SoftBank-backed digital lender SoFi applies for new bank charter

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SoFi Bank will operate as an online-only institution.

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EY acquires AU’s Open Windows in push for AsiaPac cyber security advisory

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Last year, EY acquired Society Consulting, a firm with an expertise in big data & analytics


China’s tech warlords set their sights on Southeast Asia

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Southeast Asia has the largest Chinese diaspora in the world.


Global tech giants go on AI startup acquisition spree

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A total of 34 AI startups were acquired in the first quarter


India: 10 promising tech startups tapping AI to disrupt industries

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Using AI, machine learning to transform healthcare, education, auto & retail.


Lyft partners Waymo for self-driving car pilots

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U.S. ride services company Lyft Inc and Alphabet Inc’s self-driving car unit Waymo have launched a self-driving vehicle partnership, bringing together two rivals to dominant ride-sharing service Uber Technologies Inc. Lyft, the No. 2 U.S. ride service by ride volume, in a statement said a deal to launch self-driving pilots would… Read more »


Tencent steps up AI push with research lab in Seattle

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Ex- Microsoft scientist Yu Dong is deputy head of the AI lab unit.


JPMorgan Chase & Co leaves blockchain consortium R3

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JPMorgan’s move follows the departure of other large banks from R3 consortium.


Singapore: NTU to invest $5.7m in Big Data, AI lab

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Partners PayPal and NVIDIA for research on fintech and deep learning.


Facebook raises curtain on unit researching brain-to-text technology

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Facebook Inc on Wednesday pulled aside the curtain on a secretive unit headed by a former chief of the Pentagon’s research arm, disclosing that the social media company is studying ways for people to communicate by thought and touch. Facebook launched the research shop, called Building 8, last year to… Read more »