Asia

New COVID-19 Surge in Asia Now Affecting Global Chip Supply Chain

A recent report from The Wall Street Journal documents rampant COVID-19 outbreaks across Asia, and how they are not only delaying global shipping but also worsening an already bad shortage of semiconductors across the world. As economies across the planet make their way to recovery, a COVID-19 outbreak at one of the world's busiest freight ports...

Netflix to Launch 40 Original Anime Series in 2021

According to Bloomberg, Netflix is looking to solidify its hold over the Asian streaming market, and in trying to do so will release 40 original Japanese-style anime series this year, almost double as many as it usually releases. With stark competition from AT&T Inc., Apple's Apple TV+ service, the Disney+ streaming service, and others in the...

Apple Set to Open Its First Retail Location in South Korea

Apple confirmed that it is planning on opening its first retail outlet it South Korea, the home turf of the company’s primary competitor and rival Samsung, the Cupertino-based company said in a statement to Reuters on Friday. On Thursday, the American tech giant listed hiring notices on its website for 15 various positions.Roles include “Store […]

Rogers: 2.3M Roam Like Home Sign Ups, New Asia/Oceania Expansion

Today, Rogers announced that Asia and Oceania are joining the growing list of more than 100 destinations worldwide that are a part of their Roam Like Home program. Rogers Share Everything customers can now roam internationally in Asia and Oceania for $10 per day. Executive Vice-President Wireless Services at Rogers Raj Doshi said: "We know...

Apple Increasing Asia Staff to Speed Up Production

Apple is hiring engineers and supply-chain managers for its Chinese and Taiwanese operations to boost product development and launch of a wider range of devices, reports the Wall Street Journal. The iPhone-maker is even luring away engineers from rival HTC, who will join Apple's team in Shanghai and Taipei. The hiring push reflects Apple's need...