Co-founder of Circles.Life Abhishek Gupta

Circles.Life launches in Australia – Press Release

Singapore-based telco company Circles.Life today announced its expansion into Australia through a strategic partnership with local telco giant Optus. The expansion followed its entry into Taiwan recently.

“We have made history in the telco space with our rapid launch in Taiwan and now, Australia. In Australia, similar to other countries we found that customers are unhappy with their telcos so we’re stepping up the game by offering a premium customer experience. We are proud to partner with Optus and we aim to set a new benchmark for customer satisfaction in the country,” said Circles.Life Co-Founder Rameez Ansar.

In a press statement, the company credited its ability to enter new markets rapidly due to its Circles-X technology stack. Unlike a traditional telco or MVNO, Circles.Life has eliminated all proprietary hardware and appliances and moved the entire architecture to a software-based cloud environment.

In Singapore, Circles.Life has already expanded beyond telco by creating digital lifestyle and insurance products, with more to come.

Nodeflux, Jakarta govt sign partnership to implement the startup’s AI technology – Press Release

Indonesian Vision AI startup Nodeflux announced that it has signed an MOU with the government of DKI Jakarta province to implement the use of its platform VisionAIre.

As part of the province’s Jakarta Smart City initiative, the VisionAIre platform will analyse data gathered through more than 7,000 CCTVs in Jakarta, helping the government make data-driven decision through real-time analytics.

The results will be used to develop policies in these sectors: Smart Mobility, Smart Governance, Smart Living, and Smart Tourism.

Since 2016, the use of AI has been implemented as a proof-of-concept in the Jakarta Smart City initiative.

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Stock photo marketplace Pixerf launches in Indonesia – DailySocial

Singapore-based stock photo marketplace Pixerf announced its entry to Indonesia, DailySocial reported.

Having been around since 2015, the startup has only been officially launched in 2018, together with a US$2 million early-stage funding round from an undisclosed investor.

According to Pixerf Founder and CEO Sa’at Ismail, the startup chose to enter Indonesia as the country is the second biggest contributor of users in its platform, about 27 per cent of more than 80,000 users.

In the next five months, the company plans to open an office in Jakarta, followed by Denpasar and Jogjakarta. It also plans to recruit a marketing team.

Kezar3D Printing Services opens 3D printing kiosk in a mall – Press Release

Filipino 3D printing startup Kezar3D announced the opening of its first 3D printing kiosk at Robinsons Place Lipa, Batangas.

The Kezar3D kiosk is a 2-meter by 2-meter kiosk with a built-in 3D printing system that can receive, evaluate, quote, and print 3D models.

Its open design puts an operating 3D printer in an aquarium-like enclosure allows visitors to see how 3D printing technology works. Visitors are also allowed to touch multiple finished prints that are on display.

The company is set to open kiosks in Manila, Pampanga, Cebu and Davao from November to September next year.

Kezar3D currently have 41 remote sites all over Luzon and is valued at over PHP61 million (US$1.1 million).

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