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Meet the Youthful Face of Resistance to Thailand’s Junta

Meet the Youthful Face of Resistance to Thailand’s Junta

First, Hong Kong teenager Joshua Wong stood up to China. Now his friend is doing the same in Thailand
Toyota Is Investing in Major Uber Rival Grab

Toyota Is Investing in Major Uber Rival Grab

The deal will give Toyota driving data.
Toyota Is Investing in Major Uber Rival Grab

Toyota Is Investing in Major Uber Rival Grab

The deal will give Toyota driving data.

Aung San Suu Kyi finally breaks silence on persecuted Rohingya

An eagerly awaited speech by Aung San Suu Kyi on the Rohingya Muslim crisis was slammed by critics Tuesday, who accused the Myanmar leader of “victim blaming” and “burying her head in the sand over
China’s JD.com leads $19M investment in Southeast Asian online fashion brand Pomelo

China’s JD.com leads $19M investment in Southeast Asian online fashion brand Pomelo

This year has seen unprecedented interest in Southeast Asia’s startups from Chinese tech firms, and today we can add another deal to the pile. JD.com, the close rival to Alibaba, has led a $19 million
Grab, the Uber rival in Southeast Asia, is now officially also a digital payments company

Grab, the Uber rival in Southeast Asia, is now officially also a digital payments company

Grab is best known for rivaling Uber in Southeast Asia, but today the company took a major step into becoming a fintech player, too. That’s because the ride-sharing firm, which recently raised $2
Trump Needs to Show That He Is Serious About America’s Rivalry With China

Trump Needs to Show That He Is Serious About America’s Rivalry With China

The president should use his trip to Asia to reassure allies and assert U.S. power.
If Trump Forgets About Human Rights in Asia, the World Will Suffer

If Trump Forgets About Human Rights in Asia, the World Will Suffer

The United States ignores massive abuses at its own peril.
Kaodim raises $7M for its home services platform in Southeast Asia

Kaodim raises $7M for its home services platform in Southeast Asia

There’s more funding for Southeast Asia’s growing local services space after Kaodim, a Malaysia-based startup that operates in four countries in the region, raised $7 million. Founded three years ago,
ShopBack raises $25M for its cash back shopping service in Southeast Asia

ShopBack raises $25M for its cash back shopping service in Southeast Asia

One of Southeast Asia’s lesser-known startups has come out from under the radar today after ShopBack, a cash back-focused e-commerce service, announced it has raised $25 million. Founded in 2014, the
The King Is Dead, and Thailand’s Storybook Monarchy Might Be Next

The King Is Dead, and Thailand’s Storybook Monarchy Might Be Next

As Thailand mourns its revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the public braces for an uncertain future.
Uber’s new Asia chief wants to work with governments and taxi firms not against them

Uber’s new Asia chief wants to work with governments and taxi firms not against them

New CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has been vocal in pledging to reform Uber’s toxic culture to take the business to the next level — and ultimately an IPO — but, over in Asia, another recent arrival is
Rodrigo Duterte preceded hosting Trump with tirades against his human rights critics

Rodrigo Duterte preceded hosting Trump with tirades against his human rights critics

It’s fair to say that Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte is a tad touchy about his human rights record. If any reminders were needed, he provided…
Aung San Suu Kyi Is Benefiting from ASEAN’s Silence on Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis

Aung San Suu Kyi Is Benefiting from ASEAN’s Silence on Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis

She once bristled at the collective reluctance of Southeast Asian governments to intervene in her nation's plight
Get your tickets for the TechCrunch Meetup in Singapore on November 23!

Get your tickets for the TechCrunch Meetup in Singapore on November 23!

Last week we announced our upcoming Meetup in Singapore on November 23, and now here comes the all-important ticket information. Head to this link HERE and fill out your details to apply for one.
A Vote in Cambodia’s Supreme Court Could Effectively Dismantle Democracy

A Vote in Cambodia’s Supreme Court Could Effectively Dismantle Democracy

The Prime Minister has asked the courts to dissolve the opposition party
Southeast Asia’s aCommerce lands $65M led by KKR-backed Emerald Media

Southeast Asia’s aCommerce lands $65M led by KKR-backed Emerald Media

Southeast Asia-based aCommerce, a startup that helps brands get into e-commerce and digital media in the fast-growing region, has pulled in $65 million in new funding led by Emerald Media, an Asian
The Caliphate Is Destroyed, But the Islamic State Lives On

The Caliphate Is Destroyed, But the Islamic State Lives On

Why the United States can’t be complacent about undermining the remnants of the terrorist group.
Singtel Loses Its Title as Southeast Asia’s Most Valuable Company
Even if the pope doesn’t say “Rohingya” in Myanmar—we still know where he stands

Even if the pope doesn’t say “Rohingya” in Myanmar—we still know where he stands

With Pope Francis in Myanmar on the first papal trip ever to the country, there has been furious speculation over whether or not he will…