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WSJD

Toshiba Hasn’t Revealed That SK Hynix Could Get Stake in Its Chip Business

Strategy Hardware
Acquisition
AVCJ

Korean GP buys majority stake in Vietnam’s VNPT ePay

Startup events
TechCrunch

Korean e-book service Ridibooks scores $20M Series C

Funding Earnings
$20,000,000 Venture capital (Series C)
Tech in Asia

Korean ebook platform Ridibooks raises $20m in fresh funds

Funding Culture, Art, Books
$53,000,000 Private equity
AVCJ

Skylake invests $53m in Korean O2O services player

Asia Funding
Acquisition
e27

Seven Angels Holdings acquires P2P platform Elefund

Startup events Asia
$10,000,000,000 Venture capital (Series B)
VentureSquare World

Headhunting platform Wanted raises 10 billion won in Series B funding

SiliconANGLE Media

Samsung SDS builds blockchain network for Korean shipping industry - SiliconANGLE

Manufacturing Payments
ZDNet

Samsung SDS joins global blockchain alliance EEA

Payments
AVCJ

Hynix joins bid for Toshiba's memory chip unit as PE firms circle

Asia
Bloomberg , WSJD , PE Hub

Broadcom, KKR Said to Be Leading Bidders for Toshiba Unit

Strategy
$115,000,000 Venture capital
TechCrunch , VentureBeat

Korea’s Ticket Monster nabs $115M at a $1.2B down-valuation to ramp up in grocery

Retail
ZDNet

​Samsung, SK Telecom launch LTE-R service

ISPs Mobile providers
e27

South Korean accelerator SparkLabs to launch in China, aims to help local startups expand globally

Startup events Asia Announcements
$825,000,000
VentureBeat

Jackpot for IGT: DoubleU Games buys its social casino game studio Double Down for $825 million

Gaming Stock markets
ZDNet

SK Hynix develops industry's first 72-layer 3D NAND

Hardware Earnings
ZDNet

Samsung SDS launches a blockchain platform for businesses - Video

Websites
ZDNet

​Samsung SDS commercializes Nexledger blockchain services

Payments
ZDNet

​Samsung SDS, Blocko to develop blockchain for Samsung Card

Payments
FinSMEs

Viva Republica, Maker of Toss, Closes $48M Series C Funding

Funding Payments