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Best hot and spicy food for takeout and delivery in the San Fernando Valley

Takeout orders often come with little plastic packets of hot sauce, sometimes brand names, sometimes generic, but always discarded by me because I have a shelf packed with hot sauces. If it were at all appropriate, I would probably put hot sauce on my oatmeal first thing in the morning. Some like it hot, and I’m definitely one of those for whom a meal without a scorched palate is a meal wasted. Some are addicted to heroin, others to crack, still others to strong drink. My addiction is to a subst...
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Impact of COVID-19 on Southeast Asia: Check How It Incapacitate Asia Economy

The number of coronavirus cases is rising dramatically all around the world after Southeast Asia and has a significant impact on the potential economy. Many of the people have lost their lives due to COVID-19, the number of victims and the death number is increasing with each passing day globally. The deadly virus originated in China and has a collision on China’s economy, it not only decreases the supply chain market but also left a huge impact on the economy of most of the regions in Southeast...
Tags: Asia, Business, China, Southeast Asia, US, Sales & Marketing, Eu, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Asean, South East Asia, Right Now, Microsoft Google Apple, Hubei Province, Southeast Asia Research

Online child sex abuse spiked by 31% in 2020, with at least 13 million disturbing images on Facebook and Instagram

Melissa, a survivor of sexual abuse whose last name was not disclosed, speaks at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children August 2, 2010 in Alexandria, Virginia. Win McNamee/Getty Images There was a sharp increase in child sexual abuse imagery online in 2020, data shows. Facebook said it detected 13 million images from July to September alone.  Coronavirus lockdowns and livestreamed abuse fueled the increase, an expert told Insider.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, UK, Instagram, Congress, Senate, Southeast Asia, US, Trends, Philippines, News UK, Graham, Child Sexual Abuse, Sky News, Pornhub

Digital securities platform iSTOX closes $50 million Series A to make private equity accessible to more investors

Oi Yee Choo, chief commercial officer of digital securities platform iSTOX iSTOX, a digital securities platform that wants to make private equity investment more accessible, has added new investors from Japan to its Series A round, bringing its total to $50 million. Two of its new backers are the government-owned Development Bank of Japan and JIC Venture Growth Investments, the venture capital arm of Japan Investment Corporation, a state-backed investment fund. Other participants included Jur...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Europe, Japan, Australia, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, Investing, Fintech, Blockchain, Chongqing, Development Bank of Japan

Understanding the Philippines' relative success with COVID-19

Many high-income countries have reported rising numbers of cases, while a few low-income countries such as the Philippines report a less severe COVID-19 outbreak. To date, the archipelagic country in Southeast Asia has reported 502,000 cases and 9,900 deaths among its population of around 108 million.
Tags: Health, Southeast Asia, Philippines

Centara Continues on the Path of Expansion in 2021 with Signing of Three New Resorts in Laos and Thailand

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand's leading hotel operator, expands its footprint in Southeast Asia, following the signing of Hotel Management Agreements (HMAs) for one resort in Khao Yai, Thailand, and two resorts in Vang Vieng, Laos, adding 304 keys to Centara's group portfolio.
Tags: Travel, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Laos, Khao Yai Thailand, Centara, Vang Vieng Laos, Centara Hotels Resorts Thailand, Three New Resorts

Vietnam’s omission from Chinese foreign minister’s Southeast Asia tour tells a story. As the only Southeast Asian nation to take on...

Wang Yi has visited nine of the 10 Asean countries in recent months, but tensions with Beijing made Hanoi a no-go zone, according to the experts.
Tags: Southeast Asia, Beijing, Vietnam, Hanoi, Asean, Wang Yi

COO and cofounder of Southeast Asia's most valuable startup, Grab, shares how the company grew from a ride-hailing service to a 'super app'

Chief Operating Officer and cofounder of Grab Grab Tan Hooi Ling is the cofounder of Grab, an 8-year old company now considered to be Southeast Asia's most valuable startup Beginning life as a single-market taxi-booking app, Grab now has interests in a range of app-based services including delivery and digital banking Tan identifies Grab's attempts to narrow the financial inclusion gap in the region as the company's biggest challenge While COVID-19 had a big impact on Grab's ...
Tags: Asia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, US, Trends, Unilever, Sea, Malaysia, Michael O Neill, Vietnam, Singtel, Marriott International, Tan, Anthony Tan, Moca

