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Uber opens Asia-Pacific hub in Singapore, despite leaving market earlier
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Uber opens Asia-Pacific hub in Singapore, despite leaving market earlier

April 2nd, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
About a year after exiting Southeast Asia, Uber showed off a new office at Frasers Tower in Singapore that will serve as its Asia-Pacific...
Techgoondu Conversations: A potential M1 buyout and impact of Grab, Uber fines
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Techgoondu Conversations: A potential M1 buyout and impact of Grab, Uber fines

September 27th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
After much talk for more than a year, an M1 buyout now looks more likely than ever with Singapore Press Holdings and Keppel Corp seeking a majority...
Singapore competition watchdog fines Grab, Uber a total of S$13 million, a drop in the ocean
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Singapore competition watchdog fines Grab, Uber a total of S$13 million, a drop in the ocean

September 24th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
A S$13 million fine is no trivial sum, but put into perspective, theĀ amount just reinforces the idea that Grab and Uber have grown too big to...
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...
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...
Uber-like courier service promises speedy deliveries
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Uber-like courier service promises speedy deliveries

January 28th, 2016 | by Aaron Tan
It features an authentication technology that replaces the arbitrary signatures traditional couriers usually use to confirm delivery...
Will we lease everything, including a toaster oven, in future?
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Will we lease everything, including a toaster oven, in future?

July 28th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
The idea of owning less, living more is appealing. But what happens when your pay-as-you-use oven or toothbrush stops...
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Uber brings simplified limousine booking to Singapore

February 21st, 2013 | by Raymond Lau
Getting hold of limousines in Singapore is about to get a whole lot simpler thanks to a new booking service called Uber. Acting as a bridge between the passenger and local limo rental companies, the San Francisco-based company...