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ORIGIN 2020 | Everything you need to know about livestreaming eCommerce

Taobao Live, the e-commerce livestreaming platform, raked in $7.5 billion within 30 minutes of starting presales for 11/11 Singles Day. This phenomenal figure attests to the…

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Singapore startup wants global hit with ‘Yelp for vegan foodies’ app

If you’re hunting down a plant-based burger, there’s an app that can help you out. Created by a team in Singapore, A Billion Veg is seeking a global hit with its app, which…

Disney Plus arrives next month in Indonesia

Indonesia’s 175 million internet users will soon have a new entertainment choice —Disney Plus launches there on September 5, according to Disney CEO Bob Chapek. Disney Plus will…

China’s Tencent buys into Southeast Asia’s Netflix battle

China’s social media and gaming giant Tencent, perhaps best known as the maker of WeChat, has acquired Southeast Asian streamer iFlix, the company said earlier today. The deal…

Gojek’s GoPlay gets funding for streaming battle

GoPlay, the streaming service that ride-hailing giant Gojek launched last summer, has secured funding independent of its parent company. The undisclosed investment allows GoPlay…

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Southeast Asia: You’re now spending 60% more time streaming

It’s not exactly a surprise, but it’s still fascinating to hear how much more we're streaming video as people are stuck at home during the pandemic lockdowns. People across…

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Despite streaming boom, iFlix cuts jobs

In a sign the Covid–19 pandemic will be brutal even for industries that might appear to benefit from the unusual circumstances, Southeast Asia streaming service iFlix has…