Today's top tech stories, March 28: Digital tech, food security among key areas to get more R&D funding in Singapore

Other major story of the day is Paytm's ongoing talks to raise US$1.5-2B from existing investors SoftBank Vision Fund and Ant Financial 

Japanese firm Mitsui & Co. leads Series B funding in wearable healthcare brand GOQii

GOQii offers tools for real-time personalised coaching and scheduling health check-ups, a health e-commerce store, a health locker, and a cash reward programme 

Today's top tech news, October 31: Warren Buffet invests in two fintech companies in an unlikely move

Also, Coinbase is now valued at US$8 billion, and GoBear and CredoLab partners to launch Easy Apply 

Today's top tech news, August 27: Didi passenger murder results in crackdown

Also, Berkshire Hathaway has eyes on PayTm and CoAssets hits profitability 

Paytm teams up with SoftBank to launch QR code-based payment services in Japan

In Japan, cash is still the mainstream payment methodology, with the current cashless payment ratio remaining at 20 per cent 

Digit Insurance covers even slight flight delays in India, raises US$44M from Canada's Fairfax Holdings

The company covers fight delays starting from 75 minutes and above, and also covers you if the arrival of your checked-in baggage is delayed by more than two hours 

We’re in Singapore to fill the gap left by big ride-hailing firms, says Samar Singla of Jugnoo

'From day one, our core focus was on survival rather than competing with the big sharks; there is enough for everyone in the market' 

Today's top tech news, May 23: Haulio raises S$1M seed funding

Also, Google's Demo Day,SoftBank's Flipkart stake, and Paytm's acquisition 

Paytm acquires online ticketing platform TicketNew from Alibaba Pictures for US$40M

This acquisition will help SoftBank- and Alibaba-backed Paytm to take on major entertainment ticketing companies such as BookMyShow 

Today's top tech news, April 26: Alibaba, SoftBank invest US$110M in Paytm Mall

This infusion fills up Paytm’s coffers with a total of US$220M and increases SoftBank’s stake to 11.99 per cent while bringing down Alibaba’s stake to 50.8 per cent