These Asian tech startups have been raking up millions in investments during the pandemic

Economic statistics cannot keep up with the rate at which people are losing jobs all over the world as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The tech industry has been no different, as we have seen mass layoffs, especially in companies whose operations have been severely curtailed by lockdown measures, such as ride-hailing applications. However,Continue reading “These Asian tech startups have been raking up millions in investments during the pandemic”

Tech in Asia weekly briefing︱June 2nd

Covering Mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, India, and Pakistan.

How tech is reshaping Ramadan this year for Muslims in Malaysia

The Islamic holy month of Ramadan is an important time in the Islamic calendar where Muslims all over the world take part in fasting between dawn and sunset to devote themselves to their faith and empathise with people who are less fortunate than them. Ramadan is a time for spiritual reflection, prayer, doing good deeds,Continue reading “How tech is reshaping Ramadan this year for Muslims in Malaysia”

Online scams spike in Asia during the pandemic – are you at risk?

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an alternate pandemic of online scams. Barracuda, a provider of cloud-enabled security solutions, recently recorded a 667% increase in phishing attacks this year. Gmail also reported that 18 million of the 100 million phishing emails it blocks daily are now COVID-19-related. These types of scams have become a cross-border issueContinue reading “Online scams spike in Asia during the pandemic – are you at risk?”

Condoms top pharmacy sales in Mumbai as Asian condom supply chain bottlenecks

Last week, a survey by online delivery service provider Dunzo, which operates in India’s biggest cities, found that condoms had topped pharmacy sales in Mumbai, India’s largest city. Pregnancy kits and the pill also topped sales in other cities. Elsewhere in India, shopkeepers have reported a 25-35% rise in condom sales, as well as aContinue reading “Condoms top pharmacy sales in Mumbai as Asian condom supply chain bottlenecks”