WAY TO GO, CASHLESS PAYMENT

WAY TO GO, CASHLESS PAYMENT

Singapore seeks to accelerate its growth as a cashless society, online-to-offline (O2O) mobile platform, Fave is supporting restaurants and offline retailers to offer convenient mobile payments that aim to help them grow their business by rewarding customers. Singapore must do more to avoid falling behind other cities in e-payments as signalled by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong […]

How do SEA countries rank in global innovation?

How do SEA countries rank in global innovation?

Every year a report on how countries rank by their capacity for, and success in innovation comes up. It’s called The Global Innovation Index (GII),  co-published by the World Intellectual Property Organization, Cornell University and the business school INSEAD. It provides detailed metrics about the innovation performance of 127 countries and economies around the world. […]

Grab with fresh money

Grab with fresh money

Singaporean Grab is to receive a new round of funding to further strengthen its market position and fuel the development of GrabPay. Main investors are Japanese SoftBank as well as Chinese competitor Didi Chuxing who are expected to invest around $ 2 billion; an additional 500 million are expected to be raised from existing and […]

“It’s a pleasure to be at your assistance”

“It’s a pleasure to be at your assistance”

Singapore consumer electronics retailer, Newstead Technologies has launched a Robot designed as a Sales Assistant for the PC Show 2017. The robot was manufactured by Taiwanese tech firm New Kinpo Group. This robot can talk, guide shoppers and even receive credit card payments. A demonstration yesterday at Marina Mandarin Hotel saw the robot greeted a prospective […]

SEA going greener!

SEA going greener!

Singapore and Malaysia taking steps to go greener … Singapore – A Bill that would make it mandatory for some companies to set energy targets, audit their energy consumption and adopt industrial equipment that meet minimum energy efficiency standards was passed in Parliament on Monday April 3rd in Singapore. The Act requires 180 energy-intensive companies […]

Indonesia’s Connection Between KFC and CD’s!

Indonesia’s Connection Between KFC and CD’s!

Steve Lillywhite knows a thing or two about making music that sells. That six-time Grammy winning producer has worked multiplatinum recordings with artists including U2, the Killers and the Rolling Stones. Now Mr. Lillywhite is proving he knows how to sell music, too, although in a very unexpected way. He is the chief executive of […]

Flying taxis – soon in Singapore?

Flying taxis – soon in Singapore?

In its vision for urban mobility 2030 recently the Singapore Ministry of Transport revealed various ideas they have initiated, from human-carrying drones, driverless pods, to on-demand busses. Singapore is using its available data on transport and development in artificial intelligence to address its land and manpower constraints. Further, in selected areas existing bus routes are […]

Singapore healthiest country in Asia

Singapore healthiest country in Asia

According to Bloomberg index, Singapore is the healthiest country in Asia and the fourth healthiest country globally. Based on information from the World Health Organization and the World Bank, the report includes 163 countries based on variables such as life expectancy, causes of death and health risks such as high blood pressure, tobacco use, malnutrition […]

Honestbee ‘grocery concierge’ now  in Bangkok

Honestbee ‘grocery concierge’ now in Bangkok

  Singapore on-demand online grocery concierge and delivery service Honestbee has launched in Bangkok. In partnership with retail chain Villa Market, (roughly 20 stores in Bangkok) Honestbee is offering customers a faster and easier way to obtain their daily groceries through concierge shoppers. Honestbee has been training the shoppers to select the best quality groceries […]