India’s Mfine raises $17.2M for its digital healthcare service

India’s Mfine raises $17.2M for its digital healthcare service

Mfine, an India-based startup aiming to broaden access to doctors and healthcare using the internet, has pulled in a $17.2 million Series B funding round for growth. The company is led by four co-founders from Myntra, the fashion commerce startup acquired by Flipkart in 2014. They include CEO Prasad Kompalli and Ashutosh Lawania who started Read more about India’s Mfine raises $17.2M for its digital healthcare service[…]

Japanese internet giant Recruit has a new $25M blockchain fund

Japanese internet giant Recruit has a new $25M blockchain fund

Crypto market prices may be down significantly, but new investors continue to enter the blockchain space. The latest is Recruit Holdings, the $45 billion Japanese internet giant that owns Glassdoor among other things, which quietly launched a $25 million fund. The fund is based out of Singapore and it closed in November 2018, but its Read more about Japanese internet giant Recruit has a new $25M blockchain fund[…]

On-demand logistics startup Lalamove raises $300M for Asia growth and becomes a unicorn

On-demand logistics startup Lalamove raises $300M for Asia growth and becomes a unicorn

Lalamove, a Hong Kong-based on-demand logistics startup, has closed a $300 million Series D round as it seeks expansion across Asia. In doing so, the company has officially entered the unicorn club. Founded in 2013 by Stanford graduate Shing Chow, Lalamove provides logistics and delivery services in a similar style to ride-hailing apps like Uber Read more about On-demand logistics startup Lalamove raises $300M for Asia growth and becomes a unicorn[…]

Australia’s government and political parties hit by cyber attack from ‘sophisticated state actor’

Australia’s government and political parties hit by cyber attack from ‘sophisticated state actor’

The Australia government suffered a cyber attack that it suspects is the work of a “sophisticated state actor,” according to the country’s Prime Minister. PM Scott Morrison said today the computer network of the country’s parliament, and those belonging to Liberal, Labor and Nationals parties, were targeted by an attack which took place a few weeks ago, The Sydney Read more about Australia’s government and political parties hit by cyber attack from ‘sophisticated state actor’[…]

Indonesia-focused Intudo Ventures raises new $50M fund

Indonesia-focused Intudo Ventures raises new $50M fund

Intudo Ventures, a VC firm focused on Indonesia, has closed a new $50 million fund. This is Intudo’s second fund to date following its $20 million debut last year. The firm is a relative newcomer to Southeast Asia but a key differentiator is that it is solely focused on Indonesia, which is the world’s fourth most populated country Read more about Indonesia-focused Intudo Ventures raises new $50M fund[…]

Fitbit’s newest fitness tracker is just for employees and health insurance members

Fitbit’s newest fitness tracker is just for employees and health insurance members

Fitbit has a new fitness tracker, but it’s one that you can’t buy in stores. The company quietly uncorked the Inspire on Friday, releasing its first product that is available only to corporate employees and health insurance members. The idea is to offer a fully subsidized wearable that helps the company dig deeper into the Read more about Fitbit’s newest fitness tracker is just for employees and health insurance members[…]

Opera adds a free VPN to its Android browser app

Opera adds a free VPN to its Android browser app

Opera became the first browser-maker to bundle a VPN with its service, and now that effort is expanding to mobile. The company announced today that its Android browser app will begin offering a free VPN. The feature will be rolled out to beta users on a gradual basis. The VPN is free and unlimited, and it Read more about Opera adds a free VPN to its Android browser app[…]

Thailand issues its first licenses to 4 crypto exchanges

Thailand issues its first licenses to 4 crypto exchanges

Thailand has joined Japan in regulating crypto exchanges after it issued its first licenses to four applicants. The four that were approved as licensed brokers and dealers of cryptocurrencies in the country are Bx, Bitkub, Coins and Satang Pro. One other exchange — Coin Asset — is under extended review after replacing its management team in a Read more about Thailand issues its first licenses to 4 crypto exchanges[…]

Huawei reportedly punishes staff for New Year’s Eve tweet sent from an iPhone

Huawei reportedly punishes staff for New Year’s Eve tweet sent from an iPhone

As predicted, Twitter’s subtle new feature showing which clients tweets are sent from is already embarrassing brands. Following on from a Korean boyband sponsored by LG and Apple’s own Music staff, Huawei is the latest to be embarrassed after it sent a New Year’s Eve message using an iPhone. A since-deleted message included the embarrassing tell-tale Read more about Huawei reportedly punishes staff for New Year’s Eve tweet sent from an iPhone[…]

Slack says it will comply with sanctions and block Iran-based activity, apologizes for botched first effort

Slack says it will comply with sanctions and block Iran-based activity, apologizes for botched first effort

Slack has apologized after it shut down the accounts of users who have visited Iran following a poorly executed effort at complying with U.S. sanctions against the country. The company, which has eight million users of its productivity tool, has scrapped that first go at the policy. But it did confirm it will now block Read more about Slack says it will comply with sanctions and block Iran-based activity, apologizes for botched first effort[…]