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TECH 22 Mar 2019 | 7:52 AM Premium

Apple’s iPhone struggles unravel ambitions of Japan Display

When Japan Display Inc broke ground on a new factory in central Japan in 2015, the future looked bright for one of the world's top vendors of liquid crystal display (LCD) panels.

TECH 21 Mar 2019 | 1:30 AM Premium

Billionaire has a new goal for his 17,000 workers: learn to code

Less than a decade after stunning workers at his Japanese tech giant with an edict to learn English, billionaire Hiroshi Mikitani wants to do the same with computer programming.

TECH 14 Mar 2019 | 7:47 AM Premium

Japan’s Netflix contender bets on youth-driven viral hits

On a Friday night at a downtown Tokyo television studio, 12 teen models with cutesy nicknames like Ayamin and Kyokyo are waiting nervously to find out who has won coveted spots on the cover of Popteen magazine, a Japanese fashion bible.

TECH 14 Mar 2019 | 3:00 AM Premium

Paying people back is easier than ever using apps – but so is making accidental payments

You just had dinner with a co-worker, and you want to pay her back then and there. So, you grab your smartphone to settle the debt via Venmo or Zelle or Square Cash. She's not a contact, but no big deal, you think. These apps are made for moving money easily.

Netflix 13 Mar 2019 | 7:33 AM Premium

It takes deep pockets to fight Netflix

Media giants are realising what Netflix Inc already knows: Streaming is expensive.

TECH 11 Mar 2019 | 10:56 AM Premium

Uber and Travis Kalanick are in business again. This time, as competitors

Uber Technologies Inc is already delivering billions of dollars’ worth of food for local restaurants. Soon it could be taking over their kitchens, too.

TECH 11 Mar 2019 | 9:24 AM Premium

The good and the bad of Stanford’s massively successful startup scene

The chances that your startup will become a billion-dollar company are almost zero. But if you do somehow manage to create a unicorn, the odds are better than 1-in-10 that you or your co-founder attended one school: Stanford.

TECH 11 Mar 2019 | 5:13 AM Premium

China’s game streaming site Panda TV confirms it will end service amid cash crisis

Panda TV still ranked as China’s No. 3 game streaming network in terms of active users at the end last year. Platform was founded in 2015 by Wang Sicong, son of Chinese tycoon Wang Jianlin.

TECH 06 Mar 2019 | 11:31 AM Premium

Bezos, Gates and Buffett still top the world’s ultra rich: Forbes

Jeff Bezos remains the world’s richest person, ahead of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, according to the latest Forbes list of the ultra wealthy, while far behind US President Donald Trump jumped 51 spots in the ranking.

TECH 06 Mar 2019 | 4:05 AM Premium

Grab eyes more funding, after raising US$4.5bil in SE Asia’s largest financing round

Grab is considering raising more funds from strategic investors, the president of Southeast Asia's top ride-hailing firm said, after raking in over US$4.5bil in the region's largest private financing round that included SoftBank's Vision Fund.