Asia’s tech news #139: Indian agri-tech, Philippines’ eSports, Metaverse Accelerator…

In this edition: Real-time artificial intelligence driven translation from China, Animoca Brands launches The Sandbox Metaverse Accelerator Program, The Philippines’ AcadArena talks campus esports, China Unicom barred from US markets over national security concerns…

India: Our Food raises $6M with franchise model for farmers to run crop-specific processing…www.devdiscourse.com

Our Food is a technology-driven agribusiness platform that seeks to decentralize the food processing industry with an innovative farmer adoption and engagement supply-chain…

Philippines: Video — AcadArena, campus-focused esports firmcnnphilippines.com

Pinoys continue to dominate in Esports globally. This startup aims to keep the streak going and provide education for those eyeing a gaming career. AcadArena secured over 176M pesos for…

China: Timekettle raises $3M Series A with AI-driven real-time smart translation devicesasia.nikkei.com

“As things stand now, if speakers of different languages pursue a completely natural and smooth dialogue experience among themselves, Timekettle’s WT2 Edge is the most advanced…”

Hong Kong: Animoca Brands’ The Sandbox launches Metaverse Accelerator Programcointelegraph.com

The Animoca Brands subsidiary is partnering with the venture accelerator firm Brinc to target 30 to 40 blockchain startups a year. The Sandbox Metaverse Accelerator Program will allocate up to $250,000…

Singapore: 3 startups addressing real-world business problems faced by large corporates & multi-nationalswww.straitstimes.com

IMDA’s Open Innovation Platform (OIP) gives local start-ups, SMEs and tech providers opportunities to solve real-world business problems faced by large corporates such as Shell and P&G…

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China Unicom, primary telecom for Beijing Olympics, barred from US markets over nat’l securitywww.reuters.com
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday voted to revoke the authorization for China Unicom’s U.S. unit to operate in the United States, citing national security concerns.

Little-examined but important EV downside — battery weight impacts on safety, tire noise & morewww.cnet.com
While green at first blush, moving all that battery lard around poses challenges for EV proliferation.

ICYMI: Plans for Fiji Cryptoland island resort focused on crypto-evangelists fall throughwww.theguardian.com

Plans by crypto-evangelists for the lavish hideaway have courted mockery and controversy, and now the island is back on the market…

“…Meta [has] designed and built the AI Research SuperCluster…will be the fastest AI supercomputer…”ai.facebook.com

Early benchmarks…compared with Meta’s legacy production and research infrastructure, have shown that it runs computer vision workflows up to 20 times faster…

ICYMI: The tech products launched at the recent CES 2022 eventces.tech

CES is the launching pad for innovators and historic innovation. Check out what products launched at CES 2022 from more than 2,200 exhibitors.

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