Posts filtered by tags: Asia[x]


Facebook tests TikTok-style video format on its main app in India

Facebook is going all in on short-form videos. After flirting with the idea in Lasso, a TikTok-clone it tested in select markets, and adding a similar feature called Reels to Instagram recently, the company is exploring a new venue for this TikTok-esque experience: The big blue app. The company confirmed to TechCrunch that it is testing short-form videos in the Facebook app in India, its biggest market by users. In the current avatar, ‘Short Videos’ has a dedicated section within the news ...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Asia, Instagram, Youtube, India, Tech, TechCrunch, Gaana, Reliance, Reliance Jio, Reliance Industries, Navarra, Lasso, Facebook India

SuperM on the Message of Forthcoming Album ‘Super One,’ Promotion During COVID

Almost a full year after releasing its debut EP, SuperM is back with a new single, the song “100,” ahead of a studio album, “Super One,” due out Sept. 25. The group, comprised of members Baekhyun, Taemin, and Kai, of seasoned K-pop groups EXO and SHINee, alongside Taeyong, Mark, Ten, and Lucas, of NCT 127 […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Lucas, Exo, Kai, K-pop, SuperM, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Baekhyun Taemin, Taeyong Mark Ten

Shanghai Pride shuts down in blow to China's LGBTQ community

Shanghai Pride, China's longest-running and only major annual celebration of sexual minorities, abruptly announced its effective shutdown on Thursday, in the latest sign of the authorities' increasing clampdown on civil society and LGBTQ rights in the country.
Tags: Asia, News, China, Shanghai, Shanghai Pride China

How US military is patrolling virus cases among troops in Asia

Dozens of US military personnel are testing positive for coronavirus while transferring from the United States to South Korea. CNN's Paula Hancocks gets an exclusive look at how US Forces Korea are keeping incoming cases away from the rest of the base.
Tags: Asia, South Korea, News, US, Cnn, United States, Stories, Paula Hancocks, US Forces Korea

Chinese Streamer iQIYI Being Probed by U.S. Securities Regulator

Mystery surrounds the subscriber numbers of Chinese video streaming company iQIYI, which revealed that it is being investigated by the U.S.’s Securities and Exchange Commission. Confirmation of the SEC probe is expected to send iQIYI’s NASDAQ-listed shares sharply lower. They closed at $21.68 on Thursday. But pre-market trading Friday indicates a fall of 10% to […]
Tags: Asia, News, Finance, Global, Streaming, iQiyi, Nasdaq, Securities And Exchange Commission, U S Securities Regulator

Coronavirus live news: France hits back at UK quarantine; New Zealand extends Auckland lockdown

France and Spain report highest post-lockdown cases; New Zealand outbreak spreads; Australia records youngest coronavirus deathUK adds France to Covid-19 14-day quarantine listUK government quietly drops 1.3m Covid tests from England tallyFrance says UK quarantine will lead to reciprocal measuresMobile crematorium in Bolivia as deaths surgeUK coronavirus updates – live 9.16am BST The Philippines’ health ministry has reported 6,216 more coronavirus infections, the third-largest daily increase...
Tags: Asia, UK, England, Science, Australia, France, Russia, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Philippines, New Zealand

‘A Suitable Boy’ Star Ishaan Khatter Heads Cast of War Film ‘Pippa’

Ishaan Khatter will star in war film “Pippa,” produced by Indian industry veterans Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur. The film is to be directed by Raja Krishna Menon and will release towards the end of 2021. Based on Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta’s book “The Burning Chaffees,” the film is set during the Indo-Pakistan war […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Pakistan, Pippa, Raja Krishna Menon, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Ronnie Screwvala, A Suitable Boy, Ishaan Khatter, Balram Singh Mehta

Chicken wings test positive for Covid-19 in China, but there's no evidence of food transmission, experts say

A sample of frozen chicken wings imported from Brazil has tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, authorities said Thursday, the latest in a series of reports of contaminated imported food products.
Tags: Asia, News, China, Brazil, Shenzhen

Busan’s Film Market Will Be Going Mostly Virtual

The Busan International Film Festival’s annual market events will be shifting largely online this year. That is a response to the coronavirus pandemic, and widespread travel restrictions in Asia. Organizers said on Friday that the Asian Contents & Film Market, previously known as the Asian Film Market, “will run as a combined virtual and physical […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Busan, Busan International Film Festival, Asian Contents Film Market

Universal Music China Launches Magic Muses Soundtracks Label (EXCLUSIVE)

Universal Music Group’s China division on Thursday announced the launch of “Magic Muses,” its first local label in over a decade. It will be focused solely on soundtracks and scores, seeking to work with local artists and composers to create tracks for Chinese film and TV projects. Veteran film marketing executive Kelvin Hou will be […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Universal Music Group, The Eight Hundred, Magic Muses, Universal Music Group Greater China, Universal Music China Launches Magic, Kelvin Hou