3Drens helps fleet operators use their vehicles more efficiently

3Drens’ IoT mobility management platform not only lets fleet operators track where their vehicles are, but also produces data that helps them make business decisions. The company began operating in Taiwan, where it is based, before expanding into Southeast Asia. Currently presenting at CES’ Taiwan Tech Arena, 3Drens is focused on the increased demand for logistics during COVID-19. For example, its tech can potentially be used to enable smaller e-commerce retailers to rent unused capacity on deli...
Tags: Startups, TC, Asia, Southeast Asia, Tech, Ces, Taiwan, Mobility, Iot, CES 2021, 3Drens

YC-backed Blabla raises $1.5M to teach English through short videos

Short, snappy, entertaining videos have become an increasingly common way for young people to receive information. Why not learn English through TikTok-like videos too? That was what prompted Angelo Huang to launch Blabla. Originally from Taiwan, Huang relocated to Shanghai in 2019 to start Blabla after working in Silicon Valley for over a decade. A year later, Blabla was chosen as part of Y Combinator’s 2020 summer cohort. The coronavirus had begun to spread in the U.S. at the time, keeping mil...
Tags: TC, Y Combinator, Asia, Education, China, Southeast Asia, Funding, Tech, Taiwan, Shanghai, Tencent, Silicon Valley, Telefonica, Latin America, Yc, Huang

Grab Financial Group raises $300 million Series A led by Hanhwa Asset Management

Grab Financial Group said today it has raised more than $300 million in Series A funding, led by South Korean firm Hanhwa Asset Management, with participation from K3 Ventures, GGV Capital, Arbor Ventures and Flourish Ventures. The Financial Times reports that the funding values Grab Financial, a subsidiary of ride-hailing and delivery giant Grab, at $3 billion. Both K3 Ventures and GGV Capital were early investors in Grab, which was founded in 2012. Back in February 2020, Grab announced it had ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Tech, Bloomberg, Fintech, Ggv Capital, Gojek, Singtel, SMEs, Bain Company, Monetary Authority of Singapore, Grab, Google Temasek, Grab Financial Group

SEAFIC Project Development Lab Hands Prizes to ‘Oasis of Now’ and ‘Amoeba’

Malaysian film project “Oasis of Now” was named as the winner of the $15,000 SEAFIC award at the end of the fourth edition of the Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab on Monday. The project, to be directed by Chia Chee Sum and produced by Lee Yve Vonn, is the story of a Vietnamese housekeeper living […]
Tags: Asia, News, Southeast Asia, Global, Seafic, Produire au Sud, Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab, Chia Chee Sum, Lee Yve Vonn

Zipmex, which aspires to build the Asia Pacific region’s largest digital assets exchange, raises $6 million led by Jump Capital

Zipmex, a digital assets exchange headquartered in Singapore, announced today it has raised $6 million in funding led by Jump Capital. The startup, which plans to become a digital assets bank, says the round exceeded its initial target of $4 million. Along with earlier funding, it brings the total Zipmex has raised so far to $10.9 million. The exchange is regulated in Singapore, Australia and Indonesia, and licensed in Thailand. It focuses on investors new to cryptocurrency with educational f...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Apps, Asia, Indonesia, Australia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Robinhood, Cryptocurrency, Asia Pacific region, Singapore Australia

BukuKas raises $10 million led by Sequoia Capital India to build a “end-to-end software stack” for Indonesian SMEs

The backbone of Indonesia’s economy are small- to medium-sized businesses, which account for 60% of its gross domestic product. Many still rely on manual bookkeeping, but the impact of COVID-19 has driven small businesses to digitize more of their operations. BukuKas, one of several startups helping SMEs go online, announced today it has raised a $10 million Series A led by Sequoia Capital India. BukuKas launched in December 2019 as a digital bookkeeping app, but is growing its range of servi...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Apps, Asia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, India, Tech, Bangalore, Jakarta, Menon, SMEs, Sequoia Capital India, Lorenzo Peracchione, Krishnan Menon

Indonesian investment platform Ajaib gets $25 million Series A led by Horizons Venture and Alpha JWC

Ajaib Group, an online investment platform that says it now runs the fifth-largest stock brokerage in Indonesia by number of trades, announced it has raised a $25 million Series A led by Horizons Ventures, the venture capital firm founded by Li Ka-Shing, and Alpha JWC. Returning investors SoftBank Ventures Asia, Insignia Ventures and Y Combinator also participated in the round, which was made in two closes. Founded in 2019 by chief executive officer Anderson Sumarli and chief operating officer Y...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Tech, Thailand, United States, Robinhood, Fintech, Gallup, Indonesia Stock Exchange, Horizons Ventures, Li Ka Shing, Sequoia Capital India

