We finally have an idea of the Masayoshi Son investment strategy

The New York Times, reports that, for Masayoshi Son, it is all about the 'singularity' 

Captain's Log: China's Airbnb raises US$300M, JD.com launches luxury e-commerce arm

Also, IoT startup CRON Systems raises US$1.2 million, NBA and Rakuten team up, and more 

Indian car- and bike-sharing startup Drivezy raises US$10M funding; launches ICO

Drivezy has also partnered with Unocoin to accept Bitcoin as a mode of payment, making it the first self-drive car and bike rental firm in India to accept cryptocurrency 

iPhone 8 Plus cracks open for two users in Asia, batteries may be to blame

Reports of iPhone 8 battery issues are leaking online in Asia, reminiscent of the Samsung Galaxy 7 debacle 

How Japanese video startup C Channel plans to win the hearts of Indonesian female audiences

The C Channel platform entered the Indonesian market in late 2016 through an acquisition of PT Media Makmur 

Captain's Log, October 2: Go-Jek looks abroad and AdAsia continues to make moves

Also, Thailand's e-commerce industry tops ASEAN and China's crypto-ban is a boon for a Hong Kong exchange 

East Ventures launches US$30M fund for SEA startups focussing on Indonesia

East Ventures is an early-stage venture fund that has invested in 116 startups in  Southeast Asia, including Traveloka, Tokopedia, and Ruangguru 

Captain's Log, Sept 15: Agrifood tech accelerator Gastrotope launches in India, Xprep raises funding

Samsung drives further into autonomous vehicle development. Meanwhile in Indonesia, fintech startups Investree and PasarPolis announce partnerships with the government 

Japanese space tech startup Infostellar raises US$7.3M in Series A led by Airbus Ventures

Infostellar implements the sharing economy concept to satellite by acting as an online marketplace for satellite downtime 

India-based holiday marketplace GoFro raises US$10M to go global

Two travel companies MakeMyTrip and H.I.S participated in the round