Captain's Log, Oct 13: Samsung CEO resigns, Amazon Studio head suspended over harassment allegation

Indonesian fintech startup Pinjam revealed plans for next year, while Alibaba launches new service for Indonesia 

Nexon acquires cryptocurrency exchange Korbit at US$80M

The Nexon acquisition is the largest ever in the South Korean startup scene 

Kakao, Samsung Electronics join forces to advance voice recognition and artificial intelligence

Kakao and Samsung Electronics plan to release products of their collaboration later this year 

Will 11street Malaysia be part of the battle between Alibaba and JD in SEA?

Rivaling Chinese e-commerce giants Alibaba and JD reportedly are competing for an acquisition deal with 11street Malaysia 

Runtastic Balance to help create balanced diets

This app has over 600,000 food-related library functions 

After China, South Korea bans fundraising through ICO

Trading of virtual currencies needs to be tightly controlled and monitored as South Korea feels it will increase the risk of financial scams 

Hundreader, a reading app useful for college students when applying for jobs

If the user is a student who reads a lot of books, the ‘Reading Status Report’ on Hundreader can be used to present reading records to prospective employer 

Captain's Log, Sept 25: ONE Championship CEO speaks out about death of Pradip Subramanian

Also today, Lazada expands Taobao services and Bukalapak launches e-procurement service 

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