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Relations between India and China are worsening. Just yesterday, India banned TikTok and 59 Chinese mobile apps on the grounds of "national security". This comes after China and India's military forces clashed at the border of Ladakh on June 15th this year, resulting in over 20 deaths and 75 injured. Indian users can no longer access TikTok anymore. The Indian ...

More pandemic lock-down restrictions are starting to ease up across Malaysia. After nearly 3 months of closure, GSC Cinemas will be reopening tomorrow, 1st of July 2020. Advertisement: This app will help you find jobs and customers. The company also announced via their social media channels that Malaysians will be able to watch the Jumanji movie for free, together with ...

For the first time ever, Google will start paying publishers for their distributed content. As part of new Google news product launching later this year, a licensing program will be created to pay publishers for "high-quality content". In other words, users will soon be able to read paywalled news for free, fully paid for by Google. According to Axios, there ...

GNC, the retailer best known for selling body building products and supplements, has filed for chapter-11 bankruptcy in the US. The company will also close up to 1200 out of their 5800 retail stores across the country, while they seek for additional financing to stay afloat. As of today, GNC has been saddled with nearly $1 billion in debt, with ...

Lots of news is swirling around popular video streaming app, iflix, as the company has reportedly been searching for a buyer earlier this month. Just today, tech blog Lowyat.net discovered that iflix's Google Play and App Store pages been updated with a new company owner, which happens to be a subsidiary of China's Tencent Holdings (Renfeng Media Tech Inc). This ...

Acknowledging the extreme turn of economic conditions and the severe impact of the current pandemic, MaGIC's Virtual GAP 2020 Cohort 04 is helping startups to maneuver during the pandemic as one of the programme's main focuses. MaGIC has extensively revised their GAP curriculum to virtually cater to the startups going through hardships impacted by COVID-19. Malaysia is one of the ...

Travel is slowly returning to some countries, and Taiwan is one of them. Earlier today, the number of international arrivals at Taiwan's largest airport shot up drastically, the highest number since mid-March a the country began loosening border controls. Today marks the first day Taiwan opened its doors to business travellers from 11 countries deemed "safe" or "low-risk" from pandemic. ...

A new app is rising in popularity among gamers recently, and it wants to help people turn their content into a source of income. MEGPlay, a social app for gamers and streamers, is now paying users every time their followers chat with them or interact with their posts. Jhenjerous, a gaming influencer from the Philippines on MEGPlay. Like many social ...

Events are about to pick up once again in Malaysia. In an earlier announcement by Malaysian Defense Minister, Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, he stated that restrictions to run events in the country have now been lifted, but with a maximum participant limit of 250 people. These include meetings, ceremonies, corporate/private events, workshops, and gatherings. Despite the restrictions being lifted, event ...

SouthEast Asia's ride-hailing giant, Grab, is laying off about 360 people, approximately 5% of their total employees as the effects of the pandemic continue to ripple across the economy. The announcement was made by Grab CEO, Anthony Tan, in a letter to employees earlier today. Related: This app lets people get paid for chatting with professionals. "Since February, we have ...

With businesses closing down and job-cuts increasing, people around the world are looking for new ways to make a living. BEAMSTART, a social networking app for working professionals, is now paying users when others chat with them or engage with their content they post. Users can withdraw credits as cash. The app works just like many social networking apps, but ...

Local travel is picking up, and AirAsia is getting ready for it. In a recent press statement, AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes mentions that the airline will begin resuming all domestic flight routes from July onwards, with more flights to be added over time. While he did not specify the frequency of the flights, he did mention that it would depend ...

The ripple effect of the pandemic's devastation continue to radiate across the country. As of today, as many as 2000+ restaurants, coffee shops, and eateries have closed down permanently across Malaysia, with many more following suit. These figures were based on an initial survey released by the Malaysia Singapore Coffeeshop Proprietors’ General Association (MSCPGA) and Malaysian Muslim Restaurant Owners Association ...

Popular SouthEast Asia-based video streaming platform, iflix, is reportedly looking for a buyer as the company's losses continue, according to a report by Nikkei. iflix, which has often been touted as the "Netflix of SouthEast Asia", had a net loss of $158.1 million in 2018, and as of September 2019, the company only had $12.7 million in cash reserves left. The ...

The real estate industry has been one of the few industries severely impacted by the pandemic and nation-wide lockdowns. However this Malaysian entrepreneur, Ben Kuan, is challenging the status quo of the traditional real estate industry by successfully converting his company's business model from offline to online (O2O) during the lockdown period in Malaysia. Ben Kuan, real estate entrepreneur Previously ...

Retail stores across the world have been severely affected by the pandemic, with plummeting revenues due to a sharp drop in visitors. In a recent statement, global fashion retail chain, Zara, announced that the company will close up to 1200 retail outlets across the world. The company will close down its smaller stores to focus on its larger outlets and ...