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UPDATE 1-Line Corp gears up for food fight in Thailand

Oct 04 2020

TOKYO/SINGAPORE, Oct 5 Line Corp's food delivery business in Thailand is gearing up for a prolonged battle with players ranging from SoftBank-backed Grab to banks after a merger with a listings heavyweight and an outside capital injection.

Line Corp gears up for food fight in Thailand

Oct 04 2020

TOKYO/SINGAPORE, Oct 5 Line Corp's food delivery business in Thailand is gearing up for a prolonged battle with players ranging from SoftBank-backed Grab to banks after a merger with a listings heavyweight and an outside capital injection.

TikTok booms in Southeast Asia as it picks path through political minefields

Aug 27 2020

SINGAPORE At 19, Sandy Saputra is big on TikTok Indonesia. Within a year, he's leapt from quiet, small-town life to star influencer status as more than 10.5 million followers lap up his toothy grin in dancing, pranking and lip-synching videos on the booming app.

Netflix tools up in South East Asia as Disney+ Indonesia launch sets scene for streaming battle

Aug 17 2020

SINGAPORE U.S streaming giant Netflix is ramping up its mobile-only subscription plans in Southeast Asia and expanding local content, senior executives told Reuters, just as arch-rival Disney arrives in the fast-growing market.

Netflix tools up in SE Asia as Disney+ Indonesia launch sets scene for streaming battle

Aug 17 2020

* Netflix says has more than 1 million subscribers in SE Asia

Exclusive: ByteDance censored anti-China content in Indonesia until mid-2020, sources say

Aug 14 2020

SINGAPORE Chinese tech giant ByteDance censored content it perceived as critical of the Chinese government on its news aggregator app in Indonesia from 2018 to mid-2020, six people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

EXCLUSIVE-ByteDance censored anti-China content in Indonesia until mid-2020 -sources

Aug 13 2020

SINGAPORE, Aug 13 Chinese tech giant ByteDance censored content it perceived as critical of the Chinese government on its news aggregator app in Indonesia from 2018 to mid-2020, six people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

EXCLUSIVE-ByteDance censored anti-China content in Indonesia until mid-2020- sources

Aug 13 2020

SINGAPORE, Aug 13 Chinese tech giant ByteDance censored content it perceived as critical of the Chinese government on its news aggregator app in Indonesia from 2018 to mid-2020, six people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

SE Asia's biggest travel app Traveloka raises $250 million as lockdowns ease

Jul 28 2020

SINGAPORE Traveloka, Southeast Asia’s largest online travel app, announced on Tuesday it had raised $250 million to help bolster its operations amid the coronavirus crisis, and as domestic travel starts to pick up in the region of 650 million people.

Major hacks of social media platforms

Jul 16 2020

The hack of Twitter on Wednesday that compromised the accounts of prominent people including U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden, reality TV star Kim Kardashian and former U.S. President Barack Obama was one of the most dramatic of the social media era.

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