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With 500 Soldiers On Guard, China Expands Road In Doklam

Thwarted in its last attempt, China has now shifted its unused road construction material North and East of the Doklam face-off site.<p><b>New Delhi:</b> …

India

Developing a Tough, Time-Consuming Technology? This Investor Is Interested - MIT Technology Review

There’s often a disconnect between the pace at which professional investors want to recoup their money and the long lead time that technology …

Why Bad Things Happen to Clean-Energy Startups - MIT Technology Review

By all measures that usually matter, Aquion Energy should have succeeded.<p>The startup, which sold big batteries for renewable projects and power …

Clean Energy

Inside the Fall, and Rebirth, of a Bill Gates–Backed Battery Startup - MIT Technology Review

Aquion Energy’s abrupt bankruptcy filing in March left industry observers wondering what went so wrong, so quickly at the promising grid-battery …

Clean Energy

Serial Battery Entrepreneur’s New Venture Tackles Clean Energy’s Biggest Problem - MIT Technology Review

MIT professor Yet-Ming Chiang has launched his latest storage bet, a flow battery startup designed to make renewable energy directly competitive with …

Clean Energy

How ‘Drop-Off’ Voters Differ From Consistent Voters and Nonvoters

Survey Report The 2018 midterm elections will be determined in large part by who goes to the polls and who stays home. Historically, far fewer …

Government

Nearly 1 in 100 worldwide are now displaced from their homes

More than 60 million people are displaced from their homes as of the end of 2015, the highest number of displaced people since World War II.

UNHCR

NASA looks at reviving atomic rocket program

When the first manned mission to Mars sets out, it may be on the tail of an atomic rocket engine. The Space Race vintage technology could have a …

14 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. …

Hong Kong

Didi’s master plan to win over local Chinese governments – with data

A road heat map from Didi’s big data traffic platform. Photo credit: Didi Chuxing, modified by Tech in Asia.The security at Didi Chuxing’s …

Didi Chuxing

A startup that connects people to experts from all over the world just raised $4m

Lynk CEO Peggy Choi (second from right) and co-founder and director of compliance Jennifer Li (second from left) join Cyberport CEO Herman Lam, …

Hong Kong

Paktor is merging with the startup it bought to create a social entertainment company

Photo credit: Cher VernalEQ.Singaporean dating app Paktor announced today it has merged with its recent acquisition, livestreaming service 17 Media, …

Livestreaming

Sequoia goes solo in India’s largest funding for co-working spaces, heralds a shakedown

Photo credit: Pexels.There were just about a handful of co-working spaces in India when Awfis started two years ago. Now, there are about 140.Awfis …

Amazon Web Services

TIA Jobs reveals most in demand and high paying jobs in February (INFOGRAPHIC)

Photo credit: Pexels.Tech in Asia Jobs was launched mid last year with the mission of connecting tech savvy talent with tech companies across Asia. …

Employment

22 Dope Ways To Wear A Denim Skirt Because Yeah, They're Definitely Back

With the resurgence of the denim skirt officially official, we thought it about time to help out all you ladies struggling with exactly how to pull …

Over 70,000 ATMs in US will support Touch ID for cardless withdrawals - Pocket-lint

Even if you aren't ready to ditch your plastic credit card, you might have no choice soon, as FIS and and Payment Alliance International (PAI) are …

The 35 coolest CEOs in Silicon Valley right now

Business Insider recently released its annual Silicon Valley 100 list, highlighting the people in tech who have made a difference in the past year, and it's ripe with outstanding CEOs.<p>These chief executives have developed game-changing ideas, raised billions in funding, and led their companies …

Didi Chuxing

Coding Is the New Business Literacy

<b>Dispelling the myth that "business leaders don't need to be technical"</b><p><i>By Andrea Coravos, Harvard Business School Class of 2017 & Harbus Contributing Writer</i><p>It's easy to imagine a future where nearly all CEOs are technologically literate.<p>As we swiftly integrate technology into our daily lives, more …

The 4 Essential Steps From Startup Idea to Being Really in Business

Entrepreneur and Online Marketing Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It can be frightening to realize that others will treat your bright idea as exactly what it is: just an idea. No one pays a dime for a great idea. Plenty of people are willing to put their money …

Entrepreneurship