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Good news for Singapore startups as Southeast Asia “Internet economy” valued at US$100 billion?
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Good news for Singapore startups as Southeast Asia “Internet economy” valued at US$100 billion?

October 4th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
With the Southeast Asia Internet economy now valued at a cool US$100 billion, any new startup here seeking to bag fresh funds will find new impetus. What a report from Google, Temasek and Bain & Company yesterday has done is...
All under one roof at ConnecTechAsia
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All under one roof at ConnecTechAsia

April 28th, 2019 | by Techgoondu
Business leaders are meeting at ConnecTechAsia in Singapore to showcase and discover the latest technologies that promise to prepare businesses for the...
When technology doesn’t bring the transformation people want
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When technology doesn’t bring the transformation people want

January 6th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
So much has unravelled in 2018 that the new year promises to take the polish off technology transformations even more. What's underneath, we may not...
Techgoondu Conversations: A potential M1 buyout and impact of Grab, Uber fines
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Techgoondu Conversations: A potential M1 buyout and impact of Grab, Uber fines

September 27th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
After much talk for more than a year, an M1 buyout now looks more likely than ever with Singapore Press Holdings and Keppel Corp seeking a majority...
Singapore competition watchdog fines Grab, Uber a total of S$13 million, a drop in the ocean
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Singapore competition watchdog fines Grab, Uber a total of S$13 million, a drop in the ocean

September 24th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
A S$13 million fine is no trivial sum, but put into perspective, theĀ amount just reinforces the idea that Grab and Uber have grown too big to...
Grab expands with new grocery delivery service, amid regulatory scrutiny
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Grab expands with new grocery delivery service, amid regulatory scrutiny

July 11th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
Grab will be delivering groceries to homes in Southeast Asia this year, as it seeks to expand its lineup of on-demand services amid regulatory scrutiny in the...
Singapore authorities threaten to unwind Grab-Uber merger but the cab has long left
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Singapore authorities threaten to unwind Grab-Uber merger but the cab has long left

July 8th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
In the Grab-Uber merger, the authorities here have been shown up in the fast-moving digital economy. They have been exposed and...
Grab launches GrabFood delivery service in Singapore, aims to be one-stop app
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Grab launches GrabFood delivery service in Singapore, aims to be one-stop app

May 28th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
Grab has come up with a food delivery service, called GrabFood, as part of its plans to offer users a one-stop app for transport, food and payments in...
As Uber ends rides in Singapore, what lessons for regulating platform companies?
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As Uber ends rides in Singapore, what lessons for regulating platform companies?

May 7th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
With Grab and Uber, regulators could hardly say no to the merger, unless they stopped drivers from picking up passengers...
Troubles with Grab-Uber merger a reminder of the complexity of urban issues
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Troubles with Grab-Uber merger a reminder of the complexity of urban issues

April 1st, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
People had high expectations - perhaps unrealistic ones - of technology solving many of today's problems. Grab merging with Uber shattered many...
As Uber gives up Southeast Asia to Grab, what’s the deal for consumers?
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As Uber gives up Southeast Asia to Grab, what’s the deal for consumers?

March 26th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
For Grab, there will also be no urgency to cut prices and run endless promotions to capture a market. It is now the undisputed king of the...
Grab unveils new GrabCycle app to let people share bikes, e-scooters
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Grab unveils new GrabCycle app to let people share bikes, e-scooters

March 9th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
Ride-hailing service provider Grab took a big step towards cornering a new market today by unveiling an app that let users share a bike or e-scooter in...
Self-driving cars show up the flip side of platform economy
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Self-driving cars show up the flip side of platform economy

September 15th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
While drivers alike have benefited from such platforms, they will face competition from self-driving computers that never tire or need a toilet...
Singtel, Grab among companies tapping on Pokemon craze in Singapore
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Singtel, Grab among companies tapping on Pokemon craze in Singapore

August 10th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
companies in Singapore are fast latching onto the latest craze for the Pokemon Go game, by providing "lures" to draw in the much-sought after creatures and even putting out a map to help people identify where they might be on the...