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Tencent joins Naspers in US$1 billion funding for Indian food delivery service Swiggy

Tencent joins Naspers in US$1 billion funding for Indian food delivery service Swiggy

Tencent Holdings joined Naspers in a US$1 billion investment in Indian food delivery service Swiggy, which gains a potentially valuable ally in China?s largest social media and gaming company. Naspers led the financing, which snagged new backers Hillhouse Capital and Wellington Management in addition to existing investors DST Global, Meituan […]

China?s loss-making Luckin Coffee start-up doubles down on subsidies to win customers from Starbucks

China?s loss-making Luckin Coffee start-up doubles down on subsidies to win customers from Starbucks

Luckin Coffee, the loss-making challenger to Starbucks, is doubling down on its store expansion and consumer subsidies this year, with plans to open about 2,500 new outlets in the world?s most populous nation. That would bring the Xiamen-based start-up?s total number of stores in the country to more than 4,500, […]

Graphic ?deepfake? porn videos are being weaponised to humiliate women ? and everybody is a potential target

Graphic ?deepfake? porn videos are being weaponised to humiliate women ? and everybody is a potential target

The video showed the woman in a pink off-the-shoulder top, sitting on a bed, smiling a convincing smile. It was her face. But it had been seamlessly grafted, without her knowledge or consent, onto someone else?s body: a young porn actress, just beginning to disrobe for the start of a […]

French start-up offers ?Google of the dark web?, but not for everyone

French start-up offers ?Google of the dark web?, but not for everyone

For years, criminal websites shrouded in secrecy have thrived beyond the reach of traditional search engines, but a group of French engineers has found a way to navigate this dark web ? a tool they do not want to fall into the wrong hands. ?We insist on this ability to […]

Illegal VoIP exchange in Hyderabad busted

Illegal VoIP exchange in Hyderabad busted

NEW DELHI/HYDERABAD: Based on input from a Military Intelligence Unit of Jammu & Kashmir, Hyderabad cops on Friday unearthed an illegal Voice over (VoIP) exchange in Nallakunta. One person, identified as Dinesh, was arrested and several illegally procured SIMs were seized. ?Terror link ruled out, suspect in illegal VoIP business […]

JD.com restructures amid rising competition, slower growth and investor concerns

JD.com restructures amid rising competition, slower growth and investor concerns

China?s second largest e-commerce player, JD, has announced a restructuring of its main shopping site and the creation of an office of the chief executive to better serve its customer-centric?strategy and allay investor concerns amid rapid changes in the country?s online shopping industry. The overhaul will divide JD Mall, the […]

Short-video platform Tik Tok tests longer-form content as rivalry with Tencent-backed apps heats up

Short-video platform Tik Tok tests longer-form content as rivalry with Tencent-backed apps heats up

Tik Tok, the popular short-video platform known as Douyin in mainland China, has started testing longer-form content of more than two minutes among domestic users, as it faces increased competition from apps backed by internet giant Tencent Holdings. The new feature to create longer videos, compared with the typical 15-second […]

Bike-sharer Ofo has nearly 12 million users waiting for deposit refunds ? more than the population of Belgium

Bike-sharer Ofo has nearly 12 million users waiting for deposit refunds ? more than the population of Belgium

Around 11.7 million customers of cash-stretched Ofo are currently waiting for deposit refunds according to information on its app as of Thursday morning, which means the Beijing-based bike sharing start-up needs to return at least 1.16 billion yuan (US$168 million) back to users. Early users of Ofo were asked to […]

Australia?s new telecom bill allowing law enforcement access to encrypted messages (like WhatsApp) could backfire

Australia?s new telecom bill allowing law enforcement access to encrypted messages (like WhatsApp) could backfire

The Australian Senate?s last piece of business for 2018 was to hurriedly pass the Telecommunications and Other Legislation (Assistance and Access) Bill before the end of the year. Among the new powers, is the power to issue technical capability notices to companies that provide encrypted products and services to require […]

Facebook shares slide as US lawsuit adds to mounting pressures on social media giant over data protection

Facebook shares slide as US lawsuit adds to mounting pressures on social media giant over data protection

Facebook?s woes mounted on Wednesday as it faced a lawsuit alleging privacy violations related to data leaked to a consultancy working on Donald Trump?s 2016 campaign, and as a new report suggested it shared more data with partners than it has acknowledged. Facebook shares already sagging under the weight of […]