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​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

ZDNet

​Samsung SDS, Blocko to develop blockchain for Samsung Card

FinSMEs

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

Funding Payments
$48,000,000 Venture capital (Series C)
TechCrunch , ZDNet , e27 , +3

Korea’s top financial services startup lands $48M from PayPal and others

Asia Payments Funding
$1,700,000 Venture capital (Series A)
e27

Toss Lab raises US$1.7M Series A to compete with Slack-like apps in Asia

CoinDesk

Local Government in South Korea Taps Blockchain for Community Vote

Asia
$600,000 Undisclosed funding
ZDNet

​Kakao venture firm invests in connected car security startup

ZDNet

SK Hynix considering fresh bid for Toshiba stake, says CEO

Strategy Hardware
ZDNet

SK Telecom deploys LTE-R on Busan subway

Mobile providers
ZDNet

Samsung SDS gets certification for EMM solution on iOS

Bloomberg

SK Hynix Makes Bid to Buy Part of Toshiba’s Memory Chip Arm

Acquisition
TechCrunch

Buzzvil acquires Slidejoy for a lockscreen ad consolidation

Strategy
ReadWrite

Meet Viki, Nokia's new hire for their AI personal assistant

TechMoran

TNM and Kirusa bring InstaVoice services to Malawi

Apps & Services
GSMArena.com , ZDNet , TNW , +1

Nokia trademarks Viki, the name of its upcoming AI assistant

Mobile devices