December 12, 2018

Google makes $550M strategic investment in Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com

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By Jon Russell From TechCrunch Google has been increasing its presence in China in recent times, and today it has continued that push by agreeing to a strategic partnership with e-commerce firm JD.com, which will see Google purchase $550 million worth of shares in the Chinese firm. Google has made investments in China, released products […]

Dentons announces 7 law firm tie-ups at once

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By Elizabeth Olson – From Big Law Business Dentons plans to combine with seven other firms located in Africa, the Caribbean and Southeast Asia, stepping up its already brisk global expansion, it announced March 14. The new additions involve a firm in Kenya, two law firms in Mauritius, two law firms in the Caribbean — […]

Zen Rooms, Rocket Internet’s budget hotel network in Asia, faces fire sale or closure

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By Jon Russell From engadget Zen Rooms, a budget hotel network funded by Rocket Internet among others, is facing shutdown if investors are unable to sell the loss-making business. The two-year-old company offers a network of affordable hotels in 50 cities across Southeast Asia that are designed as a happy medium between affordable guesthouses, which are […]

India’s Capillary Technologies raises $20M from Warburg Pincus and Sequoia

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by Jon Russell From TechCrunch Capillary Technologies, an India-based startup that helps e-commerce businesses manage their marketing and customer engagement, has pulled in $20 million in fresh funding from existing investors Warburg Pincus and Sequoia. The company said it plans to use the capital to develop its products and R&D, including a new focus on the […]

US Navy to file homicide charges against commanders of ships involved in deadly collisions

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By Robert Burns, Lolita Baldor, Associated Press From Business Insider The US Navy is filing negligent homicide charges against the commanders of two ships involved in fatal collisions. The charges against several lower-ranking officers follows a thorough review of evidence on what caused the collisions. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy says it is filing negligent […]

‘Supermalaria’ is on the way

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By Janet Midega, Scientific America From Business Insider Scientists are worrying that a deadly strain of malaria is spreading quickly across the world from Southeast Asia. Simultaneously, Congress may cut 44% of malaria prevention funding which could lead to a dramatic increase in malaria deaths. Malaria is constantly changing and has grown resistant to different […]

The CEO of one of Asia’s largest banks says bitcoin is a ‘Ponzi scheme’

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By Sujin Thomas, From Business Insider Singapore David Gledhill, group chief information officer at DBS, condemned bitcoin at the Singapore Fintech Festival. DBS is one of the largest banks in Asia and not the first to criticize cryptocurrency. Gledhill said bitcoin has hidden high transaction fees and should be watched.   One of Asia’s largest banks has […]

US: Sessions – Border Crossers Are Minors, ‘Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing’

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By Cathy Burke From Newsmax Some unaccompanied minors trying to sneak across America’s southern border are gang members who are “wolves in sheep’s clothing,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned Thursday. In a prepared speech to local and national law enforcement in Boston, Sessions said “transnational” gangs like Central America-based MS-13 use an unaccompanied refugee minors […]

Global Thymoquinone Market 2017 – TCI, Sigma-Aldrich, Cayman [Chemicals] ,Toronto Research Chemicals

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BY ALDIS CLARKE From Daily Hover Global Thymoquinone MarketThe motive of this strategic research report entitled “Global Thymoquinone Market 2017″ is to provide company officials, industry investors, and industry members with consequential insights to enable them make reliable strategic decisions regarding the opportunities in the global Thymoquinone market. Key Notes On Thymoquinone Market: Global Thymoquinone […]

WHO approves world’s first-ever dengue vaccine

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By Ted Andersen/Geneva From TIME The painful and sometimes deadly mosquito-borne disease is on the rise, but a new vaccine could help the most vulnerable populations The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday endorsed the world’s first-ever vaccine for dengue fever, a potentially deadly mosquito-borne virus that threatens to infect close to half of the […]