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WhatsApp rival Hike launches Android mobile phones that work without net

4h business-standard
WhatsApp rival Hike of India is introducing a version of Android that lets users message, make payments and access information without an active data connection, seeking to offer services to people who aren’t yet able to access the internet. The modified mobile software, called Total, will be available on four devices starting March, Hike said in a statement Wednesday. People will be able to message, access news, purchase bus tickets, get cricket scores, pay bills and recharge data allowances through a single login. (8-0)

Bike-sharing model proving tough fit in parking space-scarce Japan

11h japantimes.co.jp
Bike sharing has a lot going for it. It’s mass transit that’s ultra-cheap, burns body fat instead of fossil fuels and is adored by venture capitalists. But the business model has hit a major snag: parking. (5-0)

Asian stocks decline following Wall Street reversal; bitcoin stumbles

12h cnbc
Asian markets traded in negative territory early on Wednesday after Wall Street closed lower in the previous session. (40-0)

Billion-Dollar Unicorns: SoFi Delays IPO Plans

15h seekingalpha
It expected revenue of $650 million and profit of $200 million on a pre-tax basis in 2017. (145-0)

Japan Is Trying to Avoid China's Bike-Sharing Mess - Bloomberg

20h bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (5-0)

Saudi Fund Eyes Stake in Hollywood Mega-Agency - Bloomberg

21h bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (64-0)

PRESS DIGEST- Wall Street Journal - Jan 16

2018-01-16 reuters
Jan 16 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. (236-0)

Hong Kong Stocks' Different Beast - Bloomberg Gadfly

2018-01-16 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (19-0)

SoftBank plans IPO of mobile unit this year: report

2018-01-15 livemint
Tokyo: Masayoshi Son is planning to list the mobile phone unit of his SoftBank Group Corp. in Tokyo and overseas this year, according to the Nikkei newspaper. (80-0)

Nikkei snaps three-session losing streak on back of Wall Street rise

2018-01-15 japantimes.co.jp
Stocks rebounded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Monday on the back of Wall Street’s gain late last week, with the benchmark Nikkei average snapping its three-session losing streak. (2-0)

Nikkei rises but weaker dollar caps gains

2018-01-15 thehindubusinessline
Japan's Nikkei share average tracked a rise in global equities and advanced on Monday, although the dollar's weakening against the yen capped gains. The Nikkei ended 0.26 per cent higher at 23,714.88 for its first session of gains in four days. (4-0)

SoftBank considering IPO for Japan wireless unit

2018-01-15 thehindubusinessline
SoftBank Group Corp said on Monday it was considering listing its Japanese wireless business, seeking to raise a reported $18 billion in a move that would accelerate the conglomerate's transformation into one of the world's biggest tech investors. (83-0)

Nikkei rises but weaker dollar caps gains, SoftBank climbs

2018-01-15 reuters
TOKYO, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Japan’s Nikkei share average tracked a rise in global equities and advanced on Monday, although the dollar’s weakening against the yen capped gains. (4-0)

News Live: Four senior-most Supreme Court judges attend court, take up work

2018-01-15 moneycontrol
Four senior-most Supreme Court judges, who had held an unprecedented press conference and raised issue of assignment of cases, today attended court and took up routine work. (65-0)

SoftBank considers IPO for Japan wireless unit, said to seek $18 billion

2018-01-15 in.reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) said on Monday it was considering listing its Japanese wireless business, seeking to raise a reported $18 billion in a move that would accelerate the conglomerate’s transformation into one of the world’s biggest tech investors. (83-0)

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