Today's top tech news, April 16: Singapore may loosen strict rules on AirBnB-esque rentals

Also, Thailand mobile operator gets hit with data leak and Philippines bank inks interesting deal with blockchains startup 

Data leak from Thailand telco reveals passport, ID card information

For nearly a month, anyone with the correct URL could simply jump in and download a host of sensitive information 

The 10 startups who made jaw-dropping pitches that wow-ed judges and fans

These are the 10 startups who will be proceeding to have a face-off at the Echelon Asia Summit 2018 boxing ring. 

Zilingo, an under 3-year-old cross-boarder fashion marketplace in Singapore, bags a whopping US$54M in Series C

The fresh infusion of capital will be used to focus deeply and boost the Indonesia business, foray into other Southeast Asian markets and the cross-border businesses 

Check out the 12 awesome startups at SPARK's 2nd demo day

The startups are building solutions in foodtech, telemedicine, online accounting and more 

Today's top tech news, March 26: Grab buys Uber, Malaysia/Singapore pursue fake news bills

Also, Averspace inks deal with Frasers Property and Narendra Modi finds himself in hot water over official app 

These startups prove why 2018 will be a banner year for Thailand

Wishbeer took home the Judge's Choice award while TalentCobra was the people's champ at the Echelon TOP100 Thailand Roadshow today 

Will 2018 be the breakthrough year for Thailand's tech ecosystem?

Join us for a panel taking on bold questions and predictions at the Echelon TOP100 Roadshow in Bangkok. 

Malaysian foodtech startup dahmakan enters Thailand by acquiring Polpa

The expansion to Thailand followed a US$2.6 million pre-Series A funding round dahmakan raised in January 

Do these 21 represent Thailand's next generation of promising startups?

Echelon TOP100 2018 will also feature young Thai-based innovative ventures taking on diverse industries from Education to Healthcare, and F&B to Payments