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Voter manipulation on social media now a global problem, report finds

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New research by the Oxford Internet Institute has found that social media manipulation is getting worse, with rising numbers of governments and political parties...

Manila-based payments processing startup PayMongo raises $2.7 million in seed funding

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Manila-based financial tech startup PayMongo has raised $2.7 million in seed funding to give merchants in the Philippines and other Southeast Asian markets simple...

Rakuten’s Viber chat app plans to charge to operate chatbots in...

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Viber, the messaging app owned by Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten, is poised to implement a controversial new strategy that will see it charge companies...

PayPal shutters Malaysia office as part of customer service reorg

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Payment giant PayPal has closed its office in Malaysia as part of a restructuring of its customer support teams. The office, located in capital city...

Singapore’s Credit Culture raises $29.5M for its soon-to-launch digital loan business

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Singapore’s digital fintech companies are attracting investor attention and dollars in 2019. Fresh from Singapore Life — a digital-only insurer — raising $33 million...

Go-Jek buys fintech startup Coins.ph for $72M ahead of Philippines expansion

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Ride-hailing startup Go-Jek’s expansion into the Philippines ran into problems earlier this month over its ownership structure, but that isn’t deterring the Indonesian company...

Netflix rival Iflix launches $5M search for up-and-coming filmmakers in Asia

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Netflix is increasing its efforts in Asia after it commissioned more local content and began testing more aggressive price points, but one local rival is hitting...

Africa Roundup: Paga goes global and 4 startups raise $99M in...

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Jake Bright Contributor More posts by this contributor Polestar unveils first production EV with aim to overtake Tesla Liquid Telecom goes long on Africa’s startups...

Facebook is hiring a director of human rights policy to work...

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Facebook is advertising for a human rights policy director to join its business, located either at its Menlo Park HQ or in Washington DC...

Go-Jek kicks off Southeast Asia expansion with Vietnam launch

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Go-Jek, the Indonesia-based ride-sharing company valued at $5 billion, has begun its ambitious plan to increase its rivalry with Grab by expanding into three...