Brief: Tencent pays around $2b for stake in struggling Snapchat

November 9, 2017 0

Image credit: Tech in Asia. The news (extracted from CNBC): Snapchat, the messaging app struggling to lure in new users as its features get copied

India’s top payments app punches back at WhatsApp

November 4, 2017 0

Photo credit: Wikimedia. Following recent incursions by Silicon Valley giants, India’s top payments app is fighting back. Paytm, with 230 million registered users across the

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

OBike rolls out geofencing to address illegal parking concerns

October 27, 2017 0

Geofencing in action on the oBike app. Photo credit: oBike. Singapore-based oBike has introduced “geofencing” in a move designed to address local authority concerns about

Brief: Razer to IPO in Hong Kong on Monday

October 27, 2017 0

The image from Razer’s website teasing a big announcement for November 1. Photo credit: Razer. The news (via Reuters): Gaming hardware firm Razer plans to

Line loses users across Southeast Asia

October 26, 2017 0

Photo credit: kasinv / 123RF. Messaging app Line is seeing users flee across Southeast Asia. In Taiwan, Thailand, and Indonesia, which are the social network’s

Free stock trading app looks to take Asia by storm

October 18, 2017 0

Photo credit: konstantin32 / 123RF. “For us, it’s a very important move. It’s the first time anyone in Asia has done it,” says Mikaal Abdulla.

With $5m seed funding, this fintech firm may be Mongolia’s biggest tech startup

October 11, 2017 0

Ulaanbaatar. Photo credit: qumrran / 123RF. Ulaanbaatar-based fintech startup AND Global today revealed that it has raised US$5 million in seed funding, giving it a

In India, Xiaomi takes aim at Samsung with fancier phones

October 4, 2017 0

Mi Mix 2. Photo credit: Xiaomi. On average, people in India spend US$157 on a new smartphone. That figure is rising quickly – it’s already

The top gun in India’s premium smartphone segment is neither Apple nor Samsung

October 4, 2017 0

Xiaomi’s app store pictured on a OnePlus phone. The top smartphone-maker in the premium segment in India is neither Apple nor Samsung. It is Chinese

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