Eastly - Issue #1 | Hello World, Goodbye June 👋

By Eastly.co | Asia Tech News • Issue #1

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Welcome to Eastly, your weekly infusion of all the top tech stories from the world’s innovation powerhouse: East Asia!

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For our first edition, we’re already breaking with tradition: covering off June’s biggest Asia tech stories here and now…


Week 1: June 2020

Huawei cleaned up at this year's Tmall 618 live sale event

Huawei cleaned up at this year's Tmall 618 live sale event

Huawei Takes All: Tmall Broadcast Sales Top RMB100 Million

Date: 06 June, 2020

Electronics giant Huawei stole the show at shopping network, Taobao’s live ‘Tmall 618’ mid-year sales event. As well as being the first brand to broadcast this year, Huawei’s sales topped RMB100 million (over US$14 million) from this single event.

Source: https://www.gamersky.com/tech/202006/1294380.shtml

Week 2: June 2020

Ready for rollout: Panshenzi's coronavirus test kit

Ready for rollout: Panshenzi's coronavirus test kit

Another Chinese COVID-19 Detection Kit Is FDA-Approved

Date: 08 June, 2020

Beijing Panshengzi Gene Technology Company announced that its new coronavirus detection kit (Genetron SARS-CoV-2 RNA Test) is sanctioned for use under the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).

Source: https://www.cnbeta.com/articles/tech/988127.htm

Week 3: June 2020

The most sophisticated piece of kit your wrist will ever meet

The most sophisticated piece of kit your wrist will ever meet

Wearable Upgrade Is World’s Most Powerful Human Sensor

Date: 15 June, 2020

Chinese tech company, Huami, released its eagerly anticipated, upgraded BioTracker 2 wearable. As well as heart rate, exercise, and personal health assessments; wearers can now monitor their blood oxygen and sleep levels.

Source: https://news.mydrivers.com/1/695/695191.htm

Week 4: June 2020

No such thing as a free ride? Or is there...?

No such thing as a free ride? Or is there...?

Free Unmanned Taxi Rides In Guangzhou

Date: 23 June, 2020

Gaode Taxi and autonomous driving company, Wenyuan Co. have officially launched ‘Robotaxi’: an unmanned taxi service which will offer Guangzhou residents free rides during their first month.

Source: https://news.mydrivers.com/1/696/696837.htm

Week 5: June 2020

Taiwan's Chunghwa: Backing 5G all the way

Taiwan's Chunghwa: Backing 5G all the way

Taiwan’s All-In On 5G

Date: 30 June, 2020

Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom finally made its 5G network public on 30 June. As an incentive, the company’s currently offering early bird tariffs – starting at NT$599 (over US$20) per month for 24GB of data.

Source: https://www.cnbeta.com/articles/tech/997399.htm


Notes:

  • 618: Mid-year shopping festival

  • Taobao: The biggest shopping platform in China (a.k.a. Chinese eBay), an Alibaba company

  • Tmall: An official version of Taobao (a.k.a. Alibaba’s Amazon)


Asia Markets

Stock markets across Asia push higher on hopes of further government stimulus

Markets Summary: https://www.bloomberg.com/markets/stocks/world-indexes/asia-pacific

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Thank you all for reading and see you on Sunday! (yes, you guessed it right - two issues this week 🤩)

Yours, Eastly


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