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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Brief: Mobike expands to the US

Mobike bicycles at the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool, Washington DC. Photo credit: Mobike. The news: Mobike launched in Washington DC today, marking the Chinese bike-sharing app’s...

WeChat is quietly developing its own AR platform

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 mind...

Expect more deals as Singtel introduces Singapore’s first unlimited mobile plans

Photo credit: Terence Lee. Singtel today launched Singapore’s first mobile plans featuring unlimited local data, phone calls, and text and multimedia messaging. New subscribers to Singtel’s...

Sex doll sharing is the worst kind of sharing

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...

A startup’s conference guide to TIA Tokyo 2017’s Startup Strategy Workshops

With the increasing operational demands of the startup landscape, startup employees know all too well the importance of changing hats for each unique working...

Asia pre-order dates, prices for the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and Apple Watch Series...

If you’ve been up for more than five minutes today, you’ve probably already been bombarded by reporting on Apple’s latest mobile products: its yearly...

How China could give the iPhone a second chance

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...

Ahead of Tokyo Olympics travel boom, startup wants to give tourists ‘free’ SIM cards

Photo credit: Dmitri Popov / Unsplash. There’s plenty to look forward to in 2020: President Trump could be out of a job, and Japan will...

Grab rolls out credit transfer between GrabPay users in major push beyond ride-hailing

Grab cars in Singapore. Photo credit: BYD. Grab has further expanded the use of its payments service beyond transportation with the launch of a peer-to-peer...

What you need to know about Hong Kong’s first unicorn

Photo credit: Gogovan. Hong Kong now has its first startup unicorn. Gogovan, an Uber for deliveries that started up in 2013, has just hit billion-dollar...