Thailand-Based Digital Content Platform Ookbee Has Partnered With Chinese Iinternet Giant Tencent

Thailand-based digital content platform Ookbee has partnered with Chinese internet giant Tencent to build a new user-generated digital content company, called Ookbee U, in the country. Ookbee U will focus on growing a content ecosystem comprised of user-generated comics, music, blogs, fiction stories and novels. It plans to generate over 1 million items of user-generated content in three years.
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Grab Announced Strategic Investment With Honda

Grab today announced a strategic investment and partnership with Japanese car maker Honda. Grab didn’t disclose the funding terms in a statement today, but it said a MOU with the auto giant revolves around “[collaboration] on driver education programs to promote motorbike safety, efforts to reduce traffic and environmental congestion in urban areas through rideshare, and other technological advancements.”
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Singapore-Based Tembusu Partners Announced Partnership With Chinese IT Billionaire Pang Shengdong

Singapore-based Tembusu Partners today announced a new partnership with Chinese IT billionaire Pang Shengdong to forge collaboration between Chinese and Southeast Asian startups. Pang is set to invest a ‘seven digit’ amount into the VC firm’s Tembusu ICT Fund I, as well as provide ICT Fund I and its portfolio companies with strategic expertise to access the mainland Chinese market.
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OnePay Partnered With MatchMove

Global blockchain assets platform OnePay has announced a partnership with Singapore-based mobile payments platform MatchMove. The deal will allow users of OnePay’sOneBit Bitcoin wallet to conduct transactions at offline point-of-sale (POS) terminals. The partnership will also allow OnePay users to leverage on MatchMove’s suite of e-payment solutions including virtual cards.
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Ant Financial Service Partners With Verifone and First Data

Alibaba’s digital payment spinoff Ant Financial Services has partnered up with US-based payment tech giants Verifone and First Data. The announcement was made at the Money 2020 conference in Las Vegas today. This new deal will further ease cross-border transactions for Chinese shoppers, many of whom are now traveling overseas to splurge on luxury items due to their growing affluence.
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Ola Enters Into A Partnership With BMW

Ride-hailing app Ola has entered a partnership with German carmaker BMW India to boost its luxury car segment, as the Indian startup looks to expand services that offer higher margins. Under the deal, BMW will make its cars available to Ola’s fleet operators under easy financing offers, offer after-sales service, and a guaranteed buyback, Ola said in a statement.
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Lookup Starts Hyperlocal Deliveries In Partnership With RoadRunnr

Lookup, the hyperlocal messaging mobile app, has teamed up with hyperlocal delivery startup RoadRunnr to introduce delivery services. With this partnership, both companies are aiming to empower small store owners to manage their businesses better. Users in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore can order anything from their local stores ranging from foods, groceries, medicines, electronics and more.
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SD ASIA Partners with The Independent

SD ASIA is a content and event platform that connects entrepreneurs and investors. From May 2014, you've seen SD ASIA (formally Startup Dhaka) bring you stories about local entrepreneurs and startups. We've told you about all the cool things happening in the Startup culture of Dhaka and Bangladesh, including hackathons, workshops, competitions and other events. After Innovation Xtreme in November,
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