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Asia tech news roundup – Jan 4

A Didi booking station at Shenzhen Bao’an Airport Photo credit: Didi Chuxing Here are the day’s top tech news stories, as curated by Tech in...

Asia news roundup: ShopBack buys Seedly, Alibaba gets Daraz, Grab adds services, and more

Grab will launch three new services in the coming weeks. / Photo credit: BYD Today’s top stories include ShopBack’s purchase of Seedly, Grab’s announcement of...

GitHub acquired for $7.5B 😮 – AngelList Blog

Microsoft acquired GitHub for $7.5 billion in stock last week, the third largest in Microsoft’s history behind Skype ($8.5B) and LinkedIn ($26.2B). Microsoft paid...

7 rising startups in Japan

The tap of money flow into Japanese startups seems to be wide open as 2017 winds down. Get the lowdown on earlier-stage Japanese startups...

Our experts discuss the most controversial topics facing Indonesia’s tech ecosystem

An all-star panel of entrepreneurs and investors came together at the Tech in Asia 2015 conference in Jakarta to discuss the most burning (and...

Sociolla gets $12m to build beauty buyers’ community and take on ecommerce giants

Photo credit: Sociolla They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In this case the beholder is EV Growth – a VC fund...

Grab to raise $1b from Toyota as part of new funding round

Photo credit: Grab Grab announced today that it is receiving US$1 billion in fresh investment from Toyota as part of an ongoing funding round being...

Lazada’s membership program LiveUp ‘absolutely’ coming to Indonesia

(From L to R:) Redmart CEO Roger Egan, Lazada Singapore CEO Alexis Lanternier, and Uber Singapore general manager Warren Tseng. Photo credit: Lazada. While Lazada...

Opinion: Here’s why Grab is flooded with complaints from users

Grab’s acquisition of Uber’s Southeast Asian operations makes it the clear ride-hailing leader in many Southeast Asian countries. Whether this is good for users and...

Balancing career and family – can women in tech have it all?

  With movements such as #MeToo, #TimesUp and most recently #PressforProgress, there is a strong global momentum for women’s equality in the workplace. This year’s...