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Asia Tech Review: January 15 2018

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Welcome back!Crypto is increasingly seeping into the weekly updates, that's more a sign of its increa
 
January 16 · Issue #58 · View online
Asia Tech Review
Welcome back!
Crypto is increasingly seeping into the weekly updates, that’s more a sign of its increasingly presence in the mainstream and the fact that businesses in Asia seem more keen to experiment at this point.
Here are the highlights from this edition:
🇨🇳 Apple swept international users into its iCloud data migration
💸 Line and India’s Reliance Jio are considering their own cryptocurrencies
🚲 China’s Didi is launching its own bike-sharing platform
📰 Rappler faces closure in the Philippines
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See you next week!
Jon

China
Alibaba will consider listing some affiliate businesses in Hong Kong
Didi Chuxing declares war on China’s bike-sharing startups
Apple’s China iCloud data migration sweeps up international user accounts
China's top movie ticketing app plans $1 billion IPO
China targets platforms and apps that have filled crypto exchange gap
China also wants to squeeze out bitcoin miners
China’s Kunlun completes full buyout of Grindr
E-commerce startup citiesocial raises $2.75M led by Alibaba’s fund for Taiwanese entrepreneurs
India
Reliance Jio reportedly plans own cryptocurrency called JioCoin
Ofo launches in India
Ola plans targets Australia and New Zealand for expansion
NiYO raises $13.2M to digitize payroll and employee benefits
Paytm launches investment arm and will invest $10M
Japan
Line explores cryptocurrencies for payment services
Korea
Cryptocurrency traders face fines for virtual accounts
Southeast Asia
Rappler faces closure
Grab pulls in strategic investment from Hyundai
Interesting Reads
Female journalists, male politicians and the epidemic of sexual harassment in Asean link
Chinese tech workers abandon Silicon Valley for riches back home link
India clings to cash, even as tech firms push digital money link
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