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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...
Techgoondu Conversations: Getting refunds from oBike and sizing up Singapore’s mobile market
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Techgoondu Conversations: Getting refunds from oBike and sizing up Singapore’s mobile market

July 4th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
In the first Techgoondu Conversations episode, our new enterprise technology podcast, my colleague Grace Chng and I discuss the impact of oBike's...
Another raw deal for consumers as oBike becomes latest failure in the platform economy
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Another raw deal for consumers as oBike becomes latest failure in the platform economy

June 27th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
When startups like oBike fail, do consumers have to pay the...
Users seek refunds for deposits as oBike exits Singapore bike-sharing market
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Users seek refunds for deposits as oBike exits Singapore bike-sharing market

June 25th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
Users are having problems getting refunds for the deposits they placed with oBike, hours after the bike sharing company said it was exiting...
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...
Tougher rules proposed for bike sharing in Singapore show limits of sharing economy
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Tougher rules proposed for bike sharing in Singapore show limits of sharing economy

February 5th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
As the bike sharing services here and elsewhere have shown, people tend to stop caring when they don't own the thing they are...