With the price of bitcoin soaring past US$10,000 this week, the idea of trading it for a less proven token sounds crazy. But for the nouveau riche of the cryptocurrency world, it’s an opportunity to invest in faster-moving currencies.
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Google has announced the startups that will join the latest edition of its Launchpad accelerator program, with 10 of the 24 new entrants hailing from Asia. This latest intake represents the accelerator’s fifth batch, and includes the first Bangladeshi and Pakistani startups to be selected.
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SINGAPORE – Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin confirmed on Sunday that he married Ms Elaine Andriejanssen late last month. Ms Andriejanssen, an Indonesian Chinese in her early 30s based in Singapore, is said to work in the finance industry.
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Hong Kong is lagging behind mainland China in becoming a cashless society because the city’s first such payment option, the contactless Octopus card, was so successful that the city stopped exploring more options, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau Tang-wah says.
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For foreign cloud providers, entering China’s market is often more trouble than it’s worth. Not only are overseas firms required to form joint ventures with local companies, but they’re also prohibited from owning or operating certain types of cloud tech and hardware.
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Certain smartwatches for children can no longer be sold in Germany as some of these models are equipped with a “wiretapping” function, a regulator said on Friday Germany’s Federal Network Agency, or Bundesnetzagentur, announced the ban saying that these watches can be classed as “unauthorized trans
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Following consumer outrage over YouTube’s handling of disturbing videos aimed at children on its network, the company has now banned one of the more controversial kid channels it hosted, Toy Freaks. The channel, the 68th largest on YouTube with over 8.
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Facebook is combining its Snapchat Stories clone with features Snapchat can’t match in a bid to boost usage. Starting today, users of Facebook Groups and Events will be able to contribute to a Facebook Story visible to the rest of the members and moderated by the admins.
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