Sources: SoftBank-backed ride-hailer Didi Chuxing to expand into Europe

Tech in Asia | Feb. 24, 2021, 10:44 p.m.

It will debut in markets including the UK, France, and Germany in the first half of 2021, and is hiring locally in the European market.

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Motion Ventures fund makes its debut, completes first close of its $22.7m target

Tech in Asia | Feb. 24, 2021, 10:38 p.m.

It will also jointly invest in maritime technology startups with Seeds Capital, the investment arm of Enterprise Singapore.

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AI-powered crash prediction platform Predina used this deck to secure seed money

Tech in Asia | Feb. 24, 2021, 10 p.m.

The UK-based company secured funding from 500 Startups after presenting the pitch deck at its demo day.

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40 of the best games on Nintendo Switch - CNET

CNET | Feb. 24, 2021, 9:43 p.m.

The Nintendo Switch keeps dropping classics. Here are some of our favourites...

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WeWork's Adam Neumann to Get Extra $50 Million Payout in SoftBank Settlement

Wall Street Journal | Feb. 24, 2021, 9:41 p.m.

WeWork co-founder and former CEO Adam Neumann is set to reap an extra $50 million windfall and other benefits as part of an agreement to settle a bitter dispute he and other early WeWork investors have waged with SoftBank, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Australia passes law to make Big Tech pay for news

FT | Feb. 24, 2021, 9:03 p.m.

Move to force Facebook and Google to compensate publishers could be model for other countries

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How startups make sure their price is right

Tech in Asia | Feb. 24, 2021, 9 p.m.

Watch Openspace Ventures’ Gervin Yang, Gobi Partners’ Kay-Mok Ku, and Funding Societies’ Kelvin Teo unravel the sometimes complex process of startup valuation.

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Boeing 737 Max certification process was flawed, says federal inspector - CNET

CNET | Feb. 24, 2021, 8:46 p.m.

In a long report, the Department of Transportation Inspector General identifies "weaknesses" in the FAA's initial review of the airliner.

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ViacomCBS to join streaming services fray from March

FT | Feb. 24, 2021, 8:22 p.m.

Company behind the likes of Paramount Pictures looks to revive Redstone family business

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Paramount+ sets price for ad-free 'premium,' ad-supported 'base' tiers

Light Reading | Feb. 24, 2021, 8 p.m.

Paramount+'s ad-free 'premium' service, to launch March 4, will cost $9.99 per month. Paramount+'s 'base' offering, coming in June, will fetch $4.99 per month.

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Best Android smartwatch in 2021 - CNET

CNET | Feb. 24, 2021, 7:55 p.m.

We've rounded up the best Apple Watch alternatives for work and working out.

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Plant-based food startup Next Gen lands $10M seed round from investors including Temasek

TechCrunch | Feb. 24, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Singapore is quickly turning into a hub for food-tech startups, partly because of government initiatives supporting the development of meat alternatives. One of the newest entrants is Next Gen, which will launch its plant-based “chicken” brand, called TiNDLE, in Singaporean restaurants next month. The company announced today that it has raised $10 million in seed […]

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Singapore plant-based meat firm bags $10m seed money from Temasek, others

Tech in Asia | Feb. 24, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

The foodtech firm aims to expand into global cities in Southeast Asia with an urban profile like Hong Kong by the first half of this year.

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The players shaping Vietnam’s emerging edtech sector

Tech in Asia | Feb. 24, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Vietnam’s edtech market is expected to be worth about US$3 billion by 2023, but it has not drawn much attention or funding in recent years. Will the Covid-19 pandemic change its course?

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NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover sends image of descent stage's crash on Mars - CNET

CNET | Feb. 24, 2021, 7:29 p.m.

After the descent stage safely delivered the Mars rover, it flew away from the landing site and realized its carefully planned destiny. Perseverance caught the crash on camera.

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