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India: Exponent Energy claims its tech can charge any commercial EV battery from zero to 100% in 5–15 minuteswww.techcircle.in

To work around this issue, Exponent Energy has developed the so-called flexible energy stack, which is a combination of hardware and software meant to enhance charging speeds. The company has…

New Zealand: Gov’t opens discussions on new national digital strategy, seeking public inputwww.digital.govt.nz

As a small trading nation a long way from markets, our economic prosperity has been shaped, in part, by the tyranny of distance. Aotearoa New Zealand’s future prosperity lies in sustainable high value jobs…

China: WeChat, Taobao and Meituan called to task by public over data access practices and privacykr-asia.com

This isn’t the first time for WeChat to come under fire for the way its user data is handled. In April, Tencent said it would release a proprietary WeChat keyboard to prevent data harvesting by external parties, after…

Open Source VC Resources, from Aus/NZ AirTree venture capital fundmedium.com

If you’ve been following us for a while, you’ll know that here at AirTree we are incredibly passionate about opening up the black box that’s venture capital. We get it, building a successful startup is really hard and we want to make it as easy as…

India: Bharti-backed OneWeb satellite comm’s firm launches 36 satellites, sights on satellite internet accesswww.indiatimes.com

This collaboration will result in OneWeb becoming the first private company to launch satellites using ISRO’s GSLV-MK III launch vehicle. The rocket can easily carry and launch up to ten tonnes into…

Women in Cyber: Interview intro to COL Vicky Wang, Commander of Singapore’s Cyber Defence Groupgovinsider.asia

“The most impactful project I have been involved in was the forming of the C4I Community back in 2012. This was to bring together the communications and intelligence personnel across the SAF, to grow…”

Wild Digital Southeast Asia 2021 Conference: November 9–12
Wild Digital Southeast Asia 2021 Conference: November 9–12

Indonesia: Grab, Emtek, Bukalapak launch ‘Kota Masa Depan’ MSME-focused acceleratoren.tempo.co

Grab, Emtek and Bukalapak started the #KotaMasaDepan accelerator program with vaccinations for MSMEs. Other than that, MSMEs who join this program can reach millions of Grab and Bukalapak consumers throughout Indonesia.

Singapore: ASEAN-Singapore Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence opens to help ASEAN member stateswww.channelnewsasia.com

A new regional cybersecurity training centre that will see ASEAN member states work together to conduct research, share knowledge and train to respond to cyber threats, opened on Wednesday (Oct 6)…

BollyCoin: Decentralised community-owned marketplace for Bollywood NFT assets — download the whitepaperwww.bollycoin.com

Bollycoin aims to be the world’s largest Bollywood NFT marketplace, partnering with the biggest producers like Salman Khan Films, Arbaaz Khan Productions, Sohail Khan Productions and Reel…

ICYMI: Visa platform to enable CBDCs to transfer between blockchains; also allowing stablecoins to operate on…coingeek.com
The platform would enable CBDCs to be transferred from one blockchain to another, and would also allow stablecoins to operate on different blockchains.

Download: ‘Securing The Digital Economy — Reinventing the Internet for Trust’ from Accenture (pdf)ow.ly

When a person creates an online account, makes a purchase from a website or downloads an app, it’s not just the exchange of data, goods or services taking place. It’s a transaction in the ultimate…

Mobile App Trends 2021: A focus on APAC (pdf)

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