iPhone 8 Plus cracks open for two users in Asia, batteries may be to blame

Reports of iPhone 8 battery issues are leaking online in Asia, reminiscent of the Samsung Galaxy 7 debacle 

MatahariMall raises US$16M from offline Lippo Group cousin: DSA

The deal increases Matahari Department Stores' stake in MatahariMall to 16 per cent 

Captain's Log, August 7: Singapore media giants ink potential advertising partnership

Singapore Press Holdings and Mediacorp announced today an effort to build an online advertising marketplace for their most valuable properties 

Japanese VC Cool Japan Fund slammed with sexual harassment allegations

At least one female employees of the company claims to have been groped 

News Capsule: Jia Yueting demoted, Global Brain closes US$180M fund and ROBOTS!

In today's news, we also have MoBike's new Singapore initiative and a crazy-successful quarter for Samsung 

Mobike rides into Japan with launch of Japanese subsidiary

The Chinese bike-sharing company will start rolling out its service in Japan later this year 

Japan legalisation of Airbnb is an embarrassment for Singapore

Disruption is becoming a great PR-slogan, except for the fact that cities do not actually want real disruption 

Airbnb is now legal in Japan; hosts can sublet homes for up to 180 days per year

Airbnb claims its host community pumped US$8.3 billion into the Japanese economy 

Tinder rules in Asia, but data shows it is fuelling competition

The fact that the most popular dating apps are largely variation on Tinder's swiping features demonstrates that easily finding dates with a few finger swipes has an universal appeal among young generations 

Indian budget hotels booking startup OYO Rooms close to raising US$250M led by SoftBank: Report

SoftBank was looking to infuse a whopping US$500 million in this round, but OYO's early investors opposed the move