Vietnamese traveltech startup Triip raises new funding round, readies itself for ICO

Triip has previously raised a funding round from venture capital firm Gobi Partners in February 2016 

Dear tech companies, you’re more than just a platform

It's time for tech companies to stop hiding behind the "we're just a platform” jargon 

Malaysia auxiliary police are integrating a facial recognition surveillance technology used in China

The facial recognition technology is built by YITU, a company that is used in tourist locations and ports in China 

China to start testing 5G in 16 major cities

5G is instrumental to the development of many emerging technologies such as AR/VR, smart IoT, and smart car 

The Story of You with Homage Co-founder and CEO Gillian Tee

Homage is using technology to improve the quality of care for Singapore's elderly population 

Why proptech and real estate tech will be important in Asia

Investment in this region of the world is expanding, which is driving prices up and making it an attractive investment 

Logistics startup Park N Parcel raises US$648K, aims to enter 3 new markets by Q4 2018

Park N Parcel wants to begin its Asia expansion by entering Thailand, Hong Kong, and Japan 

Today's top tech news, April 18: Lazada Philippines launches cardless instalment payment option with BillEase

Also, Waitrr raises more than target, OCBC Bank collaborates with Google, Funding Societies raised US$25M, and Twitter may be filled with bots 

It's gold baby! Malaysia investment startup raises Series A from 500 Startups

HelloGold has launched a crypto token pegged to gold and is planning on moving its services onto the blockchain 

4 things I learned from Dexecure CEO's talk at the Arcadier Inspire Summit

An expert in web performance and security, InianParameshwaran discussed the impact of site speed on business metrics