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Transportation weekly: Nuro dreams of autonomous lattes, what is a metamaterial, Volvo takes the wheel

Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. We love the reader feedback. Keep it coming. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly? Read the first edition here.  As I’ve written before, consider this a soft launch. Follow me on Twitter @kirstenkorosec to ensure you see it each week. An email subscription is coming! This week, we’re shoving as much transportation news, tidbits and insights in here as possible in ho...
Tags: Automotive, Transportation, Alex Roy, Alphabet, Anthony Levandowski, Artificial Intelligence, ATG, Audi, Aurora, Bill Gates, Charlotte, Columbus, Devin Coldewey, Electric Vehicles, Elon Musk, Ford

AgileCraft’s Exit, $45M for Ojo Labs, Intel Grants & More TX Tech

Let’s catch up with the latest innovation news in Texas.—Georgetown, TX-based AgileCraft was acquired by Australia-based Atlassian (NASDAQ: TEAM), the team collaboration and productivity software maker, for $166 million. AgileCraft makes planning software that helps executives build and manage how the company’s projects develop. It’s focused more on leaders in a business than engineering and IT staff, and it helps them map out product strategy, spot bottlenecks and risks, and get a feel for the...
Tags: National blog main, National top stories, Texas, Texas blog main, Texas top stories, AgileCraft, AI, Artificial Intelligence, AT&T, Atlassian, ATX Seed Ventures, ATX Venture Partners, Austin, Australia, Brad Bentz, Canada

Netflix releasing 'Street Food' show

When the first season of Chef’s Table debuted in 2015, it changed both food media and the way people consume food media. Director David Gelb’s slow-motion shots and lifting classical music simply took things to another level for fine-dining restaurants and chefs. Now, the same attention is coming to street food with a show called, in as straightforward a name as possible, Street Food. The show is produced by Gelb and his production company, Supper Club, and set to release on Netflix on April...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Singapore, Netflix, Thailand, Michelin, Street Food, Bangkok, All, Supper Club, Gelb, David Gelb, Chef's Table, Brian McGinn, Food Shows, Jay Fai Fai

#AbuDhabi's Mubadala Explores Asia Investments and Partnerships - Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Explores Asia Investments and Partnerships - Bloomberg:Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment Co., which has committed $15 billion to SoftBank Group Corp.’s Vision Fund, is exploring investments and new partnerships in Asia.The fund is looking at sectors including hi-tech industries, artificial intelligence, health care, real estate, as well as traditional private equity, Mubadala’s deputy group Chief Executive Officer Waleed Al Mokarrab Al Muhairi said in an interview with Bloombe...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Bloomberg TV, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mubadala, Mubadala Investment Co, SoftBank Group Corp 's Vision Fund, Partnerships Bloomberg, Waleed Al Mokarrab Al Muhairi, Hong Kong China Japan, Al Muhairi

Seduced by Singapore’s Charismatic Orchids

For its annual orchid display, the New York Botanical Garden has drawn inspiration from Southeast Asia. Rich beauty abounds.
Tags: Gardens and Gardening, Flowers and Plants, Orchids, New York Botanical Garden, Singapore

Top 10 most expensive cities in the world

Ever raised an eyebrow at the price of a meal on holiday? Spare a thought for those that live there. The Economist Intelligence Unit has published its annual Worldwide Cost of Living survey and it makes for very interesting reading. The survey was created to help companies calculate cost-of-living for expatriates and business travellers. Comparing the cost of […] The post Top 10 most expensive cities in the world appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, Usa, New York, California, France, China, Singapore, Israel, Middle East, Switzerland, Denmark

Preferred Hotels & Resorts Launches I Prefer Members' Choice Awards

Preferred Hotels & Resorts - the world's largest independent hotel brand representing more than 750 distinctive hotels, resorts, and residences across 85 countries - today unveiled the winners of its first-ever I Prefer Members' Choice Awards. These new awards celebrate hotels worldwide that are best-of-the-best in delivering high quality standards and exceptional, personalized experiences to members of the brand's I Prefer Hotel Rewards program, as determined by votes collected from I Pr...
Tags: Travel, Singapore, New Orleans, Monteleone, Scotts, Pulitzer Amsterdam, Netherlands Royal Plaza

A La Carte (March 21)

