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Western Union mobile app launched in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Dec 18): Money remitter Western Union today announced the launch of its mobile app in Singapore – making it the third destination in Asia, after Hong Kong and Malaysia, where the app can be used for Western Union transactions.

Now available on the Google Play and Apple’s App Store, the app enables customers to transfer money to bank accounts worldwide, mobile wallets where available, or to Western Union’s Agent locations in more than 200 countries and territories.

Mobile loyalty and rewards platform Fave raises over US$20 mil in Series B funding

SINGAPORE (Sept 6): Fave, Southeast Asia’s largest mobile loyalty and rewards online to offline (O2O) platform, today announced that it has raised more than US$20 million ($27.5 million) in a Series B round from strategic and existing investors including Sequoia India, SIG Asia Investment and Venturra Capital.

The Fave platform helps retail businesses reach out to millions of customers with special offers, bookings, and cashback solutions, while its FavePay product offers a cashless mobile payment experience.

Crowdfunding platform FundedHere raises capital for F&B mobile ordering and payments app

SINGAPORE (Apr 18): Crowdfunding platform FundedHere says it has raised "a significant amount of capital" for Waitrr, a first-of-its-kind “mobile waiter” app.

Waitrr works by automating food orders to eliminate users’ wait times when dining in restaurants or ordering takeaway food. It speeds up services in restaurants across Singapore by letting diners order food and make instant payments on their smartphone devices.

The app contains the full menu of its onboarded restaurants and orders on the app go directly to the kitchen.

YuuZoo launches YuuHalal app for beta testing

SINGAPORE (Apr 17): YuuZoo Corporation and its franchisees have launched its YuuHalal mobile application for beta testing at The Muslim World event which was held at the Singapore Expo over the weekend.

The franchisees are tech specialist Singnet Solutions and Pure Good, the food safety and Halal-focused business initiative by Singapore-based company Hub International.

SingPost Centre poised to thrive with location advantage & tech perks: Maybank

SINGAPORE (Oct 11): Maybank Kim Eng is maintaining its “hold” call on Singapore Post (SingPost) with an unchanged price target of $1.22, pending clearer direction from the strategic review of the group’s business strategy.

This follows the launch of the new SingPost Centre mall, which doubles the group’s gross retail floor space to 269,000 sf and net lettable area (NLA) to 178,000 sf.

Snap makes US$3 billion IPO details public

(Feb 3): Snap Inc, owner of popular messaging service Snapchat, made many of its financial details public for the first time on Thursday, as it prepared to raise up to US$3 billion ($4.2 billion) in an initial public offering in New York that is expected to come in March.

The disclosure was Snap's opening salvo in convincing investors that the company, which launched in 2012 as a free mobile app with disappearing messages, has come up with a sustainable business model despite increasing losses

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