Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi is testing international credit cards and English interface on its app

By Yon Heong Tung | 4 hours ago

This may be a signal of an accelerated push towards global expansion Read More

Fintech startup MoneyTable raises US$1.5M seed funding, aims to get 1M users on-board by end of 2017

By Anisa Menur | 4 hours ago

MoneyTable is a platform that helps employees explore financial options Read More

Ant Financial to invest US$200M into Kakao's upcoming mobile payment subsidiary

By Kevin McSpadden | 6 hours ago

The deal will help turn Kakao's fintech services into a fully functional subsidiary company Read More

Edutech startup SkillLane raises funding from founder of Thai snack giant Tao Kae Noi

By Anisa Menur | 6 hours ago

With the new funding, SkillLane aims to branch out to B2B services Read More

WebTVAsia acquires METUB to expand its YouTube content to Vietnam

By Yon Heong Tung | 7 hours ago

Currently, METUB already has 400 content channels and claims to log 600 million views monthly Read More

Grab speaks up to clarify Badrodin Haiti's role in the company

By Anisa Menur | 8 hours ago

Last week, Haiti indicated that when his appointment as President Commissioner at Grab Indonesia was announced, no formal agreement had been reached between the parties Read More

Paytm to invest US$90M to expand its QR code-based payments network

By Sainul Abudheen | 9 hours ago

Within a year of launch, the QR code-based offline payments already contributes around 65 per cent of overall transactions on its platform Read More

Tencent extends "double-hundred plan" to cover legal services platform, Kuaifawu

By TechNode | 9 hours ago

Under the agreement, Kuaifawu has exchanged shares for traffic through Tencent's channels such as Guangdiantong and WeChat Read More

Eyeing Singapore, MoBike announces strategic investment from Temasek, Hillhouse Capital

By Kevin McSpadden | 22 hours ago

Despite verbalising a desire to enter Singapore, MoBike has been beaten to the city-state by a local player and a fierce competitor Read More

China activity drove US$5.4 billion in Asia fintech funding in 2016

By Kevin McSpadden | 22 hours ago

Asia's fintech funding was level with US$5.5 million raised in the US fintech industry Read More

Singapore govt to pump US$1.7B to transform country into digital powerhouse

By Yon Heong Tung | 23 hours ago

In today's Budget speech, Singapore's finance minister Heng Swee Kiat made clear the importance of digital innovation to relevance in today's economy Read More

Malaysia's Dah Makan is a do-everything food tech startup and it just closed a US$1.3M seed round

By Anisa Menur | 24 hours ago

Instead of partnering with restaurants or caterers, Dah Makan does everything from cooking and preparing the meal, to delivery and payments Read More

India's True Balance recharges its coffers with US$15M funding from Korean VCs

By Sainul Abudheen | Feb 20, 2017

True Balance claims it provides quicker and intuitive balance check, call log, data pack assessment, and recharge service for prepaid Android smartphone users Read More

Alibaba accelerates offline retail push through partnership with Bailian

By Yon Heong Tung | Feb 20, 2017

Through a strategic partnership, the Chinese e-commerce giant will leverage tech such as big data to modernise the offline retail space Read More

Lalamove to launch same-day delivery service in Bangkok this June

By Anisa Menur | Feb 20, 2017

Citing 600 per cent revenue growth within just one year, Lalamove expects to reap profits within the next two months Read More

Vault Dragon gets US$1.16M pre-Series A to bring your medical records to the digital era

By Anisa Menur | Feb 20, 2017

Co-led by Golden Equator Capital and Raging Bull, with this round Vault Dragon has raised more than US$2.13 million in total Read More

Dropping SpaceX, Israel’s SpacePharma launches bio-testing nanosatellite into orbit with help from India’s ISRO

By geektime | Feb 20, 2017

After a year of SpaceX delays, the pioneering cube satellite hitched a ride with India’s ISRO Read More

India's Urban Ladder furnishes the business with US$15M financing

By Sainul Abudheen | Feb 17, 2017

Bangalore-based Urban Ladder is an online furniture and home décor company that aims to provide a curated destination for home solutions Read More

Google launches latest RCS messaging service across Asia via Telenor

By Kevin McSpadden | Feb 17, 2017

The RCS system is designed to significantly upgrade the messaging services offered by traditional telcos like Telenor Read More

Is Paytm merging with Snapdeal?

By Sainul Abudheen | Feb 17, 2017

Paytm and Snapdeal, two behemoths in the online retail segment, reportedly had merger talks in January this year Read More

Indonesia's former chief police Badrodin Haiti will not be Grab's new president commissioner

By Anisa Menur | Feb 17, 2017

Grab announced the appointment of Badrodin Haiti as their new president commissioner on January 30 Read More

Tencent confirms WeChat will introduce paid content for official accounts

By TechNode | Feb 17, 2017

The major question is if Chinese consumers are willing to pay for content that was largely free Read More

Temasek Holdings expands US presence with launch of San Francisco office

By Yon Heong Tung | Feb 17, 2017

It previously opened a New York office in 2014 Read More

Samsung head arrested over involvement in South Korean political scandal

By Anisa Menur | Feb 17, 2017

The court stated that they have finally produced enough evidence to arrest and detain Samsung head Jay Y. Lee Read More

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