Need to know: the 7 top stories for Asia comms, media and marketing pros on Thursday, 24/3/16

China's top tech innovations; MSLGroup defends Saudi Arabia over documentary; the investment game with State Street Global Advisor; Toyota hybrid sales recovering; Ola v Uber in India; problems for Apple in emerging markets; hack Uber and get US$10K

Calling all hackers: Uber is offering US10K to anyone who can find flaws in its software
Calling all hackers: Uber is offering US10K to anyone who can find flaws in its software

Wireless tech & vehicle electronics top of China innovation agenda

Smart homes, wireless charging and robotics will be among the most talked about tech innovations in China this year, according to Racepoint Global's latest survey.

Saudi Arabia Uncovered: MSLGroup defends country's human rights record after 'shabby' documentary

MSLGroup, which represents the government of Saudi Arabia, has told PRWeek that the makers of a UK TV documentary aired last night purporting to show human rights abuses in the country "chose not to tell a complete story".

Game on for State Street Global Advisor

State Street Global Advisor (SSGA) is hoping an online game will entice investors in Singapore to invest in US equities and broaden its reach in the local retail investment market.

Toyota CEO: Hybrid sales to pick up, here’s why

Sales of Toyota's flagship hybrid, the Prius, have faltered recently, but Toyota North America CEO James Lentz said Wednesday they are due for a rise.

Indian Uber rival Ola launches cheap rides

It's not just the temperatures in India that are high. Tensions between the country's top two taxi apps – Uber and Ola – continues to rise.

Apple's EM ambitions dented by dollar, screen size

The iPhone SE may be Apple's cheapest phone yet but it's unlikely to make a dent in emerging markets, where currency volatility may push consumers towards lower-priced brands with bigger screens.

Uber’s offering you US$10K to hack its software

US ride-hailing app Uber is offering hackers up to US$10,000 to hack its system to uncover flaws, the company said on Tuesday.

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