(Oct 16): On Oct 9, StarHub CEO Tan Tong Hai and Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp CEO Samuel Tsien came together to launch a $6 million partnership to offer more perks to a combined customer base of five million. Together, the companies plan to build an artificial intelligence (AI) lab, invest in the Internet of Things (IoT) and hire more talent. In the more immediate term, customers can now buy cable-TV packages or phones at OCBC’s orchardgateway branch. Over time, they will be able to do some banking at StarHub shops as well. And both parties are in talks with retail, transport, insurance, healthcare and real estate players to form similar partnerships.

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