Bitcoin

After surge in transactions, Philippine central bank regulates Bitcoin

February 9, 2017 Judith Balea 0

Source: Tech In Asia News Photo credit: lightboxx / 123RF. The Philippine central bank has decided to regulate virtual currencies, particularly Bitcoin, with more and more people using it to transfer money across borders. […]

accelerators

Plug and Play’s Indonesian program is accepting applications

February 9, 2017 Nadine Freischlad 0

Source: Tech In Asia News Saeed Amidi, co-founder of Plug and Play and legendary startup investor. Photo credit: Robert Scoble. Silicon Valley-based startup accelerator Plug and Play has opened up a branch in Jakarta […]

Asia

STEM study makes girls smart, and that lands jobs: survey

February 9, 2017 Nivedita Bhattacharjee 0

Source: Tech In Asia News Photo credit: yyyahuuu / 123RF. A study of 2,270 girls aged 12-25 across Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore shows that while studying STEM (science, technology, engineering, and […]

Featured Stories

Ola’s high-profile CFO quits

February 9, 2017 Malavika Velayanikal 0

Source: Tech In Asia News A quick Ola ride. Photo credit: Michael Coghlan. India’s largest ride-hailing app just lost its chief financial officer. Ola’s CFO Rajiv Bansal, who had jumped ship from IT behemoth […]

China

China’s VR ‘boom’ is a bust, say some experts

February 8, 2017 Steven Millward 0

Source: Tech In Asia News Photo credit: supernam / 123RF. While all the headlines say that virtual reality is the next big thing in China, an US$820 million industry in 2016 growing to a […]

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Alibaba’s Ant Financial is raising $3B in debt to finance a global M&A spree

February 8, 2017 Jon Russell 0

Source: TechCrunch Asia  Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial announced a surprise deal to acquire international payment service MoneyGram for $880 million last month, but that looks like being just the start of its M&A activities. […]

Android app stores

Google plans to launch its Play app store in China. Too little too late?

February 8, 2017 C Custer 0

Source: Tech In Asia News Photo credit: Flickr/bfishadow. Google’s app store could finally be on its way back to China. That’s according to a report from The Information, citing anonymous sources who suggest that […]

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Mortgage draw downs slow to a trickle as China tightens credits

February 8, 2017 0

Source: SCMP Tech News Chinese commercial banks are slowing the ability of their borrowers to draw down on their loans, amid a directive by the People’s Bank of China to tighten the disbursement of […]

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Pakistan is one of Asia’s fastest-growing internet markets

February 8, 2017 Osman Husain 0

Source: Tech In Asia News Skardu, Pakistan: Children at a village school. Photo credit: khlongwangchao / 123RF. There are over one million people coming online via their phones every month in Pakistan, but that’s just […]

IT jobs

10 marketing jobs: Tripviss, Talking Street, Daily Vanity and more

February 8, 2017 Elvina Taher 0

Source: Tech In Asia News Looking for opportunities in marketing & public relations? We have handpicked 10 jobs for you this week. Click on the links below and apply away! Recruiting and keen to […]

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SK Telecom deploys LTE-R on Busan subway

February 8, 2017 Admin 0

Source: Zdnet Asia News The change from analogue to LTE network on the subway will allow real-time video streaming for station personnel. See the full post at SK Telecom deploys LTE-R on Busan subway

Ecommerce

Snapdeal’s Shopo to shut shop on Feb 10

February 8, 2017 Nivedita Bhattacharjee 0

Source: Tech In Asia News Photo credit: Alex Bellink. Shopo, the online marketplace for quirky and handicraft products owned by Snapdeal, is going to shut down after a year and a half of trying […]