Friday, August 23, 2019

The Razer question: what can you do with 10 million dollars?

Razer recently published an e-payment proposal summary, which includes committing S$10M to deploy a common cashless payment solution in Singapore, maybe Razer Pay, in...

Real implications of China’s ICO ban?

Ether’s price dropped sharply today, immediately after the Chinese Central Government announced they were banning Initial Coin Offerings(ICOs). The drop wiped out millions of dollars...

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...

Alipay is NOT launching a digital wallet in Singapore soon

Many friends living in Singapore noticed this news today on both The Straits Times and Lianhe Zaobao: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/alipay-inks-deal-to-expand-cashless-payment-acceptance-points-in-singapore http://www.zaobao.com.sg/sme/news/story20170823-789329 According to the reporting (especially that on...

What is best ecommerce marketing channel in rural developing world?

I was having lunch with some friends in Dubai the other day, and one of the friends ran an e-commerce platform across a few...

Alibaba leads US$1.1 billion investment in Tokopedia

Indonesian ecommerce platform Tokopedia just announced that it has secured a new funding round of US$1.1 billion, led by Alibaba Group. The confirmation came after...

Softbank: the final winner of SEA ride-hailing war?

US$2 billion  investment to Uber’s largest rival in SEA is the latest move by Softbank in the great war of ride-hailing. How far can...

China’s Mini KTVs land in Singapore

Mbar, One of the leading operators of mini KTVs in China, has launched its business in Singapore. Mini KTVs are telephone-booth-like soundproof kiosks where people...

WeWork’s entry into Southeast Asia

According to Bloomberg, WeWork is pledging US$500 million to invest in markets of Southeast Asia and South Korea. As part of the initiative, WeWork...

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