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Ardian invests in Eloquant

Ardian said March 18 it acquired a minority stake in Eloquant. Financial terms weren’t announced. The investment was part of an owner buyout (OBO) alongside its existing investors and management. Eloquant is a SaaS software publisher specializing in multichannel customer relations management. PRESS RELEASE ARDIAN  SUPPORTS ELOQUANT IN ITS GROWTH   Paris, 18 March 2019  –  Ardian, a world-leading private investment house, today announces the acquisition of a minority stake in Eloquant, a SaaS...
Tags: Asia, Europe, France, Americas, US, Trends, Tech, Ceo, Frankfurt, Santiago, Paris, BNP Paribas, Hewlett Packard, Seoul, Zurich, McDermott


Take a Journey Inside Vincent Van Gogh’s Paintings with a New Digital Exhibition

Vincent van Gogh died in 1890, long before the emergence of any of the visual technologies that impress us here in the 21st century. But the distinctive vision of reality expressed through paintings still captivates us, and perhaps captivates us more than ever: the latest of the many tributes we continue to pay to van Gogh's art takes the form Van Gogh, Starry Night, a "digital exhibition" at the Atelier des Lumières, a disused foundry turned projector- and sound system-laden multimedia space i...
Tags: Google, Art, Japan, Technology, College, Paris, Seoul, Arles, Van Gogh, Facebook Twitter, Vincent Van Gogh, Gogh, Auvers, Colin Marshall, Van Gogh Starry Night, 21st Century Los Angeles


Pi Day wasn’t pleasant for a lot of tech execs

Pi Day is apparently New Job day for tech execs and VCs these days. Leaving: Lee Fixel It’s not every day that one of the top VC investors heads out from their shop. TechCrunch’s @cookie aka Connie Loizos has the story: Lee Fixel, the low-flying head of Tiger Global’s private equity business, is leaving at the end of June, the firm announced today in a letter sent to clients and seen by Reuters . Scott Shleifer and Chase Coleman will continue as co-managers of the portfolios Fixel has oversee...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Asia, Finance, Ipo, India, Softbank, Digital, America, Tech, Tesla, Walmart, Harvard, United States, Credit Suisse, Korea


The CIA’s Rectal Tool Kit for Spies–Created for Truly Desperate Situations During The Cold War

Though global espionage remains a going concern in the 21st century, somehow the popular stories we tell about it return again and again to the Cold War. Maybe it has to do with the demand those mostly pre-digital decades made upon the physical ingenuity of spies as well as the tools of spycraft. Take, for instance, one particularly ingenious CIA-issued tool kit on display at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. "Filled with escape tools," says the Spy Museum's web site, "thi...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Technology, College, Washington, History, Britain, Cia, John Le Carre, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, International Spy Museum, Colin Marshall, 21st Century Los Angeles, Spy Museum, Atlas Obscura Related Content


21 of the Best Things to do in Seoul – Your Starter Guide to South Korea’s Capital

Looking for things to do in Seoul? This comprehensive travel guide will give you all the tools you need to make the most of your time in South Korea's most famous city. Former expat Jade gives you the lowdown on the best things to see in Seoul, what to do and where to eat in South Korea's capital. […] Read the original post 21 of the Best Things to do in Seoul – Your Starter Guide to South Korea’s Capital on The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Seoul, Travel Blog


'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' loses PlayerUnknown (engadget)

The man who pioneered the battle royale sensation is moving on from the game that bears his name. Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene is leaving PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds to work on a new division within PUBG Corp. He's moving to Amsterdam from Seoul... [Author: Kris Holt]
Tags: News, Amsterdam, Seoul, Brendan PlayerUnknown Greene, PUBG Corp, Kris Holt


Korean e-commerce unicorn Coupang hires Walmart’s former global chief compliance officer

Coupang, the unicorn that is defining e-commerce in Korea, announced today that it has hired Jay Jorgensen, Walmart’s former global chief ethics and compliance officer, to serve as its general counsel and chief compliance officer. Jorgensen will relocate to Seoul for the position. Founded in 2010, with a total of $3.4 billion raised from investors including SoftBank and a valuation of $9 billion, Coupang currently operates only in Korea, where it is the largest e-commerce player, but has offices...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Asia, Supreme Court, China, Ipo, Softbank, Walmart, Amazon Prime, United States, Shanghai, Alibaba, Korea, Seoul


