR Company iStaging Sees Surging Revenues on Back of Cheaper Devices
iStaging, a Taiwanese company that uses virtual and augmented reality to give people immersive virtual tours of real estate, has seen its revenues leap three-fold in the first half of this year
[Reprint] FunNow, an app to book instant entertainment and leisure activities in Taiwan, Raises US$5M Investment
FunNow claims to have signed over 3,000 vendors, providing more than 20,000 activities and services daily for its 500,000 members
Japanese Startup Cinnamon Opens Taiwan R&D Center with Offer of Free AI Courses
Japanese AI solution provider Cinnamon has joined the ranks of Microsoft and Google to set up an AI research and development center in Taiwan, attracted by the nation’s regionally-strong scientific and technical education.
[Reprint] Paytm Teams Up With SoftBank To Launch QR Code-based Payment Services in Japan
In Japan, cash is still the mainstream payment methodology, with the current cashless payment ratio remaining at 20 per cent
[Reprint] Didi and Softbank to Launch Taxi-hailing Service in Japan
China-based global ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing has launched Didi Mobility Japan, a joint venture with Japanese conglomerate SoftBank.
As Asian Tech Hubs Compete with Silicon Valley, Getlinks Connects Asian Tech Talent with Employers
Djoann Fal, the French entreprenuer of tech hiring platform Getlinks, believes that the combined power of Asia's tech hubs could eventually eclipse America's Silicon Valley.
[Reprint] Grab Launches Grocery Delivery Service, News Feed, Open Platform for Partners, and More
The ride-sharing giant says it wants to enable partners to leverage its technology, services and customer database
[Reprint] Taiwan's Travel Experience E-commerce Platform KKday Raises Funding From Alibaba to Expand to China
The startup has also launched a flagship store under Fliggy, the travel portal owned by Alibaba
Appier is Taiwan’s Most Well-funded Startup, CB Insights Says
Appier, a startup that uses AI to provide market analysis for businesses, receives the most funding from venture capitalists in Taiwan, according to CB Insights, a technology market research company.
Clutter of Devices in Asia Vexes Marketers, Taiwan-Based Analytics Firm Finds
Reaching consumers with multiple devices is growing as a challenge for marketers keen on selling to Asian consumers, Taiwan-based data analytics firm Appier has found.
[Reprint] With Rumored Series A, Luckin Coffee May Become China's First Coffee Unicorn
China’s new popular coffee brand Luckin Coffee may just become another unicorn on the country’s tech scene in half a year.
[Reprint] Toyota To Invest US$1B in Grab To Bring Connected Car Services into Southeast Asia
Grab will work with Toyota on services such as telematics-based insurance, financing programme and predictive maintenance to improve the experience of drivers