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In brief: Splunk acquires cloud monitoring service SignalFx for US$1.05B

Splunk, the publicly traded data processing and analytics company, today announced that it has acquired SignalFx for a total price of about...

In brief: PayPal-backed money lender Tala raises US$110M to enter India

Tala, a Santa Monica, California-headquartered startup that creates a credit profile to provide uncollateralized loans to millions of people in emerging markets,...

In brief: Kobiton raises a US$5.2M Series A round for its mobile testing platform

Kobiton, an Atlanta-based mobile testing platform that helps developers test their apps on real devices using the open-source Appium automation framework, today...

In brief: DoorDash acquires autonomous driving startup Scotty Labs

DoorDash has been on an acquisition tear of late, with Scotty Labs as its latest target. Terms of the deal were not...

In brief: H2O.ai announces US$72.5M Series D led by Goldman Sachs

H2O.ai‘s mission is to democratize AI by providing a set of tools that frees companies from relying on teams of data scientists....

In brief: SG Bike buys Mobike’s license to operate in Singapore for US$1.83M

Singapore homegrown dockless bike-sharing operator SG Bike has inked a US$1.83 million agreement with Chinese bike-sharing startup Mobike to take over the latter’s...

In brief: ByteDance’s search engine goes online

Less than two weeks ago, ByteDance, China’s most valuable startup set out to recruit technical personnel to build its own search engine from...

Nike acquires an AI startup that can predict what consumers want

Nike announced its purchase of Boston-based Celect, a retail predictive analytics, and demand sensing startup, as its first acquisition of the year. Founded in...

In brief: Ctrip starts to offer ride-hailing in Japan

China’s largest online travel agency, Ctrip, has teamed up with a local taxi and shuttle bus operator in Japan to offer ride-hailing...

In brief: TikTok parent, ByteDance, to launch smartphone as app family grows

ByteDance, the world’s most valuable startup and the Chinese company behind viral video app TikTok, is going into hardware.The company confirmed it is...

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Are you exploring ways to maximize your SEO in 2020? Search algorithms are ever-changing, and it can be difficult to keep up...

The rise of social commerce and what it means for your brand [Infographic]

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In brief: Contentstack raises US$31.5M Series A round for its headless CMS platform

Contentstack, a startup that offers a headless CMS platform for enterprises, today announced that it has raised a US$31.5 million Series A...

In brief: Sequoia-backed beauty tech startup Yours raises US$3.5M seed round

Yours, a Singapore-based beauty tech startup has raised US$3.5 million in its seed round from Sequoia's Surge accelerator, Global Founders Capital, Kindred Ventures (Uber's...

Security risks of your favorite wearable devices

Wearable technologies are fast becoming a regular part of our everyday lives. Many of us are now using smartwatches, head-mounted displays, body-worn...

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