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HungryGoWhere, a website to discover places to eat in Singapore, to close down in July

The business was significantly affected by the global pandemic.

Alfred LeeJun 09, 2021

Mobile game spending shoots up in Philippines and Vietnam, largely due to the pandemic.

Mobile game spending is expected to continue rising due to the availability of more payment methods.

Carl AdrianMay 14, 2021

Smartphone shipments jumped 27% globally in Q1 – TechCrunch

More good news from a smartphone market currently rebounding from the far-reaching impacts of the pandemic. New numbers from Canalys put global shipments for Q1 2021 at 27% above where they were the same time last year. The industry was hit early and hit hard by COVID-19. The first quarter saw the company running into […]

TECHCRUNCH.COMMay 01, 2021

China companies raise over 11x more money in the US year-on-year

Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) into China rose by 4% despite the global pandemic

Alfred LeeApr 27, 2021

China doubles down on regulation of livestream e-commerce · TechNode

Livestream e-commerce has become essential to marketing in pandemic-era China—more than 4 million e-commerce sessions were streamed in Q1 2020.

TECHNODE.COMApr 26, 2021

AirAsia plans to raise $300 million to grow digital arm; super app could bring in $250 million in revenues yearly

AirAsia posted a record loss of $1.2 billion in 2020 due to the global pandemic.

Carl AdrianApr 07, 2021

How Thai healthcare operators saw hope in telemedicine startups

The global pandemic has left Thailand`s GDP in such a low state.

Faith BaltazarMar 14, 2021

China's economy is recovering quickly; foreign investments rise to record levels

China's economy grew despite the global pandemic, with foreign investments peaking in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Alfred LeeJan 22, 2021

Startup funding in India fell by 34% due to the pandemic; lowest since 2016

A large part of India's startup funding was affected by the pandemic and tensions with China.

Alfred LeeDec 30, 2020

When is a pandemic over?

Consider the following scenario: a highly infectious, sometimes deadly respiratory virus infects humans for the first time. It spreads rapidly worldwide, and the WHO declares a pandemic. The death toll starts to rise and everyone is asking the same question: when will the pandemic end? Alex Rosenthal details the three main strategies governments can use to contain and end a pandemic. [Directed by Visorama, narrated by Jack Cutmore-Scott, music by Bamm Bamm Wolfgang].

TED.COMDec 20, 2020

Mental wellness platform Lyra Health is raising up to $175M at a $2.25B valuation – TechCrunch

The coronavirus pandemic has underscored, and often exacerbated, the mental health crisis that exists across the world. Even the spread of remote work is part of the problem: As everyone stays at home, the lack of interaction and watercooler chat has left employees without in-person interaction. The need for a solution has helped tech-powered mental […]

TECHCRUNCH.COMDec 18, 2020

Budget hotels franchiser OYO cuts 300 staff; pivots business model

Earlier this year, OYO laid off 5,000 staff as the global pandemic affected the company's business.

Alfred LeeDec 09, 2020

Malaysian Stingless Bee Honey startup aims to fight the pandemic with superfoods for better health

Demand for stingless bee honey has risen significantly since the outbreak of the global pandemic

Carl AdrianDec 07, 2020

MaGIC's Cohort 04 startups are a different breed; taking on a post-pandemic world.

The new curriculum focuses on grooming startups to be resilient and adaptable.

Carl AdrianNov 23, 2020

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