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.
China just unbanned consoles, sort of. But what does that really mean? Should you believe the hype? If you want to understand China's video game market, this is...
While the western media world gradually came to know UGC, emerging markets like Indonesia are immediately thrust into the deep end as internet access ramps up.
Data is the hidden cost trap for smartphone users in Indonesia. Sponsored data seems to be the only way out.
Uber will play ball and get registered in Indonesia. But for Jakarta’s smaller foreign startups, the company’s actions may not serve as the best roadmap.
Amazon's Prime Day failure shows the company should be really scared if Alibaba turns its sights on the US market.
Some traditional motorcycle taxi drivers refuse to join app-based services in Indonesia. They’re seen as backward, but actually have good reasons to say no.
Uber has a lot of potential enemies. But a merger of Asia's taxi apps might be its biggest threat.
China's stock markets have taken a beating recently - everyone knows this. But what does it mean for China's tech industry?
Chinese media are reporting that Didi is quietly hiring in the US, and there's some reason to believe that's true. But would a US expansion really make sense?
China's ridesharing app battlefield is fast turning into a cash-burning party.
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?