Chinese beauty platform Meitu launches programmatic video ads

The deal will enable Meitu to monetise video ad inventory sold on its BeautyPlus, Beauty Cam, and Meitu Xiu Xiu platforms via SpotX’s supply side platform in the Asia Pacific region


Google launches app to help young people find jobs in developing countries

Google’s internal incubator, Area 120, has launched an app aimed at helping young job seekers in developing countries to connect with employers and kickstart their careers. Kormo, which was initially


South Korea plans to launch a blockchain voting system

South Korea is reportedly in the process of developing a blockchain-based online voting system, with trials set to begin as early as next month. The East Asian country’s Ministry of


Grab Introduces omnichannel ad business

Ride-hailing firm Grab has launched an advertising unit to enable brands to reach consumers in Southeast Asia both inside and outside of vehicles. Through GrabAds, brands are able to utilise


Ericsson teams with Smart to bring 5G to the Philippines

Ericsson has penned a deal with Smart Communications – a subsidiary of the Philippines’ largest telecoms company, PLDT – to introduce the ‘first’ 5G pilot network in the Philippines by


Grab picks up $2bn to fuel its continued growth in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asian ride hailing firm Grab has raised another $2bn in its current funding round as it looks to expand the range of online-to-offline (O2O) services it offers. The latest


Facebook wins Premier League broadcast rights in Asia

Facebook has secured its first lot of Premier League broadcast rights, penning an exclusive deal worth around £200m to live broadcast matches in parts of Asia. According to The Times,


Go-Jek expands into four new markets with $500m investment

Indonesian ride-hailing firm Go-Jek has announced its plans to invest $500m (£373m) in expanding its services across Southeast Asia, moving into the void left by Uber’s recent sale of its


Viewability at 53 per cent in Southeast Asia, says IAB

The average viewability rate of display advertising in Southeast Asia stands at 53 per cent, according to the first report of its kind from IAB Singapore. The study is based


Flurry: App Usage Up 77 Per Cent Year-on-year in Asia

The number of mobile app sessions in Asia grew by 77 per cent in the year to April 2015, compared to the previous 12 months, according to new figures from

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