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Facebook pulling a WeChat?

How(and why) Facebook is gradually adding new features in order to protect their position.

Happy Lunar New Year/Chúc mừng xuân mới

We love sharing our thoughts – and to our (own) surprise, we have written hundreds of articles in the Year of the Rooster, which will end tomorrow.

“but they did not reply to my email!”

A culture of excuses is extremely toxic and should not be tolerated in tech companies

[MW Weekend] Here’s why you need to listen to the unspoken words

Sensitivity to cultural events is now a common practice for corporations, especially for those who deal with the general public.

[MW Weekend] Can Thailand be an agri powerhouse?

This Thai province relies heavily on agriculture, what else is going on there?

Ninja Van and its diluted ownership

The latest round of funding for Ninja Van gives the fuel to expand across markets (but) at the cost of diluting its founders’ shares to the company. This is why.

[MW Special Report] E-commerce Logistics in Vietnam

As e-commerce in Vietnam grows, last mile delivery has plenty of opportunity to grow with it. But underdeveloped transport infrastructure has so far created a last-mile logistics sector that is more dependent on labour than on anything else. Players that… Continue Reading →

UC Browser’s tough lesson from Alibaba

“Marrying into the purple” is a dream but not as sweet as for everyone, especially if you are not making the money. UC Browser is having a hard time beating its opponents – in the meantime – survives the pressure from its parent group Alibaba.

This will make you look at Indonesia differently

Indonesia has more than 17000 islands, however most foreign tech investors and entrepreneurs rarely go beyond Jakarta. There are blue oceans in the provinces.

How UC browser beat Chrome, through being ‘lite’

Although UC Browser is in a mess now, how it beat Chrome initially was still a valid lesson for many. Stay tuned for our insider article on this.

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