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Brief: VNG, Vietnam’s answer to Tencent, eyeing US IPO

May 31, 2017 0

The news: Vietnam-based internet company VNG Corp has signed a preliminary deal with US stock exchange Nasdaq to explore an initial public offering. It could

Thai ride-hailer aims to be the hyperlocal alternative to Grab and Uber

May 31, 2017 0

Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok. Photo credit: Clay Gilliland. Southeast Asia’s ride-hailing space looks more saturated by the day. With the likes of Grab and Uber competing

Brief: Food startup Swiggy scoops up $80m, defying cooldown

May 31, 2017 0

Photo credit: lenyvavsha / 123RF. The news: Food delivery startup Swiggy has raised US$80 million in a series E funding round led by South African

Forget smart homes — industrial IoT is what Indonesia should focus on

May 31, 2017 0

Image credit: Pixabay. The Internet of Things (IoT) is synonymous with smart home applications like controlling your lights and appliances with a phone. But IoT’s

Singapore government and SGX launch their drive for more tech IPOs

May 31, 2017 0

Photo credit: Jonathan Choe. The Singapore Exchange (SGX) and the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), the Singaporean government’s main ICT and media industry regulator, have

Brief: Uber fires engineer accused of stealing self-driving tech from Google

May 31, 2017 0

Anthony Lewandowski (right) on stage at MCE 2016. Photo credit: John Sommers II. The news: Uber fired Anthony Lewandowski, head of the company’s self-driving car

Gobi Partners sells stake in Malaysian startup Hermo to Tokyo-listed Istyle

May 31, 2017 0

The Hermo team. Photo credit: Gobi Partners. Venture capital firm Gobi Partners has sold its stake in Malaysian ecommerce startup Hermo to Japanese company Istyle,

China just got its first education unicorn

May 31, 2017 0

A classroom in Xingtai city, Hebei province, China. Photo credit: dewater / 123RF. China purportedly surpassed the US last year in the amount of funding

Secure tickets to Tech in Asia Tokyo 2017 at an unbeatable 1-for-1 discount!

May 31, 2017 0

Konnichiwa, Japan! Come September 27 and 28, we will be heading back to downtown Shibuya to host the fourth edition of Tech in Asia Tokyo.

Here’s How We Can Achieve Mass-Produced Quantum Computers

May 31, 2017 0

Still waiting patiently for quantum computing to bring about the next revolution in digital processing power? We might now be a little closer, with a