BandLab​ ​Technologies​ acquires, a video streaming service for DJs, a video streaming service for DJs to show off their mixing skills, has been acquired by BandLab Technologies, the Singapore-based ‘social’ music-making platform. Terms of the deal are undisclosed, though it was widely known that, which has been described as ‘Twitch for DJs,’ had been struggling financially over the last six months. Originally […]

Chatbot startup founder sees Southeast Asia potential despite slow start worldwide

Chatbots may have underwhelmed thus far, but the impact of the technology still has bags of potential in international markets where mobile messaging has been mainstream for years. That’s the view of one startup that’s working to bring the benefit of bots to the mainstream in Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country and the […]

Atomico promotes Tom Wehmeier, the European VC firm’s Head of Research, to Partner

Atomico, the European VC fund founded by Skype’s Niklas Zennström, has made another promotion. Tom Wehmeier, the firm’s Head of Research and already an existing member of the investment team, is making the step up to Partner. He joins a spew of recent internal promotions by Atomico, including Carolina Brochado and Teddie Wardi, who both […]

Bayyinah TV APK

Bayyinah TV mobile app brings you instant access to all the content available on our legacy Bayyinah TV website and much more. Wherever you are, you can access all the episodes you’ll need on your learning journey with the Quran. Whether you want to start with our tried and true Arabic Journey, explore a Concise […]

Remember when WhatsApp didn’t want to make money?

WhatsApp is preparing to make money by facilitating conversations between business and consumers. It’s a great move. Messaging is huge, and there is vast scope for bringing brands and businesses on board. It’s a process that’s been happening for years, predominantly with Asia-based chat apps that let users follow official accounts, but enterprising business people in […]

Crunch Report | China’s Central Bank Puts a Ban on ICOs

Today’s Stories  China has banned ICOs The Lily drone is kind of back WhatsApp announces free Business app, will charge big enterprises Google parent Alphabet forms holding company, XXVI, to complete 2015 corporate reorganization Credits Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesHosted by: Tito HamzeFilmed by: Tito HamzeEdited by: Tito Hamze Notes: I don’t know what to […]

The new 2018 Nissan Leaf offers 150 miles of EV range

Nissan unveiled its new 2018 all-electric Leaf at a special event on Tuesday, and the much-anticipated successor to one of the earliest production EVs had some interesting tricks up its sleeve. Most of these focused on intelligent driver assistance features, including ProPILOT semi-autonomous driving and parking capabilities. The Leaf also had an updated body design, […]

23andMe is raising about $200 million, led by Sequoia

23andMe is raising close to $200 million in a funding round led by Sequoia, multiple sources tell us. We’re also hearing that Fidelity is looking to participate. We’ve heard for a while the personal genetics company was looking for more money to expand its genetics research arm and develop new products. This adds to the […]

Only Six Days Left to Apply for Startup Battlefield Australia

Ready to give your Startup the global recognition it deserves? Founders, there are 6 more days to apply for the inaugural Startup Battlefield Australia. The deadline for submission is September 11th at midnight AEST. When you apply, you’re giving your startup the opportunity to join the ranks of almost 700 early-stage founders who’ve come before […]

Researchers propose Iron Man style flight for humanoid robot

The way Iron Man flies may be cool, but if we’re honest it’s also kind of impractical. Even if your core strength is off the chart, as I assume Tony Stark’s is (you’re basically planking the whole time, right?), putting jets on your hands and feet is just asking for broken bones. But the seeming […]