Asia Tech Review: February 6 2017

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Happy Chinese New Year for those who celebrate it!The festive period meant a very light news schedule
 
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Asia Tech Review

Happy Chinese New Year for those who celebrate it!
The festive period meant a very light news schedule for China, but this is earnings season – including Apple – so there’s plenty to digest.
See you next week,
Jon

China
Apple posts profit but China revenue dips 12%
India
Apple to begin making phones in India by April
India's 2nd and 3rd largest telcos are exploring a merger
India's top tech firms lost billions of dollars in market cap over Trump's worker visa plans
Japan
Google wins ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ case in Japan
Sony’s profit drops 84% as film business takes huge write-down
Nintendo reports profit as Pokémon game sales get off to good start
Sharp, now under Foxconn's control, posts first profit for 2 years
Line launches Slack rival
Korea
Korea’s AIM raises $1.6M for its mobile trading service
Southeast Asia & Taiwan
Uber bows to government pressure and suspends its service in Taiwan
Grab is investing $100M in startups in Indonesia
Go-Jek now offers rides via Blue Bird
Interesting Reads
A16z analyst Benedict Evans on what is next in mobile link
Facebook’s struggle to get into China link
Amazon vs Flipkart and Uber vs Ola. It’s not about capital dumping — it’s about good and bad investments link
2016 was a great year for Chinese smartphone companies link
What Tim Cook said about Apple in India link
Cheaper rivals are beating Apple in China (for now) link
How Xiaomi moves forward without Hugo Barra link
How investing in Southeast Asia can create social good link
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