Twitter doesn’t care that someone is building a bot army in Southeast Asia

Facebook’s lack of attention to how third parties are using its service to reach users ended with CEO Mark Zuckerberg taking questions from congressional committees. With that in mind, you&#8217 leads investment in Vietnam-based e-commerce service Tiki, the Chinese e-commerce firm that rivals Alibaba, has continued its expansion in Southeast Asia with an investment in Vietnam-based Tiki, a seven-year-old online retail service. is lead

Uber inks its first mobile wallet deal in Southeast Asia

Seeking to rise to increased competition, Uber has inked its first payments deal in Southeast Asia after it announced a partnership with Vietnam-based mobile wallet service Momo. Momo, which raised $

Female founders take charge in Vietnam

Will Greene Contributor Will Greene runs Tigermine, a consultancy that supports science and tech innovation in Asia. The first time Huong Tran pitched a group of Vietnamese investors on Epomi, a beaut

Spotify steps up Asia expansion with plans to launch in Vietnam and Thailand

Fresh from speculation around an impending IPO, Spotify is hitting the gas on its expansion plans in Asia. Two sources close to the company told TechCrunch that the firm is working to launch its music

P2P mobile payment app Tapp raises $9 million to tap into the cash economy in Southeast Asia

Mobile phones have emerged as the dominant alternative payment method to cash for buying and selling goods and services in emerging markets. And with a service akin to alternative payment providers li

Vietnam blocked access to Facebook during Obama visit

This much-talked about Instagram photo wasn't the only product of President Obama's recent visit to Vietnam. The Southeast Asian country also cut access to Facebook while the U.S. Commander-in-Chief w

Report: Southeast Asia’s internet economy to grow to $200B by 2025

There isn't a lot of data on the potential of technology in Southeast Asia, which is why many in the industry have been excitedly flipping through a new report released today by Singaporean sovereign

Facebook blocked in Vietnam over the weekend due to citizen protests

Facebook appears to have been blocked in Vietnam as a part of a government-imposed crackdown on social media, amid public protests over an environmental disaster attributed to toxic discharges fro

Retail giant Central Group is buying Zalora’s businesses in Thailand and Vietnam

Zalora, the fashion-focused e-commerce site backed by Rocket Internet, is selling its businesses in Thailand and Vietnam to retailer Central Group, according to multiple sources close to the deal. We

Zalora, Rocket Internet’s unprofitable Asian fashion portal, is selling off business units

The ink is barely dry on Alibaba's billion dollar investment in Southeast Asia's Lazada, but already we have news of another Rocket Internet divestment. Zalora, Rocket Internet's fashion-focused site

Momo, a mobile payment firm in Vietnam, lands $28M led by Standard Chartered Bank

Vietnam is emerging as a technology market of note in Asia. Weeks after U.S. VC firm 500 Startups announced a fund for the country, Vietnam-based fintech startup Momo has landed a $28 million investme

500 Startups’ latest move in Asia is a $10M micro-fund in Vietnam

500 Startups is continuing its efforts to tap on Asia's fast-growing startup scene after the U.S.-headquartered VC firm announced a $10 million fund in Vietnam.

GetLinks raises $500K to connect tech talent with employers in Southeast Asia

GetLinks, a Bangkok-based startup focused on helping tech companies find and hire top talent, has closed a $500,000 seed round.

Can Emerging Nations Create Their Own Silicon Valleys?

Innovation requires a level playing field that Silicon Valley elites seem unprepared to give emerging nations. Are the original Valley's glory days over? And will successful mini versions of the Bay A

Software Testing Tool Developer QASymphony Raises $5M

QASymphony, which makes software testing tools like qTest, has raised a $5 million Series B. The company, which has offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, will use the capital on p

500 Startups Steps Into Vietnam To Expand Its Reach In Southeast Asia

500 Startups, the U.S.-led VC firm, is continuing its push into Southeast Asia after it hired two partners in Vietnam, a signal that it may be about to launch a local fund for startups the country.

Popular Collage App Fuzel Adds Animated Slideshow Tool

Remember when simply uploading a still photo of your brunch was enough to get dozens of likes on Instagram or Facebook? Well, those days are gone now, thanks in large part to the popularity of Vine, a

WebDev Video Tutorials Startup Gives Australian High School Students Free Classes To Address Looming Crisis

Hoping to address the software developer skills crisis choking Australia's startup ecosystem, <a target="_blank" href=""></a> is giving away $10 million in credits

For Your Protection: Vietnam Bans Late-Night Gaming

<img src="" />It's not the best time to be a gamer in Vietnam. The country's government, by way of the Ministry of Information an
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