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Waygo Translation App takes you out for Chinese

Ryan  Rogowski, CEO and Cofounder of San Francisco based Waygo Translation App believes that within our lifetime, we’ll be able to translate and speak multiple languages fluently with the help of technology. “I think language as a barrier is being solved and it’s an exciting time to be part of the industry. With globalization happening

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Perx says “G’day, mate!” to a partnership with Australia’s Complex Interactions

Singapore-based mobile customer engagement and loyalty platform provider Perx today announced that it has signed a master reseller agreement with Australian customer engagement and loyalty startup Complex Interactions. Perx also announced that it has hired N. Vijayan as regional sales director in Malaysia. The agreement and the new appointment aimed to strengthen Perx’s reach in

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Jojonomic secures US$1.5M to help Southeast Asia manage its finances

Indonesian fintech startup Jojonomic has raised US$1.5 million in a funding round led by Maloekoe Ventures, with participation from Golden Gate Ventures, Fenox VC, and East Ventures. The startup plans to use the funding to launch new features and expand to new markets.   As per a Daily Social report in May this year, Jojonomic is also planning to enter the Southeast

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Lenddo and FKBCG Create Joint Venture in Korea

NEW YORK, United States, Sept. 1, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via PRWEB – Lenddo, the world’s first and leading expert in credit decisioning using non-traditional data and FK BCG, Korea’s leader in credit scoring consulting today announced the establishment of a new company, Lenddo Korea. Lenddo Korea will allow financial institutions to make better decisions

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Carousell acquihires personal safety app Watch Over Me, plans to double product team in 2016

Exactly a month after Carousell announced its US$35 million Series B funding, the Singapore-based P2P marketplace revealed today that it has acquihired Watch Over Me’s engineering and product teams. Based in Malaysia, Watch Over Me, which has now shut its doors, was a personal safety app that allowed people to pre-select contacts on their phone who could keep track of their

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App Speeds Car Insurance Claim

CLAIM DI, a Series A insurance tech startup, yesterday announced a new service called Claim Di K4K, short for “knock for knock”, to allow people who have a minor collision to make a car insurance claim themselves simply by shaking their mobile phones near each other. The service will be offered to holders of first

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Groundbreaking App Will Translate Restaurant Menus For You When You Travel to Asia

Many of us might love authentic Chinese food, but sometimes we just need help figuring out what we’re ordering on the menu. Now, translating foreign menus is easy thanks to an app. Waygo is an augmented reality visual translation app that just launched its food photo feature, reports Yahoo. It vows to “provide greater context

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The startup that makes kids’ stuffed toys come to life

Like many tech entrepreneurs, Jia Shen fervently believes that his product can connect the world. Most would not have associated his industry — gaming — with such lofty goals, until this summer, when the Pokémon Go phenomenon reached astral heights. The characters that once lived on cards and devices pulled people outside, exploring their neighborhoods, reportedly

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