Asia Tech Review: January 30 2017

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Welcome back,Well, January 2017 is nearly up. That feels quick and no doubt chaotic for anyone living
 
January 30 · Issue #29 · View online
Asia Tech Review
Welcome back,
Well, January 2017 is nearly up. That feels quick and no doubt chaotic for anyone living in, or connected to, the US. Trump’s first week in office hasn’t had any tangible impact on Asia yet, but his posturing around China and – well, all things – suggests that might not be the case for long 😕
On to the tech news you come here for: top stories this edition include:
✈️ Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra is moving back to the US to join Facebook
💰 Alibaba and Samsung posted impressive financials
🇨🇳 Chinese smartphone makers are winning in India
💸 An Alibaba affiliate is buying MoneyGram for $880M
See you next week!
Jon

China
Xiaomi's Hugo Barra is moving to Facebook
China once again cracks down on VPNs
Alibaba smashes earnings estimate
Alibaba’s Ant Financial is buying MoneyGram for $880M
Alibaba's Koubei raises $1.1B
India
Samsung and Chinese brands utterly dominated India’s smartphone market in Q4 2016
Apple moves closer to manufacturing phones in India
Vodafone and Idea Cellular could merge to become India's largest teleco
NowFloats raises $10 million
Uber Eats service is headed to India soon
Japan
Line reports profit but misses revenue estimates
Korea
Samsung records highest profits for 3 years
LG posts first loss in 6 years thanks to poor phone sales
Pokémon Go is finally available in South Korea
Southeast Asia
A new $15M fintech fund for Indonesia
Rocket Internet opens its first engineering hub in Asia
E-commerce startup Berrybenka targets offline stores
Interesting Reads
Hugo Barra’s unfinished legacy at Xiaomi link
Rental girlfriends app were hugely popular again around Chinese New Year link
How WeChat used QR codes to reshape Chinese internet trends link
Alibaba is too reliant on its core business in China link
Xiaomi PR puff-piece with Wired, but good read on work with hardware partners and overall connect ecosystem plan link
The impact of Trump on Indian outsourcing firms link
Line needs to grow its global presence link
Uber’s business is struggling for success in East Asia link
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