Showing posts with category "asia"

India Police arrest man for making app to auction Muslim women

App to auction Muslim women — Police in India have arrested a man suspected of creating an app that put up photos of more than 80 Muslim women for “sale” online last year. The open source app – Sulli Deals – had been hosted on web platform GitHub in July 2021. The 25-year-old was arrested […]

January 10, 2022
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Parag Agrawal: India celebrates new Twitter CEO

Twitter CEO — India-born Parag Agrawal, who has been named the chief executive officer of Twitter, is making headlines in the country of his birth as many celebrate his appointment. The 37-year-old succeeded Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, who announced on Monday that he was stepping down. Mr. Agrawal joined Twitter in 2011 and rose through […]

November 30, 2021
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Alibaba warns of slowest revenue growth since debut

Alibaba warns of slowest revenue growth — China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (9988.HK), forecast annual revenue to grow at its slowest pace since its 2014 debut and its second-quarter results missed expectations amid slowing consumption in the country and tighter regulatory scrutiny. U.S.-listed shares of Alibaba, which expects its fiscal year 2022 revenue to grow […]

November 18, 2021
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Gojek and TBS Energi Utama forms EV joint venture in Indonesia

EV joint venture — GOJEK has teamed up with Indonesian energy company TBS Energi Utama (TBS) to launch a new venture aimed at developing Indonesia’s two-wheel electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem, the companies said in a joint statement on Thursday (Nov 18). The new entity, known as Electrum, seeks to build a comprehensive and scalable EV […]

November 18, 2021
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GS Caltex, LG Chem to co-work on mass production of eco-friendly raw materials

Production of eco-friendly raw materials — Energy company GS Caltex and leading chemical firm LG Chem are jointly developing technology to mass produce eco-friendly raw materials, the firms announced Thursday. The top officials of the two companies met at LG Science Park in Seoul to sign a joint development agreement aimed at developing and mass […]

November 18, 2021
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Eyes on Apple after Google changes in-app payment policy in Korea

Payment policy in Korea — After Google’s move to allow a free choice of payment options for digital purchases made on its app store in South Korea, attention is turning to Apple, the other global tech giant targeted by a new law here. As of Friday, Apple remained silent on how it plans to comply […]

November 5, 2021
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Yahoo pulls out of China, citing ‘challenging’ environment

Yahoo – Yahoo Inc. said Tuesday it has pulled out of China, citing an increasingly challenging operating environment. The withdrawal was largely symbolic, as many of the company’s services were already blocked by China’s digital censorship. But recent government moves to expand its control over tech companies generally, including its domestic giants, may have tipped […]

November 2, 2021
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LinkedIn is shutting down its China platform

LinkedIn is shutting down its China platform – LinkedIn will shut down the local version of its service in China, marking a significant retreat for one of the few large US tech firms still operating in the country. The career networking platform, owned by Microsoft (MSFT), made the decision because of a “significantly more challenging […]

October 14, 2021
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China Declares All Cryptocurrency Transactions Illegal

China Declares All Cryptocurrency Transactions Illegal – China’s central bank has announced that all transactions of crypto-currencies are illegal, effectively banning digital tokens such as Bitcoin. “Virtual currency-related business activities are illegal financial activities,” the People’s Bank of China said, warning it “seriously endangers the safety of people’s assets”. China is one of the world’s […]

September 27, 2021
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Apple’s initial iPhone 13 pre-orders in China surpass last year’s as market offers fewer premium handsets amid Huawei’s decline

Apple – Chinese consumers have placed more than 2 million pre-orders for the new 5G iPhone 13 line through Apple’s official store on JD.com as of Thursday, surpassing the 1.5 million iPhone 12 pre-orders on the same platform a year earlier, as the world’s largest smartphone market finds fewer high-end models on offer amid the […]

September 16, 2021
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Apple hit with antitrust case in India over in-app payments issues

Apple hit with antitrust case in India over in-app payments issues – Apple Inc is facing an antitrust challenge in India for allegedly abusing its dominant position in the apps market by forcing developers to use its proprietary in-app purchase system, according to a source and documents seen by Reuters. The allegations are similar to […]

September 2, 2021
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WhatsApp blocks two million Indian accounts

Graphic ~WhatsApp blocks two million Indian accounts~ The service said 95% of these users were blocked for violating the limits of the number of times messages can be forwarded in India. The submissions were made by WhatsApp in its first monthly compliance report under India’s controversial new IT rules. India is WhatsApp’s largest market with […]

July 17, 2021
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