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Asia-Pacific: 2016 Highlights

A lot has happened over the last year in APAC, including Singapore limiting internet access despite its bid to become a Smart Nation, and the ever present cyberthreat that is North Korea. During the last 12 months, we’ve covered stories from all over the continent, including Australia, China, Myanmar and Vietnam and we’ve picked out some highlights for you to read (in alphabetised country order) below.


You have reached your final destination – is GPS going home to roost?

Nuix seeks out digital needles from haystacks

Australia: Bringing ‘One Laptop Per Child’ into the future

How Australia is creating its quantum ecosystem


A sticky 2016 start for Microsoft China

The South China Sea: A new hacking hotspot

Internet Plus: A Chinese approach to creative, data and sharing

Post-Snowden, China’s cold war against foreign tech goes on

Rise of the bots: Why we should be worried by the Foxconn lay-offs

VPNs: The Cat-and-Mouse Game in China Continues

Watchdogs get tough on China’s US investments

How far can China push its bid to control the internet?

Uber China gives up fight, will merge with local player, Didi Chuxing


Can data change lives in India?



From robotics to saving the environment: Epson has a plan

Old-time regulations hold Japan’s fintech boom back

Rising in the East: The top three trends coming out of APJ


Myanmar’s first accelerator wants to give local start-ups a needed boost

Myanmar perspective: “Buzzfeed” meets “Huffpost” for a brand new market


One-year post-earthquake, Nepal tries to get back online

North Korea

Report hints at new Eastern cyber threat: North Korea


Singapore has committed to eGovernment but what about the rest of Asia?

Singaporean startup profile: Financial markets monitoring from Call Levels

Singapore wants to be Asia’s fintech capital

Singapore’s perplexing plan to cut off civil servants’ internet access

Singapore’s big bet on a Smart Nation future

Singapore is looking for foreign help to build its Smart Nation

Mail by drone and robot exercise make Singapore smarter

South Korea

Perspective: An expat in South Korea


Why Vietnam is an attractive IT offshoring destination


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