Asia-Pacific: Highlights 2015

Highlights from IDG Connect's APAC coverage this year.

US-China relations are always tense – particularly when there are hackers involved. This year we looked at how these relationships are developing within the cyber espionage age along with a whole range of other features from across the continent. Our highlights – below – include stories from Vietnam, Australia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and many more.


Topical features

Over to You: Can India trump China as choice for US tech investment?
Agritech’s big opportunity in Asia
A new US-Sino cyber détente? Don’t bet on it
US Navy isn’t keen on Lenovo servers … what about you?
Lotus Blossom: A new cyber threat in the Orient
Should we ‘unlike’ Facebook’s for emerging markets?
Do Asia-Pacific millennials conform to the stereotype?



The history of sportscasting: An Australian perspective
Why Australia is a hacking magnet
Melbourne – becoming Australia’s hub of tech hubs



Alibaba’s Ma opens up on women, China, rejection, Forrest Gump, tai chi and passing WalMart
The man who helps us understand China… and vice versa
Can Chinese dragon Huawei tame the Internet of Things?
Will Google’s certificate change hurt China’s e-economy?
Jack Ma, Alibaba & the rise of Singles’ Day
Will Chinese phone firms dominate at home?
Apple’s China sales will soar past US – can it last?
Xiaomi takes on Brazil and India, so what’s next?
From maker to taker: China’s $5bn search for M&A tech targets
Huawei: Secret transparency in a Chinese smartphone factory
Me & my (freakish) mini-me: 16 takeaways from Shenzhen, China



Safecity: An online map of public sexual violence in India
Why is Indian manufacturing in such poor shape?
India: 3D printing jewellery & other goods
Healthcare in India: How tech startups can help
Lybrate wants to end doctor shortage problem in India
Spirituality in technology – an Indian experience
About food, tech and funding in India
‘Make in India’ - slogan or substance?
Can an Indian entrepreneur become the next Mark Zuckerberg?
Could the lack of cow dung be a problem in urban India?
Is mCommerce the new mantra for India?
Jugnoo & the Indian auto rickshaw network



Two local cloud CEOs describe the tech scene
Prohibition app for young video game junkies



Japan’s novice cybercriminals: isolated but learning fast
Japan joins the race for cybersecurity leader
JNew NTT CEO drives globalisation overdrive
Qrates courts Japan’s love of vinyl records
Yunomi promotes Japanese ‘tea commerce’
Why Japan turns to old-school phones and away from smartphones
Will Japan’s new ID system put valuable data at risk?
Japan’s Kii unlocks the Internet of Things



Malaysian startups: Mentor worship, sexual assault and sometimes rape



Myanmar’s big opportunity for social media and online payments


New Zealand

New Zealand technology stars set sights on UK
My life as a tech teacher, part 10: Lessons learned
Technology is turning genealogy on its head
Preserving the sounds of New Zealand’s past



Why the Philippines is shaping up to be the next global tech hub
Brother & sister power lamps with salt



Singapore wants to be a living lab for smart startups


South Korea

South Korea: What will a ‘forced’ fourth telco mean?



Is CốcCốc equipped to knock out Google in Vietnam?
A café culture of business: Facebook use in Vietnam