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

May 3rd, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
Digital commerce will be a key factor in deciding who takes a bigger slice of a booming consumer packaged goods market in Asia-Pacific, says...
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