Author: Benjamin Cher

Ransomware back with a vengeance, Singapore a ripe target
Ransomware is on the rise, and Singapore is on the crosshairs, but the issue gets even hairier, as Benjamin Cher finds out.
South-East Asia users can now Grab a Lyft in the US
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.
4xLabs wants to help you find the best moneychanging rates
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.
Who says SaaS is not sexy? TradeGecko has big plans
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 currency turmoil, SEA remains top APAC market for Dell
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.
Microsoft and Singapore’s NUS in data science pact
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.
Not tech-savvy? You can still set up an online business with Shopmatic
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.
APAC and R&D to drive ESET’s double-digit growth momentum, says its CEO
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 .
SEA Internet economy set to boom: Google-Temasek report
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.
SEA VCs are laggards, Singapore truly a startup hub: Google-Temasek report
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.
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