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Spotify prompts some users to record reaction podcasts to playlists

After testing new in-app podcast recording tools for users in New Zealand, Spotify is now trialing a new audio feature in Vietnam, one that’s...

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Gaming vets promise to make blockchain games fun and sustainable

The runaway success of Axie Infinity and StepN has convinced a flurry of entrepreneurs that web3 gaming, where the ownership of in-game assets is in...

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Gaming vets promise to make blockchain games fun and sustainable

The runaway success of Axie Infinity and StepN has convinced a flurry of entrepreneurs that web3 gaming, where the ownership of in-game assets is in...

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Southeast Asia’s Creative Galileo wants to make learning fun with popular cartoon characters

People who work with kids know how difficult it is to keep them engaged with online learning content. Creative Galileo keeps children hooked by...

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Azota is solving exam headaches for Vietnam’s teachers

Creating and grading tests is one of the most time-consuming tasks teachers need to deal with. In Vietnam, a startup called Azota wants to help with...

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Is consolidation on the horizon for Southeast Asia’s tech industry?

An analysis of recent changes in the market reveals four factors that could catalyze consolidation in Southeast Asia in the near future.

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In Southeast Asia, a booming crypto scene

Southeast Asia, a diverse region with an expanding population and rising income, is emerging as a popular destination for crypto entrepreneurs and...

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How the myth of the ‘girlboss’ harms emerging women in tech

“The end of the girlboss era? What does that even mean?”

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Metaverse app BUD raises another $37M, plans to launch NFTs

BUD, a nascent app taking a shot at creating a metaverse for Gen Z to play and interact with each other, has raised another round of funding in three...

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Daily Crunch: In latest earnings release, Twitter admits to miscounting users for the second time

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Dat Bike is the creator of Vietnam’s first domestic electric motorbike

Dat Bike is on a journey to reduce the amount of gasoline used in Vietnam. The startup makes electric motorbikes with key components that it designs...

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The 10 EVs and plug-in hybrids that stood out at the New York Auto Show

Electric vehicles took center stage at the New York International Auto Show this year, with an indoor track as part of the show’s...

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Aemi eases the challenges of social commerce in Vietnam

Social commerce sellers can be as small as one person selling products to their followers on social media platforms like Instagram or Facebook. Many...

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Vietnam’s VinFast to invest $2B in North Carolina EV factory

VinFast, the Vietnamese automaker under Vingroup, said Tuesday it will build its first U.S. factory in North Carolina, part of the company’s...

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A look at all 35 international fintech startups at YC’s winter 2022 Demo Day

As more banking, e-commerce and insurance startups work to improve the way business is done in emerging countries, it should come as no surprise that...

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Behind the stalkerware network spilling the private phone data of hundreds of thousands

A fleet of spyware apps share the same security flaw.

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Your Android phone could have stalkerware, here’s how to remove it

This simple guide explains how to identify and remove common spyware apps from your Android phone.

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Rino gets $3M pre-seed for 10-minute grocery deliveries in Vietnamese cities

Meal deliveries in Vietnamese cities typically take less than half an hour, but grocery deliveries are lagging behind, sometimes taking up to two to...

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Vietnam-focused investment app Infina boosts its seed round to $6M

Retail investment apps in Southeast Asia attracted a lot of funding last year, and the trend looks set to continue with Vietnam-focused Infina...

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Ancient8 secures $4M in seed to democratize social and financial access in the metaverse

Ancient8, Vietnam’s blockchain gaming guild, develops a community and software platform to enable everyone to play P2E (play-to-earn) games and...

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500 Global’s Christine Tsai shares her 2022 VC predictions

After incredible growth in the past two year, all signs point to a continued abundance of opportunities for startup founders and investors in the...

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Focused on smaller cities, Vietnamese social commerce startup Mio raises $8M Series A

Mio, the Vietnamese social commerce platform, has raised an $8 million Series A, less than a year after announcing its seed round. The funding was...

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App Annie: Global app stores’ consumer spend up 19% to $170B in 2021, downloads grew 5% to 230B

Consumer spending on mobile apps reached $170 billion in 2021, according to App Annie’s newly released “State of Mobile 2022″...

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Fast-charge EV battery maker StoreDot pulls in $80M led led by Vietnam’s VinFast

StoreDot, the Israeli next-generation battery technology startup touting an “extreme fast charging” (XFC) battery for electric vehicles, has...

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Nigerian ethical credit-recovery fintech Bfree secures $1.7M, expands to Asia, Europe, South America and across Africa

Bfree, a Nigerian credit management fintech, has embarked on global expansion after raising $1.7 million in a pre-Series A round, to tap the...

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Taptap Send raises $65M to build cross-border remittances focused on the most underserved markets

Cross-border remittances — when people living and working abroad send money back home to friends and family — continues to be a huge part...

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Lapse, an app that lets you snap and ‘develop’ rolls of film with groups of friends, raises $11M

The relentless march of social media apps’ algorithmic advertising hooks, influencer-leveraged social graphs and UX that begs for endless...

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A new spyware-for-hire, Predator, caught hacking phones of politicians and journalists

Meta said it notified about 50,000 people targeted by seven surveillance-for-hire outfits.

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