China’s Didi exploring collaboration with automakers for ‘purpose-built’ cars

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Didi says it wants to establish “open platforms” whereby it could share its customer and operational skills with automakers or parts suppliers.

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Australia’s tech unicorn Canva acquires presentation startup Zeetings

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Canva seeks to challenge PowerPoint’s traditional presentation software by letting meeting participants interact.


China’s NIO, Horizon Robotics gains fundraising momentum in car tech push

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Chinese investors have been pouring billions of dollars in developing or acquiring overseas technologies as the electric, autonomous and shareable-vehicle concepts disrupt the industry.


Vietnamese fintech space to continue to attract investor interest: EY report

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The tremendous scope for growth in fintech and retail banking sector in Vietnam is primarily driven by the demographics.


SpaceX seeks to raise $507m in latest funding round at $26b valuation

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The company has outlined plans for a trip to Mars in 2022, to be followed by a manned mission to the red planet by 2024.


Vietnam urges greater scrutiny of cryptocurrency deals amid alleged scam

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In a directive, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told the State Bank of Vietnam, the Ministry of Public Securities and other bodies to tighten the “management of activities related to bitcoin and other cryptocurrency”.


Coinbase launching venture arm to invest in crypto startups

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The firm may also invest in companies started by former employees, it said in the statement.


Philippines: Despite antitrust probe, Grab says Uber takeover to push through

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Grab Philippines said the company will cooperate with the review conducted by the Competition Commission.


Foxconn, Sirin Labs to make first blockchain smartphone

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The device is designed to store and use digital currencies such as bitcoin in fee-less transactions.


Almost half of fund allocators have no idea what to make of crypto

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Eleven percent of those surveyed at an industry conference said they plan to allocate to crypto funds this year. Seventy-one percent said they won’t, and 18 percent were undecided.