iKala, an AI-based customer engagement platform, raises $17 million to expand in Southeast Asia

It brings iKala’s total raised so far to $ 30.3 million. The new funding will be used to launch in Indonesia and Malaysia, and expand in markets where iKala already operates, including Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Vietnam and … Read more…

A wintry storm hammering the Southeast grounds more than 1,400 flights, as airlines waive change fees

A large wintry storm that struck the Carolinas, Virginia and other parts of the Southeast prompts airlines to cancel more than 1,400 flights. Carriers waive change fees for passengers traveling to and from affected airports. Travel BEST TRAVEL DEAL:

Affordable mobile internet is driving e-commerce and ride-hailing in Southeast Asia, report finds

The six Southeast Asian countries that the report focused on have about 350 million internet users today compared to only 260 million in 2015, Rajan Anandan, vice president for India and Southeast Asia at Google, told CNBC's "Squawk Box" on … Read more…