Indonesia DB: Rework app launch; 500 Startups’ new partner; OJK-Aus fintech pact


Jakarta-based co-working space Rework has launched a new mobile app along with its second office in Kuningan, South Jakarta. VC firm 500 Startups has appointed Malaysian actor Ashraf Sinclair as a new venture partner, while Indonesian Financial Services Authority (OJK) partners the Australian government to develop fintech. Rework launches new app,… Read more »

China takes an enlightened approach to tech Inc.’s Jeff Bezos has made a career of being first in e-commerce. But in one critical area, he’s falling behind — thanks to Washington. While Bezos has been eager to deliver orders to customers in the U.S. with drones, Amazon’s efforts have so far been stymied by outdated regulations…. Read more »

Fintech friction takes root in India’s banking landscape

In the first fortnight of the New Year when Indians were still warming up to digital payments, many buyers on the country’s top shopping portal, Flipkart, had a nasty surprise: purchases they attempted on the Flipkart app through PhonePe, a digital payment method integrated into the app, were getting rejected…. Read more »