Asia Tech Review: November 21 2016

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Welcome back,Lots happening this week, including:📱 Foxconn is apparently investigating the possibilit
 
November 21 · Issue #22 · View online
Asia Tech Review
Welcome back,
Lots happening this week, including:
📱 Foxconn is apparently investigating the possibility to move some of its iPhone manufacturing to the US
👻 Hike, India’s answer to WhatsApp and a billion-dollar company, cloned Snapchat
💵 A couple of face-saving ‘exit’ deals in Southeast Asia
See you next week!
Jon

China
Foxconn and other Apple suppliers are reportedly exploring the possibility of US manufacturing
Secret back door in some US Android phones reportedly sent data to China
Tencent reports $1.5B profit thanks to its WeChat messaging app and mobile games
BMW and Baidu's joint project on self-driving cars reportedly runs out of gas
China’s Didi partners with car rental giant Avis ahead of planned global expansion
China threatens to cut sales of iPhones and US cars if 'naive' Trump pursues trade war
LeEco, under pressure for finances, raises $600M
China's 'World Internet Conference' is still a sham
Apple adds former Wall Street Journal editor to its China PR team
India
Chat app Hike clones Snapchat
Online fashion retailer Koovs raises $13.5M
The Ken raises funding from Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma
Japan
Telemedicine company wins top prize at TechCrunch Tokyo 2016
Korea
Samsung is buying Harman for $8B to further its connected car push
Samsung's new acquisition will make your texts more interesting
On-demand cleaning service raises $2.7M
Southeast Asia
Go-Jek's focuses on digital payments
Helpster raises $2.1M to connect employers with blue-collar job seekers in Southeast Asia
Horsepower wins Tech in Asia Jakarta 2016
TradeHero acquired by fintech competitor Ayondo
Noonswoon, Thailand's Tinder, acquired by Hong Kong rival
Interesting Reads
Fake news on Facebook isn’t new and has already caused political turmoil/trouble in Southeast Asia, Africa and elsewhere in the world link
Good insight on live-streaming in China from Tencent’s new research firm link
Things never go well for Apple when Foxconn is struggling, and Foxconn has been struggling lately… link
Jeff Bezos is determined to see Amazon succeed in India link
Mercari, Japanese first unicorn, has its eyes on disrupting America’s second-hand e-commerce market link
The reality of China’s bike-sharing apps may not be as good as the promise link
How Vodafone has struggled in India link
Netflix vs Amazon: soon to be a global video battle link
And finally… Donald Trump apparently outsourced the creation of an early election presentation to a teenager in Singapore link
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