Need to know: the 7 top stories for Asia comms, media and marketing pros on Thursday, 12/5/16

Foodpanda looks to W Asia; the Queen & David Cameron's unguarded gaffes; dynamic ads on Instagram; Chinese buying more tech than US; New Zealand PM's Panama Papers tirade; Disney should sell direct; wireless phone charging?

Queen Elizabeth called the Chinese delegation "very rude" and it was caught on camera (FCO/Flickr)
Queen Elizabeth called the Chinese delegation "very rude" and it was caught on camera (FCO/Flickr)

Foodpanda selects W Asia

Online food delivery service hands over comms planning and strategy to W Asia.

Rude Brits: Queen and David Cameron's undiplomatic gaffes hit headlines

Indiscreet private remarks by Queen Elizabeth and UK Prime Minister David Cameron about China, Afghanistan and Nigeria are unlikely to cause major long-term damage, but the way they have been reported illustrate wider issues.

Facebook's 'dynamic ads' come to Instagram

Ads that show products based on consumer browsing history could be a natural fit on the image-driven, fashion-obsessed platform.

'Chinese will buy more tech than Americans within 2 years'

China's consumer technology market could soon overtake that of the world's largest economy, according to the organizer of CES Asia.

New Zealand PM thrown out of parliament over ‘Panama Papers’

The Prime Minister of New Zealand has been ejected from parliament after a tirade over the country's role in the 'Panama Papers'.

It's time for Disney to sell TV directly to consumers: Analyst

Disney can overcome headwinds in the TV ecosystem by selling its nonsports content directly to consumers, Drexel Hamilton analyst Tony Wible said Wednesday.

Wireless charging start-up raises US$11m

A company that can produce technology to harness waves from networks such as WiFi or 4G to charge devices, has raised £8 million (US$11.5 million) to accelerate the product's development.

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