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Here's Why Facebook Is So Desperate to Buy, Copy or Kill Snapchat

Facebook has been trying to copy Snapchat for so long it has become a kind of running gag in tech circles. The social networking giant started trying …

Singapore Rising: The Plot to Be the Next Big Tech Hub

Disneyland with the death penalty or the next tech-topia?<p>San Francisco transplant Won Hee Chang, a motorcycle-jacket-wearing venture-capitalist-turned-entrepreneur, was spitting out a rapid-fire list of contacts I needed to meet in her hometown of Singapore, when she suddenly stopped.<p>“Sorry, I …

Facebook Messenger Payments Arrives In NYC, Now Supports Group Chats And More

Facebook says today that it’s expanding access to the new payments feature introduced in Facebook Messenger earlier this year to those located in New York City and the surrounding metro area. The feature, which allows friends to send and receive money using Facebook’s messaging app on iOS and …

Apps

Oscar Raises $145M At A $1.5B Valuation To Build A New Healthcare, Insurance Giant

Oscar, a company founded to rethink how a health insurer should look and act in the digital age and after the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act, is scaling up with a big $145 million round of funding led by Peter Thiel and Brian Singerman at Founders Fund.<p>While the company couldn’t comment …

The Ultimate In Luxury On A380 And 747-8 with Lufthansa - Points Miles & Martinis

If you read Gary’s article on his Best First Class Award Flight Ever, and fell for it hook line and sinker, you are not alone. But there are …

Onfido Raises $4.5 Million To Take Its Automated Background Checks Global

As more services move on-demand, and as more businesses that rely on on-demand workers go global, there’s a growing need for companies in the on-demand space to simplify the way contractors are vetted and reduce the amount of time it takes to bring them on-board.<p>A U.K.-based startup called Onfido …

China’s Biggest Taxi Apps Merge to Create $6 Billion Company

China’s two largest taxi-hailing applications, backed by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Tencent Holdings Ltd., have announced a merger.<p>Hangzhou …

China

What's the Best Way to Search Airline Award Availability?

TPG reader @<b>TheBroadwayBoys</b> tweeted me to ask<p>@thepointsguy—”hey TPG, is there a search engine for miles and points, like Kayak for awards? If not, …

Banks get out their chequebooks to chase the next banking revolution

Financial technology is bringing together start-up companies and the world's biggest banks<p>Old Billingsgate Market, once the world’s biggest trading venue for seafood and in an earlier guise a survivor of the Great Fire of London, now earns its keep as a corporate events venue. Last week, its …

All you need for your SME

Do you own a start-up or small- to medium-sized enterprise? Delve into entrepreneurial Britain with the latest news, comment, tips and case studies from the business world. Get all you need to know on running an SME and don't miss the latest column from Telegraph enterprise editor Rebecca …

Unilever to launch accelerator programme in Singapore

The programme will see startups pitch ideas to Unilever. Successful startups will work together with the company to develop pilots

What it's like to travel in a swanky $20,000 Etihad Airways first-class suite

In this very special episode of <i>Cribs: Airlines With Too Much Money</i>, we get a look at Etihad Airways and its first-class suite, a private room aboard …

Mobile Loyalty Startup Lootsie Raises $3.5M

Lootsie, one of several startups that allow developers to add reward programs to their games and other apps, is announcing that it has raised $3.5 million in seed funding.<p>Co-founder and President Brandon Werber told me that Lootsie has been raising the funding gradually, in batches of a few hundred …

Flying on the Airbus A350: Which Airlines and Miles to Use

<i>Today, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen looks at which major airlines have ordered the new Airbus A350, and how you can use miles to test it …

Mumbai Based Hopscotch Raises $11 Million In Second Round Funding

Mumbai based babycare and kids product website Hopscotch has raised $11 million in second round funding led by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin …

Venture Capital

Singapore Launches Program In San Francisco To Attract More U.S. Startups

Singapore is already one of the most developed startup hubs in Asia. Now its government wants to bring more U.S. startups to the city-nation.<p>Earlier today, the Infocomm Development Authority Of Singapore, a government organization focused on growing the country’s tech industry, opened a new office …