Didi launches lending and insurance as new regulation threatens to lower driver numbers

January 2, 2019 0

Didi Chuxing, China’s dominant ride-hailing firm, is rolling out a range of financial and insurance services as it looks to fortify its service against a

10 predictions for Southeast Asian tech in 2019

January 2, 2019 0

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Tencent left out as China approves the release of 80 new video games

December 30, 2018 0

Chinese internet giant Tencent has been excluded from the first batch of video game license approvals issued by the state-run government since March. China regulators approved

Alibaba-backed Hellobike bags new funds as it marches into ride-hailing

December 29, 2018 0

2018 has been a rough year for China’s bike-sharing giants. Alibaba-backed Ofo pulled out of dozens of international cities as it fought with a severe cash

Indonesia unblocks Tumblr following its ban on adult content

December 28, 2018 0

Indonesia, the world’s fourth largest country by population, has unblocked Tumblr nine months after it blocked the social networking site over pornographic content. Tumblr —

Grab raises fundraising target to $5B as Southeast Asia’s ride-hailing war heats up

December 28, 2018 0

Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab is aiming to start the new year with a bang and an awful load of bucks. The company, which acquired Uber’s

Alibaba just gave Chinese youth another reason to never leave their desk

December 27, 2018 0

People in China have a host of reasons not to go outdoors these days. They may be too busy to leave their office, wary of

Tencent-backed homework app jumps to $3B valuation after raising $300M

December 26, 2018 0

Academic exams are a big deal in China as they determine the kind of universities, high schools and elementary schools that students get into and

SoftBank’s Vision Fund is preparing to invest $1 billion in Grab

December 21, 2018 0

SoftBank’s Vision Fund is set to continue its recent spree of investments in Asian tech unicorns. The mega fund — which is targeted at $100

TikTok parent ByteDance sues Chinese news site that exposed fake news problem

December 20, 2018 0

There’s worrying news from China’s online media world as ByteDance, the $75 billion company behind popular video app TikTok is taking a news site to

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