Singapore

Platform News: ByteDance TikTok

TikTok names ByteDance CFO Shouzi Chew as new CEO

TikTok appointed Shouzi Chew, a Singaporean national, as the new Chief Executive Officer of the hot video-sharing platform, the company has said.

Singapore's Grab

Grab to go public in world’s biggest $40 billion SPAC merger

Grab Holdings, the largest ride-hailing and food delivery firm in Southeast Asia, clinched a merger with special-purpose acquisition company Altimeter Growth Corp securing a valuat...

Singapore

Singapore to accept COVID-19 digital travel pass from next month

Singapore will next month accept visitors who use a mobile travel pass containing digital certificates for COVID-19 tests and vaccines, its aviation regulator said on Monday, becom...

Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

Facebook, Google plan new undersea cables between Southeast Asia and America

Facebook has said it planned two new undersea cables to connect Singapore, Indonesia and North America in a project with Google and regional telecommunication companies to boost in...

Platform News: Google movements

Google payments chief quits after 15 years at company

Caesar Sengupta, the head of the search platforms payment initiatives, announced on Monday that he was leaving the company next month, after 15 years.

Platform Economy: Stripe US FinTech powers e-commerce

Hiring rapidly, US FinTech Stripe plots Asia expansion

US digital payments player Stripe intends to expand throughout Asia, including in Southeast Asia, Japan, China and India, after boosting its employees in the area by 40 percent to ...

Singapore

Singapore’s PM in court for defamation suit against blogger

Singapore’s PM arrived at court on Tuesday to get a case in which he’s suing a blogger for sharing an online article linking him to Malaysia’s 1MBD state fund mon...

Singtel

Singtel shares jump as company picks insider as new CEO

Shares in Singapore Telecommunications jumped by the largest amount in four weeks following Southeast Asia’s main telecoms business appointed an insider as its new Group CEO ...

Wirecard

Singapore tells Wirecard to cease services and return customer funds

Singapore’s central bank on Wednesday led embattled German obligations company Wirecard to cease providing services at the city state and reunite all clients’ funds.

Singapore

Singapore considers electric harbour boats to cut carbon emissions

Singapore is looking for proposals about the electrification of vessels called harbour craft since the business transitions towards a low-carbon near future, the Maritime and Port ...

Platform Industry: Google Energy

Google aims to run on carbon-free energy by 2030

Google intends to power its data centres and offices using only carbon-free power by 2030, its chief executive told Reuters, building on its previous aim of matching its energy use...

Platform NewS: China's ByteDance CEO and TikTok apps Founder

ByteDance to invest billions in Singapore

ByteDance, the owner of popular short-video app TikTok, is planning to invest billions of dollars and recruit hundreds of workers in Singapore within the next 3 years, a individual...

Platform Industry: ByteDance China company building

ByteDance buys UIPay to leverage e-payment capabilities at home

ByteDance, the proprietor of popular short-video app TikTok, said it has obtained a Chinese third-party payment service UIPay in an attempt to leverage its national payment capabil...

Platform News: Zoom communications logo

Zoom opens new data centre in Singapore

The use of Zoom’s video conferencing solutions has soared because enormous numbers of people throughout the planet work from home due to coronavirus curbs, but the business h...