MyRepublic raises US$52M from Makara Innovation Fund to scale its services regionally

Makara Innovation Fund is a US$740 million fund that focusses on sourcing for IP-strong businesses globally 

Malaysian central bank to regulate entities converting cryptocurrencies into cash to prevent terrorism financing

BNM governor also emphasised the importance of AI, Machine Learning and Big Data as imperative tools in detecting suspicious financial transactions 

Singapore plans to roll out driverless buses in three towns by 2022

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has opened a Request for Information (RFI), which will end on May 2018 

Slack wants to go beyond communication and be the operating system for the future of work

Whether its accounting, sales or even ride-hailing, Slack wants to be the centre for all workplace activity 

VR disruption will be brought about by content, and not hardware

Content will be the driver of growth for VR and AR technologies 

Russia is now the new frontier for Chinese smartphone makers

The fastest growing Chinese smartphone brand in Russia in both online and offline sales is Xiaomi 

From startup idea to success story: 7 things all entrepreneurs should know

Know what you are getting into before embarking on that first step 

Decentralised ledgers for crypto-wellness? This is how blockchain can transform healthcare

Every patient record or interaction with a healthcare provider from anywhere would be entered into a single standardised ledger 

Captain's Log, November 21: Tencent hits over US$500B in valuation, AI firm DataRobot invests US$11M in Singapore

Also, Singapore cryptocurrency exchange firm Quoine moves banking operations to Japan, and more 

JD.com puts US$44M into Vietnamese e-commerce platform Tiki.vn to fight Lazada

Tiki.vn will use the newly-raised financing to fund the growth and optimisation of its operations