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Asia Tech Review: September 12 2016

Welcome back and hello from San Francisco, I'm in the US for TechCrunch's latest Disrupt event, but d
September 12 · Issue #16 · View online
Asia Tech Review
Welcome back and hello from San Francisco,
I’m in the US for TechCrunch’s latest Disrupt event, but did find the time to catch up what happened in Asia over the past seven days or so. Apple hogged the news headlines, as tends to happen when it announces new devices, so this email is a light read this week.
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Didi now worth $34 billion following Foxconn investment
Xiaomi’s Android set-top box to launch in U.S. in October for under $100
Mark Zuckerberg's foundation leads $50M round in Byju's
New startup Doorkeys aims to drag property buying in India into the digital era
Facebook has a massive gender divide in India
Japanese fashion e-commerce unicorn Mecari targets US market
Nintendo is bringing Super Mario to iOS
Southeast Asia, Hong Kong & Taiwan
Hong Kong announces new initiatives to stimulate fintech
Garena Raises Fresh Funds for Expansion
Zilingo lands $8M for its marketplace for fashion sellers in Southeast Asia
Google switches on new undersea able for Asia
Top of my reading list
Samsung Shares Drop Over FAA Warning on Galaxy Note 7
Interesting job at Google Singapore: News Lab Lead, APAC link
Self-driving cars are still a long way off in emerging markets link
The Economist: Xiaomi must go “back to basics” link
The illegal immigrants who housed Edward Snowden while he hid in Hong Kong link
Why innovating in Myanmar, and other emerging markets, requires starting from scratch link
Inside the bitcoin industry in China link
WeChat is changing insurance buying in Hong Kong and China link
Why North Korea’s capital is the “perfect science fiction film set” link
And… North Korea says it tested a nuclear weapon which experts think may be its most powerful yet link
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