The US government blocks MoneyGram’s $1.2B sale to Alibaba’s Ant Financial

From Techcrunch The proposed acquisition of global payment service MoneyGram by Alibaba’s Ant Financial is off after the U.S. government blocked the $1.2 billion deal. Ant Financial, the Alibaba affiliate which controls... Read more »

Uber suspends its service in the Philippines following ban over unregistered drivers

From Techcrunch Uber has suspended its services in Philippines after the national regulator banned it from operating for one month. The country’s Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) ordered a cease... Read more »

Alibaba and Tencent are carving up Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem

From Techcrunch Two global tech forces are putting their mark — and money — into Southeast Asia’s nascent startup ecosystem, but they may not be the Western names that you expect. Rather than... Read more »

Top 5 tech turkeys of 2016 video – CNET

From CNET These are the top five tech turkeys for 2016. There’s been a lot of missteps this year so let’s get to the worst of the worst. At number five is... Read more »