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 International Women’s Day saw women across 50 countries protesting against wage disparities, workplace mistreatment and sexism. It is no secret women continue to be paid less than their male colleagues.… Continue reading Balancing career and family – can women in tech have it all?
Photo Credit: Oracle Times Just days after the EOS blockchain activated its mainnet on June 14, it froze seven accounts that it suspected belonged to thieves who had stolen funds from users. Even before the dust began to settle on that news, the people maintaining the blockchain – called block producers – suspended 27 more… Continue reading Experts: “Ethereum killer” needs to work on its governance issues or risk losing users
Photo credit: Unsplash With Southeast Asia’s massive growth in tech funding from 2016 to 2017, all eyes are on the startup economies of countries like Malaysia, Vietnam, and Indonesia. While these three countries saw varying amounts of tech funding and have vastly incomparable startup densities, the challenges their populous face are giving rise to startups… Continue reading A peek into the startup economies of Malaysia, Vietnam, and Indonesia
Photo credit: Ofo This article is an adapted translation of the original story on Bufanbiz. “To be or not to be,” uttered Hamlet as he considered two stark options: endure the hardships of living, or commit suicide. Ofo faces a similar dilemma. Media reports are beating the drum on Ofo’s financial health. There are allegations that the… Continue reading Opinion: Ofo faces a dilemma. Should it stay independent or surrender?
Photo credit: Razer Here’s a look at what happened today across Asia. Fintech Razer Pay chooses Malaysia as the first country to launch (Malaysia). Razer announced today the debut of its long-awaited e-payment system, Razer Pay, starting with Malaysia. The company is partnering with local corporation Berjaya to roll out the payment system, which will… Continue reading Asia news roundup: Razer Pay debuts in Malaysia, Anchanto raises series C, and more
Photo credit: Razer Razer has launched its long-awaited Razer Pay, and it’s chosen Malaysia as the first market for its digital wallet. Razer is partnering with Malaysian corporation Berjaya to debut the service in the country. Users will be able to transfer funds to each other and top-up at 7-Eleven stores or via their bank… Continue reading Malaysia is the first country to get Razer Pay, Razer’s long-awaited digital wallet
Hype’s co-founders (L to R): Henek Lo, Robert Hao, Patrick Lee / Photo credit: Hype When Henek Lo was exploring the idea for venture builder Hype, he had just completed a successful run with WeWork, helping it set up its offices in Seoul, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. Before that, Lo and co-founder Robert Hao were… Continue reading These Airbnb and WeWork vets proved their biz concept by helping Carousell expand abroad
Singapore is often hailed as the hub for fintech in Southeast Asia. Here’s a snapshot of its fast-growing financial tech scene. This post A snapshot of Singapore’s fintech scene appeared first on Tech in Asia. Tech in Asia
Attendees playing with Tik Tok’s app at the Jakarta launch party. Photo credit: Bytedance, modified by Tech in Asia. Tik Tok, a popular app that allows users to make short music videos, has been banned in Indonesia, reported CNN Indonesia and Kumparan. The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology confirmed the news in a statement. The… Continue reading Popular video app Tik Tok banned in Indonesia
Photo credit: Grab Everyone knows the Grab mantra by now: to become Southeast Asia’s “everyday app for consumers.” But closest competitor Go-Jek is also making a claim to that title. As Grab’s spokespersons are all too keen to point out, it’s not just a ride-hailing company anymore. It’s also your ticket to getting food and… Continue reading In preemptive strike on Go-Jek, Grab introduces personal assistant service in Manila