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Asia Tech Review: September 19 2016

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Welcome back,This week's issue is decidedly short since I spent the week in San Francisco at TechCrun
 
September 19 · Issue #17 · View online
Asia Tech Review
Welcome back,
This week’s issue is decidedly short since I spent the week in San Francisco at TechCrunch Disrupt, but also the news cycle in Asia seemed to calm down somewhat too.
I’m writing this from Dubai Airport, which explains the strange timing of this newsletter, but hope to return to usual service next week.
Thanks for continuing to subscribe!
Jon

China
Alibaba reportedly buys US-based eye-scanning company EyeVerify
Alibaba tops Tencent as Asia’s biggest company by market value
Sinovation Ventures raises $675 Million in fresh capital
India
Naspers’ PayU buys Citrus Pay for $130M in cash to expand in India
LinkedIn launches LinkedIn Lite, online job placement tests and business tools for India
Food delivery startup Swiggy raises $15M
Japan
Spotify will launch in Japan in September
Korea
Samsung’s heir apparent to take a company board seat
Southeast Asia
JFDI Asia, one of Southeast Asia's first accelerator programs, closes its doors
SPH's Plug & Play accelerator program placed "under review"
Singapore’s ViSenze raises $10.5M to bring the benefits of AI to e-commerce
Top of my reading list
How Samsung’s botched the Galaxy Note 7 recall link
Great story on how Tencent’s own business units compete with each other on emerging tech trends link
Former HTC CEO interviewed on future of VR link
Useful resource on where the VC money is in Southeast Asia link
TechCrunch is doing an event in Seoul on October 27 link
And finally: what San Francisco says about America link
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