Indonesia’s Go-Jek launches beta app in Thailand

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The GET app currently offers two services — a ride-hailing service called GET WIN and a courier service called GET DELIVERY.

Now Vietnam finds Grab-Uber merger anti-competitive

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Vietnam Competition and Consumer Protection Authority (VCA) said that the Grab-Uber transaction breached two norms of the competition law, including a failure to notify the economic concentration following the deal and prohibited consolidation.


Alibaba backs US-Israeli tech firm Optibus’ $40m funding round

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The funding round was led by Insight Venture Partners and joined by existing investors, including Verizon Ventures, Pitango Venture Capital, New Era Capital and Sir Ronald Cohen.


Vietnam: VNG co-founder’s ride-hailing service Be Group set to launch operations

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Be Group will initially kick off with BeBike and BeCar services and add further features such as e-wallet, delivery and reward programmes.


Singapore’s Grab snags $150m from Japanese automaker Yamaha

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The funding comes little over a month after Grab raised $250 million from Hyundai Motor and its affiliate Kia Motors.


Thai lender Kasikornbank, Japan’s Line form JV to tap digital banking

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The new platform will also serve as open architecture broker for insurance and mutual funds.


Indian social media app Roposo raises $10m from Tiger Global, Bertelsmann

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The company has so far raised funds worth $31 million. Roposo is also backed by Flipkart co-founder Binny Bansal and venture capital firm India Quotient.


India: Byju’s raises $400m from CPPIB, Naspers, others as valuation soars to nearly $4b

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The funding makes Byju’s the fourth most valuable startup in India, after Paytm (One97 Communications Pvt. Ltd), Ola and budget hotel chain Oyo Rooms.


Google acquires Indian rail transportation app Where is my Train

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Earlier media reports had said that Google was planning on acquiring Sigmoid for around $30-40 million


China sets up online games review panel, raises hopes of resuming approvals

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China, the world’s biggest gaming market, stopped approving new titles from March amid a regulatory overhaul triggered by growing criticism of video games for being violent and leading to myopia as well as addiction among young users.