Category Archives: Google

Southeast Asia’s accelerating internet economy

Actual report here

Haven’t dug into it yet – I assume it’s an update to their original report.

Six figures that show why you need to pay attention to Southeast Asia’s dynamic internet economy.

— Read on


AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not

Keep telling yourself Google isn’t evil.

AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not:

An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used a privacy setting that says it will prevent Google from doing so.

Computer-science researchers at Princeton confirmed these findings at the AP’s request.

Asia Tech Review: August 6 2018 | Revue

Totally agree with Jon on this. Let’s wait to see what they ship but doesn’t make one feel any better about Google.

Asia Tech Review: August 6 2018 | Revue:

As I said on Twitter, Google has done a lot more than most to help increase internet adoption in India, Southeast Asia and other markets through initiatives such as free WiFi, data-friendly apps, and even ‘lite’ versions of Android. Arguably this all serves the purpose of widening the market it can monetize, but the impact is positive for all. However, its seemingly financially-motivated return to China – and 180-degree flip on opposing censorship – threatens to remove any positive sentiment about its business and progress in Asia.