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A new Beautiful Game: Vietnamese youths turn passion for gaming into rewarding e-sports careers

Despite some social stigma about being a gamer, young people in Vietnam who see gaming as more than just a hobby are turning their participation into careers as casters, e-sports players, or developers.

29 Nov 2019 - 10:24AM

Despite some social stigma about being a gamer, young people in Vietnam who see gaming as more than just a hobby are turning their participation into careers as casters, e-sports players, or developers.

A new Beautiful Game: Vietnamese youths turn passion for gaming into rewarding e-sports careers
China launches pilot with WeChat Pay and Alipay to give people e-access to national healthcare insurance

In seven pilot provinces and cities, the National Healthcare Security Administration is issuing electronic certificates that can be used as digital version of social security card

26 Nov 2019 - 11:06PM

In seven pilot provinces and cities, the National Healthcare Security Administration is issuing electronic certificates that can be used as digital version of social security card

China launches pilot with WeChat Pay and Alipay to give people e-access to national healthcare insurance
Smartphone shipments in India touch record high despite slowdown, with Xiaomi taking the lead

Chinese equipment manufacturer Xiaomi, with 26 per cent market share, maintained its lead over Samsung.

28 Oct 2019 - 9:24AM

Chinese equipment manufacturer Xiaomi, with 26 per cent market share, maintained its lead over Samsung.

Smartphone shipments in India touch record high despite slowdown, with Xiaomi taking the lead
Pinduoduo founder Huang says e-commerce player has surpassed JD.com on GMV two years ahead of plan

Data disclosed by both companies have shown that Pinduoduo is now China’s second-largest e-commerce platform by annual active users.

22 Oct 2019 - 11:14AM

Data disclosed by both companies have shown that Pinduoduo is now China’s second-largest e-commerce platform by annual active users.

Pinduoduo founder Huang says e-commerce player has surpassed JD.com on GMV two years ahead of plan
Data labelling jobs are coming to China’s underdeveloped regions, but are they sustainable?

Guizhou, one of the poorest provinces in China, is morphing into a big data hub for major hi-tech companies.

18 Oct 2019 - 8:00AM

Guizhou, one of the poorest provinces in China, is morphing into a big data hub for major hi-tech companies.

Data labelling jobs are coming to China’s underdeveloped regions, but are they sustainable?
Global Wi-fi services provider Skyroam raises US$20 million to fund new business expansion

Skyroam, with offices in San Francisco and Shenzhen, plans to use the funds for initiatives in the smartphone and Internet of Things sectors.

9 Oct 2019 - 7:00AM

Skyroam, with offices in San Francisco and Shenzhen, plans to use the funds for initiatives in the smartphone and Internet of Things sectors.

Global Wi-fi services provider Skyroam raises US$20 million to fund new business expansion
Grab expands its network of GrabKitchens into Thailand, Vietnam

Singapore-based Grab plans to operate more than 50 GrabKitchens in five markets across Southeast Asia by the end of this year.

9 Oct 2019 - 6:00AM

Singapore-based Grab plans to operate more than 50 GrabKitchens in five markets across Southeast Asia by the end of this year.

Grab expands its network of GrabKitchens into Thailand, Vietnam
JD.com’s fintech arm hires former chief executive of China’s first P2P lender Yirendai

Fang’s departure from Yirendai comes at a time when China has upped regulation of the peer-to-peer lending sector.

30 Sep 2019 - 10:13AM

Fang’s departure from Yirendai comes at a time when China has upped regulation of the peer-to-peer lending sector.

JD.com’s fintech arm hires former chief executive of China’s first P2P lender Yirendai
Didi plans to expand taxi-hailing service to 20 cities in Japan, claims leading market shares in some

Didi’s early success has been helped by its efforts to localise and add app features

26 Sep 2019 - 9:54AM

Didi’s early success has been helped by its efforts to localise and add app features

Didi plans to expand taxi-hailing service to 20 cities in Japan, claims leading market shares in some
Chinese consumers are warming to smart speakers but route to big profits for makers is still uncertain

For many users in China, once the novelty wears off, the smart speaker might become just a regular speaker

24 Sep 2019 - 5:43PM

For many users in China, once the novelty wears off, the smart speaker might become just a regular speaker

Chinese consumers are warming to smart speakers but route to big profits for makers is still uncertain
ByteDance releases apps to boost marketing plans of advertisers on its short video platforms

The two new apps are expected to enrich ByteDance’s online marketing solutions.

