Today's top tech news: December 8

From Israel to the Philippines, global expansion and partnerships are the themes that dominate today's top tech news 

No NFC or QR code required, fintech startup Aimazing enables contactless mobile payments using sound waves technology

Aimazing white-labels its SoundWave solution to third-party mobile wallets and banks, and targets emerging markets in Southeast Asia 

IoT should be like the air we breathe: UnaBiz on making the technology accessible to everyone

Henri Bong of UnaBiz talks about their company and everyone should look forward to a future of IoT. 

Diabetes management platform Health2Sync raises US$6M series B to accelerate expansion to Japan

Health2Sync uses data integration to help patients and doctors understand diabetic trends 

Going south is key as Taiwan moves to become a global tech leader

Taiwan aims to accelerate growth of the startup community in its southern part. 

Corporate innovation accelerators are reshaping the Taiwan startup scene

Meet Taipei 2017 on how the recent help from the 'big guns' has the Taiwan startup ecosystem poised to skyrocket. 

123rf acquires Taiwanese design startup Vectr

123rf also acquired an American film collective called Story & Heart 

5-minute catch up: Top stories for November 16

Busy day, huh? We don't want you to miss out so here's a quick rundown of today's stories. 

3 startups that won big in the ANCHORUP x AIRmaker pitching competition in Taiwan

ANCHORUP is a government-led initiative with a vision to promote diverse economic opportunities and collaboration between SEA and Taiwan. 

Can Israel hold the key to a global comeback for Taiwan?

The Taiwanese economy experienced some serious challenges in 2015, but it finally seems to be exiting this recession