Polytechnics in Singapore to add fintech courses in banking and IT diplomas

August 3, 2017 0

A fintech class at Ngee Ann Polytechnic. Photo credit: Ngee Ann Polytechnic. Polytechnics in Singapore are about to start teaching fintech with the help of

Brief: Amazon hires taxis to meet Singapore Prime demand

August 2, 2017 0

Photo credit : jetcityimage / 123RF. The news: Amazon is hiring taxis to help it fulfill Prime orders in Singapore, according to Today. Local cab

Brief: Chinese P2P lender Dianrong scores $220m in round led by Singapore’s GIC

August 2, 2017 0

Dianrong CTO Ling Kong. Photo credit: Tech in Asia. Dianrong is a Chinese peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform founded in 2012 by Soul Htite, a co-founder and former head

One Championship clinched a series C deal with Sequoia in under 10 weeks. Here’s why

August 2, 2017 0

One Championship founder and CEO, Chatri Sityodtong. Photo credit: One Championship. Chatri Sityodtong, CEO of mixed martial arts media dynamo One Championship, made headlines a

One of the world’s most popular apps for Muslims just got acquired

August 2, 2017 0

Photo credit: leolintang / 123RF Stock Photo. CMIA Capital Partners and Affin Hwang Asset Management (AHAM) have acquired a controlling stake in Singapore-based Bitsmedia, the

Brief: Paktor’s M17 bags $40m to entertain Asians with music, livestream, video

August 2, 2017 0

Photo credit: imtmphoto / 123RF. M17, an entity that includes Singaporean dating app Paktor, has an in-house team producing entertainment content spanning music, commentary, and

Startup using Uber-inspired surge pricing for event tickets raises funding

August 1, 2017 0

Hapz co-founders Lai Xin Chu (L) and Kendrick Wong (R). Photo credit: Hapz. Singapore-based events and ticketing platform Hapz has raised just over US$500,000 in

Singapore’s central bank clarifies stance regarding ICOs and token sales

August 1, 2017 0

Photo credit: Akenarinc. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) – the country’s central bank – has sought to clarify the local regulatory situation regarding digital

Winners and losers in Amazon’s entry into Southeast Asia

July 29, 2017 0

The Amazon logo on its office building in Santa Clara, California. Photo credit: wolterk / 123RF. After a long wait, Amazon has finally landed in

Amazon Prime Now available on app stores in Singapore

July 28, 2017 0

Smartphone users in Singapore can now download the Amazon Prime Now app on iOS and Android after news of its imminent arrival in the country leaked.

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