New unicorn Klook raises $200M to expand its travel activities platform worldwide

August 8, 2018

Klook, a Hong Kong-based startup developing a travel activities platform, has pulled in $200 million in new capital to fuel a major expansion into the U.S. and Europe. A spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch that the round values the company at more than $1 billion, although the company didn’t provide an exact figure. Klook sets out to make booking travel activities as easy as arranging flights and hotels. That could mean…

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Watching Them Climb The World’s Tallest Crane Will Make You Want To Hurl

June 24, 2018

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); First, a disclaimer: This article is not going to be suitable for anyone with a fear of heights. Seriously. If you’re afraid of heights, turn back now. But if not, it’s SO worth it. Alright, now that we have that out of way, let’s dive in. If you had to wager where the world’s tallest crane is currently located, where would you guess? If you picked…

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Here Are Some Translation Fails That Will Make You Glad You Speak English Good

June 9, 2018

Anyone that ever had to fill a language credit in college and innocently said, “Well, I’ll just learn Chinese!” knows how horrendously hard Chinese is to translate to English and vice versa.  Here are some examples of when that language gap hurts the most. Even another four semesters abroad couldn’t save these guys. Your Mel Gibson DVDs simply will not work here. Probably the grossest way to describe a number…

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