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Ola gives its auto-rickshaws free wifi while Uber struggles to kickstart Indian tuk-tuks

October 31, 2017 0

A still from Tamil movie star Rajnikanth’s hit film, Baasha. Photo credit: YouTube. There’s something romantic about an auto-rickshaw ride on Indian roads. It is

Asian tech news roundup – Oct 30

October 31, 2017 0

Indian ride-hailing giant Ola claims to have around 120,000 auto-rickshaws on its app. Photo credit: Ola. There was plenty of funding news from India today,

Find out what Lazada has in store for Indonesia at TIA Jakarta 2017

October 31, 2017 0

Lazada is no stranger to Southeast Asia. The online shopping platform has presence in six countries – Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, providing

Cashless China: shoppers to spend $15t on their phones this year

October 31, 2017 0

Many people in China find that they barely ever touch coins or banknotes these days. That’s because the nation – which invented paper money around

SoCash expands regionally with new funding to let you draw money from any store

October 31, 2017 0

Hari Sivan, founder and CEO of SoCash, with the SoCash team. Singapore-based fintech startup SoCash closed a new round of financing. The sole investor in

A Scientist Trained an AI to Invent Halloween Costume Ideas, And They Are So Good

October 31, 2017 0

It’s hard coming up with clever new Halloween costume ideas, so why do all the work yourself? Research scientist Janelle Shane decided to enlist her

A Team of Octopuses Has Been Caught Crawling Out of The Sea in Wales

October 31, 2017 0

Octopuses have been filmed taking night-time strolls out of the water and onto the shore on the coast of Ceredigion in Wales, UK. More than

We Now Have an Explanation For That Mysterious Orb of Light Floating Above Siberia

October 31, 2017 0

At first, a spectacular glowing orb of light seen floating above Siberia on Thursday night sparked fears of an alien invasion. But thanks to physicists,

These Spooky Space Sounds Compiled by NASA Will Make Your Skin Crawl

October 31, 2017 0

Just in time for the culmination of this year’s spooky season, NASA has debuted a playlist of sounds from space. And even though we know

You Must See What Those Recent Insane Solar Flares Looked Like From Space

October 31, 2017 0

We’re heading into a solar minimum, the period of the least sunspot activity in our Sun’s roughly 11-year cycle. But despite that, in September this