sharing economy

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...
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...
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...