23 Sep 2019 - 9:14AM

The two new apps are expected to enrich ByteDance’s online marketing solutions.

ByteDance releases apps to boost marketing plans of advertisers on its short video platforms
Malaysia’s iCar Asia snaps up Indonesian online marketplace Carmudi for US$3 million

The acquisition is expected to help iCar Asia double revenue from its operations in Southeast Asia’s largest economy.

21 Sep 2019 - 1:30PM

The acquisition is expected to help iCar Asia double revenue from its operations in Southeast Asia’s largest economy.

Malaysia’s iCar Asia snaps up Indonesian online marketplace Carmudi for US$3 million
Indonesian e-commerce unicorn Tokopedia to build ‘super ecosystem’ after Bridestory acquisition

The e-commerce unicorn is expected to help drive Bridestory’s expansion in the country’s vast weddings industry, which is estimated to be worth about US$7 billion in annual consumer spending.

21 Sep 2019 - 10:55AM

The e-commerce unicorn is expected to help drive Bridestory’s expansion in the country’s vast weddings industry, which is estimated to be worth about US$7 billion in annual consumer spending.

Indonesian e-commerce unicorn Tokopedia to build ‘super ecosystem’ after Bridestory acquisition
China’s private satellite maker GalaxySpace says its value exceeds US$708 million after new funding round

GalaxySpace said it will use the fresh funds to commercialise its technologies, while also focusing on research and development of broadband satellites.

17 Sep 2019 - 8:49PM

GalaxySpace said it will use the fresh funds to commercialise its technologies, while also focusing on research and development of broadband satellites.

China’s private satellite maker GalaxySpace says its value exceeds US$708 million after new funding round
Tokopedia, Gojek, and Grab partner with Jakarta’s government to accelerate smart city development

Indonesia is also working with Gojek and Grab to accelerate a safe and integrated transport system through a smart mobility program.

17 Sep 2019 - 7:00PM

Indonesia is also working with Gojek and Grab to accelerate a safe and integrated transport system through a smart mobility program.

Tokopedia, Gojek, and Grab partner with Jakarta’s government to accelerate smart city development
Tencent integrates live streaming into WeChat’s mini program platform, opening up e-commerce options

Short video platforms in China have been leveraging live-streaming as a way to boost e-commerce capabilities

17 Sep 2019 - 6:30PM

Short video platforms in China have been leveraging live-streaming as a way to boost e-commerce capabilities

Tencent integrates live streaming into WeChat’s mini program platform, opening up e-commerce options
Tencent incubates new credit payment product to take on Ant Financial’s Huabei

The new Fenfu tool will allow users who cannot get a credit card from a bank to have a virtual one via WeChat.

13 Sep 2019 - 2:49PM

The new Fenfu tool will allow users who cannot get a credit card from a bank to have a virtual one via WeChat.

Tencent incubates new credit payment product to take on Ant Financial’s Huabei
Grab plans to launch 50 GrabKitchens across Indonesia this year

Singapore-based Grab aims to be the No 1 food delivery service in Southeast Asia’s most populous country this third quarter, overtaking rival Gojek.

13 Sep 2019 - 6:15AM

Singapore-based Grab aims to be the No 1 food delivery service in Southeast Asia’s most populous country this third quarter, overtaking rival Gojek.

Grab plans to launch 50 GrabKitchens across Indonesia this year
Gojek makes foray into mobile gaming with eye on millennial spenders

Gojek added mobile gaming to its burgeoning ecosystem of on-demand services with an eye on Indonesia’s fast-growing gamers

10 Sep 2019 - 10:42PM

Gojek added mobile gaming to its burgeoning ecosystem of on-demand services with an eye on Indonesia’s fast-growing gamers

Gojek makes foray into mobile gaming with eye on millennial spenders
Meituan-backed Indian food delivery unicorn Swiggy launches new on-demand service

The new Swiggy Go courier service will deliver small packages of nearly anything, including laundry, lunchboxes and documents.

6 Sep 2019 - 6:00AM

The new Swiggy Go courier service will deliver small packages of nearly anything, including laundry, lunchboxes and documents.