I came up empty looking for new Kindle deals today. You may be interested in subscribing to Ligonier’s Tabletalk magazine and getting 12 months for just $12. (Yesterday on the blog: Are You Writing Headlines for You or Articles for Them?) Is Missionary Work Colonialism? Certainly some has been in the past, but is it necessarily true today? “You might be a missionary – someone called and sent to serve God cross-culturally – but chances are, you don’t like being called a missio...
Tags: Singapore, Africa, America, Blogging, Rwanda, A La Carte, Don, Lifeway, Ligonier, Paul Carter, LifeWay Christian Resources, Tabletalk, Africa Video Rwanda, Bonnie Willoughby

Razer hooks up with Tencent to focus on mobile gaming

Razer is summoning a big gun as it bids to develop its mobile gaming strategy. The Hong Kong-listed company — which sells laptops, smartphones and gaming peripherals — said today it is working with Tencent on a raft of initiatives related to smartphone-based games. The collaboration will cover hardware, software and services. Some of the objectives include optimizing Tencent games — which include megahit PUBG and Fortnite — for Razer’s smartphones, mobile controllers and its Cortex Android...
Tags: Android, TC, Gaming, Asia, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, Ceo, Smartphone, Smartphones, Companies, Mobile Phones, Malaysia, Computing, Xiaomi

#AbuDhabi, Tech Giants Said to Vie for $3 Billion Watson Stake - Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi, Tech Giants Said to Vie for $3 Billion Watson Stake - Bloomberg:Mubadala Investment Co., the Abu Dhabi sovereign fund, and Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. are weighing bids for part of Temasek Holdings Pte’s stake in global retailer A.S. Watson Group, people with knowledge of the matter said.The Singapore state investment company is considering selling around a 10 percent stake in A.S. Watson for about $3 billion, according to the people, who asked not to be identified be...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tencent, Watson, Abu Dhabi, Jack Ma, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, Victor Li, Tencent Holdings Ltd, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mubadala Investment Co, Temasek Holdings Pte, CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd, Watson Group, AbuDhabi Tech Giants

VPS Healthcare Reconsiders London IPO Because of Brexit Uncertain - Bloomberg

VPS Healthcare Reconsiders London IPO Because of Brexit Uncertain - Bloomberg:VPS Healthcare LLC, a hospital operator in the Middle East, Europe and India, is reconsidering plans to list in London due to uncertainty surrounding Brexit, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.The Abu Dhabi-based hospital operator is also evaluating listing in the U.S. or Singapore and will decide closer to the IPO, the person said, asking not to be identified because the matter is private. VPS Healthca...
Tags: Travel, London, Singapore, India, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Brexit, Middle East Europe, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Rothschild Co, NMC Health Plc, VPS Healthcare, VPS Healthcare Reconsiders London IPO, Brexit Uncertain Bloomberg, VPS Healthcare LLC

Jet cancels all Bangalore – Singapore and Delhi – Dubai flights

A couple of days back, I had written about the status of Jet’s regional international services. Since the routes are all operated by the airline’s 737 fleet, many of the flights had been cancelled. The airline was also previously cutting the number of daily flights on major routes but trying to maintain at least a … The post Jet cancels all Bangalore – Singapore and Delhi – Dubai flights appeared first on Bangalore... >>> To read the full story click on the headline above.
Tags: Singapore, Dubai, Aviation, Delhi, New Delhi, Bangalore, Jet Airways, Indira Gandhi International Airport, Bengaluru International Airport, 737, Bangalore Singapore, Delhi Dubai

Singapore: New Guidelines For Building Management Corporations In Singapore - Reed Smith (Worldwide)

On 11 March 2019, the Personal Data Protection Commission of Singapore (PDPC) issued a set of advisory guidelines for management corporations of strata title plans (MCSTs), which were developed in consultation with
Tags: News, Singapore, Reed Smith Worldwide

Acuris, backed by BC Partners and GIC, acquires research firm Blackpeak

BC Partners and GIC-backed Acuris acquired Blackpeak, an investigative research firm with a focus on capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and private equity. Blackpeak was co-founded by Jack Clode and Chris Leahy in 2011. Press Release Acuris, the BC Partners and GIC-backed provider of global data, intelligence, research and analysis has acquired Blackpeak, the investigative research firm. Co-founded by Jack Clode and Chris Leahy in 2011, Blackpeak has grown to become a premier provider of ...
Tags: Asia, Singapore, Trends, Washington Dc, Financial Services, GIC, Ari, BC Partners, PE Deals, Acuris, Chris Leahy, Hamilton Matthews CEO of Acuris, Blackpeak, Jack Clode, Blackpeak the investigative research firm Co, Hong Kong Blackpeak

