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Singapore’s FinTech Startup M-DAQ Receives Massive Funding from Samsung

M-DAQ, a Singapore-based FinTech startup has added a new feather to its cap by receiving backing from Samsung Venture Investment Corporation. The Korean tech giant’s investment wing has recently joined other investors in M-DAQ’s pre-series D round.As per the Bloomberg report, the FinTech startup’s valuation has doubled to S$500 million, post the Samsung backing. Its previous valuations stood at S$250 million in November 2015.However, the exact amount invested by Samsung hasn’t been disclosed...

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Alibaba Singles’ Day Hits $14 Billion in the First Sales Hour

Every year on November, 11, the Chinese celebrate the biggest shopping event knows as Singles’ Day. It is always a big deal for the retailing giant Alibaba and legions of other online shoppers, and this year is no exception. Alibaba, that has been promoting the event since 2009, has said that in the first nine hours, sales for the Singles’ Day shopping blitz reached 158.31 billion yuan ($22.63 billion), which is equal to more than half of last year’s record haul for the 24-hour event.Singles’...

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Alibaba Founder and Chairman Jack Ma Officially Retires

Prolific Billionaire Jack Ma has stepped down as Chairman of Alibaba. After twenty years which has seen one of the biggest technology giants come from zero to hero, Ma has been one of the defining icons of the technology industry since the early days when no one thought that technology would be either this big or go this far in defining the human existence.He would remain on the board until the next Shareholders Annual General Meeting when it is expected that he will step down from the board...

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