Author: Benjamin Cher

‘Digital window’ closing fast for hotels: FastBooking chief
Online travel agencies are sniffing, and hoteliers need to step up or lose the race for the digital traveller.
EdgeBotix aims for a robot invasion in education
Singapore startup EdgeBotix plans to make learning interactive by bringing affordable robots into the lecture halls and classrooms.
Page Advisor aims to be ‘Amazon of services’ in SEA
Launched in May, Singapore-based Page Advisor has now also expanded to Malaysia, targeting what it describes as the home and lifestyle services segment.
Fintech startup goSwiff gears up for omni-POS era
Singapore-based fintech startup goSwiff is looking to cover all the POS bases for merchants, from online to offline transactions, and will be seeking its first public fundraising round.
GrabTaxi enters carpooling game with GrabHitch service
Singapore-headquartered startup GrabTaxi has announced a new ride-sharing service in the Lion City called GrabHitch, which will allow drivers with extra space to pick up passengers heading the same way.
Navigating the new world: IoT security Part II
With the Internet of Things (IoT) fast becoming the default setting of our professional and personal lives, more attention needs to be paid to security. In this, the second of two parts, Digital News Asia (DNA) speaks to experts from a range of backgrounds. 
Cutting the wire: IoT security Part I
Are companies aware of the need for security in the new IoT world? How are they balancing the need for security with that of ease of use? Is security just an afterthought? Benjamin Cher finds out.
E-signatures, the last piece in the paperless puzzle
The industry has been going on about the paperless office for, oh well, a couple of decades now, but the reality is that the last step in almost any business process requires paper to be used to sign an agreement, invoice, or claim. Or does it?
Call Levels brings stock portfolio management to the masses
Institutional investors and high net worth individuals have an entire army of analysts ready to inform them when a target price has been hit. The average retail investor now has Call Levels to back him or her up.
For gridComm, it’s all about power … saving it, that is
Singapore-based startup gridComm believes that the best way for cities to control streetlights would be to use the power lines as a network, and many cities certainly agree with its approach, writes Benjamin Cher.
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