Schumacher officially launches 55 Catalyst Capital

Jeff Schumacher, founder and ex-head of BCG Digital Ventures, has launched 55 Catalyst Capital. He is joined by Juan Bruce, former managing partner of Ænigma Capital, and Jason Nolte, former venture partner at GM Ventures, in leading the firm. 55 Catalyst will focus on decentralized technology and digital assets. PRESS RELEASE MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jeff Schumacher, founder and former head of BCG Digital Ventures, announced today that he has left the corporate innovation and inc...
Tags: Trends, Funds, Catalyst, Seoul, Jeff, Jeff Schumacher, Bcg Digital Ventures, McKinsey Company, Schumacher, GM Ventures, Catalyst Capital, Venture Partner, Juan Bruce, Ænigma Capital, Jason Nolte, MANHATTAN BEACH Calif BUSINESS WIRE


Jack Kerouac’s “Beat Paintings:” Now Gathered in One Book and Exhibition for the First Time

Most of us enter Jack Kerouac's world through his 1959 novel On the Road. Those of us who explore it more deeply thereafter may find much more than we expected to: Kerouac's inner life came out not just in his formidable body of written work, but in spoken-word jazz albums, fantasy baseball materials, and even paintings. Though Kerouac has now been gone for nearly half a century, it wasn't until just last year that his works of visual art were brought together: Kerouac: Beat Painting did it in ...
Tags: Google, Art, Milan, College, Literature, Road, Jack Kerouac, Kerouac, Seoul, Truman Capote, First Time, Facebook Twitter, Bandera, Colin Marshall, David Barnett, Pope Paul VI


S. Korean police questioning 2 K-pop stars in sex scandals

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Two K-pop stars are facing police questioning over a series of interlocking scandals that have roiled South Korea. Live TV footage showed singer Jung Joon-young arriving at a Seoul police station on Thursday as multiple cameras flashed. Police have alleged 29-year-old Jung secretly filmed himself having sex with about 10 […]
Tags: South Korea, News, Entertainment, Nation, Seoul, Seoul South Korea, Jung, Jung Joon


An Animated Introduction to the Famous Thought Experiment, the “Trolley Problem,” Narrated by Harry Shearer

You don't have to get too deep into the study of ethics before you run across the trolley problem. It comes up so readily that it hardly needs an introduction: a runaway train is on course to collide with and kill five people working on the tracks, but you can pull a lever that will switch it to another section of track on which stands only one person. Do you pull it? According to a purely utilitarian interpretation, you should, since one life lost surely beats five lives lost. But faced...
Tags: Google, College, Animation, Philosophy, Seoul, Aristotle, Harry Shearer, Facebook Twitter, BBC Radio, Philippa Foot, Nelsen, Colin Marshall, 21st Century Los Angeles, Facebook An Animated Introduction, Eleanor Nelsen, Sartre Oxford


Cygames Corporate Introduction Movie Showcases the Company’s Growth

Japanese mobile game developer turned multimedia giant Cygames published a video on its official YouTube channel showing off its growth as a company and the multiple ventures it is now involved with. The 3-minute video introduces the Cygames offices throughout Tokyo, Osaka, Saga and Seoul, and briefly observes the most important game, anime and manga […]
Tags: Business, Games, Youtube, Anime, Seoul, PV, Image Gallery, Cygames, Tokyo Osaka Saga


Big Bang idol Seungri quits K-pop as he becomes a suspect in prostitution investigation

One of South Korea's most-famous pop stars is facing a career-rocking scandal, as a Seoul nightclub he sat on the board of battles allegations involving drugs and prostitution.
Tags: South Korea, Cnn, Seoul, Seungri


Cost of living around the world

Rent sucks everywhere . Half of the United States is rent-burdened, meaning they spend more than one-third of their income on rent. And when you hear a stat like that, sometimes you think moving to another country might help your situation. But the truth is, it’s tough around the world. To see exactly how tough it’s gotten, relatively, the furnished apartment experts at Nestpick examined 740 neighborhoods in 50 cities, then determined the annual salary a single person would need to live in ea...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, New York, London, California, France, China, Germany, Boston, Berlin, Singapore, New York City, US, Toronto


SoftBank’s Son finds more love for early-stage investing, new fund planned: Reuters

