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News until May 19, 2021

Members can now receive 0% transaction fees when processing payments with Stripe

Successful applicants will also receive exclusive access to private events.

Kenneth HoMay 17, 2021

Gojek and Tokopedia confirm merger with new entity: GoTo Group

GoTo Group is now one of Southeast Asia's largest technology conglomerates

Alfred LeeMay 17, 2021

China's number of new investors grew in April at slowest pace in 13 mths

The number of new investors for the A-share market increased by 1.7 million in April, or 3.1% year-on-year, its slowest since March 2020.

DEALSTREETASIA.COMMay 17, 2021

Stripe acquires Bouncer, will integrate its card authentication into the Radar fraud detection tool – TechCrunch

On the heels of a $600 million fundraise earlier this year, payments giant Stripe has been on an acquisition march to continue building out its business. In the latest development, the company has acquired Bouncer, a startup based in Oakland that has built a platform to automatically run card authentications and detect fraud in card-based […]

TECHCRUNCH.COMMay 17, 2021

Pine Labs acquired Fave back in April; now valued at $3 billion after new fundraise

Pine Labs is currently in the midst of raising a $285 million round

Carl AdrianMay 17, 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

Meituan lost $26 billion after CEO posted ancient poem online

Meituan has been following the footsteps of many other tech giants in China.

Alfred LeeMay 13, 2021

E-grocer Grofers scraps IPO plans, in talks to raise USD 100 million from food tech giant Zomato | KrASIA

Zomato temporarily rolled out grocery delivery service last year when India was under lockdown and the demand for groceries had picked up.

KR-ASIA.COMMay 10, 2021

Gojek raises another $300 million lead by Indonesia's largest telco company.

Gojek's new round is aimed at supercharging both companies' collaborative efforts.

Alfred LeeMay 10, 2021

Clubhouse is now available on Android, finally.

Clubhouse on Android can be downloaded from the Google PlayStore, but only in the US.

Carl AdrianMay 10, 2021

Apple has a new way to help developers increase app downloads on the App Store

Increasing visibility of apps via the App Store

Alfred LeeMay 06, 2021

Starlink getting closer to achieve global internet coverage; has over 500k pre-orders today

SpaceX's Starlink has the potential to disrupt traditional internet providers

Carl AdrianMay 05, 2021

Global Smartphone shipments shoot up by 27% in Q1 2021

Apple had the highest jump in smartphone shipments in Q1 2021

Alfred LeeMay 04, 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

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