Author: Benjamin Cher

Grab and AXA answer one pain point: Insurance!
Grab and AXA Insurance Singapore have launched a new usage-based commercial insurance package for private-hire car drivers on the Grab platform.
Nearly half of Asian businesses have no digital strategy
Despite all those catchy slogans and taglines – such as ‘data is the lifeblood of the business’ or ‘data is the new electricity of the business’ – 43% of Asian companies do not have a digital strategy.
Singapore blazing the mobile workforce trail: EIU study
There is a big difference between mobile ‘pioneers’ and those companies that are not, and Singapore is pretty much blazing the trail, according to an EIU study commissioned by Aruba.
Forget big data, small data is where the action is
Big data gives direction and correlation, but ‘small data’ gives better insights into the customer, says one expert.
Singapore’s mobile scene heats up with the entry of Circles.Life
Circles.Life has entered the Singapore mobile market as an MVNO that says it caters to the data-hungry subscriber.
Does Singapore have too many telcos?
With the entry of MVNO Circles.Life, Benjamin Cher asks: Is the market ready for yet another mobile operator, or will Singapore’s incumbents maintain the status quo?
As market heats up, Shopee launches its own university … kind of
C2C marketplace operator Shopee believes it has what it takes to fend off rivals, and announced a slew of initiatives – including one it is calling the ‘Shopee University.’
China’s Mobvista gung-ho on SEA possibilities and potential
China-founded mobile advertising and games publisher Mobvista seeks to ride South-East Asia’s mobility wave and has been exploring the market since 2014.
Salesforce wants to give startups, and society, a leg-up
Salesforce.com launched 17 years ago as a startup serving other startups before it grew to become the corporate giant it is today, but it has never lost sight of its startup roots or connection, according to one senior exec.
Helping sports media transition to social media, the Grabyo way
Fans want to see their team’s latest goals even before the match ends, which is where Grabyo comes in – by helping rights-holders and publishers cut short clips around the action.
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