Tag: platform economy

Four big tech trends to look out for in Singapore in the 2020s

Four bold predictions of a future that may fundamentally alter our approach…

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Reality check for bike sharing services as Mobike exits Singapore

Yet another bike sharing service has met its end in Singapore, with…

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Singapore competition watchdog fines Grab, Uber a total of S$13 million, a drop in the ocean

A S$13 million fine is no trivial sum, but put into perspective,…

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Singapore authorities threaten to unwind Grab-Uber merger but the cab has long left

In the Grab-Uber merger, the authorities here have been shown up in…

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

In the first Techgoondu Conversations episode, our new enterprise technology podcast, my…

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Another raw deal for consumers as oBike becomes latest failure in the platform economy

When startups like oBike fail, do consumers have to pay the price?

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As Uber ends rides in Singapore, what lessons for regulating platform companies?

With Grab and Uber, regulators could hardly say no to the merger,…

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Troubles with Grab-Uber merger a reminder of the complexity of urban issues

People had high expectations - perhaps unrealistic ones - of technology solving…

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As Uber gives up Southeast Asia to Grab, what’s the deal for consumers?

For Grab, there will also be no urgency to cut prices and…

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Self-driving cars show up the flip side of platform economy

While drivers alike have benefited from such platforms, they will face competition…

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Q&A: Accenture points to digital commerce for consumer packaged goods companies

Digital commerce will be a key factor in deciding who takes a…

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