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Korea’s Kakao eyes overseas acquisitions following $1 billion raise

January 22, 2018 Editor 0

 Korea’s Kakao, the internet giant behind the country’s top messaging app, is actively seeking overseas investment opportunities after it raised $1 billion via a placement. Kakao is valued at over $7 billion and its services are used by more than 40 million people. The company, which counts Tencent as an early investor, now appears to be making good on its long-standing plan to… Read More Powered by WPeMatico

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ViViDoctor raises €400,000 to bring teleconsultations to Belgium hospitals

January 22, 2018 Editor 0

 ViViDoctor, a healthtech startup out of Brussels that offers teleconsultations with doctors, has raised €400,000 in seed funding as it continues to sell its service into hospitals. The company enables patients to consult with doctors and other specialists online, including via video conference. Read More Powered by WPeMatico

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Selfie app Snow, once a Snapchat clone, raises $50M from SoftBank and Sequoia China

January 22, 2018 Editor 0

 It’s been a while since we heard from Snow, the Snapchat clone app in Asia that Facebook once tried to buy, but today the company behind it has scooped up a $50 million investment from SoftBank and Sequoia China. Snow was started by Naver, the Korean firm behind popular messaging app Line, and it had proven popular in Japan, Korea, China and other markets in Asia thanks to a focus on… Read More Powered by WPeMatico

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Sterling K. Brown just made history at the SAG Awards

January 22, 2018 Editor 0

Sterling K. Brown has just made history, becoming the first black actor to win the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama.  Taking home the gong for his role in NBC’s breakout drama of the 2016-2017 season, This Is Us, Brown gave an inspirational speech at the award ceremony on Sunday. SEE ALSO: Nicole Kidman’s ultra-inspiring SAG Award speech focuses on Hollywood’s changing attitude to age “What a blessing it is to do what you […]

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Nicole Kidman’s ultra-inspiring SAG Award speech focuses on Hollywood’s changing attitude to age

January 22, 2018 Editor 0

Nicole Kidman used her SAG Award win to celebrate the fact that acting careers for women nowadays “can go beyond 40 years old.” The Big Little Lies star picked up the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor, winning over co-stars Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern and Feud: Bette & Joan stars Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon. SEE ALSO: Kristen Bell delivers strong Time’s Up message in opening monologue at SAG Awards Winning both an Emmy and Golden Globe […]

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Timothée Chalamet on how the Time’s Up movement resonates with young men

January 22, 2018 Editor 0

After quite the bad year in Hollywood, it’s comforting to know the future appears to be in the right hands. With two nominations at the SAG Awards, Call Me By Your Name and Lady Bird star Timothée Chalamet was asked on the red carpet if the Time’s Up movement against systemic sexual abuse in Hollywood had an effect on young men. SEE ALSO: Timothée Chalamet was reportedly wrong about his contract silencing him on Woody Allen “Absolutely, and thank god […]

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Aziz Ansari skips SAG Awards following sexual misconduct accusation

January 22, 2018 Editor 0

Golden Globe winner Aziz Ansari kept his distance from this year’s SAG Awards following recent accusations of sexual misconduct. Nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series, the Master of None star didn’t make an appearance on the red carpet or at the ceremony on Sunday.  SEE ALSO: What is Babe? Meet the site that published the Aziz Ansari allegation Ansari shared the SAG Award nomination Anthony Anderson (black-ish), Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Sean Hayes […]

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Kristen Bell delivers strong Time’s Up message in opening monologue at SAG Awards

January 22, 2018 Editor 0

Kristen Bell just delivered a strong opening monologue as the first ever host of the SAG Awards on Sunday. Fronting a deliberately all-female presenter bill for the 2018 ceremony, The Good Place star presented a strong opening speech — and with the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements against systemic sexual abuse in Hollywood gaining immense traction, Bell’s monologue was always going to include a nod. SEE ALSO: Alison Brie addresses sexual misconduct accusations against brother-in-law James Franco Mid-way through Bell’s […]

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Amazon Go app is now available ahead of cashier-less store opening

January 22, 2018 Editor 0

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. At Amazon’s new grocery store of the future you need an app just to get into the store. Amazon Go is opening its first physical location for the grocery-shopping public in Seattle on Monday. But before any shoppers can start stuffing bags full of groceries and simply walk out the door, they’ll have to download […]

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Space startup Rocket Lab successfully sent a rocket to orbit

January 22, 2018 Editor 0

On Sunday afternoon, New Zealand and U.S. spaceflight startup Rocket Lab successfully sent a second Electron rocket to space — and this time it reached orbit. The rocket “Still Testing” launched from the company’s New Zealand North Island site on the Māhia peninsula at 2:43 p.m. NZDT (1:30 a.m. GMT/8:30 p.m. ET on Saturday). SEE ALSO: Secret government satellite’s fate remains a secret “Still Testing” reached orbit and deployed customer payloads after eight and a half minutes from take-off.  On-board […]