Southeast Asia tech media company E27 raises $2.2M

Singapore-based media company E27 has closed a SG$3 million (US$2.2 million) Series A round as it looks to redevelop its tech-focused news website and events business following some tough times.

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Tech industry platform E27 raises $2.2m

E27, a platform for Asia’s tech industry, has raised a round of funding from investors, sources told Tech in Asia. E27 later revealed in a press release that the round, a series A, is about US$2.2 million.

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Tech-driven social innovation on the rise

PURPOSE is the new profit. Mission-driven businesses are on the uptick, as more entrepreneurs use technology to build novel, sustainable solutions to social problems. In other words, they are finding it feasible to do good and make money while at it - and they are getting help along the way in the form of seed money, networking help and tips on shaping their ventures.

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Paktor snags US$10m funding, Infocomm Investments partners Bansea to fund seed-stage startups

THE startup ecosystem scored two positives on Monday: homegrown dating platform Paktor snagged US$10 million in a new funding round, while Infocomm Investments (IIPL) has partnered Bansea (the Business Angel Network South-east Asia) to jointly invest in local seed-stage startups.

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We will soon ‘pay others to live our lives’ – and it’s not such a bad thing

Life in the future will be easier – albeit heavily machine-aided. It does not require a far stretch of the imagination for one to visualize a future where robotic vacuums, lawn mowers, pool cleaners, and robotic personal assistants support our day-to-day lives.

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鴻海Pepper報到!

【時報-台北電】鴻海集團(2317)與日商軟銀(SoftBank)共同開發的機器人Pepper,第3季將在台開賣。鴻海副總裁呂芳銘昨(5)日表示,初期在台市場將鎖定零售商店、金融、教育及健康等四大商用領域,消費者版本則預計明年推出。

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【有片】郭台銘家中有Pepper 是妞妞家庭老師

Jumpstart Pepper機器人開發大賽今天正式舉行說明會,該活動於三創育成中心基金會主辦贊助,包括新加坡醫療科技創投公司Venturecraft及IBM等企業也都加入支援贊助,期望讓Pepper應用生態系統更豐富。

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郭台銘家也有Pepper 是女兒妞妞的家教

根據《蘋果》報導,除三創育成基金會外,包括新加坡醫療科技創投公司Venturecraft、IBM等知名企業,都加入贊助行列,希望讓Pepper的應用生態系統更豐富。

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Singtel ups the ante in fragmented mobile payment market

SINGTEL on Tuesday unveiled its Singtel Transit near-field communications (NFC) SIM and an improved version of its mobile payment app, Dash.

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‘Unicorn’ Garena bags US$170m in Series D funding

SINGAPORE tech "unicorn" Garena has raised US$170 million in Series D funding led by Khazanah Nasional Bhd, the strategic investment arm of the Malaysian government, taking total investment to date past US$500 million.

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