Today’s top tech news, December 12, 2018: Vietnam-based travel company Triip now allows blockchain booking

Also, LightInTheBox acquires EzBuy despite struggling freefalling in the stock market, Uber's sued right after announcing IPO 

To ECHELON and beyond, here's what this ecosystem builder achieved in 2018 to support the tech and startup industry

Welcome to the e27 Tea Talk, where we talk about everything startup ecosystem. And this time, OURSELVES. 

AI in investing reduces risk, enhances DIY capabilities, and removes human biases from the equation

Machine Learning methods have the potential to bring greater efficiency, higher returns and greater transparency to those who are using it 

[In photos] Hong Kong's Mills Fabrica opens tech innovation centre, invests in 2 startups

The tech innovation centre will consist of a co-working space, a prototyping lab and a retail store 

Singapore VC fund TNB Aura makes final close of first fund at US$22.64M

TNB Aura is also Enterprise SG's co-investment partner and invests up to US$2.91M in promising post-seed and Series A startups across Southeast Asia 

After raising US$1.1B, Tokopedia will remain focussed on Indonesian market

Entering its first decade, Tokopedia is developing itself to become an "infrastructure-as-a-service" platform 

How Tokopedia uses localisation strategy to reach out to Indonesia's uniquely diverse society

Tokopedia highlights the importance of research validation and working with local partners for its localisation strategy 

Petitioned for its Blackpink commercial in Indonesia, Shopee replied: “We've wrapped that up”

An online petition was circulated to ban the Shopee’s 12.12 Birthday Sale commercial that is deemed too vulgar for Indonesia 

LINE acquires Korea-based cyber security company GrayHash

GrayHash will develop and optimise security solutions for LINE's services, including messenger, fintech, AI, blockchain and the digital asset exchange 

TWBIO, Valpas win the Taiwan x Finland Demo Day

The Taiwan x Finland Demo Day brought together 11 emerging startups from the two countries in one event