Grab to challenge $21 million fine in MY

Grab Holdings Inc has confirmed it is challenging Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC)’s proposal to levy a US$21 million fine on the ride-hailing giant.  Grab, along with...

Facebook sorry for Myanmar translation blunder 

Facebook has apologised after translating Chinese President Xi Jinping's name as “Mr Shithole” during the high-profile visit to Myanmar by the all-powerful leader of...

21 contenders for SG’s five digital banking licenses

Singapore’s Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has confirmed a total of 21 applications for its digital banking licenses. Seven bids came through for the digital...

Cautious optimism for SEA startups

For the past 10 years, ASEAN tech funding across all stages has been nothing short of phenomenal. Starting with US$0.1 billion in 2010 and ballooning...

U Mobile and StarHub to conduct world’s first 5G SA roaming trials

Malaysia’s U Mobile and Singapore’s StarHub have announced on Monday (Dec 30) that they will be conducting one of the world’s first 5G standalone...

KL and Singapore ranked among world’s most hardworking cities

Two of the top five hardest working cities in the world are in Southeast Asia, according to a report published in August this year. US-based...

RM 450 million stimulus via e-wallet players in MY

The government is on track to grant up to RM 450 million to citizens between January 15 and March 14, 2020 in its bid...

Vietnam is SEA’s third most active tech ecosystem

Using a mobile app, truck drivers in Vietnam can now opt to pick up cargo from nearby locations on their empty vehicles during their...

Singapore targets opposition with fake-news law

A Singaporean opposition leader has been forced under the so-called fake news law to amend a Facebook post that criticised state education spending. The...

Singapore to be living lab for AI

Self-driving taxis, robots in preschool that function as teaching assistants, AI tools that analyse chest x-rays and diagnose skin cancer, a personal shopping assistant...

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