India's Covid-19 outbreak now world's fourth deadliest as developing world bears brunt of pandemic

India's Covid-19 outbreak has become the fourth deadliest on the planet and is also the fastest growing, as developing countries now bear the brunt of the pandemic. The death toll from the new coronavirus in the world's second most populous country rose 942 according to the latest daily count, overtaking the UK with a total of 47,033 fatalities. The nation of 1.3bn people lags only behind the US, Brazil and Mexico in the overall number of deaths and its total number of confirmed cases, a...
Tags: Asia, UK, News, Mexico, India, Africa, America, Spain, Brazil, Latin America, US Brazil, UK Italy, COVID

Chinese officials say imported chicken wings tested positive for Covid-19

A sample of frozen chicken wings imported from Brazil has tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, authorities said Thursday, the latest in a series of reports of contaminated imported food products.
Tags: Asia, News, Brazil, Shenzhen

New Zealand reports new coronavirus cluster as country battles fresh outbreak

New Zealand reported 13 new community coronavirus cases on Thursday as the country tackles a fresh outbreak that ended an enviable run of more than 100 days without any locally transmitted infections.
Tags: Asia, News, New Zealand

TikTok rival Likee reaches 150M monthly users worldwide

As TikTok’s fate remains in flux, its smaller rival Likee has been making waves around the world, garnering 150 million monthly active users as of this June. That’s according to the earnings report of Chinese internet company Joyy, the owner of Likee. For comparison, TikTok recorded about 200 million daily active users in early 2020, an investor with knowledge told TechCrunch. That means its MAU will be much bigger, and TikTok has seen explosive growth since the COVID-19 outbreak that kept pe...
Tags: Asia, Hollywood, Entertainment, Indonesia, China, Russia, Singapore, India, Tech, Earnings, Vine, Yy, Dubsmash, Ken, Li, Apptopia

ITB Asia Virtual kicks off with the launch of ITB Community

Messe Berlin (Singapore) today announced the launch of ITB Community, in Asia (ITB Community). ITB Community will offer a comprehensive user experience, virtual events (including the upcoming ITB Asia Virtual, which takes place from 21-23 October 2020) with business networking opportunities, and knowledge exchange with expansive interactive content for community members to leverage on.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Messe Berlin Singapore, ITB Asia Virtual, ITB Community, ITB Community ITB Community

NOW Board Member Accused of Claiming to Be Woman of Color to Boost Re-Election Chances

This year’s board elections at the National Organization for Women were already poised to be tense: Allegations of racism at the highest levels of the feminist group have infuriated its membership and pitted current board members against one another. Now, the election is threatening to be completely upended by allegations that a candidate is claiming to be a woman of color in order to boost her election prospects.NOW members told The Daily Beast they were shocked when BJ Star, a current board me...
Tags: Asia, Florida, News, Minnesota, US, Star, The Daily Beast, Anderson, BJ, Daily Beast, National Organization for Women, Van Pelt, Seigle, Toni Van Pelt, BJ Star, Barbara Bencsik

Counting the Social Costs of Tourism in the COVID-19 Era In Asia

During the COVID-19 pandemic, tourism scholars and practitioners have directed their attention to local communities in tourist destinations, examining their safety and well-being and the costs that they bear due to tourism activities. Yet according to the SHTM's Professor Haiyan Song and Dr Jinah Park and their co-researchers, it is now time to discuss the social costs of tourism during crises. How much are local communities willing to sacrifice to reduce these costs? Analysing local resi...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Haiyan Song, SHTM, Social Costs of Tourism, Jinah Park

Hong Kong FilMart Working With RightsTrade on Historic Virtual Market

Leading online B2B licensing platform RightsTrade has been selected to provide the technological backbone for the upcoming FilMart in Hong Kong. Turning such a large and busy fair into a virtual market has been a long time coming. The film and TV market, a flagship event for the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, had been […]
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Filmart, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Rightstrade

Why India could still be a long way off herd immunity

Last month, researchers in one of India's largest cities made a surprising discovery. Of the nearly 7,000 blood samples taken from people in Mumbai's slums, 57% tested positive for coronavirus antibodies.
Tags: Asia, News, India, Mumbai

How Kamala Harris' Indian relatives helped shape her views on civil rights and civic duty

In 1958, Shyamala Gopalan arrived in Berkeley, California, after traveling thousands of miles from her family to pursue a doctorate in nutrition and endocrinology.
Tags: Asia, News, Kamala Harris, Berkeley California, Shyamala Gopalan

Why I quit Google to clean up India's lakes

When Arun Krishnamurthy was a teenager, he witnessed a pond near his home in Chennai, India, fill up with trash. Now he runs the Environmentalist Foundation of India, which restores lakes and ponds, clearing out waste and bringing back wildlife.
Tags: Google, Asia, News, India, Chennai India, Arun Krishnamurthy, Environmentalist Foundation of India

