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Coda Payments raises $2M to enable alternative online payments in Asia

technewsi.altervista.org — Coda Payments, one company that helps simplify the complexity of alternative payments in Southeast Asia, has raised $2 million in new funding. Read More

Coda Payments raises $2M to enable alternative online payments in Asia

techcrunch.com — Relying on credit cards doesn't work in Southeast Asia, where less than 10 percent of the 600 million population are estimated to own plastic. That makes alternative payments, like bank transfer or over-the-counter, critical for anyone doing business in the region, where online spending is tipped to race to $200 million in the next 10 years.

FullContact expands to India with aquisition of email intelligence startup Profoundis

technewsi.altervista.org — Less than two weeks after raising a fresh round of $25 million, FullContact has opened its checkbook to snap up India-based startup Profoundis in an undisclosed deal. Read More

FullContact expands to India with aquisition of email intelligence startup Profoundis

techcrunch.com — Less than two weeks after raising a fresh round of $25 million, FullContact has opened its checkbook to snap up India-based startup Profoundis in an undisclosed deal. Denver-based FullContact is focused on helping you manage relationships and contacts in a more orderly and intelligent fashion.

Samsung is closing its Milk Music streaming service

Samsung is closing its Milk Music streaming service

techcrunch.com — Samsung will close its U.S. mobile music service - Milk Music - next month. Milk Music launched in 2014 as a service that is exclusively for Samsung devices, but has struggled to gain traction in the competitive space of music streaming.

Kobe Bryant is launching a $100 million investment fund

technewsi.altervista.org — Shooting hoops and writing checks might not seem to have too much in common, but this is the road that Bryant is taking following his retirement from basketball. Read More

Sony may unveil two new versions of the PS4 next month

Kobe Bryant is launching a $100 million investment fund

techcrunch.com — Kobe Bryant: NBA Hall Of Famer... venture capitalist. Shooting hoops and writing checks might not seem to have too much in common, but this is the road that Bryant is taking following his retirement from basketball. Bryant has teamed up with investor Jeff Stibel to launch a $100 million fund for tech companies, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Sony may unveil two new versions of the PS4 next month

techcrunch.com — Sony will reportedly unveil two new versions of the PlayStation 4 at its upcoming New York press event on September 7. We already know that the company is set to launch a more powerful version of the console - called 'Neo' - but now the Wall Street Journal is reporting that it will also refresh its standard model.
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Aug 28, 2016

@HipsterYogi @thaipirate lol I am too, not in the lofty VIP seats though

Aug 27, 2016

Breaking an embargo is not a scoop people — and why am I having to tweet this over the weekend #amateurhour

Aug 27, 2016

@thaicam @c3opo for me anyway visa renewals are always stressful af - pending right now 🤐🤐🤐

Aug 26, 2016

@toeysk @nnatta 5555หนูแก่แล้วหรอ

Aug 26, 2016

RT @horwitzjosh: When I hear travelers say: “I love it here in *insert foreign country*, it’s SO laid back!” I think: That’s because you’re not working.

Aug 26, 2016

RT @Aerohaveno: Beetle Sphere (a compressed VW) by Indonesian artist Ichwan Noor. At NGV International, Melbourne. Squishy! https://t.co/0R0S9ZT6KP


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