Author: Benjamin Cher
Ransomware is on the rise, and Singapore is on the crosshairs, but the issue gets even hairier, as Benjamin Cher finds out.
From today, Grab users can hail Lyft rides in the US from within the Grab app, the first integration to roll out from a global alliance involving the two startups as well as China’s Didi Kuaidi and India’s Ola.
Singapore-based fintech startup 4xLabs wants to even out what it describes as the ‘asymmetric knowledge’ in the moneychanging market, helping consumers find the moneychangers with the best rates.
TradeGecko’s newly-minted marketing head speaks to Benjamin Cher on the Singaporean startup’s SME focus, as well as its expansion and its future.
Despite the turmoil of 2015’s currency fluctuations in South-East Asia, the region remains the top Dell market in Asia Pacific and stands to benefit from the EMC merger, Benjamin Cher is told.
Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative received a boost with the twin announcement of a new data science institute and the signing of an MoU between Microsoft and the National University of Singapore (NUS) Corporation on data science research.
The lack of technical knowledge and the high cost of hiring skilled people have left many unable to move online, but this is an issue Singapore startup Shopmatic hopes to solve.
ESET opened its regional office in Singapore in 2010 to get closer to its customers in Asia Pacific, an important market which continues to record double-digit growth for the company, according to its CEO Richard Marko .
South-East Asia, already the world’s fourth largest Internet market, is expected to grow even further according to a joint report from US technology giant Google Inc and Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund Temasek Holdings.
The South-East Asian startup scene is certainly booming but venture capitalists (VCs) in the region are just not keeping up, according to a report by Google Inc and Temasek Holdings.