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Grab's acquisition of Uber Southeast Asia drives into problems

Grab's acquisition of Uber Southeast Asia drives into problems

The long-rumored Grab acquisition of Uber’s Southeast Asia business may be official now, but it’s far from complete. In fact, what should be a celebratory coming-of-age moment for the Southeast Asian local champion is threatening to become nightmarish thanks to persistent regulators, panicky Uber staff and reluctant drivers who are supposed to switch to Grab […]

Smart speakers, smartphones and AI top trends in China and Asia-Pacific and figures keep rising

Smart speakers, smartphones and AI top trends in China and Asia-Pacific and figures keep rising

Smart speakers are all the rage in China and demand for smartphones shows no sign of slowing down in the region, according to GfK Asia. Latest sales figures released by the consumer market research firm show that 27 million smart speakers were shifted in November and 35 million in December in China last year. Which […]

CBME South East Asia Summit 2018 to Create New Education, Exhibition and Networking Opportunities for the Child …

CBME South East Asia Summit 2018 to Create New Education, Exhibition and Networking Opportunities for the Child …

Garick Kea from Nielsen Singapore will share market insights with audiences on the overall demographic landscape of Southeast Asian countries and category trends Windy Anggayasti from Kantar Worldpanel will talk about the secrets of successful retailer partnership in Asia Kevin […]

Asian stocks poised for muted start on the back of Wall Street's declines

Asian stocks poised for muted start on the back of Wall Street's declines

Futures pointed to a muted open for Asia on Monday, following U.S. markets posted Friday losses as technology stocks declined and amid the rise in interest rates seen last week. The Dow Jones industrial average declined 0.82 percent, or 201.95 points, to close at 24,462.94, the S&P 500 eased 0.85 percent to 2,670.14 and the […]

Does surge in anonymous Twitter users mean Asia has been hit by 'botmageddon'?

Does surge in anonymous Twitter users mean Asia has been hit by 'botmageddon'?

It has been being jokingly referred to as “botmageddon”. But a surge in new, anonymous Twitter accounts across swathes of Southeast and East Asia has deepened fears the region is in the throes of US-style mass social media manipulation. Maya Gilliss-Chapman, a Cambodian tech entrepreneur currently working in Silicon Valley, noticed something odd was happening […]

6 best eco-friendly luxury resorts in Southeast Asia

6 best eco-friendly luxury resorts in Southeast Asia

This article originally appeared in Wanderluxe by The Luxe Nomad With once-pristine destinations, such as Boracay, in the Philippines and Koh Phi Phi’s Maya Bay, in Thailand, having to be closed to halt environmental damage due to tourism, there’s no better time than now to rethink how our wanderlust affects Earth.  How ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ actors […]

'Exploding ants' discovered in Southeast Asia

'Exploding ants' discovered in Southeast Asia

‘Exploding ants’ discovered in Southeast Asia  New York Daily News New species of ‘exploding ants’ discovered in Southeast Asia  Fox News Exploding ants: Scientist survey fiery species in Southeast Asia  UPI.com Flare Explodes In Guy’s Hand After It’s Left In Recycling Bin – Mandatory  Mandatory Full coverage Source link

Asia looks set to track soft lead from Wall Street

Asia looks set to track soft lead from Wall Street

Over in Asia, stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open on Friday: Nikkei futures traded in Chicago were off by 0.16 percent compared to the index’s Thursday close. Australian SPI futures also told a similar picture, last lower by 0.17 percent. On the corporate front, earnings from China Unicom and China Mobile are […]

Swimming: Joseph Schooling appoints Dentsu Sports Asia as commercial partner

Swimming: Joseph Schooling appoints Dentsu Sports Asia as commercial partner

SINGAPORE – Olympic champion Joseph Schooling has named Dentsu Sports Asia (DSA) as his commercial partner. The Japanese firm announced its official appointment by The Schooling Company on Thursday (April 19). DSA will assist the Singaporean in a variety of areas as he embarks on his fledgling career as a professional swimmer. These include advising […]

As Trump races toward a North Korea summit, who are his actual Asia experts?

As Trump races toward a North Korea summit, who are his actual Asia experts?

Donald Trump’s meeting with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe at the US president’s private Florida club is supposed to touch on everything from the South China Sea to steel tariffs—but a potential summit between the US and North Korea is taking center stage. Trump said in Florida today (April 17) that the US and North […]

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