China

Tech billionaires launch internship program to incubate Singapore’s finest in China

September 19, 2017 0

Lujiazui district, Shanghai. Photo credit: iakov / 123RF Stock Photo. Yesterday saw the official launch of the Singapore Valley Awards – a new internship scheme

Softbank buys into Chinese online insurer ahead of $11b IPO

September 18, 2017 0

Masayoshi Son at SoftBank World 2016. Photo credit: SoftBank. Online insurer ZhongAn, one of China’s leading fintech services, today got a big vote of confidence

Remember that sex doll sharing startup? It just got shut down

September 18, 2017 0

Photo credit: Leiphone. Just days after a Chinese startup launched a “girlfriend sharing” service involving sex dolls, the app has been shut down by authorities.

Chinese unicorn’s Musical.ly clone targets Indonesia’s teens

September 15, 2017 0

Photo credit: ByteDance, modified by Tech in Asia. Becoming a star has never been easier for teens in the digital age. Create viral music videos,

China’s Southeast Asia obsession continues as JD expands to Thailand

September 15, 2017 0

One of JD’s self-driving delivery bots. Photo credit: JD. China’s growing interest in Southeast Asia’s tech scene continued today as JD, arch-rival to Alibaba, revealed

WeChat is quietly developing its own AR platform

September 15, 2017 0

Photo credit: Tech in Asia. China’s most popular messaging app WeChat is quietly developing its own framework for augmented reality (AR). Made with smartphones in

Sex doll sharing is the worst kind of sharing

September 14, 2017 0

I don’t mind sharing a bicycle. I’m happy to share an umbrella. But there’s no way on this sweet Earth you’ll persuade me to use

Brief: Bitcoin exchange closes ahead of China clampdown

September 14, 2017 0

Illustration by Tech in Asia’s Andre Gunawan. The news (from CNBC): One of China’s top bitcoin exchanges announced this evening that it is shutting down.

Brief: WeWork sues UrWork for trademark infringement

September 13, 2017 0

WeWork’s Tower 535 co-working space in Hong Kong. Photo credit: WeWork. The news (extracted from Bloomberg): US-owned shared office giant WeWork is escalating a legal

How China could give the iPhone a second chance

September 12, 2017 0

Photo credit: Sole Treadmill. Encased in a glass pedestal, Huawei’s Mate 9 Porsche Design was the most expensive phone I’d ever seen. It sat next

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