Singapore

Platform News: Ride-hailing app Uber Technologies

Uber Technologies halts move of its Asia headquarters to Hong Kong

Uber Technologies has halted a plan to move its Asian headquarters to Hong Kong in another business blow for the Chinese-ruled town, choosing to expand its stay at Singapore till a...

Singapore

Singapore says blockchain payments project is now ready for commercial rollout

Singapore has developed a blockchain-based payments network that could enable faster and cheaper international settlements, authorities have said, noting that the next step was a c...

Singapore

Singapore operators pick Nokia and Ericsson over Huawei for 5G

Singapore’s biggest wireless network operators have selected Nokia and Ericsson over Huawei Technologies Co Ltd to build the main fifth-generation (5G) networks in the city-s...

Singapore

Man sentenced to death in Singapore on Zoom call

A judge in Singapore has sentenced a man to death via a Zoom video-call for his role in a drug deal, one of just two known cases where a capital punishment verdict has been deliver...

Platform News: Uber Technologies app

Uber to focus on core rides and delivery business as it cuts jobs

Uber Technologies will concentrate on its core businesses in ride-hailing and food delivery, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in an Email to employees, announcing the company’s sec...

Libra

Singapore state investor Temasek joins Facebook’s Libra project

Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings has joined the Facebook-backed Libra digital currency project which has faced intense scrutiny from global regulators worried its launch c...

Wirecard Payment Processing

Wirecard shares crash 26% after critical KPMG audit

An independent investigation by auditor KPMG into Wirecard found on Tuesday the German payments company did not provide sufficient documentation to address all allegations of accou...

Australian capital Canberra

Australia launches controversial COVID-19 tracking app as some states start easing rules

The Australian government has launched a controversial coronavirus tracing app and promised to legislate privacy protections around it as authorities try to get the country and the...

Platform Industry: COVID-19 India testing, tracking and tracing

Bluetooth phone apps for tracking coronavirus show modest early results

When Singapore launched the first smartphone app of its kind last month to identify and alert people who had interacted with carriers of the novel coronavirus, the city-state of ro...

Singapore

Singapore stops teachers using Zoom after ‘very serious incidents’

In what seems like a continuous stream of bad news for video conferencing platform Zoom, Singapore has suspended the use its video-conferencing tool by teachers, its education mini...

Singapore

Singapore lockdown: ‘essential’ chipmakers hope for less supply chain disruption

Chip makers are banking on less disruptions to their factories from this week’s strict lockdown in Singapore than the havoc wreaked on their supply chains last month when Mal...

Platform News: Coronavirus smartphone app in the European Union EU

German government aims to launch Singapore-style coronavirus app in weeks

Germany hopes to launch a smartphone app within weeks to help trace coronavirus infections, after a broad political consensus emerged that adopting an approach pioneered by Singapo...

Platform News: Video streaming services and VOD

HOOQ, the Singtel-backed streaming service files for liquidation

HOOQ Digital, a video streaming service majority owned by Singapore Telecommunications Ltd, said it was filing for liquidation as it had not been able to grow sufficiently to provi...

Lazada

At Alibaba’s Lazada, coronavirus measures become the latest culture conflict

At Lazada, the Southeast Asian arm of Alibaba Group Holding, staff are furious over demands they submit health reports daily and other coronavirus-prevention steps seen as too inva...