SoftBank-backed budget hotel aggregator OYO to invest US$100M in Indonesia

OYO will start with over 30 exclusive hotels and more than 1,000 rooms in three cities -- Jakarta, Surabaya and Palembang 

Boost, a learning app for hospitality sector, raises funding from Swiss university

Boost offers spoken language assessment, learning, upselling and vocational skills training to empower employees to provide better service 

Ayala invests in Philippines-based home healthcare services app AIDE

The AIDE app enables patients to book doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals to render healthcare services in their homes 

A Singapore and American partnership hopes to upgrade edge computing technology

Longway A.I. and General Vision are working together to build an agile system to search-and-sort through data for edge computing 

Singapore, Austria sign a pact on future digital tech exchange

The two countries commit to a continuous exchange of ideas and experiences in digital and emerging tech areas 

Blockchain-powered fintech startup OmiseGO bags funding led by Global Brain

Omise's Ethereum-based solution enables real-time, P2P value exchange and payment services agnostically with both fiat and decentralised currencies 

Singapore travellers may soon be able to use NETS for mobile payments in China

A potential deal, in conjunction with WeChat, would allow merchants to accept a NETSPay QR-code system 

Are decentralised apps the key to fighting Digital Maoism?

Digital Maoism is the idea that everything on the internet should be free 

How the son of a humble watch repairer became the owner of a multi-million dollar realty tech startup

His startup iMyanmarHouse, with over 550 developers, 2,200 agents and 300K listings, recently hit US$320M in total transaction value 

Today's top tech news, October 17: Alibaba’s early backer GGV Capital just raised US$1.9B

Also, Temasek plans to acquire Israeli cybersecurity firm Sygnia, and Foodpanda India buys food-tech Holachef