SoftBank Group Corp has expanded its appetite for early-stage startups, with a venture capital unit set to launch its biggest fund for early investments as it opens new offices in Asia. The global fund from newly rebranded Seoul-based SoftBank Ventures Asia will be worth as much as $500 million and could launch next month, its CEO JP Lee told Reuters in an interview. By contrast, the average size of similar funds raised last year was just over $100 million, according to data provider Preqin. Sof...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Japan, China, Singapore, Softbank, Tel Aviv, Trends, Shanghai, Alibaba, Tokyo, Funds, Son, Seoul, Jack Ma, Latin America


Edgar double as China’s Evergrande suffer rare Asian defeat

Seoul (AFP) – Brazilian striker Edgar scored a first-half double as newcomers Daegu FC stunned two-time former winners Guangzhou Evergrande 3-1 in the AFC Champions League on Tuesday. Edgar’s brace sent Daegu on their way... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: China, Sport, Soccer, Seoul, Afp, Guangzhou Evergrande, Daegu, Edgar, Daegu FC


'K-pop’s Great Gatsby': Seungri charged over prostitution ring

Big Bang singer Seungri retires to clear his name, saying ‘scandal is too big’Seungri’s taste for the high life earned him the nickname the Great Gatsby of Korea. But now the singer, a member of one of South Korea’s biggest K-pop bands, is facing charges that he procured prostitutes for businessmen in some of Seoul’s most fashionable nightclubs.The youngest member of Big Bang has announced he will retire to fight the charges and to spare his management agency, YG Entertainment, and fellow band m...
Tags: South Korea, Music, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Pop and rock, Korea, Seoul, Yonhap, K-pop, Seungri


The Roman Roads of Spain & Portugal Visualized as a Subway Map: Ancient History Meets Modern Graphic Design

Between the first century BC and the fourth century AD, Rome displayed what we might call an impressive ambition. In his project illustrating those chapters of history in a way no one has before, statistics student Sasha Trubetskoy has shown increasingly Roman-grade ambitions himself, at least in the realm of historical graphic design. We've previously featured his modern subway-style maps of as well as  here on Open Culture. Today, we have , the region today occupied mainly by Spain and Po...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Design, College, Spain, History, Rome, Portugal, Seoul, Iberia, Facebook Twitter, Roman Empire, Colin Marshall, Antoninus, Sasha Trubetskoy, Trubetskoy


K-pop’s 'Great Gatsby' charged over South Korean prostitution ring

Big Bang singer Seungri retires to clear his name, saying ‘scandal is too big’Seungri’s taste for the high life earned him the nickname the Great Gatsby of Korea. But now the singer, a member of one of South Korea’s biggest K-pop bands, is facing charges that he procured prostitutes for businessmen in some of Seoul’s most fashionable nightclubs.The youngest member of Big Bang has announced he will retire to fight the charges and to spare his management agency, YG Entertainment, and fellow band m...
Tags: South Korea, Music, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Pop and rock, Korea, Seoul, Yonhap, K-pop, Seungri


K-pop scandal: South Korea’s 'Great Gatsby' charged over prostitution ring

Big Bang singer Seungri retires to clear his name, saying ‘this scandal is too big’Seungri’s taste for the high life earned him the nickname the Great Gatsby of Korea. But now the singer, a member of one of South Korea’s biggest K-pop bands, is facing charges that he procured prostitutes for businessmen in some of Seoul’s most fashionable nightclubs.The youngest member of Big Bang has announced he will retire to fight the charges and to spare his management agency, YG Entertainment, and fellow b...
Tags: South Korea, Music, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Pop and rock, Korea, Seoul, Yonhap, K-pop, Seungri


South Korean airline Eastar Jet to suspend operations of same aircraft involved in Ethiopian Airlines crash

South Korean airline Eastar Jet to suspend operations of same aircraft involved in Ethiopian Airlines crash.
Tags: South Korea, Finance, Article, Associated Press, Seoul, Ethiopian Airlines, FBN, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, Fe6bbc70-3c6e-51ec-aebb-b66492e306b2


Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher ahead of Brexit vote

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday as investors awaited Britain’s vote on a plan to leave the European Union. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.6 percent to 3,043.53 points and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 gained 1.1 percent to 21,503.69. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 1.1 percent to 28,821.14 and Seoul’s Kospi […]
Tags: Hong Kong, Business, News, Ap, Beijing, Britain, Nation, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul


