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TikTok tests social commerce

TikTok tests social commerce TikTok is beginning to dabble in social commerce. The short-form video app said it has started to allow some users to add links to e-commerce sites (or any other destination) to their profile biography as well as offer creators the ability to easily send their viewers to shopping […]

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Disney+ to launch in India, Southeast Asian markets next year

Disney+ to launch in India, Southeast Asian markets next year Disney plans to bring its on-demand video streaming service to India and some Southeast Asian markets as soon as the second half of next year, two sources familiar with the company’s plans told TechCrunch. In India, the company plans to bring Disney+’s […]

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Indonesia’s Travelio raises $18M to help tenants rent apartments

Indonesia’s Travelio raises M to help tenants rent apartments More than 50% of residential apartments and other real estate properties in Jakarta are currently vacant, according to official estimates. A startup that is attempting to make it easier for tenants to rent these properties in Jakarta and other places in Indonesia said […]

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Yahoo Japan and Line are reportedly going to merge

Yahoo Japan and Line are reportedly going to merge According to Nikkei, messaging app Line and Yahoo Japan are about to merge and form a single tech company. Despite the name, Yahoo Japan is currently 100% owned by Z Holdings, a company that is controlled by Japanese telecom company SoftBank (Yahoo Japan […]

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Smartphone maker Realme is taking India and other emerging markets by storm

Smartphone maker Realme is taking India and other emerging markets by storm As Xiaomi widens its smartphone lead over Samsung in India, a new competitor is increasingly posing a challenge. Realme, a one-and-half-year-old smartphone vendor that spun out of Oppo, commanded 14.3% of the world’s second largest smartphone market in the quarter […]

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China Roundup: facial recognition lawsuit and cashless payments for foreigners

China Roundup: facial recognition lawsuit and cashless payments for foreigners Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. This week, a lawsuit sparked a debate over the deployment of China’s […]

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Microsoft uses AI to diagnose cervical cancer faster in India

Microsoft uses AI to diagnose cervical cancer faster in India More women in India die from cervical cancer than in any other country. This preventable disease kills around 67,000 women in India every year, more than 25% of the 260,000 deaths worldwide. Effective screening and early detection can help reduce its incidence, […]

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China’s news and data site 36Kr tumbles in its stock market debut

China’s news and data site 36Kr tumbles in its stock market debut 36Kr, a Chinese news and data website that tracks startups, fell 10% in its Nasdaq debut on Friday. The disappointing debut followed 36Kr’s decision to slash the size of its offering from 3.6 million shares to 1.4 million and pricing […]

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Relocating Indonesian capital will impact nation’s startup ecosystem

Relocating Indonesian capital will impact nation’s startup ecosystem Hugh Harsono Contributor Hugh Harsono is a former financial analyst currently serving as a U.S. Army officer. More posts by this contributor Why the world’s first smart highway will most likely be in China Why the future of Chinese e-commerce is in its rural […]

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Alibaba to invest $3.3B to bump its stake in logistics unit Cainiao

Alibaba to invest .3B to bump its stake in logistics unit Cainiao Alibaba is doubling down on its logistics affiliate Cainiao, two years after acquiring a majority stake in the firm. The Chinese giant said today it would invest an additional 23.3 billion yuan (about $3.33 billion) to raise its equity in […]

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