Asia Tech Review: December 5 2016

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Hello hello,The week that was in tech across Asia, highlights include:💰 Chinese selfie app maker targ
 
December 5 · Issue #24 · View online
Asia Tech Review
Hello hello,
The week that was in tech across Asia, highlights include:
💰 Chinese selfie app maker targets $700M IPO
👎🏻 Alibaba apologizes for encouraging elicit content
🇰🇷 Samsung considers restructuring its business

Btw: I’m in the UK for our latest TechCrunch Disrupt event, if you’re also in town and like to discuss tech and Asia, do let me know 😀
See you next week!
Jon

China
Selfie app firm Meitu to go public in $710M Hong Kong listing
China prepares to introduced data-powered credit scoring
Alibaba's Ant Financial apologizes encouraging risque behaviour
Chinese government money backs buyout firm’s deal for US chip maker
Uber’s China app is now separate from its global app — and a nightmare for foreigners
India
Ola reportedly preparing for a down round
Accel India closes its newest fund with $450 million — and in record time
Softbank will invest more than $10B earmarked for India
Facebook starts Wi-Fi project to improve internet access in India
Korea
Samsung makes pro-shareholder changes and explores structural changes
Fingertips Lab gets $1M to 'stop distracted driving'
Southeast Asia
Grab’s newest investor will help its drivers own their vehicle
Indonesia is the first country in Asia to recognize ‘right to be forgotten’
K-Fit is pivoting to become a marketplace for local services
Jungle Ventures closes $100M fund for Southeast Asia
Interesting Reads
How drones are increasing food supply in China link
Didi CTO discusses its “data advantage” versus Uber link
The limits of Silicon Valley: how Indonesia’s GoJek is beating Uber link
Report: How WeChat uses one censorship policy in China and another internationally link
I also wrote about the report, which shows WeChat has stopped notifying users when they are censored link
Report: censorship of ‘China’s YouTube’ risks erasing Tibetan culture from the web link
A showcase of weird and wonderful devices created in Japan by Sony link
Nokia-branded Android phones are coming soon link
A reporter from Bloomberg tried to become an Instagram influencer link
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