Week in Review
It has been another strong week for the tech ecosystem in SEA, writes Karamjit Singh.
An old-school property CEO embraces clicks to enhance his brick-and-mortar business, which has Karamjit Singh wondering if this is the start of a hybrid model for traditional companies to adapt to digital.
Some interesting digital moves and outstanding additions to What’s Next are on Karamjit Singh’s mind this week.
Having raised US$310mil over the four years of its existence, foodpanda’s focus on profitability has Karamjit Singh pondering, and wondering if Khailee Ng is wrong about his ‘feeding frenzy’ prediction.
DNA founder Karamjit Singh looks at YES 4G LTE launch, and shares a jaw-dropping moment courtesy of ‘Planet Startup.’
The ‘potential’ of South-East Asia’s e-commerce market claims another high-profile victim this year, with Ensogo joining Rakuten in announcing its withdrawal from the region’s e-commerce business.
A new US$30mil venture fund targeting early stage startups is sure to warm the hearts of founders, while Karamjit Singh is also proud to announce the second volume of Digerati50 is available for download.
Patrick Grove’s Wild Digital and its stellar cast of speakers captures the attention of Karamjit Singh, would like to see competitors to some of Grove’s businesses invited next year as well as some of the giant Chinese and Indian startups.
The upside of technology advancements and innovation are well known and this week, Karamjit Singh ponders the dire consequences of life going increasingly digital and how individuals, governments, and companies will adapt.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was in the region and was courting developers, reinforcing the view that geeky is now uber-cool, writes Karamjit Singh, who also talks about two events he was involved with in Penang.