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Brankas wants to bring Southeast Asia’s banks and e-commerce into the digital era

Fintech continues to be among the biggest topics driving startups and investment in Southeast Asia. The region’s ‘internet economy’ is forecast to grow massively as its 600 million people increasingly come online — already Southeast Asia more internet users (350 million) than the U.S. has people but developing a robust payment landscape underpins those heady ...

Western Union, often disrupted by startups, partners with a startup for digital push in the Philippines

Global money mover Western Union is commonly a target for fintech companies, but the firm is teaming up with a startup to help increase its presence in the world’s third-most lucrative remittance market: the Philippines. Coins, the Manila-based fintech startup that was recently acquired by $10 billion ride-hailing company Go-Jek, said today that it will ...

CEO of Rappler, a media company critical of the Philippines government, is arrested

There’s serious concern around press freedom in the Philippines after Maria Ressa, the CEO of independent media company Rappler, was arrested last night. Ressa, who was CNN’s bureau chief in Manila and then Jakarta prior to starting Rappler in 2011, was arrested on cyber libel security charges for an article published in 2012, according to ...

Topica raises $50M for its online learning services in Southeast Asia

Vietnam’s startup ecosystem is making forward progress. Just a week after 500 Startups’ local entity closed a $14 million fund for early-stage investments, one of the country’s elder statesmen of startups — educational service Topica — has closed its $50 million Series D. The round — which is one of the highest to date for ...

Minds, the blockchain-based social network, grabs a $6M Series A

Minds, a decentralized social network, has raised $6 million in Series A funding from Medici Ventures, Overstock.com’s venture arm. Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne will join the Minds Board of Directors. What is a decentralized social network? The creators, who originally crowdfunded their product, see it as an anti-surveillance, anti-censorship, and anti-“big tech” platform that ensures ...

Manila Profile

05.30.2009 · Posted in Travel Articles

Manila, capital of the Philippines, represents a challenge, both blessed and cursed, slums stand alongside beautiful churches and many universities contrast with the many nightclubs and exciting, round-the-clock street life. ...

Cebuano Love Phrases for Courting Cebuana Girls

05.20.2009 · Posted in Home and Garden Articles

Want to date Filipina girls? Well, if you are really serious to meet the Cebuana girl you like in person, then you must plan to visit Cebu, Philippines. You already have heard several Cebuano phrases spoken by your Cebuana girl every now and then, whether on the phone or online, while you are communicating ...

Vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Manila

03.04.2009 · Posted in Destinations Articles

At the heart of Manila is the Walled City of Intramuros. This walled city was constructed in 1571 and this was the time when Spain was busy colonizing the country. The walled city is home to some old European buildings and churches and these buildings and churches have been copied in many parts of the ...