The latest Digital 2019 report by Hootsuite and We Are Social reveals that Internet users in the Philippines upped their average time online to 10 hours and 2 minutes. This makes Filipinos the heaviest Internet users in the world, surpassing the previous champion, Thailand by an inch.
It also reports that the majority of the time spent online is accessed by mobile as users there spent 4 hours and 58 minutes on the mobile Internet. Even then, Thailand remains the top Internet usage via mobile globally.
Formerly branded as Sale Stock, Sorabel aims to provide fashion & beauty products to answer the Indonesian shoppers’ desire to shop online. With the rebranded platform, Sorabel claims to offer up to 29 fashion categories, targeting teenagers, working class, and mothers.
In addition to a wider selection of merchandise, Sorabel also introduces an editorial content section where it will provide style and beauty inspiration and tips for its audience.
Google Introduces Work-Study Program to Singaporean Undergraduates in a Deal with Singapore Management University
The program co-created by Google Singapore and Singapore Management University (SMU) offers second-year SMU students the course on squared data and analytics program. The program will also provide the students a chance to work at a media-related Google Partner company, which includes Grab, Carousell, and Dentsu Aegis Network.
The inaugural batch of the SMU-Google Squared Data & Analytics Programme contains 25 students, who will commence their internships in May 2019.
The India-based company uses big data and statistical modeling to deliver insights and data on the video consumption pattern. Joining the round are Alibaba and Times Internet.
Alibaba seems to be aggressively investing in India and the entertainment sector. So far, it has on a number of ecommerce, entertainment and logistics companies. Overall, it has invested about $2 billion in India.
Musiio, an AI-based digital music discovery and creation platform, has secured $1 million seed round from Wavemaker Partners, Exponential Creativity Ventures, and angels. Previously, Musiio received $57,000 from the Entrepreneur First program.
Musiio focusses on reducing inefficiencies in music curation using artificial intelligence that augments the human curators’ work. The purpose is to give those who lack the time to scour Spotify the opportunity to automate or partially automate the music search process.