Lazada ramps up supermarket plans in Southeast Asia
Looks to launch its grocery and supermarket business in at least one other city from the second half of 2019.
Singapore’s Eatsy raises additional US$550K in seed funding
App platform allows diners to order-ahead, pay and pick-up their orders at local eateries and coffee shops.
Queues at cash registers cost Singapore retailers over US$1.6bil a year
89% of Singaporean shoppers have left a store in the past year because queues were too long.
General Assembly launches digital careers festival in Singapore
Tech industry partners to lead series of classes and workshops teaching critical skills.
Wavecell raises US$8.15mil in Series B funding round
Funds will be used to strengthen cloud communications market leadership in Asia Pacific.
New membership programme ‘LiveUp’ launches in Singapore
Lazada, RedMart, Netflix, Taobao Collection, Uber and UberEATS team up to serve up lifestyle benefits to consumers in Singapore.
Week in Review: Indonesia’s future potential still a siren call
‘Market potential’ of Indonesia still works, while an industry body in Malaysia announces a bold bid to raise US$50mil venture fund.
Week in Review: It’s not easy to be a digital winner
Even when nations from growth markets can get many of the components to compete in a digital economy right, success won’t come easy for their companies, says Karamjit Singh.
Alibaba-backed Lazada Group acquires RedMart for undisclosed sum
Lazada and RedMart, a Singaporean e-grocer, on Nov 2, announce an agreement in which Lazada will acquire RedMart.
Oracle’s disruption play: If you can’t beat them, get them as customers
Oracle has been forced to rethink its development cycle and its customer demographic – which now means SMEs and startups are fair game.