AdNear, the Singapore-headquartered location intelligence platform, today announced that it is rebranding as Near. Dropping the word “Ad“ is intended to emphasise the platform’s increased focus on using location data for much beyond targeted mobile advertising. Launched just over two years ago, the company initially started out offering brands the

Customers these days are so spoiled by technology: take Uber, the app frees you from worrying about having cash or credit card when taking cab and even lets you enjoy your own personalized Spotify playlist in Uber cars. Well, that, together with Google, Facebook etc… and their lightning-speed innovations have

Amazon delivery

Another day, another billion dollar acquisition. Amazon has made transparent its rumoured intent to get into video entertainment with the acquisition of Twitch, a live streaming service. The deal, actually worth $US 970 million was announced earlier today. Google was apparently also interested in the company at one stage, and

It is less than six months since the Bitcoin movement faced its greatest crisis (or experienced deliverance, depending on your perspective): the collapse of the largest Bitcoin exhange, Mt Gox. And after it was subsequently revealed that almost half a billion dollars worth of Bitcoins had been stolen from the exchange,