Seoul: North Korea launch would be catastrophe for diplomacy

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean presidential adviser says a possible North Korean rocket launch would be “catastrophic” for diplomacy on the North’s nuclear program. U.S.-based websites recently released satellite photographs indicating that North Korea has restored structures at its long-range rocket launch facility that it dismantled last year. The satellite imageries were […]
Tags: News, North Korea, Nation, Seoul, Seoul South Korea, Nation & World


Bill Murray Explains How a 19th-Century Painting Saved His Life

You don't understand prewar 20th-century America unless you understand a particular 19th-century French painting: Jules Breton's The Song of the Lark. "In this evocative work, a young peasant woman stands silently in the flat fields of the artist's native Normandy as the sun rises, listening to the song of a distant lark," says a post from the Art Institute of Chicago. Apart from being selected as America's favorite painting in 1934, it was also Eleanor Roosevelt's favorite work of art, ...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, UK, College, America, Chicago, Normandy, Bill Murray, Seoul, Thompson, Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, Facebook Twitter, Willa Cather, John Prine


Kakao's Crypto Unit Raises $90 Million in Private Coin Offering

The initial funding round, from October to December, reached its target despite the plunge in bitcoin prices, according to Jason Han, the chief executive officer of Kakao’s blockchain unit Ground X Corp. Venture capital and private equity funds including IDG Capital, Cresendo Equity Partners and Translink Capital participated in the round, he said. Kakao, South Korea’s dominant message-app operator, is also considering bringing one of its services to the platform, though nothing is decided yet,...
Tags: Science, Tokyo, Seoul, Kakao, Han, Kakao South Korea, Translink Capital, Jason Han, Ground X Corp Venture, IDG Capital Cresendo Equity Partners, Ground X


Trump adviser: some time may pass before a third North Korea summit

Speaking on ABC, John Bolton said the United States has no illusions about North Korea's capabilities, but Trump remains confident in his personal relationship with the North Korean leader. Bolton's comments came after two U.S. think tanks and Seoul's spy agency said last week that North Korea was rebuilding a rocket launch site at Sohae in the west of the country. There have also been reports from South Korea's intelligence service of new activity at a factory at Sanumdong near Pyongyang that...
Tags: South Korea, News, Abc, North Korea, United States, Bolton, Seoul, Pyongyang, Trump, John Bolton, Sanumdong


Hyundai Motor in talks with investors to develop headquarters project

Hyundai Motor Co is in talks with potential investors to develop its new headquarters planned for the South Korean capital of Seoul to share additional investment costs worth about 3.7 trillion won ($3.27 billion), it said on Sunday.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Seoul, Hyundai Motor, Hyundai Motor Co


North Korea said to be rebuilding structures at rocket site

North Korea is restoring facilities at a long-range rocket launch site that it dismantled last year as part of disarmament steps, according to foreign experts and a South Korean lawmaker who was briefed by Seoul's spy service.
Tags: North Korea, Seoul


Illustrated Pretties

I can't resist with these three. I love a good illustrated cover so much, and these three are not only just beautiful but include a couple of delicious retellings, a debut novel, and at least three young women who sound as fierce and determined and real as I could hope for on this International Women's Day. Put them on your calendars. I'm feeling the good feelings.  by Kiersten WhiteThis cover, you guys. This cover . . . I love it so much. And I haven't read a good Arthurian retelling in far to...
Tags: Books, Fantasy, Disney, Covers, Mulan, Merlin, Young Adult, Seoul, Thomas, Arthur, Pretties, Retelling, Kiersten White, Sherry Thomas, Arthurian, Camelot Rising


How to make LGBTQ friends traveling

As a queer, nonbinary person, I’ve often struggled with feelings of isolation while traveling, especially in countries where it’s not completely safe to be out. That’s why I’m grateful when I find some LGBTQ “family” on the road. For just a few days or even just a moment, I can let down my guard. I can stop switching around pronouns when I talk about partners or exes, and I can feel fully welcomed as I am. These moments often come unexpectedly: In Taiwan, I was at dinner with a new friend, an...
Tags: Travel, Asia, South Korea, Europe, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Sydney, Tokyo, Lgbtq, Vietnam, Taipei, Beirut, Salzburg, Seoul, South Carolina