Monday, November 30, 2020

PUBG Mobile plots return to India with Microsoft deal – TechCrunch

PUBG Mobile, the sleeper hit title that was banned in India two months ago over cybersecurity concerns, is plotting to make a return in the world’s second largest internet market,...

Gogoro’s Eeyo 1s e-bike goes on sale in France, its first European market –...

Gogoro announced today that its Eeyo 1s is now available for sale in France, the smart electric bike’s first European market. Another model, the Eeyo 1, will launch over the...

Hong Kong logistics unicorn Lalamove unveils foray into the US – TechCrunch

Lalamove, an on-demand logistics service active in China, Southeast Asia and Latin America, has officially entered the U.S. seven years after launch. As the COVID-19 pandemic keeps millions of Americans home,...

This new Southeast Asian fund has its eye on Chinese cross-border firms – TechCrunch

As U.S.-China relations remain tense, Southeast Asia becomes the darling for investors and tech companies from both sides as they seek overseas expansion. Behemoths like Google, Facebook, Alibaba, Tencent and...

Qualcomm-powered Chinese XR startup Nreal raises $40 million – TechCrunch

Nreal, one of the most-watched mixed reality startups in China, just secured $40 million from a group of high-profile investors in a Series B round that could potentially bring...

Facebook tests TikTok-style video format on its main app in India – TechCrunch

Facebook is going all-in on short-form videos. After flirting with the idea in Lasso, a TikTok-clone it tested in select markets, and adding a similar feature called Reels to...

VPN booms as countries around the world mull TikTok bans – TechCrunch

As countries around the world ban or threaten to restrict TikTok, interest in virtual private networks has spiked. The use of VPNs can let users access an online service from...

Hypotenuse AI wants to take the strain out of copywriting for e-commerce – TechCrunch

Imagine buying a dress online because a piece of code sold you on its ‘flattering, feminine flair’ — or convinced you ‘romantic floral details’ would outline your figure with ‘timeless...

India smartphone shipments slashed in half in Q2 2020 – TechCrunch

Even the world’s second largest smartphone market isn’t immune to COVID-19. Smartphone shipments in India fell 48% in the second quarter compared with the same period a year ago, the most...

What India’s TikTok ban means for China – TechCrunch

For more than a decade, China has limited how foreign tech firms that operate inside its borders do business. The world’s largest internet market has used its Great Firewall to...

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