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Asian businesses are leading the world in IoT adoption: Vodafone

Asian businesses are leading the world in IoT adoption: Vodafone

Written by on November 3, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

Asia’s businesses are leading the world in Internet of Things (IoT) adoption, with the number of companies embracing connected devices soaring 200% from 2013 to stand at 36% in 2017, according to a new report by Vodafone. Key findings from the Vodafone IoT Barometer 2017/18 report: 77% of Asia’s businesses see IoT as mission-critical to […]

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New cyber security rules could make managing risks more difficult

New cyber security rules could make managing risks more difficult

Written by on November 8, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

HONG KONG (Reuters) – The chief of one of Asia’s most prominent financial trade bodies on Tuesday said new cyber security rules in China could make it harder for foreign companies operating in the country to manage risks as cyber threats become increasingly cross-border. Speaking at the Thomson Reuters Pan-Asian Regulatory Summit in Hong Kong, […]

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Asian Pokemon Go players switch telcos to help catch characters

Asian Pokemon Go players switch telcos to help catch characters

Written by on August 22, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Asian fans of smartphone game Pokemon Go are hunting out the best telecom providers and network gear to overcome the hurdle posed by patchy network signals in their race to capture virtual cartoon characters. From Indonesia to Hong Kong and Cambodia, the wild popularity of Nintendo’s augmented reality app is also driving […]

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NYSE looking at Asian tech IPOs to drive double-digit growth in 2017

NYSE looking at Asian tech IPOs to drive double-digit growth in 2017

Written by on August 16, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

HONG KONG (Reuters) – The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) sees technology companies driving a revival in new Asian listings and expects double-digit IPOs through the end of 2017 from the region, the exchange’s global head of capital markets said in an interview. New listings should start picking up pace in the next months after […]

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Netflix trips up on regulation, content and competition in Asia

Netflix trips up on regulation, content and competition in Asia

Written by on April 22, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

SEOUL/JAKARTA (Reuters) – Months after its global rollout, Netflix Inc is facing problems in several major Asian markets as it struggles to provide enough strong content to attract consumers amid tough local competition, and also faces many regulatory hurdles, underlining concerns about disappointing subscriber numbers reported this week. From complaints that programming libraries offered in […]

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Asian private bankers unsettled by technology

Asian private bankers unsettled by technology

Written by on April 11, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Scanning a bank statement into a computer may not sound particularly high-tech, but it’s unsettling some of Asia’s private bankers. By aggregating all the monthly statements mailed to high net worth individuals on the multiple accounts they hold at different institutions, Singapore start-up Mesitis offers clients a single window on their holdings. […]

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Investment pours into Asian Fintech start-ups

Investment pours into Asian Fintech start-ups

Written by on March 11, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Investors poured a record $4.5 billion into financial start-ups in Asia last year, four times as much as the previous year, data shows, putting the region at the center of the global tech revolution poised to shake up the financial services industry. Total investments into peer-to-peer lenders, payment services companies and […]

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Twitter looks to Asia to accelerate push for content partnerships

Twitter looks to Asia to accelerate push for content partnerships

Written by on August 19, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it plans to accelerate its push for content partnerships in Asia Pacific and the Middle East. It has appointed a Singapore-based executive, Rishi Jaitly, to boost teams in major markets such as Australia, India, and Japan as well as to expand into Greater China and Southeast Asia, […]

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Here is where IoT in Asia will come true

Written by on June 16, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

From hype to hope, will 2015 be the year for the “Internet of Things” to materialize? Is thisĀ when and where IoT in Asia will come true? CNBC’s Martin Soong finds out in this report for the “Asia Tomorrow” special series.

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