Splend enters Indonesia, Alibaba launches new smart mobility partnerships | Digital Asia
US-based blockchain infrastructure provider Splend launched its entry to the Indonesian market through a strategic partnership with local cyber security company XecureIT, DailySocial reported.
The two companies aims to provide high-security blockchain infrastructure with “seamless, faster, and cost-effective” connectivity for corporations in the country. The solution is claimed to be able to solve issues such as scalability, security, and latency.
Splend CEO Rick Bleszynski, an Indonesian citizen who has been living and working in Silicon Valley, explained that the company decided to enter Indonesia as they consider corporations and government institutions in the country to be ready for blockchain technology adoption in their business process.
Splend’s products include Integrated Blockchain Architecture (IBA), Universal CryptoWallet (UCW), and CryptoTransfer Blockchain Service.
Chinese tech giant Alibaba announced several new partnerships in smart mobility with leading auto brands and tech service providers at The Computing Conference, the company’s largest technology showcase, in Hangzhou.
The company’s cloud computing arm Alibaba Cloud teams up with global supplier of tech services Bosch to introduce Automated Valet Parking (AVP) solutions in China; its AI product development department Alibaba AI Labs also announced that it is upgrading its Tmall Genie Auto product by partnering with Volvo Cars and adding car-to-home AI services.
Through the upgraded solution, Volvo Cars drivers with a Tmall Genie-compatible device will be able to monitor and control their smart-home devices from their cars, starting next year.
Alibaba also teams up with auto giant Ford to confirm that Kuga SUV customers will be able to order the car, which has a 10.4-inch center screen and software powered by AliOS, later this year.
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Amazon, Samara Capital invest in Indian supermarket chain More – Dealstreet Asia
E-commerce giant Amazon and India private equity firm Samara Capital announced that they are making a joint investment in Indian supermarket chain More, Dealstreet Asia reported.
The companies did not disclose the size of its stake in the company.
As a supermarket chain, More operates in smaller Indian cities and towns. The investment could “potentially” help Amazon expand its grocery services, such as Prime Now, beyond the four large cities it currently serves.
Cloud provider Pareteum enters Asian market through Singapore launch – Channel Asia Singapore
US-based cloud service provider Pareteum has made its entry to the Asian market by opening an office in Singapore and appointing Manjot Mann as its CEO of Asia.
Pareteum delivers cloud-based mobile solutions, and the company partners with vendors such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Ribbon Communications, NetNumber, Oracle and Microsoft.
Prior to joining Pareteum as CEO, Mann was the CEO of Lebara Limited in London for four years. He was also the CEO of Hutchison Telecommunications in Jakarta for eight years.
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