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Samsung is said to be putting refurbished Galaxy Note 7 handsets on sale with new batteries following the cancellation of the device late last year. The speculation arrives via South Korean news website The Korean Economic Daily, which suggests that the smartphones could be relaunched this June.

Samsung recalled the Galaxy Note 7 last September following reports of units catching fire. After replacing the batteries, Samsung later resold them — however, they continued to catch fire and the Note 7 was eventually aborted....
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MWC is just around the corner and Samsung is usually one of the biggest presences at the Barcelona-based event. This is why we were disappointed to hear the Galaxy S8 won’t make it to Mobile World Congress this year, but that doesn’t mean the Korean manufacturer won’t have some awesome gadgets for us.

Samsung has been hinting at the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 to come this February 23rd. Said tablet has been all over...
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A well-known Indian furniture etailer bags funding even as trouble brews within the startup, while a utility app secures moolah from one of the biggest investors in the world. Another indie app for the fashion-forward rounds up today’s list of some big-ticket funding rounds.

Urban Ladder

Amidst reports of top executives quitting Urban Ladder, the Bangalore-based furniture and home decor etailer...
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Ant Financial, a spin-off from Jack Ma’s online shopping empire and maker of China’s top mobile wallet app, today announced the latest in its series of overseas investments.

The Chinese company is investing US$200 million into South Korea’s Kakao Pay, a soon-to-launch subsidiary of messaging app KakaoTalk that will allow people to make cashless payments through their phones both for purchases on the web and in stores.

It comes just four days after Ant Financial made a similar move in the Philippines and...
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Try to think of a two-word phrase commonly used to describe Singapore, and you’ll probably come up with an old favourite like Garden City, Lion City or Island Nation. If the local authorities have things their way, however, you’ll soon be adding Smart Nation to the list.

The task of building a Smart Nation has already seen an array of cutting-edge technologies and services spring up within the city-state’s borders, but don’t be fooled by Singapore’s sophisticated tech infrastructure: there are still plenty of opportunities for the discerning startup.

Here are 5 of Singapore’s hottest industry verticals, where the sky is literally the limit....
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Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg. Photo credit: Johannes Marliem.

“In a country like India, where there is going to be a services-led economy, there are going to be many, many jobs. There are many things AI [artificial intelligence] will never be able to do… When there is a lot of artificial intelligence, real intelligence will be scarce, real empathy will be scarce, real common sense will be scarce. So, we can have new jobs that are actually predicated on those attributes.” – Satya Nadella

The Microsoft CEO, who is in India this week to...
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Mobile video streaming is rapidly redefining the way we consume media. The popularity of video streaming apps is at an all-time high in Asia. In China alone, live streaming is set to be a US$5 billion market by 2018, according to App Annie.

While Netflix and YouTube are internationally well-known brands, App Annie reports that other apps are outperforming the media giants in terms of revenue in Asia. Here are the apps and some insights on a trend that’s secretly...
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We understand the predicament that you’re in. You need a few bucks and you have a garage, basement, or closet full of stuff that you could stand to not own anymore. The good news is that there are plenty of options when it comes to selling your stuff. You’ll have a few extra bucks and some empty space before you know it. Here are the best Android apps to sell stuff!

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Malaysia’s doctor booking service BookDoc seems to be building a roster of high-profile investors. After an investment from Prince Abdul Qawi, a member of the ruling royal family of Brunei, the startup announced a new funding round, led by a family member of Macau gambling king Stanley Ho.

95-year-old Ho single-handedly built Macau’s casino-based economy, having held a government-granted monopoly on the industry for 40 years...
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(From right) Puneet Chhahira, Zal Dastur, and Shekar Sahu. Customer experience and community engagement consultant Vijetha Shastry (left) moderates.

“In China, sometimes you have to go out and get drunk with a person – get really, really drunk with a person for a deal.” The room erupts with laughter.

It’s the kind of simple and punchy, but novel advice that comes from a panel discussion. “Sales for Startups,” an event held by lead and callback tech startup Lucep along with BHIVE in Bangalore, tackles the struggle faced by all businesses: at the end of the day, the greatest, most helpful,...
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