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Asia Tech Review: December 4 2018

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Welcome back, This week's intro is super short as I'm traveling back to Bangkok from Europe and very
 
December 4 · Issue #94 · View online
Asia Tech Review
Welcome back,
This week’s intro is super short as I’m traveling back to Bangkok from Europe and very much playing catch up.
Normal service resumes next week, but before then you can keep up by joining the Asia Tech Review community group (here) and, for those who just want real-time news, the news channel (here).
See you next week!
Jon
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China
Tencent Music resumes IPO to raise $1.2B
Wall Street wants to get to know Bytedance
Horizon Robotics is raising up to $1B
Chinese authorities slam ride-hailing giant Didi over safety
iQiyi to offer $500M convertible note as content costs balloon
Hong Kong
Easyship, a Stripe for global e-commerce shipping, raises $4M
India
Grab in advanced talks to invest $100M in OYO
Home services startup UrbanClap raises $50M
Snapchat launches Discover in India with 10 new partners
Go-Jek could invest $30M in e-sports startup Mobile Premier League
Drivezy raises $20M for its on-demand vehicle rental service
Spotify to launch in India within 6 months
Korea
South Korea indicts group for leaking Samsung display tech to Chinese firm
LG replaces the head of its struggling mobile business after just one year
Southeast Asia
Revolut is ready to launch in Singapore and Japan
Skype co-founder snags $105M for fintech lending venture in Southeast Asia
Enterprise messaging startup Eko Communications raises $20M for its European expansion
Philippines fintech business Voyager raises $215M in Tencent-led round
PayPal said to be in talks to join Grab's $3b funding round
Gojek launches ride-hailing app in Singapore
Disillusioned Traveloka co-founder resigns, saying 'this game is no longer for me’
Interesting Reads
Walmart is imparting its style and management on Flipkart link
How Facebook is tapping Jio for WhatsApp data in India link
Google is pushing sideloading in India, where it rivals the Google Play store link
Taiwan’s TSMC could be about to dethrone Intel link
Indonesia’s roadside kiosk stores are going digital link
Blue light to help prevent suicides and other design details from Japan’s train stations link
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