News before May 01, 2021

China's Baidu to launch paid driverless ride-hailing services in Beijing

Baidu will launch paid driverless robotaxi services in Beijing from May 2, the Chinese tech giant said on Thursday, making it the among the first companies in the country to offer autonomous driving robotaxi services to paying users.

REUTERS.COMMay 01, 2021

This event will help SMEs reduce costs and find clients digitally; 100 free passes available

DATA Asia will take place from 24th - 30th May, 2021. Free passes on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Carl AdrianApr 29, 2021

Disney is shutting down 18 TV channels in Southeast Asia; will focus on streaming

Disney's streaming service is only available in 2 countries in Southeast Asia

Carl AdrianApr 28, 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

Tesla cars can drive with nobody in the driver's seat, Consumer Reports engineers find

Consumer Reports said Thursday that in testing this week it found it could

CNBC.COMApr 26, 2021

ByteDance squares off against Meituan in local services market

Tech unicorn ByteDance is stepping up its efforts in China’s local services market through short video platform Douyin, the sister app of TikTok.

SCMP.COMApr 26, 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

India banned TikTok; now their own apps have caught up in user numbers

India's social media users are also very loyal to their home-grown apps

Alfred LeeApr 23, 2021

Tesla vice president of legal Al Prescott leaves to join Luminar, a lidar company

Tesla previously lost three general counsels over the course of a year in 2018 and 2019.

CNBC.COMApr 23, 2021

EVs set to take off in China as rural consumers embrace USD 4,400 model | KrASIA

Shanghai auto show opens, targeting middle class in cities next.

KR-ASIA.COMApr 22, 2021

Tiger to invest $100m in Indian vehicle repair startup GoMechanic

GoMechanic claims to have more than 500 service partners on its platform and over 10,000 car services a month, according to its website.

DEALSTREETASIA.COMApr 21, 2021

Dogecoin started out as a joke; now it's the 5th most popular cryptocurrency

Dogecoin has a market cap of $53 billion as of today.

Alfred LeeApr 20, 2021

China's Trip.com just went public, raising $1.1 billion on the Hong Kong stock market

Trip.com reported a net revenue of $770 million in Q4 2020

Alfred LeeApr 20, 2021

6 Hottest Real Estate Startups to Watch in 2021

These 6 startup companies are revolutionizing the way people participate in the real estate market.

Rajitha ReddyApr 20, 2021

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