Too busy to read Tech in Asia twice a day? We forgive you (this time). Here’s a refresher course on the past week’s biggest stories.
In light of the tragedy of flight MH370, Flight Tracker might just be the app worried families need for reassurance.
Boosted by buyers in China, half of the worldwide top 10 phone brands are now Chinese. Huawei is third, Lenovo fourth, Xiaomi debuts in sixth, Coolpad is eighth, and ZTE is ninth.
Singapore startup Astroscale and Japanese sports drink company Pocari Sweat will deliver a time capsule to the moon next year.
Oculus is not the only company working on VR technology. Sony has already announced its plans to enter the arena with Morpheus, and now a Beijing-based startup, ANTVR, has launched a Kickstarter for its own virtual reality device.
In Indonesia’s thriving automotive market, there are a lot of marketplace options for buying cars that you can find on the web.
Gengo’s CEO offers some fun entrepreneurial insights through an “otaku” lens.
China’s health-conscious population is growing accustomed to donning face masks when outdoors, but indoor air pollution is also a fast-emerging concern.
Wealth and talent are not lacking in the region. A mindset shift is needed, and governments can help.
Taipei’s iChef created an iPad-based point-of-sale system for small restaurant chains that’s tailor-made for the domestic market, but might have a shot at moving beyond Taiwanese borders.
3. From small town to running Indonesia’s biggest price comparison site, here’s Andry Suhaili’s story
Having the mindset to start a business is good, but having the mental strength to bounce back after several failed ventures and really make it in the end is something else entirely.
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