Japan’s messaging app LINE to launch cryptocurrency

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The company said the digital coin “LINK” will be given as rewards to users of its services and could be traded with other cryptocurrencies at its crypto exchange, BITBOX.

China reveals plans to limit new online games, Tencent dives

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The government has frozen approvals of game licenses during a restructuring of department responsibilities. The halt has hurt the financial results of games companies, including Tencent.


Uber, Boeing enlisted to help Japan develop flying cars

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Flying cars that can zoom over congested roads are closer to reality than many people think. Startups around the world are pursuing small aircraft.


China Evergrande to invest $240m in project to build world’s fastest supercomputer

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This is the first from a total 100 billion yuan that Evergrande agreed with the academy to inject into high-tech sectors earlier this year.


India ride-hailing firm Jugnoo to shut down Singapore app: Report

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Jugnoo will team up with Kardi, a Singapore-based ride-hailing startup, and provide it with tech and engineering support.


Chinese unicorn Royole founder chases college dream of transforming human-machine interface

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By offering a solution to the conflict between visual experience and portability, he figures Royole can overhaul the devices by which most information is absorbed these days.


Hong Kong telco HKBN to merge with TPG-owned fixed-line operator in $1.34b deal

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HKBN will issue WTT owners TPG and MBK Partners its shares and vendor loan notes.


Baidu’s billionaire CEO Robin Li declares he can beat Google again

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Google is looking at ways to re-enter China, home to the biggest pool of internet users, through a search app that complies with Chinese censorship


Google in talks with Tencent, others to offer cloud services in China

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A tie-up with large Chinese tech firms like Tencent and Inspur would give Google powerful allies as it attempts a broader return to mainland China, where it pulled its search engine in 2010 over censorship concerns.


Search giant Baidu’s profit, sales beat estimates in signs of recovery

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That marks the sixth straight quarter of revenue growth at the company and Chief Executive Officer Robin Li welcomed the result as evidence of growing momentum. But he also warned investors not to expect “any meaningful revenue” from its AI-driven driverless cars and personal assistants in the coming quarters.