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The recent rise in anti-Asian violence has made us reflect on our own experiences as Asian entrepreneurs and how we can all fight to #StopAsianHate.
A new audio-focused social platform founded by Asian American entrepreneurs is hoping to attract more users with its promise of inclusivity and focus on culture and education.
FAM app, which recently launched on iOS and Android, is directly taking on Clubhouse — a similar product that made headlines after spikes in users earlier this year.
Sadat Rahman, a 17-year-old boy from Bangladesh, was named the winner of the 2020 Children’s Peace Prize for creating the anti-cyberbullying app “Cyber Teens.”
The app, which allows teens to send reports of bullying confidentially and teaches them about online safety, was created by Rahman after hearing news of a 15-year-old girl who took her own life because of cyberbullying, according to Kids Rights.
A Japanese app is now serving a local sushi chain by grading the quality of the tuna it serves to customers.
Tuna Scope, developed by advertising giant Dentsu and other companies, uses artificial intelligence to perform “tuna examination,” a vital artisanal skill that may soon disappear as practitioners dwindle.
America’s Answer to TikTok is a Startup That Rappers Just Invested MILLIONS in With an Asian Founder
Social video platform Triller is now on its way to overtake TikTok in the United States as it lands millions of dollars in investments from many famous recording artists, such as Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and more.
Triller has 26.5 million monthly active users in the U.S. while there are more than 75 million active users worldwide, according to The Wrap.
“We are very excited to announce the release of the NextShark App,” says Benny Luo, CEO of NextShark. “I started NextShark 5 years ago with only $3,000 when there was little media presence about Asian issues. Instead of being written off, I sought to create a platform that would empower and amplify our voices.”
A controversial new app in one Chinese province is making headlines for its unusual function: the ability to spot people who are in debt within its user’s vicinity.
The application, called the “map of deadbeat debtors,” was developed by Chinese officials in Hebei province, state-run media outlet China Daily reports.
After being missing for eight years, a man was finally reunited with his family in China after locals posted clips of him on TikTok, also known as video sharing platform Douyin.
Zhu Lei, who has a wife and a 10-year-old son, went missing when he went to work in Shanghai on May 18, 2010, according to his family who spoke to Qianjiang Evening News via South China Morning Post.
A woman who was sexually harassed by a male Lyft driver shared her chilling experience on social media, urging others to stay calm should they find themselves in a similar situation.
In a Facebook post, the woman recalled the incident on March 20, which took place while she rode a Lyft on her way home in San Francisco, California.
After watching her beloved grandmother become increasingly forgetful over the past few years due to Alzheimer’s disease, 14-year-old Emma Yang decided to use her coding skills to help make a difference.
Yang, whose grandma began showing symptoms of the chronic neurodegenerative disease when she was 7 or 8 years old, decided to create an app for her as soon as she learned how to code.
Popular Chinese app WeChat received heavy criticism after a user received a message containing the word heilaowai or “black foreigners,” and was translated into racist slurs through the app.
Shanghai-based theater guru Ann James received a message from her colleagues saying “Black foreigners is cool,” and she was startled when WeChat translated the text to “The nigger is still late.”
A New York-based startup has created a device that can tell whether a designer bag is real or fake within minutes.
The company is called Entrupy, and their device acts as a portable scanner packed with complex detection algorithms.