Malaysian-based iflix, a video-on-demand (VOD) service platform that began operations in 2015, was recently featured in a report published by Google as one of about 70 emerging and aspiring unicorns in the Southeast Asia region. The startup was hailed as a competitor to Netflix in the region, and as of 2019, it boasts more than […]
Singapore’s Carousell, a startup that operates in the online classifieds business space, announced recently that it had agreed to a merger with 701Search, a subsidiary of Norwegian multinational telecommunications giant Telenor Group. The merger of the two entities will see the valuation of Carousell skyrocket to more than US$850 million from its current valuation of […]
When people mention artificial intelligence – or AI – technologies, it usually conjures up images of futuristic talking robots that understand human emotions, or of a dystopian future where machines have taken over the planet and reign supreme over humanity, much like the Terminator movies. The truth is actually more mundane; anyone using a mobile […]
China’s President Xi Jinping, speaking during a group study session for members of the Politburo last Thursday, said that the country “must clarify the main direction, increase investment, focus on a number of key core technologies, and accelerate the development of blockchain technology and industrial innovation”.