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The four horsemen of Southeast Asia: Why the region is the next proxy war for Chinese tech companies

Editor’s note: This was contributed by Sheji Ho, the Group Chief Marketing Officer at aCommerce, an end-to-end e-commerce enabler in Southeast Asia. Currently based in Bangkok but having previously worked in China, Sheji writes about e-commerce, tech, the internet, and how Southeast Asia is the next China. In his seminal presentation at DLD15, NYU professor […]

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Uber Banned From China’s Most Popular Social Platform Over ‘Violations’

Uber is learning a tough lesson about what happens when you go head-to-head with China’s tech giants on their own turf. Tencent, the tech company that oversees the China’s most popular chat app WeChat, has has blocked all Uber accounts on its social platform, affecting the service across more than a dozen cities.  Tencent-backed Didi Dache is the country’s […]

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Didi-Kuaidi Gobbles Up $142M Investment From Weibo

Didi Dache-Kuaidi Dache, China’s largest taxi-hailing startup which is said to account for more than 90 percent of the market share, has just revealed a US$142 million investment from Weibo, a SEC filing of the Twitter-like social network. Weibo said in the filing the investment will be made through its Cayman Islands holding company Xiaoju Kuaizhi Inc. This investment […]