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Asia Tech Review: September 4 2017

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Welcome back, Last week was fairly quiet on the tech news front -- but hey North Korea is running mor
 
September 4 · Issue #49 · View online
Asia Tech Review
Welcome back,
Last week was fairly quiet on the tech news front – but hey North Korea is running more advanced nuclear testing so there’s that to worry about.
Top news from this email includes:
💳 Alibaba is letting people pay just by smiling
🎧 Tencent Music is raising a pre-ICO round at a $10B valuation
🇭🇰 Hong Kong gets its first $1 billion tech startup
🦄 Two Asia-based companies became the first ICO unicorns
See you next week,
Jon

China
Alibaba introduces 'smile to pay' at KFC
Tencent music is raising money at $10B valuation ahead of an IPO
Tencent leads $24M deal for WeChat healthcare platform
AI startup Abcfintech raises $30M
Hong Kong
GoGoVan becomes Hong Kong’s first $1 billion startup
India
India’s Treebo raises $34M for its budget hotel network
Southeast Asia
Vertex is raising a new $150M fund
Grab gets investment from Toyota
Uber back running in the Philippines
Interesting Reads
China is preparing to crack down on ICOs link
Two Indian billionaire brothers are taking on Slack link
Profile of Asia-based martial arts media company One Championship link
Internet shopping is beginning to grow significantly in Southeast Asia link
Huawei hopes its new chipset can help defeat the iPhone link
The growth of bike-sharing isn’t all rosy in China link
China’s share economy may have hit a wall link
How the New York Times uses tech for reporting in Africa link
And finally… the first ICO unicorns are here link
See you next week!
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