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Yahoo Japan and Line are reportedly going to merge

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According to Nikkei, messaging app Line and Yahoo Japan are about to merge and form a single tech company. Despite the name, Yahoo Japan...

Alibaba’s Singles’ Day sales top $38 billion

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After 24 hours of frenzied buying and selling, and weeks of aggressive advertising and promotions before it, the Alibaba Group said today its sales...

China Roundup: facial recognition lawsuit and cashless payments for foreigners

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Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people...

Microsoft uses AI to diagnose cervical cancer faster in India

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More women in India die from cervical cancer than in any other country. This preventable disease kills around 67,000 women in India every year,...

China’s news and data site 36Kr tumbles in its stock market...

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36Kr, a Chinese news and data website that tracks startups, fell 10% in its Nasdaq debut on Friday. The disappointing debut followed 36Kr’s decision to...

Relocating Indonesian capital will impact nation’s startup ecosystem

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Recently reelected, Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced a desire to move the nation’s capital from Jakarta to the East Kalimantan region, citing environmental concerns, the...

Market research platform Milieu Insight raises $2.4 million to launch in...

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Milieu Insight, a Singapore-based market research and data platform, announced today that it has raised $2.4 million in pre-A funding. The round, led by...

Naspers Foundry is open for South African startup pitches, CEO says

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Naspers’ 1.4 billion rand (≈$100 million) VC fund to support South African startups — Naspers Foundry — is accepting pitches, after making its first...

India’s Vahdam Teas raises $11M to grow its tea-commerce business in...

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Vahdam Teas, an India-based e-commerce startup that sells fresh tea in international markets, has closed a new financing round as it looks to expand...

Amazon, Walmart confront India’s slowing economy as holiday season growth stalls

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Even India’s biggest festive season, featuring blinding marketing blitzkrieg and heavy discounts from Amazon India and Walmart’s Flipkart, has failed to escape the pains...