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Golden Gate Ventures hits first close on new $100M fund for Southeast Asia

One of the fascinating things about watching an emerging startup ecosystem is that it isn’t just companies that are scaling, the very VC firms that feed them are growing themselves, too. That’s perhaps best embodied by Golden Gate Ventures, a Singapore-based firm founded by three Silicon Valley entrepreneurs in 2011 which is about to close a huge new fund for Southeast ...

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Zimbabwe holds first post-Mugabe elections, US has already made its choice

Zimbabwe’s presidential election is a chance for the people to choose a new leader after decades of Robert Mugabe’s rule. However, some big global players don’t want the “wrong candidate” to win, one analyst told RT. The southern African nation of Zimbabwe held its presidential election on Sunday – the first since Robert Mugabe was ousted from power following 37 ...

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Tank biathlon: Spectacular war machine challenge kicks off on first day of Intl Army Games (VIDEO)

The Tank Biathlon World Championship, a massive, breathtaking military race, kicked off after the opening of the large-scale International Army Games in the Moscow region. The competition will be held in seven countries. Teams from over 20 countries, including Russia, China, India, Syria and Iran are expected to take part in the tank biathlon championship, held for the sixth time ...

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US defense secretary considers first talks in years with Russian counterpart

Published time: 27 Jul, 2018 15:42 Edited time: 27 Jul, 2018 15:55 US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has said he is looking into the possibility of holding the first talks in years with his Russian counterpart Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu. “I am considering meeting with my counterpart, but there’s been no decision,” Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon, as quoted ...

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Are cryptos back from the dead? Bitcoin jumps above $8,000 for first time since May

The cryptocurrency market has lost momentum in the past number of months, but recent weeks have seen a massive surge in the value of bitcoin and other digital money. Bitcoin was above $ 8,200, surging over 6 percent as of 20:00 GMT Tuesday. Ethereum, ripple, bitcoin cash and the other 10 largest cryptocurrencies were trading at a multi-month. The whole ...

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Dish is the first TV provider to offer support for Apple’s Business Chat

Dish today announced it’s becoming the first TV provider to offer customer support over Apple’s Business Chat. Launched earlier this year, Business Chat allows companies to communicate with their customers over iMessage in order to answer questions, provide customer service, or even enable purchases. In Dish’s case, the TV provider says its customers can use Business Chat to reach a ...

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First 50 families of farmers from South Africa may soon resettle in Russia

The first families of Boers, descendants of Dutch settlers in South Africa, could soon be moving to Russia to escape rising violence against farmers. Some 15,000 Boers want to leave South Africa and become farmers in Russia. The Schlebusch family from South Africa’s Bloemfontein is going to be among first 50 Boer families to settle in Russia’s southwest. Like many ...

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Planet-gobbling star observed by NASA for first time (VIDEO)

Scientists believe episodes of shimmering light 450 light years away from Earth are actually a destructive star “devouring” parts of an alien planet. Fluctuating light levels around a young star known as RW Aur A have puzzled astronomers for decades, with the celestial body appearing to dim before brightening again. But using NASA’s powerful Chandra X-ray telescope, a group of ...

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Global war without oversight: US special forces deployed to 133 countries in first half of 2018

US special forces have already deployed to 133 nations in the first half of 2018, signaling a sharp increase in the Pentagon’s shadowy operations when compared to previous years, according to a new report. Read more America’s Special Operations forces (SOF) are stationed all around the world, where they participate in a wide range of missions, including special reconnaissance, unconventional ...

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Google launches its first WeChat mini program as its China experiments continue

Google is continuing to test new strategies in China after the U.S. search giant released its first mini program for WeChat, the country’s hugely popular messaging app. WeChat is used by hundreds of millions of Chinese people daily for services that stretch beyond chat to include mobile payments, bill paying, food delivery and more. Tencent, the company that operates WeChat, ...

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