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Wizeline expands its outsourced IT services business into southeast Asia

[ad_1] Wizeline, a provider of outsourced programming services, is expanding its global footprint with agreements to partner with a slew of development shops across Southeast Asia. Founded in 2014, the company has a similar vision as Andela — providing programming jobs for developers in emerging markets to...

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ispace just raised $90 million to launch two private moon missions by 2020

[ad_1] Japanese company ispace has raised $90.2 million in a Series A funding round, an amount it’s calling the “largest ever” Series A in commercial space financing. The funding comes from Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, Development Bank of Japan, Tokyo Broadcasting System, Konika Minolta...

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T-Mobile plans pay TV service in 2018 fueled by Layer3 acquisition

[ad_1] T-Mobile is getting into the paid TV business, with the acquisition of Layer3 TV, a TV tech company, and plans announced to launch its own offering sometime next year. T-Mobile’s John Legere revealed the pay TV ambitions for the so-called “Un-carrier” on its YouTube...

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Brazilian startup Creditas is revolutionizing credit in the world’s third largest lending market

[ad_1] After twelve years working for banks and consulting firms on the digital transformation of financial services, Creditas founder Sergio Furio finally found a problem he felt he could build a business around while at dinner with his Brazilian wife. Over dinner in their New York...

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Ex-Uber data chief Kevin Novak joins LA-based startup Tala in big win for LA ecosystem

[ad_1] In a huge win for the early stage financial services startup Tala (and for the Los Angeles tech ecosystem), Uber‘s former data chief, Kevin Novak has agreed to join the company as its Chief Data Officer. Novak’s achievements at Uber can’t be understated. He was...

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China’s JD partners with accelerator program Plug and Play to reach US startups

[ad_1] E-commerce giant JD.com, the closest rival to Alibaba in China, is broadening its presence in Silicon Valley after it announced a collaboration with accelerator firm Plug and Play to seek out and work with promising U.S. startups. The e-commerce giant said it will share technologies,...

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Naspers, Innova Capital back Movile with $82 million

[ad_1] To hear Naspers and the Latin American marketplace developer Movile tell it, food is the thing to make a company king in international markets. Naspers, a South African-based global investor and media conglomerate, has joined the private equity firm Innova Capital to funnel another $82 million into Movile...

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Africa Roundup: ToLet Acquires JumiaHouse NG, Facebook announces NG_Hub, Interswitch IPO Update

[ad_1] Lagos based online real estate startup ToLet.com.ng acquired Jumia House Nigeria for an undisclosed amount. Jumia House is a subsidiary of the continent’s lone tech unicorn — Pan-African e-commerce giant Jumia.com. ToLet and Jumia House Nigeria will merge platforms under the new name PropertyPro.ng. The $1.2 million...

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