10 of our hottest tech stories for your weekend reading


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Miss out on Tech in Asia’s coverage last week? Check out our recap of our best stories below.

1. Indonesia’s TokoBagus rebrands to OLX.co.id

A rose by any other name smells just as sweet – the country’s largest classifieds website has a new domain name, but all else remains unchanged.

2. Anonymous Philippines hacks 200 Chinese websites for “territorial encroachment”

Territorial fueding between the Philippines and China over the Scarborough Shoal (aka Huangyan Island) has led the loose collective of hackers to take action.

3. Amazon’s first ever investment in China is an online fresh food grocer, could signal AmazonFresh expansion

Amazon sunk US$20 million in Yummy77, a company that delivers fresh food to Chinese consumers’ doorsteps.

4. Chinese startup Smartisan unveils China’s newest Android smartphone, the T1

Hype machines work in mysterious ways. The ROM maker unveiled its first smartphone last week, catching the attention of Chinese techies across the nation.

5. In first Malaysia flash sale, Xiaomi sells 4,000 Mi3 smartphones in 17 minutes

Malaysia, meet Xiaomi. Xiaomi, Malaysia.

6. Indonesian conglomerate invests $3.5 million in Singapore startup ISP MyRepublic

Keep your eyes peeled for more updates from this “telco startup” which delivers lightning-fast internet speeds at mid-tier prices.

7. Weibo just released its first earnings report since IPO, racks up a $47.4 million loss

Cloudy outlook for the Chinese social network.

8. JD floats on stock market higher than expected in China’s biggest ever ecommerce IPO

China’s second-largest ecommerce player takes the title of third-biggest IPO ever.

9. China’s top Secret clone cleans up its act, changes name, set to relaunch with fresh UI

This anonymous social app ducked out of the app store and got a brief makeover before relaunching.

10. Indosat partners with Softbank to launch $50M fund in Indonesia

Indonesian startups rejoice!

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