Echelon wants to push the single market idea for Southeast Asian countries through government agencies

Echelon will be empowering agencies with a platform to improve coordination among nations and countries. 

Today's top tech news, May 17: A city in China is launching a US$16B fund to develop AI tech

Also, Alpha JWC to invest US$5M in PayPal Incubator's 2018 cohort, Averspace launches bank transfer option, and more 

While the hype has died down, data suggests ICOs are racing ahead faster than ever

More money was raised via ICOs in Q1 than all of 2017 combined and the average raise has doubled that of Q4 2017 

Today's top tech news, May 14: Funding galore and The Great Room opens new co-working space

In other news, Didi can test driverless vehicles in California and Trump tweets ZTE reversal 

Opinion: The China-US Thucydides Trap is about data as much as it is about trade

When American companies first entered China, there were concerns over data and national security 

Ditching subscription-based model, iflix introduces advertisement on its platform

iflix admitted that they have been "naive" for believing that the subscription model could "easily" be implemented in emerging markets 

SoftBank moving US$20B of ride-hailing investments into Vision Fund: FT

Today's news update is a reminder of how intertwined Asia's ride-hailing industry has become 

Today's top tech news, April 17: US bans sales to Chinese phone maker ZTE for 7 years

Also, Tencent co-leads US$159 million investment in Mining Lamp, and more 

China grows stronger, beating US dominance in deep tech sector: Global Startup Ecosystem Report

The latest edition of The Global Startup Ecosystem Report also revealed the challenges and opportunities faced by immigrant and women founders