Southeast Asia’s Digital Economy To Triple To $240 Billion By 2025, Says Google Report

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: It may sit in the shade of China and India, but tech has real growth potential in Southeast Asia. Home to a cumulative 650 million people, the region’s digital economy is forecast to triple in size and reach $240 billion over the next seven years, according to Google’s third “e-Conomy SEA” report. The annual study, which is authored by Google and Singapore…

November 19, 2018
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The ruling party in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh is giving out smartphones preloaded with two campaign apps to voters as “gifts” but also to target them (New York Times)

November 19, 2018

New York Times: The ruling party in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh is giving out smartphones preloaded with two campaign apps to voters as “gifts” but also to target them  —  RAIPUR, India — Forget the old American campaign slogan of a chicken in every pot, or the Indian politician’s common pledge to put rice in every bowl. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Maryland Test Confirms Drones Can Safely Deliver Human Organs

A kidney was flown thousands of meters by a drone without incurring any damage. Reader Wave723 shares a report: When a patient who needs an organ transplantation is finally matched with a donor, every second matters. A longer wait between when an organ is removed from a donor and when it is placed into a recipient is associated with poorer organ function following transplantation. To maximize the chances of success,…

November 19, 2018
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JD.com CEO Richard Liu, who faces a rape accusation in Minnesota, says he will step down from management of the Chinese e-commerce giant; stock drops 5%+ (Erica Pandey/Axios)

November 19, 2018

Erica Pandey / Axios: JD.com CEO Richard Liu, who faces a rape accusation in Minnesota, says he will step down from management of the Chinese e-commerce giant; stock drops 5%+  —  Richard Liu, the billionaire CEO of JD.com who is facing a rape accusation in Minnesota, said today that he will step aside from management of the Chinese e-commerce giant. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Tim Cook says some government regulation of Silicon Valley is inevitable, defends deal to make Google Apple’s default search engine despite privacy concerns (Ina Fried/Axios)

November 19, 2018

Ina Fried / Axios: Tim Cook says some government regulation of Silicon Valley is inevitable, defends deal to make Google Apple’s default search engine despite privacy concerns  —  If Apple is so big on users’ privacy, why does the company take billions of dollars from Google in exchange for letting the search giant … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Blockchain Gaming Is Coming to the PS4

An anonymous reader shares a report: The relatively new blockchain gaming industry is about to take a massive step forward as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are making their way onto the PlayStation 4. Arcade Distillery, a game developer that creates titles for PS Vita, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, is gearing up to launch a new game for the PS4 built around the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain. Plague Hunters is a…

November 19, 2018
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