Singapore: Power To The High Court To Hear Revocation Proceedings - Davies Collison Cave

In this case, the defendant would be entitled to a declaration of invalidity in relation to the asserted claims.
Tags: News, Singapore, Davies Collison Cave

MC Group buys Coastal Signage + Wayfinding

MC Group, an Arcapita portfolio company, said March 20 that it acquired Coastal Signage + Wayfinding. Financial terms weren’t announced. Coastal Signage + Wayfinding, of Oceanside, California, provides signage, graphics as well as fixtures and displays for customers. PRESS RELEASE MANAMA, Bahrain, March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Arcapita, the global investment firm, today announced that its portfolio company, MC Group, has made its second acquisition in just over a year through the purchase of Coa...
Tags: Singapore, Trends, United States, M&a, MANAMA Bahrain, Shari, Business Services, Oceanside California, Oceanside CA, Arcapita, Martin Tan Arcapita, Arcapita Arcapita, Bahrain Atlanta London, MC Group, Coastal Signage Wayfinding, Coastal Signage Wayfinding Financial

Pine Labs acquires Amazon-backed Qwikcilver for $110 million

Pine Labs, a merchant platform based in Singapore, announced on Tuesday that it has acquired Bengaluru-based gift card solutions provider Qwikcilver – which counts Amazon among its investors – for $110 million (approx Rs758 crore). It claims to manage an annualised gross transaction... ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Mobile, Ecommerce, News, Internet, Singapore, India, E-commerce, Mergers & Acquisitions, Digital Payments, Qwikcilver, Pine Labs, Mergers And Acquisition

Tencent to Consider Bid for $3 Billion A.S. Watson Stake

The Singapore state investment company is considering selling around a 10 percent stake in A.S. Watson for about $3 billion, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private. Tencent may team up with some investment funds for an offer for the stake in A.S. Watson, which is a unit of Hong Kong tycoon Victor Li’s CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd., the people said. The holding has also drawn interest from Chinese tech billionaire Jack Ma’s Alibaba Group Holding ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Singapore, Tencent, Watson, Jack Ma, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, Victor Li, CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd

Chinese Tourists Stuck On Tuas Link to Johor Bahru for 8 Hours

What can you do in 8 hours? You can watch Captain Marvel 4 times. You can drive to Penang from KL and back. You can also fly to Japan from KL and it takes 8 hours. On Monday afternoon, a bus filled with Chinese tourists stuck for 8 hours on Tuas Link to Johor Bahru according to Oriental Daily. ( = || []).push({}); Eight hours traffic jam on Tuas Link to Johor Bahru and we read that we need more tourists from Singapore. Singapore arrivals dr...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Headline, Singapore Singapore, Berjaya Times Square, Johor Bahru, Katong, Oriental Daily, Marina Bay Terminal

VietnamHong Kong 2019

180319Packed up picked up and left Karen's place on Monday morning at 6.20am for the airport. Checked through to Ho Chi Minh City Saigon from now on and on the plane to Auckland. Then a Dreamliner to Singapore.We had booked a Sky Couch as Lyn
Tags: Travel, Singapore, Karen, Auckland, Ho Chi Minh City Saigon

FilMart: Viu Uploads ‘No Sleep, No FOMO’ Reality Show for Millennials

“No Sleep No FOMO” is an eight-episode pan-regional travelog show that Asian streaming firm Viu hopes will help it win over more millennial generation audiences. It harnesses the potential of local social media celebrities and their 12 million followers. The show features “Running Man” star Kim Jong-kook, Korean musician Eric Nam and Singapore actor Paul […]
Tags: Asia, News, Singapore, Global, PAUL, Kim Jong, Eric Nam, Viu, PCCW, Janice Lee

328 Katong Laksa Singapore Michelin Guide The Bib Review

( = || []).push({}); Your visit to Singapore is incomplete you never tasted the famous Katong Laksa. There are many laksa places you can find in Katong like satay in Kajang Malaysia. Thus, we visited the most popular laksa restaurant in Katong, the 328 Katong Laksa. They had the 2017 Singapore Michelin Guide The Bib but our real reason to visit them because IP Man (Donnie Yen) ate there before. 328 Katong Laksa is also popularised by ...
Tags: Travel, Food, Asia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Gordon Ramsay, Headline, Singapore Food, Donnie Yen, Katong, Katong Laksa, HK Roast Changi, Katong Laksa Singapore Michelin, Kajang Malaysia, Blue Mussels

