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Asia Tech Review: October 31 2016

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Hi there, Remember me?  I took a large chunk of October off for vacation and was in Korea for a TechC
 
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Asia Tech Review
Hi there,
Remember me? 
I took a large chunk of October off for vacation and was in Korea for a TechCrunch event last week. Though initially I was going to keep this newsletter running during my time-off, it made more sense to take a proper break and return later – so here we are. 
Since I haven’t had a tonne of time to read around, there’s no longer reads section this week. That will return next week when normal service resumes.
Thanks for continuing to subscribe!
Jon


China
Didi Chuxing plans to expand its services outside of China
Uber China makes first changes to app after Didi deal
China is now the world's most lucrative market for iOS apps
Xiaomi unveils eye-catching concept phone
Amazon launches Prime in China
Netflix is steering clear of China
Facebook and Google are welcome back to China as long as they "respect China's laws"
Redpoint Ventures launches $180M fund for early-stage startups in China
Jack Ma urges China to use big data to combat crime
India
Electric bike startup Ather raises $31M
Japan
Line adds no new users in last quarter
Korea
Samsung profit plunges 30% in wake of Note 7 fiasco
LG Mobile posts $400M loss
Southeast Asia
Lazada in talks to buy Redmart for $30-40M
Fashion retailer Pomelo raises $11M
Grab launches in-app chat to connect drivers and passengers
Carousell prepares to monetize with new acquisition
IBM acquires cloud recovery & migration company Sanovi
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