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singapore-based startup Homage raises US$4.15 million in Series A

On Tuesday, HOMAGE, a company providing smart technology home-based care services announced it had raised  US$4.15 million in series A. The Series A round was co-led by investors Golden Gate Ventures and HealthXCapital, South and Southeast Asia’s first healthtech venture capital fund. Existing investors SeedPlus, Juha Pananaan, Lim Dershing and Huang Shao-ning participated inthe round…. Read More »

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Facebook reveals it shared user data with dozens of companies

Facebook has admitted providing dozens of hardware and software makers, as well as application developers with special access to user data after publicly saying it restricted such access in 2015. According to 747 pages of documents delivered to Congress late Friday, the social networking giant continued sharing information with 61 hardware and software makers after it said it… Read More »

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Startup Raises $600K to Build Bitcoin Cash Mobile Wallet

On Friday, blockchain startup CoinText.io that’s developing away to conduct offline bitcoin cash transactions, closed a $600,000 seed funding round. The funding round was led by Texas-based Yeoman’s Capital, which has previously invested in Fantom, OpenGarden and tZero. CoinText enables users to send Bitcoin Cash (BCH) to phone numbers or BCH addresses without Internet by providing… Read More »

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Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 accepted into YC

Kobo360, a Nigerian-based logistics startup that helps both individuals and SMEs deliver goods to both local and international locations, has been accepted into YC’s Summer ’18 batch —and is scheduled to present at an August Demo Day in front of YC Investors In addition, the startup has Received $120K for 7 percent equity. Kobo360 was founded by former Director of… Read More »

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Cashify raises $12 million in series C funding round

India’s  startup Cashify has raised $12 million in a Series C round of funding bringing the total funds raised to date at to $19 million. The round was led by CDH Investments and MorningSide Group, with participation from Chinese company AiHuiShou, and existging investors Bessemer Ventures and Shunwei Capital. Cashify will use the funds to grow the… Read More »

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Facebook to allow users view all active ads running on Pages

Transparency is Facebook’s new favorite word after its recent privacy blunders. On Thursday, the social media giant announced that it will allow users to see all the active ads a Facebook page is running across Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and its partner network making online ads more “transparent” to its users. The change lets people see all of… Read More »

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Amazon to partner with local startups to help with deliveries

With what it calls Delivery Service Partners, eCommerce giant amazon is seeking help small businesses to employ tens of thousands of delivery drivers across the U.S. by providing discounted vehicles, fuel, insurance, uniforms and access to “sophisticated delivery technology,” the Seattle-based company said in a statement all this was made public on Wednesday by senior VP… Read More »

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Twitter Launches Ad Transparency Center

Back in October, Twitter announced that it would be launching a an Ads Transparency Center. On Thursday, the micro-blogging platform unveiled its Ads Transparency Center which makes it easier  for users to identify political campaign ads and know who paid for them. This comes hot on the heels of the constant criticism the social media site and other online… Read More »

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Unicorn fitness startup Peloton acquires music startup Neurotic Media

Technology fitness startup Peloton, known for its live-streamed spin classes has acquired Neurotic Media, LLC, an Atlanta-based B2B digital music aggregator, streaming and download source. This is the first acquisition for the unicorn fitness startup often referred to as “the new Apple of fitness.” Peloton was founded in 2012 and has so far raised a total of $444.7 million with… Read More »

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