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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...
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...
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...