Africa Roundup: Canal+ acquires ROK, Flutterwave...
in July, French television company Canal+ acquired the ROK film studio from VOD company IROKOtv. Canal+ would not...
Flutterwave and Alipay partner on payments...
San Francisco and Lagos based fintech startup Flutterwave has partnered with Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba to...
Tencent brings cloud service to Japan in global...
The world’s largest video game publisher is looking outside its home country for growth. Tencent, the Chinese...
Alibaba to help Salesforce localize and sell in...
Salesforce, the 20-year-old leader in customer relationship management (CRM) tools, is making a foray into Asia by...
EBay picks 5.5% stake in India’s Paytm Mall
EBay said today it is buying a 5.5% stake in e-commerce marketplace Paytm Mall as the global firm makes another push to...
Online shopping guide SMZDM surges 44% on China...
When Chinese internet companies seek initial public offerings, they tend to look to the United States where rules for...
Meituan, Alibaba, and the new landscape of...
Instead of switching between apps to secure a ride during rush hour, people in China can now hail from different...
Image recognition, mini apps, QR codes: how China...
China’s war on garbage is as digitally savvy as the country itself. Think QR codes attached to trash bags that...
China’s Alipay adds sought-after beauty filters...
In China, striving for accuracy in a piece of facial recognition software isn’t enough. As Alibaba’s...
Warburg Pincus announces new $4.25 billion fund...
Warburg Pincus, the private equity fund with over $60 billion under management, is doubling down on Asia after it...
Pinduoduo cements position as China’s...
Alibaba and JD.com have been in a war over the Chinese e-commerce space for a decade or so, but a third player called...
Carrefour sale shifts the balance of power in...
Hot on the heels of Amazon’s decision to shutter its local marketplace, Carrefour — another global commerce...
Moving deeper into enterprise cloud, Intel picks...
When it launched out of stealth just three years ago, Barefoot Networks was hailed as a company that would transform...
Alibaba-backed facial recognition startup Megvii...
One of China’s most ambitious artificial intelligence startups Megvii, more commonly known for its facial...
AWS wants a bigger share of Asia following Hong...
Amazon’s cloud computing unit is making further inroads into Asia after it opened a data center in Hong Kong this...
Surging costs send shares of ecommerce challenger...
China’s new tech force Pinduoduo is continuing its race to upend the ecommerce space, even at the expense of its...
Food delivered to the doorstep is not so cheap in...
A big selling point of ordering food to the doorstep in China is price, which, in the early years, could be much...
Alibaba challenger Pinduoduo is bringing imported...
Pinduoduo, the latest challenger to China’s ecommerce dominators Alibaba and JD.com, wants to bring affordable,...
Apple is offering interest-free financing to...
Apple is looking to get over its sales woes in China but offering prospective customers interest-free financing with a...
Amazon is reportedly merging its China import...
You’d be forgiven for not knowing Amazon has operated in China for more than a decade, but perhaps not for much...