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Golden Gate Ventures closes new $100M fund for Southeast Asia

Singapore’s Golden Gate Ventures has announced the close of its newest (and third) fund for Southeast Asia at a total of $ 100 million. The fund hit a first close in the summer, as TechCrunch reported at the time, and now it has reached full capacity. Seven-year-old Golden Gate said its LPs include existing backers Singapore sovereign fund Temasek, Korea’s Hanwha, ...

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Golden statue of Erdogan appears in Germany, gets defaced & stirs controversy

A golden statue of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently erected in the German city of Wiesbaden has already been defaced. Created as part of an arts festival, it has stirred controversy. The monument of the president with his right forefinger outstretched was erected on Monday night in a square in the city, as part of the Wiesbaden Biennale art ...

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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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Gold below $1,300 means golden opportunity to buy – analyst

Prices for gold have seen a major drop over the recent month, but Bill Baruch, the head of futures and commodities brokerage firm Blue Line Futures, says that’s no reason to be in a bearish mood. Gold futures for June delivery were trading at $ 1,287 per ounce at 12:04 GMT, having dropped five percent from its peak one month ...

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Is the Golden Era for renewables around the corner?

In the past few years, there has been a lively debate about the increasing role of renewables at the expensive of fossil fuels, particularly in power generation. Some say that renewables are not an existential threat and believe that they might take only a small piece of the pie by 2040, due to high costs and vital government subsidies. On ...

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‘Golden State Killer’ reportedly arrested after 40+ years, identified as ex-cop

Police in California have arrested a man believed to be the notorious “Golden State Killer,” who was allegedly responsible for 12 homicides, 45 rapes and 120 home invasions in the 1970s and 1980s. Former police officer Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, was arrested on two counts of murder by Sacramento police on Wednesday morning, reported NBC News. Sacramento District Attorney Anne ...

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Golden digits: Nelson Mandela’s ‘hands’ bought for $10mn in bitcoin

Solid gold castings of Nelson Mandela’s hands have sold for $ 10 million in bitcoin to a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange. The four golden hands are believed to be the only ones left in the world. This is the first time artifacts of Mandela have been sold in bitcoin. A $ 10-million deal was struck with Ontario-based cryptocurrency company, Arbitrade, at ...

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‘I’d give Putin skating masterclass!’ Golden girl Zagitova ready to coach Russian president

Olympic figure-skating gold medalist Alina Zagitova has said she is ready to give an ice-skating masterclass to Vladimir Putin, should the Russian president ever wish to perform his own routine on the ice. Putin held his traditional meeting with Russian Olympians at the Kremlin on Wednesday, where he gave out state honors to medal winners from the PyeongChang 2018 Winter ...

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‘Carl Sagan’s rolling in his grave’: Academic hits out at profit-making on alien-bound Golden Record

The iconic record sent into space with the Voyager probe to enlighten aliens about life on Earth is being exploited for profit, project contributor Janet Sternberg told RT. Sternberg, who is a professor of media ecology, provided the Portuguese language greeting on the Golden Record, a 12-inch gold-plated disk included aboard the 1977 Voyager mission. The record, which was curated ...

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Facebook, not Twitter, will live stream this year’s Golden Globes’ red carpet pre-show

Facebook has scored the exclusive rights to live stream this year’s Golden Globes’ red carpet pre-show – a deal that last year went to Twitter. On Tuesday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and dick clark productions announced the two-hour event would be exclusively available on the Golden Globes Facebook page from 6 to 8 p.m. ET (3 to 5 p.m. PT) on ...

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