Uber used spyware to surveil and poach drivers from Australian rival service Gocatch

A senior source at Uber has confirmed to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Four Corners programme that Uber Australia illegally deployed an in-house piece of spyware called Surfcam in order to spy on drivers for a rival rideshare company called Gocatch; Uber was able to compile lists of drivers' emails, car registration numbers and other details and it used these to poach Gocatch drivers and turn them into Uber drivers. Uber was previously caught using Surfcam illegally in Singapor...
Tags: Uber, Video, News, Abc, Australia, Singapore, Broadcasting Corporation, Andrew Campbell, Auspol, Dirty Tricks, GoCatch, Surfcam, Travis Kalanick Gocatch, Sean Nicholls Peter Cronau, Mary Fallon

Most bizarre theme parks in world

If you want a traditional and predictable family vacation, head to Disney World, ride the teacups, and leave with a few mouse-ear hats. However, if you want an experience that isn’t all princesses and cartoon animals, there are plenty of bizarre amusement parks out there to satisfy your craving. From the explicit Loveland in South Korea to Lithuania’s Išgyvenimo Drama, a Soviet-themed park that gives visitors a brutal taste of life in the former USSR, these seven parks might not be the happie...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Florida, Singapore, Theme Parks, Ussr, Little Mermaid, Ariel, Copenhagen, Lithuania, Hans Christian Andersen, All, Vilnius, Disney World, KGB, Bogota Colombia

Swimmer dies at 26 while training for Tokyo Olympics in Florida

Kenneth To won six medals representing Australia during the 2010 Youth Olympics in Singapore, including gold in the 400-meter medley.
Tags: Florida, News, Australia, Singapore, Tokyo, Kenneth To

New Netflix April 2019 Movie and TV Titles Announced

New Netflix April 2019 movie and TV titles announced The Netflix April 2019 movies and TV titles have been announced and can be viewed below! All Netflix April 2019 titles and dates are subject to change. You can also view the titles disappearing from Netflix in April underneath. Which Netflix titles are you looking forward to and which are you sad to see leaving the service? Sound off in the comments below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone...
Tags: Asia, Texas, Movies, Mexico, France, La, Singapore, New York City, America, San Francisco, Earth, Rome, Netflix, Mtv, Tokyo, Kevin Hart

Festivals Welcome More Films From Singapore Helmers

Over the past decade, Singaporean films have routinely been selected for A-list international film festivals and have won accolades worldwide. While the world trained its eyes on the city-state in 2018 thanks to “Crazy Rich Asians,” the global Singaporean success story of the year was Yeo Siew Hua’s “A Land Imagined,” winning three awards at […]
Tags: Asia, Singapore, Spotlight, Yeo Siew Hua, Singapore Helmers

Singapore Filmmakers Ride a Biz Boom to Global Festivals

The Singaporean film industry is experiencing an unprecedented production boom. At least 14 homegrown films are due to release this year, a 50% increase from 2018, with another 15 in development, per the Singapore Film Commission.  Last year saw unprecedented success for Singapore cinema, with Yeo Siew Hua’s “A Land Imagined” winning the Golden Leopard at […]
Tags: Asia, Singapore, Yeo Siew Hua, Singapore Film Commission

Singapore Filmmakers Ride Local Film Production Boom

The Singaporean film industry is experiencing an unprecedented production boom. At least 14 homegrown films are due to release this year, a 50% increase from 2018, with another 15 in development, per the Singapore Film Commission.  Last year saw unprecedented success for Singapore cinema, with Yeo Siew Hua’s “A Land Imagined” winning the Golden Leopard at […]
Tags: Asia, Singapore, Spotlight, Yeo Siew Hua, Singapore Film Commission

Singapore fintech startup Instarem closes $41M Series C for global growth

Singapore’s Instarem, a fintech startup that helps banks and consumers send money overseas at lower cost, has closed a $41 million Series C financing round to go after global expansion opportunities. The four-year-old company announced a first close of $20 million last November, and it has now doubled that tally (and a little extra) thanks to an additional capital injection led by Vertex Ventures’ global growth fund and South Korea’ Atinum Investment. Crypto company Ripple, which has partnered w...
Tags: Asia, Japan, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, Latin America, Vertex Ventures, Instarem, Prajit Nanu, Nanu, South Korea Atinum Investment Crypto, Singapore Mumbai Lithuania London, Seattle Instarem