Widower installs wax statue of late wife in dream home she tragically never got to see

Srinivas Gupta held a housewarming party last Friday to celebrate his new family home -- with a lifelike wax statue to commemorate his late wife.
Tags: Asia, News, Srinivas Gupta

Moka, the HR tool for Arm and Shopee in China, closes $43M Series B

Investors are betting on the automation of human resources management in China. We reported last year that Moka, one of the key players in the space, secured roughly $27 million for its Series B led by Hillhouse Capital. This week, the startup announced closing a Series B+ at over 100 million yuan ($14.4 million), lifting its total raise for the B round to 300 million yuan ($43.2 million). The startup declined to disclose its investors in the latest round, saying the proceeds will go towards ...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, China, San Francisco, Tech, HR, Beijing, SaaS, Human Resources, Hiring, Moka, McDonald, Li, Zhao, Turo, Shopee

Hoornstra: Baseball in 2020 might be your grandfather’s game after all

The St. Louis Browns qualified for the World Series once in 52 seasons of existence, in 1944. World War II had reached a crescendo in Europe and Asia. Back home, the American League looked different. While several of its biggest stars – Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Hank Greenberg – were serving their country abroad, the Browns were an exception. They had few stars to lose. Five of St. Louis’ top six starting pitchers returned from the 1943 season. So did their closer, George Caster, and pitcher J...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Marlins, Boston Red Sox, St Louis, Giants, Yankees, Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, Mariners

75 years later, 1 million Japanese war dead still missing

Seventy-five years after the end of World War II, more than 1 million Japanese war dead are scattered throughout Asia, where the legacy of Japanese aggression still hampers recovery efforts. The missing Japanese make up about half of the 2.4 million soldiers who died overseas during Japan’s military rampage across Asia in the early 20th century. The rest are lost in the sea or buried in areas that can't be reached because of fighting or security or political reasons, according to Japan's Minis...
Tags: Asia, Japan, News, Japan s Ministry of Health Labor and Welfare

Livestreaming in Asia: Meet the stars of 'shoppertainment'

As Covid-19 keeps millions of people at home, the popularity of "shoppertainment" has skyrocketed in Asia.
Tags: Asia, News

ByteDance in talks with India’s Reliance for investment in TikTok

Chinese giant ByteDance is engaging with India’s Reliance Industries Limited, the parent firm of telecom giant Jio Platforms, for investment in TikTok in a move to potentially save the popular video app’s fate in its biggest market by users, two people familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. The two companies began conversations late last month and have yet to reach a deal, the sources said, requesting anonymity as the talks are private. TikTok’s business in India, where it had amasse...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Asia, Europe, Instagram, Microsoft, India, Tech, Helo, Financial Times, Gaana, Reliance, Reliance Jio, Mishra

Labster lands new cash to bring its virtual reality science lab software to Asia

You could Zoom call into your science class, or you could conduct a lab experiment in virtual reality. During the coronavirus pandemic, the latter has never felt more full of potential. The global need for learning solutions beyond Zoom is precisely why Labster, a Copenhagen-based startup that helps individuals engage in STEM lab scenarios using virtual reality, is growing rapidly. Since March, the usage of Labster’s VR product has increased 15X. On the heels of this unprecedented momentum, L...
Tags: Startups, TC, Asia, Education, California, Global, Tech, Atlantic, Shanghai, Virtual Reality, Copenhagen, Balderton, Jensen, Jenny Lee, Michael Jensen, GGV

China Moviegoers Reflect On Six Months of Cinema Closures

Some moviegoers feel China’s exhibition sector has been unfairly targeted by prolonged closures and excessive COVID-19 prevention measures, Variety found in a WeChat-based survey of cinema patrons. Survey respondents, who participated on the condition of anonymity, felt the protective measures required of cinemas helped to lower the risk of movie-going, but that the exhibition sector […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, WeChat, Shanghai International Film Festival

A fintech that helps Twitch, Showtime, and CBS manage their subscriptions is eyeing international growth after nabbing a big investment from Accel-KKR

Private-equity firm Accel-KKR just bought a majority stake in Recurly, a subscription payments company that helps brands like CBS, Showtime, and Twitch manage their revenues. The subscription economy has grown over the last decade, with more businesses looking to recurring revenue models as opposed to relying on one-time sales. In June, Recurly saw a 210% increase in sales year-over-year. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Recurly, the payments platform for over 2,000 subscri...
Tags: Asia, US, Trends, Eu, Cbs, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, Blackstone, Amazon Web Services, Silver Lake, Sepa, Carlyle, Accel KKR, CBS Showtime, Burkhart, Burkhard