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Stopping money misuse: BeamAndGo puts the control in the hands of OFWs

Jonathan Chua of BeamAndGo about overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), digital infrastructure, and why startups have a tougher time retaining employees. 

Tamasia is a mobile app for users buy gold to invest in, and it is sharia-based

In this sector, Tamasia is competing with Bukalapak, one of the most popular e-commerce sites in Indonesia. What will be their game plan to win this battle? 

Captain's Log, Oct. 19: SparkLabs launches US$100M cryptocurrency fund; Meituan-Dianping raises US$4B

Also in the news is InnoVen's Q2 achievement of closing deals worth US$26 million across different sectors including online travel, logistics and SaaS 

Meet the 16 startups that pitched at the Taiwan Accelerator Demo Day

While the Taiwan Accelerator cohort was a diverse group, medtech played a strong role in this Demo Day 

Insights on tech and the Indonesian diaspora in Silicon Valley

After living in the Bay for a few months, we have learned that the Indonesian community is quite fragmented 

This is how neural networks are enabling smarter AI products

This decades old technology is finally getting its time in the sun 

Malaysia's SalesCandy raises US$355K through crowdfunding platform pitchIN

With this, the total investment raised by various companies via pitchIN has reached US$2.8 million 

Singapore, soon your four-legged friend will be able to join you on an Uber ride

Uber will launch UberPET on Friday, making Singapore the first city in Asia to see the launch of such service 

Didi Chuxing reshuffles its biggest business group

Express Mobility Group was first attempt for Didi Chuxing to integrate its three core businesses: Didi Taxi, Didi Express, and Uber China 

9 principles for using chatbots, messaging and speech-based assistants

Don't build chatbots for the sake of adding a cool feature, because doing it wrong can devastate a brand