This Malaysian startup wants to connect Founders with journalists, wins Vikingcubator pitching competition

Driven, a P2P car buying and selling platform and Bountie, a blockchain-for-gaming company received Vikingcubator honorable mentions 

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 

How To Win at Google: A Crash Course on SEO

TOP100 Academy AMA with David Fallarme on optimising  your strategy for the digital age 

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 

High-ranking TrueMove executive suggests legal action against man who discovered data leak

This comes as the Thailand regulatory agency ordered TrueMove to create an impact assessment and compensation packages for victims of the data leak 

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 

Indonesian student printing platform Cetaku raises seed funding round led by IDN Media

Cetaku is a platform that enables students to upload and print lecture notes and materials --for free