Pakistan is a startup region I know nothing about.
This is pretty useful report.
I might try to use GoJek in Indonesia now.
Jon covered this in the newsletter – http://atr.asiatechreview.com/issues/asia-tech-review-11-november-2019-209768
One of the video pirate sites was shut down.
What I am always surprised is how this is allowed to keep running – and it makes money too.
One trick they employ is you can’t see it in Thailand.
If what Gates did was illegal what about all the other big tech companies?
Thai ghost movies are the best and yes Thai’s believe in ghosts.
This year marks my 20th in Asia. Yeah – I’m old.
In 1999 I started a short term stint in Hong Kong working for BEA Systems (bought by Oracle). Originally I was with WebLogic which was bought by BEA. See how that works? I assumed maybe a few years to learn about Asia, study Chinese and then get back to California. Right…
I did 4 plus years in Hong Kong, spent some time in Beijing, moved to Bangkok for 5 years and then found myself in Singapore.
During my BEA years I would travel weekly in Asia and would find myself in Singapore every other month or so. I will admit then to not really liking it but hey, I was living in Hong Kong and at that time of my life it would be tough to beat Hong Kong.
However now I find myself much older, raising a family and want to focus on my career. For all of those goals, I find Singapore tough to beat. My kids are in the public schools, I am a PR (ogling to be a citizen), and the tech scene here is awesome.
I imagine I will be here for many more years and then maybe somewhere else in the world that I have never lived in.
For now though, Singapore is home and I dig it.
The link below is a pretty good read for stuff to do and see if you have not been to Singapore much or didn’t know about these places.
Some awesome links in this issue!
Interesting – Ben makes the case that FB is right to continue taking political ads.
Tough one. I am on the fence but do agree that the bigger problem is FB’s overall lack of accountability in general.
Nice one from Nadine and Jon!