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LG confirms its next smartphone will feature a massive six-inch OLED screen

Less than 24 hours after a leak seemingly confirmed that Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 8 will pack a gigantic screen, LG has confirmed long-standing rumors that its next smartphone will feature an OL

Chinese smartphone makers closing the gap on iPhone, Samsung

While Samsung and Apple continued to occupy long-time number one and two spots in the global smartphone market in the second quarter of the year, Chinese Android OEMs Huawei, Oppo and Xiaomi are conti

Asian live-streaming service M17 raises $40M for expansion

Asian streaming company M17 Entertainment, which recently merged with Singapore-based dating startup Paktor, has closed a $40 million Series A round. This new funding will be used to increase M17&#821

Paytm, India’s top digital payment firm, plans to rival WhatsApp with messaging and games

WhatsApp is about to get an unlikely competitor in India, its largest global market based on users. That’s because Paytm, the $8 billion-valued company behind the country’s top digital wal

Snap is in talks to buy Chinese selfie drone maker Zero Zero Robotics for $150M-$200M

It looks like Snap is enlisting outside help to advance its expansion into new hardware projects. The U.S. company is in talks with China-based drone maker Zero Zero Robotics over an acquisition, acco

Here’s Tim Cook’s explanation on why some VPN apps were pulled in China

Last weekend Apple removed all major VPN apps from the App Store in China. In a statement the next day provided to TechCrunch, it explained that China requires all VPN developers to have a license iss

Apple continues to struggle in China as revenue drops 10%

Apple had a pretty good quarter -- the stock just jumped 4 percent after hours on $45.4 billion in revenue and earnings per share of $1.67. But there's one dark spot in the company's results -- an

Sony Pictures is buying the Japanese anime distributor behind ‘Dragon Ball Z’

Sony Pictures is taking a majority stake in the distribution response for smash-hit anime series ‘Dragon Ball Z’ and others. The company announced today that it is making an undisclosed in

Chat app Line is launching a taxi-booking service to rival Uber in Thailand

Uber just got itself another potential thorn in its side in Southeast Asia, where its closest rival Grab just raised $2 billion in fresh capital, after an unlikely source announced plans to enter Thai

Here’s an early look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

We’re just weeks away from Samsung’s next major launch event on August 23, and already we have a full visual of the device it is expected to unveil — the Galaxy Note 8. That’s

China’s Didi invests in Taxify, an Uber rival operating in Europe and Africa

Didi Chuxing, the ride-sharing company that forced Uber out of China, has expanded its increasingly global empire after it made an investment in Taxify, an Uber-like service that operates in Europe an

Singapore, like the US, says it may regulate some ICOs

Less than a week after the SEC said that it may regulate certain crypto token sales, better known as ICOs, Singapore has followed suit to say it too will regulate offerings that are deemed to be secur

Flipkart’s on-off-on-off-on-off deal to acquire Snapdeal is now officially dead

What a difference a week makes. Less than seven days after Flipkart’s much-rumored acquisition of Snapdeal appeared to be nearing completion following months of speculation, the deal has offici

SAIF Partners closes new $350M fund for India’s resurgent tech startup scene

SAIF Partners, one of India’s most active investment firms, has returned with a new fund of $350 million, its sixth to date. Unlike other firms, SAIF opted to keep its newest fund at the same si

Apple removes VPN apps from the App Store in China

The Chinese government’s crackdown on the internet continues with the news that Apple has removed all major VPN apps, which help internet users overcome the country’s censorship system, fr

Expedia invests $350M in Traveloka to create Southeast Asia’s newest unicorn

Expedia is deepening its focus on Southeast Asia after it invested $350 million in Traveloka, an online travel portal based out of Indonesia. A source close to the deal confirmed that the investment v

Xiaomi secures $1B loan to expand its international presence and offline retail footprint

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has secured a $1 billion loan in order to develop its international focus and build out its offline sales presence. The company revealed today that it has secured a thr

Baidu teams up with PayPal to take its Chinese mobile wallet global

PayPal has continued its strategy of expanding its presence on mobile after it revealed a tie-up with Baidu. The arrangement will allow the Chinese firm’s 100 million mobile wallet users to make

Flipkart is all set to buy rival Snapdeal in major Indian e-commerce consolidation

The long running saga over the future of Indian e-commerce firm Snapdeal may be close to a conclusion at last. The company has been repeatedly linked with an acquisition by rival Flipkart, and now a d

Samsung posts record quarterly profit despite scandals

Despite being slammed by scandals, Samsung just recorded a record quarter of business with a net profit of $9.9 billion for Q2 2017. The Korea firm has been rocked by the recall of the Galaxy Note 7 a
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