Singaporean startup partners with Mongolia for blockchain payment system

On January 2019, Singaporean startup Terra has announced a partnership with Mongolia’s capital city of Ulaanbaatar to use its blockchain technology for goods and services payments.

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New organization aims to accelerate progress of women in leadership

Progress toward equal representation of women in corporate leadership roles has been slow, especially in Silicon Valley. But Lead Up for Women plans to change that in 2019.

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IDC reveals Top 10 APAC predictions to impact analytics and AI through 2023

On 8 January, IDC unveiled its top 10 predictions to impact analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives of Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) organisations through 2023.

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Singaporean IIoT startup raises US$2.9M Series A funding from Tin Men Capital

Singaporean Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) startup Overdrive announced on 7 January the completion of the company’s Series A funding round with Tin Men Capital, a B2B venture capital (VC) fund.

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Go-Jek to become fully available in Singapore from Jan 2

From Wednesday, January 2, Go-Jek will extend its ride-hailing nationwide in Singapore.

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Brunei to become ‘digital payment nation’ by 2025

Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD), Brunei’s central bank, announced recently through a press release the development of ‘digital payment roadmap’ aimed at driving digital transformation in the finance sector of the Bornean...

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Singapore agencies partner with white hackers to uncover gov't systems vulnerabilities

On December 21, the Government Technology Agency (GovTech) and Cyber Security Agency (CSA) of Singapore announced a partnership with local and international hackers on a Government Bug Bounty Programme (GBBP) that will run from...

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Startups gather in HCMC to share hi-tech agricultural models

Young entrepreneurs from the ten ASEAN countries, joined by China, Japan and the Republic of Korea, gathered last week at the ASEAN+3 Young Entrepreneurs Forum held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to share hi-tech agricultural startup...

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How to address gender-based training gaps in the workplace

To get more women in leadership roles, organizations must overcome awareness and accessibility gaps in their learning and development programs.

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Singapore’s data protection network launches service to meet growing DPO demand

The Data Protection Excellence Network (DPEX) announced on Thursday (13 December) a new Data Protection Officer (DPO) Search service provided by JonDavidson recruiters to help meet demand for DPOs in the region.

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5 highest-paying IT jobs for every stage of your career

Whether you are entry-level, mid-level or executive-level, has you covered as we identify the highest-paying IT roles for every stage of IT careers.

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ST Telemedia Global Data Centres to build its largest facility in Singapore

ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC) announced on 10 December plans to begin construction at STT Loyang, their largest data centre facility in Singapore to date, and the group’s seventh facility locally.

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Singapore's central bank launches S$30 million cybersecurity grant for finance sector

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced this week the launch of a S$30M (US$41M) Cybersecurity Capabilities Grant to strengthen the cyber resilience of the financial sector in Singapore and help financial institutions...

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Malaysian startup wins World Islamic Fintech Award

HelloGold, which have received the Best Islamic Wealth Management Fintech Company award at the World Islamic Fintech Awards 2018 gala, is the first Sharia compliant fintech savings platform which allows users to buy and sell gold...

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The best things about being a woman in tech

Rebook Digital Marketing took a positive look at the results of Ivanti’s recent Women in Tech survey and identified seven of the best things about being a woman in this industry.

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Go-Jek begins operations in Singapore with launch of beta app

From today, 29 November, Singaporeans can download the beta version of Go-Jek’s app in the island country. During this testing period, selected users and riders will be given phased access to the app before the public launch takes...

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Microsoft, Lazada, Google join pledge to develop digital skills for ASEAN workforce

Major tech names have pledged to develop digital skills for the ASEAN workforce as part of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Digital ASEAN initiative, which aims to train some 20 million in the region by 2020.

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APAC healthtech venture capital to exceed US$5.5 billion in 2018

More than 250 healthtech investors, influencers, and startup innovators across Asia gathered for the 3rd Healthtech Investor and CEO Summit last week in Singapore, according to a press release by Galen Growth Asia.

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Google employee walkout results in forced arbitration policy change

Google employees worldwide walked out to protest how the company handled sexual misconduct claims against executives. In response, Google ended forced arbitration for some cases.

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Southeast Asia’s internet economy to reach US$72 billion by end of 2018

According to a new report released by Google and Temasek on 19 November, the region’s internet economy has hit an inflection point after growing 36% from a year earlier, accelerating beyond the 32% compounded annual growth rate that...

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