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Tech in Asia

21 episodes

Dec 8, 2020

Deep Dive: What’s going on with India’s OTT platforms 

A recent report by PricewaterhouseCoopers found that India is currently the world’s fastest-growing video-streaming market, and that it will become the sixth largest by 2024.

With over 40 over-the-top streaming (OTT) players vying for the attention of anyone with an internet connection in the country, how’s the industry faring?

On this episode of Deep Dive, Tech in Asia journalist Nikita Puri discusses the growth of India’s OTT scene, what the top players are doing to stay ahead of the competition, and what’s in store for the industry’s future.

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Oct 6, 2020

Deep Dive: Vietnam’s brutal e-wallet war 

In Vietnam, cash is still king, which means that there’s a lot of opportunity for a fintech player to conquer the market and become *the* digital payment provider to the country’s 97 million people.

At the moment, several e-wallet operators are battling it out to win the hearts and wallets of Vietnam. Who will come out on top?

On this episode of Deep Dive, Tech in Asia journalist Thu Huong Le discusses the Vietnamese fintech landscape, the challenges of starting up a fintech business in the country, and the future of Vietnam’s e-wallet scene.

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  • The emerging opportunities in the region’s golden age
  • Which verticals, companies, and business models are driving innovation in Asia’s tech scene
  • How the startup world will change in 2021 and beyond
  • How to accelerate your business toward recovery

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Sep 1, 2020

Deep Dive: How Bangladesh got left out of the Asian growth story 

Tucked away between Myanmar and Nepal, lying along the eastern border of India, is the little-known country of Bangladesh. Due to an unfortunate string of natural disasters, acts of extremism, and bad press coverage some 30 to 40 years ago, most people might think that the country is a place of widespread poverty and poor infrastructure.

In reality, within Bangladesh lies the makings of a startup haven. But despite its strong economic fundamentals, the country seems to have been snubbed by investors who only have eyes for India and Southeast Asia.

On this episode of Deep Dive, Tech in Asia journalist Melissa Goh discusses why Bangladesh has been left out of the Asian growth story and how the country might be able to catch up with the rest of the region.

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  • Melissa Goh, a Tech in Asia journalist based in Singapore

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Episode Sponsor:

This year, the Tech in Asia Conference will explore the tech opportunities presented by Southeast Asia’s new golden age. To adjust to our new reality, we’re going virtual as we aim to bring you the most relevant insights into four areas:

  • What are the emerging opportunities in the region’s golden age
  • Which verticals, companies, and business models are driving new innovation in Asia’s tech scene
  • How the startup world will change in 2021 and beyond
  • How to accelerate your business toward recovery

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Aug 11, 2020

Deep Dive: The high hopes of the cannabis tech industry 

According to analysts, the cannabis industry in Asia alone could be worth a whopping US$12.5 billion in 2024. 

That number has spawned a number of startups who are hungry for a share of the potential pie. But whether the region is in for a “green gold rush” depends on several factors, the biggest one being that a lot more countries will need to follow Thailand’s lead in legalizing cannabis, even if just for medical use.

On this month’s Deep Dive, Tech in Asia’s Joseph Gan discusses the Asian cannabis tech industry’s latent potential and whether it’s worth betting on.

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  • Joseph Gan, a Tech in Asia reporter based in Singapore

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Episode Sponsor:

This year, the Tech in Asia Conference will explore the tech opportunities presented by the new Golden Age. To adjust to our new reality, we will also be going virtual as we aim to bring you the most relevant insights into four areas:

  • What are the emerging opportunities in the region's golden age
  • Which verticals, companies, and business models are driving new innovation in Asia’s tech scene
  • How the startup world will change in 2021 and beyond
  • How to accelerate your business toward recovery

Sign up now at techin.asia/conference20 for 40% off your ticket purchase.

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