Tencent investment stays on game in 2020

It’s no secret that Tencent, the Chinese tech giant behind WeChat and a handful of blockbuster video games, is an aggressive investor. Even during 2020 when the pandemic slowed down economic activity in many parts of the world, Tencent was charging ahead with its investment ambitions. During the year, the company participated in more than 170 funding rounds that amounted to a total of 249.5 million yuan ($38 million), according to the Chinese startup database ITJuzi. That made 2020 the most acti...
Tags: TC, Asia, Hong Kong, China, Southeast Asia, Funding, Tech, United States, Alibaba, Tencent, Jack Ma, Latin America, Martin Lau Tencent, TechCrunch Fintech, Ant Group, In China Tencent

CEO of online content marketplace Vuulr discusses how digital transformation has revolutionized the entertainment content distribution industry

Ian McKee, CEO of Vuulr Vuulr Vuulr is cutting the costs, time, and complexity of film and television-content deals, making it easier for both content buyers and sellers to complete deals that traditionally took months to negotiate. Ian McKee, CEO of Vuulr, said he is passionate about democratizing the access to distribution for all filmmakers and content creators.  Here McKee discusses how the pandemic has accelerated Vuulr's mission and explains how it has revolutionized th...
Tags: Amazon, Asia, Media, Southeast Asia, Trends, Netflix, Ian, McKee, Ian McKee, WPP Group, WarnerMedia, HBO Max, Vuulr, Edit Series, TB2020, TB2020 Media and Advertising

Led by CEO Ian Watson, Cellcard is building on its rollout of Cambodia's first 5G use case by tapping into the country's youth-driven mobile market

Ian Watson, CEO of Cellcard Cellcard Led by CEO Ian Watson, Cellcard is one of Cambodia's largest and most innovative telco firms Cellcard is tapping into the youth market — and gamers in particular — to help drive mobile penetration This year the company launched its dedicated esports division, hosting competitions and live-streaming events In a short time, Cellcard has already increased its proportion of the youth segment among its customer base by more than 50% Because of ...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, Southeast Asia, US, Trends, Tech News, Telecommunications, Cambodia, Watson, Michael O Neill, Esports, Phnom Penh, Ian Watson, 4G LTE, MPTC, MYTV

What Buddhism can do for AI ethics

The explosive growth of artificial intelligence has fostered hope that it will help us solve many of the world’s most intractable problems. However, there’s also much concern about the power of AI, and growing agreement that its use should be guided to avoid infringing upon our rights. Many groups have discussed and proposed ethical guidelines for how AI should be developed or deployed: IEEE, a global professional organization for engineers, has issued a 280-page document on the subject (to w...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, UK, Opinion, Southeast Asia, US, Eu, European Union, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, North America, Buddha, Buddhist, Chulalongkorn University, Ai Ethics

Indonesian robo-advisor app Bibit raises $30 million led by Sequoia Capital India

Bibit, a robo-advisor app that wants to make investing more accessible in Indonesia, has raised $30 million from Sequoia Capital India. Returning investors East Ventures, EV Growth, AC Ventures and 500 Startups also participated. Part of Stockbit Group, about 90% of Bibit’s users are millennials and first-time investors. Like other robo-advisors, the aim of Bibit is to make it easier to create a portfolio tailored to each person’s risk profile and investment goals. Other investment apps in...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Apps, Asia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Tech, Fintech, Indonesian Stock Exchange, SoftBank Ventures, Sequoia Capital India, Robo-advisor, Bibit, Stockbit, Sequoia Capital India Returning

Tires Made in Southeast Asia Will Be More Expensive

Tires from South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam are about to get more pricey, as the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced yesterday preliminary duties in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of passenger vehicle and light truck tires from those countries. The DOC issued a preliminary decision that passenger and light truck tires imported from […] The post Tires Made in Southeast Asia Will Be More Expensive appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Government, Southeast Asia, Global, Foreign Affairs, Korea, Trade, Autos, Tires, Export, Vietnam, Afl-cio, Doc, News Blog, Trump Administration, U S Department of Commerce DoC, Trade War Watch

How 2 airlines transported the COVID-19 vaccine to some of the farthest regions of the world

