Japanese startup Nature launches Remo 3, its home appliance smart remote, in the U.S. and Canada

Nature, a Japanese hardware startup that focuses on IoT home devices, announced the launch Remo 3,…

Singapore-based Syfe, a robo-advisor with a human touch, raises $18.6 million led by Valar Ventures

Syfe, a Singapore-based startup that wants to make investing more accessible in Asia, announced today that…

TikTok, WeChat and the growing digital divide between the U.S. and China

Over the past decade, the dynamic between Chinese and United States tech companies has undergone dramatic…

Ride-hailing was hit hard by COVID-19. Grab’s Russell Cohen on how the company adapted.

Ride-hailing services around the world have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and Grab was…

SmartNews’ Kaisei Hamamoto on how the app deals with media polarization

Six years ago, SmartNews took on a major challenge. After launching in Japan in 2012, the…

SmartNews’ U.S. app unveils new features for the elections, COVID-19 and local weather

At TechCrunch Disrupt today, SmartNews announced the release of major new features for the American version…

Justice Department says WeChat users won’t be penalized under Trump’s executive order

In a Wednesday filing in federal court, the United States government said that users who use…

Lightspeed announces the launch of its Southeast Asia operations

Lightspeed Venture Partners announced the launch of its Southeast Asia operations today. Based out of the…

Homage’s Gillian Tee on how technology can serve the world’s aging population

It’s always a pleasure to chat with Homage co-founder and chief executive Gillian Tee because of…

Homage announces strategic partnership with Infocom, one of Japan’s largest healthcare IT providers

Homage, a Singapore-based caregiving and telehealth company, has taken a major step in its global expansion…