Meituan-backed Indian food delivery unicorn Swiggy launches new on-demand service
Meituan tests unmanned delivery with robots in Beijing and Shenzhen

Food-delivery platform operator Meituan is seeking to cut delivery time with the use of service robots.

2 Sep 2019 - 8:41AM

Food-delivery platform operator Meituan is seeking to cut delivery time with the use of service robots.

Meituan tests unmanned delivery with robots in Beijing and Shenzhen
Tencent extends reach to China’s young online comics audience, with US$125 million investment

The internet giant has invested in Kuaikan World (Beijing) Technology, whose popular online comics app has more than 200 million users.

29 Aug 2019 - 8:09AM

The internet giant has invested in Kuaikan World (Beijing) Technology, whose popular online comics app has more than 200 million users.

Tencent extends reach to China’s young online comics audience, with US$125 million investment
Meituan Dianping said to re-enter power bank sharing business

The operator of China’s leading e-commerce platform for services plans to roll out power bank sharing stations across the country.

29 Aug 2019 - 8:10AM

The operator of China’s leading e-commerce platform for services plans to roll out power bank sharing stations across the country.

Meituan Dianping said to re-enter power bank sharing business
Investors pour funds into China online education start-ups

China’s competitive exam-based school system is creating huge demand for tutoring and start-ups like Hexiaoxiang and Huowa are among those sprouting up to cater to this need.

29 Aug 2019 - 11:06AM

China’s competitive exam-based school system is creating huge demand for tutoring and start-ups like Hexiaoxiang and Huowa are among those sprouting up to cater to this need.

Investors pour funds into China online education start-ups
E-commerce player JD.com allows users to tailor-make clothes, pushing boundaries of mass customisation

JD.com is pushing a trend called ‘mass customisation’ which has become possible in the internet era.

23 Aug 2019 - 9:18PM

JD.com is pushing a trend called ‘mass customisation’ which has become possible in the internet era.

E-commerce player JD.com allows users to tailor-make clothes, pushing boundaries of mass customisation
Vietnam’s Luxstay has ambitions to take on Airbnb

Founded in 2017, Luxstay is an online short-term rental platform and hospitality service, connecting customers looking to rent a property with the property owners

21 Aug 2019 - 9:00AM

Founded in 2017, Luxstay is an online short-term rental platform and hospitality service, connecting customers looking to rent a property with the property owners

Vietnam’s Luxstay has ambitions to take on Airbnb
China’s social e-commerce sector to more than double to US$185 billion in sales by 2021

Chinese consumers’ love for social networking has led to a new type of business model that could be referred to as Social+, where different industries such as education, news and e-commerce are anchored by a social pillar that drives user engagement and growth.

16 Aug 2019 - 7:15AM

Chinese consumers’ love for social networking has led to a new type of business model that could be referred to as Social+, where different industries such as education, news and e-commerce are anchored by a social pillar that drives user engagement and growth.

China’s social e-commerce sector to more than double to US$185 billion in sales by 2021
ByteDance’s TikTok is a force to reckon with in Vietnam

Launched in 2016 by Beijing-based start-up ByteDance, TikTok, which has an equivalent but separate entity called Douyin in China, is already a global phenomenon, with about 500 million active monthly users in 154 countries.

14 Aug 2019 - 2:50PM

Launched in 2016 by Beijing-based start-up ByteDance, TikTok, which has an equivalent but separate entity called Douyin in China, is already a global phenomenon, with about 500 million active monthly users in 154 countries.

ByteDance’s TikTok is a force to reckon with in Vietnam
Tencent-backed Sogou to unveil AI novel readers which look exactly like authors

The goal is to apply artificial intelligence technologies in the online literature sector.

13 Aug 2019 - 10:20AM

The goal is to apply artificial intelligence technologies in the online literature sector.

Tencent-backed Sogou to unveil AI novel readers which look exactly like authors
Xiaomi to equip smartphones with Samsung camera sensors as South Korean giant retreats from China

Samsung has tumbled out of China’s smartphone market as domestic brands like Huawei and Xiaomi compete on quality and price.

8 Aug 2019 - 8:44AM

Samsung has tumbled out of China’s smartphone market as domestic brands like Huawei and Xiaomi compete on quality and price.

Xiaomi to equip smartphones with Samsung camera sensors as South Korean giant retreats from China