Alaska Airlines transporting the COVID-19 vaccine. Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines and Singapore Airlines were tasked with transporting the vaccine to their geographically-challenged homelands. The first doses arrived in remote Alaskan communities less than three days after the first trucks left Kalamazoo, Michigan while Singapore became the first country to receive the vaccine one week later. Passenger airlines and cargo carriers alike have been essential in getting the vaccine to the wor...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, News, Air Travel, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Alaska, Food And Drug Administration, Belgium, Aviation

Singapore-based open finance startup Finantier gets backing from Y Combinator

Being “underbanked” doesn’t mean that someone lacks access to financial services. Instead, it often means they don’t have traditional bank accounts or credit cards. But in markets like Indonesia, many still use digital wallets or e-commerce platforms, creating alternative sources of user data that can help them secure working capital and other financial tools. Finantier, a Singapore-based open finance startup, wants to streamline that data with a single API that gives financial services access t...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, Philippines, Java, Vietnam, Fintech, Jakarta, Dianrong, Lending Club, East Ventures

Singlife celebrates becoming the largest insurer in Singapore after $2.3B merger

Walter De Oude, group CEO and founder of SingLife SingLife Digital life insurance company Singlife has completed its US$3.2 merger with Aviva Singapore Founder and group CEO Walter de Oude established Singlife in his adopted home of Singapore in 2017 De Oude's goal for Singlife is to create a seamless and interconnected digital financial journey for its customers Following the merger, de Oude's ambition is to create a home-grown regional brand out of Singapore Because of his ...
Tags: Asia, UK, Southeast Asia, Singapore, US, Trends, South Africa, Philippines, Life Insurance, Michael O Neill, The Philippines, Asean, AUM, Monetary Authority of Singapore, Willis Towers Watson, Walter de Oude

How CEO Tony Fernandes and AirAsia are looking to redefine the role of an airline in a post-COVID world

Tony Fernandes, CEO and cofounder of AirAsia Headed by Tony Fernandes, budget airline AirAsia has this year accelerated the rollout of its non-airline offerings Key to the company's transformation has been the launch of a digital travel and lifestyle platform and superapp New digital products and services include e-commerce, last mile delivery, digital payments and an expanded rewards program Fernandes believes non-airline revenues will eventually match and then surpass airl...
Tags: Transportation, Asia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Trends, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Tony Fernandes, Michael O Neill, Fernandes, Airasia, Budget Airlines, Teleport, AirAsia Group

Global Chip Shortage Threatens Production of Laptops, Smartphones and More

Makers of cars and electronic devices from TVs to smartphones are sounding alarm bells about a global shortage of chips, which is causing manufacturing delays as consumer demand bounces back from the coronavirus crisis. From a report: The problem has several causes, industry executives and analysts say, including bulk-buying by U.S. sanctions-hit Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies, a fire at a chip plant in Japan, coronavirus lockdowns in Southeast Asia, and a strike in France. More fundamen...
Tags: Japan, France, Southeast Asia, Tech, Shenzhen, Huawei Technologies, Donny Zhang

We tested 3 styles of Hunter boots in varying weather - here's what you should know about sizing, fit, and how they hold up to rain and snow

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Hunter/Instagram A pair of fully waterproof, durable, and comfortable boots is a must during rainy season. Hunter boots, famous for its Original Tall Boot ($150) created in 1856, makes a variety of rain boots that fit the bill exactly. They have a simple yet distinctive design, come in a variety of colors and finishes, and are made with sustainable and flexible rubber. We tested three pairs of Hunt...
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Waresix acquires Trukita to connect more of Indonesia’s fragmented logistics chain

Andree Susanto, CEO and co-founder of Waresix, left, with Ady Bangun, CEO and co-founder of Trukita Waresix, one of Indonesia’s largest logistics startups, has acquired Trukita, a company that focuses on the “first mile.” The term refers to the part of the supply chain where goods are transported from ports to warehouses. While Waresix’s platform digitizes all parts of the supply and logistics chain, its current focus is on mid-mile logistics services, or transportation from warehouses to ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Supply Chain, Tech, Logistics, SoftBank Ventures Asia, Trukita, Waresix, Andree Susanto, Ady Bangun, Trukita Waresix, Andree Susanto Both Waresix

Myleeta Aga Departs Netflix in Asia (EXCLUSIVE)

Seasoned television executive Myleeta Aga has departed Netflix after little more than a year in the job as director of content in Southeast Asia and Australia and New Zealand. Content oversight in the region now passes to Seoul-based Kim Minyoung. “Myleeta Aga has left Netflix after 12 months following an internal realignment of the Southeast […]
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