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Asia Tech Review: September 26 2018

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Hi there folks, Very late edition this week (!) but still there's enough notable news and reads to ke
 
September 26 · Issue #86 · View online
Asia Tech Review
Hi there folks,
Very late edition this week (!) but still there’s enough notable news and reads to keep you occupied, even mid-week.
Thanks to everyone who came out in Singapore last week – I’d imagine 20-30 people upwards – was great to put some faces to names and meet people. Hope to do it again in other cities TBC.
Normal service on deliveries should resume next week, so the next email will land Monday.
See you then!
Jon

China
Eric Schmidt, ex-Google CEO, predicts internet bifurcation with China
Google suppressed memo Revealing plans to closely track search users in China
China shuts thousands of websites in clean-up campaign
Electric scooter startup Niu files for $150M US IPO
Tencent Music seeks $2B in US IPO
India
Budget hotel startup OYO raises $1B for international growth
Facebook hires Hotstar's Ajit Mohan to lead India business
WhatsApp appoints grievance officer to curb fake news in India
Tinder tests 'ladies first' feature in India
More retail chain gets Amazon investment
India’s Livspace raises $70M for its one-stop-shop for interior design
Middle East’s Careem is the latest ride-sharing unicorn to get an India-based tech team
Flipkart eyes stake in Hotstar
Bangladesh
Ride-hailing startup Shohoz raises $15M to build the Grab of Bangladesh
Japan
E-payment startup Origami lands investment from UnionPay
Southeast Asia
Africa’s Jumo raises $52M led by Goldman to bring its fintech services to Asia
Uber and Grab hit with $9.5M in fines over ‘anti-competitive’ merger
Go-Jek plans to raise $2B more for Southeast Asia ride-hailing battle
Eight Roads Ventures targets Southeast Asia deals
Path, now owned by Kakao and focused on Indonesia, is closing down
Interesting Reads
Insight into the alleged rape of a woman by JD founder Richard Liu link
Interview with the head of Amazon Prime Video in India link
Analysis of Meituan’s numbers link
Horror stories of Chinese consumer lending services in Indonesia link
Chinese giants are setting up autonomous vehicles centers in Silicon Valley to get top talent link
Google Suppresses Memo Revealing Plans to Closely Track Search Users in China
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