Asia

Google inks patent deal with Tencent

Google has but extra information from China after the U.S. seek company introduced a patent cross-licensing settlement with Chinese tech large Tencent. The phrases weren’t disclosed, however Google stated the tie-in with Tencent, which is valued at over $500 billion, covers “a broad range of products and technologies” and is “long-term.” The two companies pledged […]

JD.com leads investment in Vietnam-Established e-commerce service Tiki

JD.com, the Chinese e-commerce company that rivals Alibaba, has continued its growth in Southeast Asia having an investment in Vietnam-established  Tiki, a seven-year-old online retail service. JD.com is leading to Series C investment around in Tiki along with VNG, the Vietnam-established online media and gambling business that’s currently an investor. The around itself is undisclosed, however, […]

Google is investing in Indonesia-based Uber rival Go-Jek

Google is again investing in ride-hailing corporations. The U.S. seek company and China’s Meituan-Dianping are a few of the tech giants set to speculate in Go-Jek, the Indonesia-based rival to Grab and Uber, a supply with wisdom of discussions instructed TechCrunch. We perceive a deal may well be finished once subsequent week, although whether or […]

Storytelling app Wattpad raises $51M at a $398M valuation

Content, as they say, is king — but nowadays, that could be true only for so long as it is possible to determine a great business model to send it. And now, a startup based from Toronto, Canada has been re-upping its own coffers to complete its ambition to do exactly that. Wattpad, a storytelling […]

Didi has a brilliant plan to contain the threat of China’s bike-sharing services

China’s Didi Chuxing unveiled its bike-sharing platform lately and, as anticipated, it looks as if a very competitive transfer to give protection to its place. When Didi first introduced its plans to be offering rides from Ofo and Bluegogo inside of its app, I argued that this used to be a ways from a certain […]

Uber rival Grab acquires Indian startup to bulk up its mobile payment platform

Grab, Uber’s primary rival in Southeast Asia, is continuous to expand its mobile payment technique after it introduced the purchase of India-based startup iKaaz. The deal — which is undisclosed — will see iKaaz’s engineering group sign up for the Bangalore-based engineering administrative center which Grab opened ultimate 12 months. The company declined to say what […]

Hike unbundles its messaging app to reach India’s next wave of smartphone users

How would you compete with the world’s biggest discussion app in its most popular marketplace? Hike, the Indian messaging app valued at greater than $1 billion, is currently taking a exceptional strategy to combating WhatsApp which entails dismantling its support, layering it on funding Android telephones and offering complimentary connectivity. The company, which is endorsed […]

Google moves into Shenzhen in latest China expansion

per month after announcing plans to start its first AI laboratory in China, Google is expanding via a movement into Shenzhen. The U.S. technology giant has started an office in that the Chinese town, which boundaries Hong Kong and famous for being a international hardware hub, based on an internal email acquired by TechCrunch. This […]

Apple asked to respond to China consumer group about slowing older iPhones

Apple is currently facing questions about the way that it slows down older iPhones in China. The Xinhua state information agency reported that the Shanghai Consumer Council has composed to Apple requesting it to describe the operation hit and some other remedies it’s offering to customers. The firm was asked to respond to that the […]

AngelList launches Syndicates in India

AngelList has enlarged its syndicates app to India in the hottest abroad move for its US crowdfunding platform. The launching comes some 18 weeks later we reported AngelList had hired Utsav Somani to establish the service and create its own business normally in India, in which it also has its hiring merchandise. Syndicates was established in […]