Tech in Asia’s year in review 2021

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And in our headlines today…



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2021 has been quite the adventure, and we’re grateful for your support on this journey. Here’s a look at our 2021.
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AirAsia cancels $10m acquisition deal for Gojek Thailand’s fintech unit
AirAsia, however, completed the acquisition deal for another business of Gojek Thailand, Velox Technology.
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TikTok ousts Google as world’s most popular domain in 2021
It also beat Facebook to become the leading social media platform in terms of visits, according to security firm Cloudflare.
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Binance Labs leads $1.5m seed round of play-to-earn guild
Cosmic Guild has over 600 scholars playing the popular play-to-earn game Axie Infinity.
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One Championship wins $150m in new round (Updated)
The round values One Championship well north of US$1 billion.




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You can also check out a curated list of trending tech events over here.

  • *Event* Ask Me Anything about NFTs on January 14
    Ask all your questions to Alan Seng, the founder of Dark Zodiac, a Singapore NFT project that made S$1.4 million (around US$1 million) after selling all of its 3,876 NFTs in 80 minutes.
  • AWS SaaS Forum on February 17
    Join the AWS SaaS Forum on February 17 to uncover opportunities and insights on SaaS trends, outlook for 2022 and how to build your business playbook. Attendance is complimentary.


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