China's ridesharing app battlefield is fast turning into a cash-burning party.
Asia’s vast and budding tech startup ecosystem is still learning about itself. Many companies in Asia dwarf their Silicon Valley counterparts, but at the same time the platform of startups is not as mature yet. Opinion pieces come from our writers and editors as well as our gracious contributors. These people would like to give a voice to understanding Asia in this dazzling time of growth. It’s with this much needed meta that we can piece together what is going on, what are the real trends and themes, and anticipate what is to come from the startups and tech companies that rule over Asia.
WhatsApp, Line, WeChat - all are popular in Indonesia, but BBM just won’t go away.
Housing founders didn’t know that investors were negotiating a deal with Quikr. They were slapped with a term sheet yesterday.
Any on-demand services startup trying to win Southeast Asia must eventually corner Indonesia, where reliability is rare and infrastructure is dicey at best.
Why a foreign startup might choose to base their tech development team in Taiwan, and their candid views on the pros and cons behind such a decision.
Qihoo has just launched a router with a signal-reduction feature it calls "pregnant woman." WTF.
Indonesian fashion ecommerce enabler Paraplou Group has a site that will compete with MAPeMall and Zalora. But is the local market already sewn up?
Like other startups in the space, Tazamart fails to impress.
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A passenger says she was raped by the convicted-criminal driver of a ridesharing app in China. But which app was it?
Yaskawa's viral video shows that an industrial robot can be programmed to wield a katana. So what?
Within the span of a week, we have three very different numbers popping up in the press about Uber’s business in China. What's going on?
China wants to develop its tech startup scene. Here's why it should take a very close look at how things work in the Lion City.
Huawei's recent PR fail highlights a bigger problem: global and domestic PR teams that are totally separate.
Ride tech is a rare space where street traffic is just as valuable as web traffic. Go-Jek and GrabBike slug it out in Jakarta’s congested roadways.
I don't think Internet.org deserves such knee-jerk reactions and bad publicity in countries like Pakistan.
This week, Uber VP David Plouffe gave an exclusive interview to the China Daily at the International Transport Forum (ITF) in Leipzig, Germany. Apparently, Plou...
A review of Porter Erisman's book Alibaba's World: How a Remarkable Chinese Company is Changing the Face of Global Business.
Poor Education and Infrastructure stand in the way of more digital inclusion in Indonesia
In another unreleased speech excerpt, Jack Ma explains why he started Alipay and the importance of limits for internet enterprises.
Acquisitions are not always what they appear to be. We look at the facts behind the Gushcloud buyout and analyze what this is all about.
The Chinese market is massive, and for the right companies, it can be massively profitable. But in this age of internet globalization we have seen many successf...
Since about 2013, Indonesia's "big three" have become serious about digital innovation. Telkom and Indosat each have strong programs, while XL Axiata lags behin...
An "internet for the poor," as some critics have called it, is still far more beneficial than no internet at all.
In this latest excerpt from a book of previously-unpublished speeches, Ma waxes philosophical on flattery, arrogance, and why his face looks weird.
Having acquired Axioo, Indonesian phone distributor Erajaya plans to enter manufacturing. Simultaneously, the firm is building an ecommerce fulfillment center.