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Lazada, Alibaba’s Southeast Asia e-commerce business, gets a new CEO – TechCrunch

Alibaba has reshuffled the leadership at Lazada, its e-commerce firm in Southeast Asia, after CEO Lucy Peng — an original Alibaba co-founder — stepped down to be replaced by Lazada executive president Pierre Poignant after just nine…

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Feds like cryptocurrencies and blockchain tech and so should antitrust agencies – TechCrunch

Thibault Schrepel Contributor Thibault Schrepel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Economic Law at Utrecht University and a reviewer at the Stanford Journal of Blockchain Law & Policy. While statements and position…


TNB Aura closes $22.7M fund to bring PE-style investing to Southeast Asia’s startups – TechCrunch

TNB Aura, a recent arrival to Southeast Asia’s VC scene, announced today that it has closed a maiden fund at SG$31.1million, or around US$22.65 million, to bring a more private equity-like approach to investing in startups…


Changing consumer behavior is the key to unlocking billion-dollar businesses – TechCrunch

Jonathan Golden Contributor Jonathan Golden is a partner at NEA and a former director of product at Airbnb. In the summer of 2012, I had just learned of a new service where a driver would…


Indonesia e-commerce leader Tokopedia raises $1.1B from Alibaba and SoftBank’s Vision Fund – TechCrunch

Indonesia-based e-commerce firm Tokopedia is the latest startup to enter the Vision Fund after it raised $1.1 billion Series G round led by the SoftBank megafund and Alibaba. SoftBank and Alibaba are existing investors in…


China’s JD.com teams up with Intel to develop ‘smart’ retail experiences – TechCrunch

Months after it landed a major $550 million investment from Google, China’s JD.com — the country’s second highest-profile investor behind Alibaba — has teamed up with another U.S. tech giant: Intel. JD and Intel said…


Payment service Toss becomes Korea’s newest unicorn after raising $80M – TechCrunch

South Korea has got its third unicorn startup after Viva Republica, the company beyond popular payment app Toss, announced it has raised an $80 million round at a valuation of $1.2 billion. This new round is…


Coinbase abandons its cautious approach with plan to list up to 30 new cryptocurrencies – TechCrunch

Coinbase is the most conservative exchange in cryptoland, largely because it operates in the U.S. under the watchful eye of the SEC. The $8 billion-valued company trades fewer than ten cryptocurrencies to consumers but on…



The battle over the driving experience is heating up and will be won in software   – TechCrunch

More posts by this contributor Why The Future Of Digital Security Is Open Sirius XM’s recent all-stock $3.5-billion purchase of the music-streaming service Pandora raised a lot of eyebrows. A big question was why Sirius…