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[MW Weekend] Can you use Siri to game HQ Trivia?

We tested Siri for HQ Trivia – and we have a challenge for you as well

Why tech companies are (increasingly) not paying recruiters

Momentum Works has been hiring aggressively lately. When I ask my friends where we should look for good people – the answer varies, but it’s never to engage external recruiters. They complain that the candidates given to them are not up… Continue Reading →

The failure that defined Alipay’s success

In case you have been living under a rock (or a pile of paperwork) these last few years, here’s an introduction of Alipay (支付宝) and related Alibaba services , courtesy of the Alibaba Group. We caught up with few fintech… Continue Reading →

Eating out experience in the land of Alipay

So how have the people in the land of Alipay evolved in this aspect? While in Hangzhou for a few business meetings, we ate out at a famously local restaurant – where you have to queue for at least 45… Continue Reading →

Are ICOs a more democratic way of fundraising?

  Our own Jianggan Li moderated a panel discussion on ICO & Regulation last Thursday (12 Oct), as part of INSEAD FinTech Week. On the panel were Daniel Ben-Aron, Csaba Robert Horvath, Nizam Ismail, David Moskowitz, and Igor Pesin In… Continue Reading →

Mobile payment in Southeast Asia – overview and trends – Part 3/3

Who owns the future? The governments or the internet giants (or someone else)? In the first two parts of this analysis, we discussed why we couldn’t exactly replicate Alipay and Wechat in Southeast Asia and examined plausible and implausible use… Continue Reading →

Making insurance cool again!

There were a few times when i went to a gathering introduced myself as from the insurance industry, people would give me a sympathetic look “I am sorry to hear that”. Insurance, especially life insurance, in this region has been… Continue Reading →

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