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Hi-tech scooters get trial run in Tokyo’s business district
TOKYO - A group of companies, including NTT Docomo Inc. and Mitsubishi Estate Co., has begun trial runs of a new high-tech scooter called Rodem, offering tourists the chance to cruise around Tokyo’s Marunouchi district for free.

Co-operation can help ASEAN lead on 5G development
HÀ NỘI — ASEAN countries need to strengthen co-operation and share their experiences to ensure they can lead the way on next-generation 5G wireless technology.

Prudence advised for entering 5G world in healthcare
China will take a prudent scientific approach as it rolls out 5G networks in the healthcare sector, the National Health Commission said on Thursday.

More Vietnamese consumers embracing digital payments
HCM CITY - Vietnamese consumers are embracing digital payments as a faster and more convenient way to pay, with consumers using their credit and debit cards more often for in-store and online purchases, digital payment methods provider Visa said.

Samsung to launch world’s first 5G smartphone on April 5
Samsung Electronics announced Friday it will start selling the Galaxy S10 5G from April 5, to become the world’s first to launch a device for the fifth-generation telecommunications network.

New taxi service launched
Waygo Blue, a cab-hailing service, is the first collaborative platform launched by Kakao with Tago Solutions, an operator of cab services, since their grand consensus earlier this month following heavy confrontation over claims of business interference.

TALKING up growth prospects
Provider of online english courses is scaling up ambitions as revenue rolls in

How Deloitte’s blockchain laboratory is revolutionising business 
Deloitte Asia Pacific Blockchain Lab has revealed how it is using blockchain to solve real-world finance problems. 

The retail travel agents that blend the human touch with tech will win
Brick-and-mortar stores are dead. From now on, everyone will do all their shopping online.

Enterprises turn to cloud for cost-effective automation
A GROWING number of enterprises in Thailand and other Asean countries have turned to automation, analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and other digital tools to expand their business, according to Helen Masters, Infor’s senior vice president for Asia Pacific.

SMARTPHONE  Huawei Mate X wins world’s first 5G CE certification
HUAWEI Mate X has won the world’s first 5G CE certificate from Tv Rheinland, a global leader in independent inspection services, which indicates that the smartphone has easily passed rigorous tests and become the world’s first 5G smartphone.

Flee-market app becoming a substitute of SNS among the elderly
TOKYO - Elderly people are using the flea-market app Mercari as a way to be acknowledged and interact with others, Mercari Inc. found in a recent online survey. The company plans to hold a series of events nationwide this month to increase the number of elderly people using the app.

Demonization of Huawei will prove to be a political farce
China's Palace Museum signed an agreement on Friday with Huawei Technologies Co Ltd to promote the use of its 5G telecommunications technology. With the new generation telecoms technology, the Forbidden City, which is the tourist site that welcomes the largest number of visitors in the world each year, will definitely provide state-of-the-art services.

Sunny days ahead for sharing economy firms as transaction volumes rise
China's sharing economy market will maintain an annual growth rate of over 30 percent in the next three years, thanks to the public's active participation, government's policy support and mature business mode, a new report said.

Shanghai urged to step up work on maglev trains
A national legislator has suggested that Shanghai, which operates the world's first commercial maglev line, should accelerate experiments and improve its technology to maintain a continuous advantage in this respect internationally.

China to regulate online products as virtual market thrives
Living alone and working hard in Shanghai, Wang Qian, used to buy a dozen self-heating instant hotpots every month, but is now more cautious about them.

US, Chinese experts discuss opportunities, challenges in smart energy application
A group of US and Chinese scholars and experts met Saturday in Silicon Valley to discuss opportunities and challenges in smart energy application and building smart villages in the United States and China.

China's online advertising market expands fast
China's internet advertising market expanded to the size of 371.7 billion yuan ($55.48 billion) last year, up 25.7 percent year-on-year, according to the latest statistical report on internet development.

Alipay inks deal with UK card transaction platform
China's largest mobile wallet Alipay will become more accessible in the United Kingdom, following an agreement between the company and UK card transaction platform Barclaycard to promote the app's acceptance among local merchants.

Hyundai Mobis to invest W5.5b in Chinese AI startup
South Korean auto part maker Hyundai Mobis will invest 5.5 billion won ($4.86 million) in DeepGlint, a Chinese startup developing 3D image analysis and pattern recognition technologies.

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