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Pay rise for Softbank Vision Fund CEO despite staggering losses

(May 29): SoftBank Vision Fund’s head, Rajeev Misra, saw his total pay for the past business year more than double to roughly US$15 million ($21.2 million), even as the fund’s underperformance push

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Quoteworthy: "Let us cross this important hurdle during this ‘circuit breaker’, and then we can deal with this issue in a dedicated way.

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Singtel names AT&T a new founding member of Global Telco Security Alliance

SINGAPORE (Mar 6): American telco conglomerate AT&T has joined the Global Telco Security Alliance – which was launched in April 2018 by four telecommunications operators around the world includ

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Grab vanquishes Uber with local strategy, billions from SoftBank

SINGAPORE (Mar 27): As Uber Technologies Inc. looked to conquer ride-sharing around the world, Grab was focused on serving the 620 million people that share its home in Southeast Asia.


Asean e-commerce poised for explosive growth on the back of China's tech dragons

SINGAPORE (Jan 31): The entry of Chinese tech giants into the Asean e-commerce scene could see explosive growth for online retailing in the region, according to Credit Suisse research.

As 2017 sets, here are my observations about Asia tech: Bloomberg Gadfly

(Dec 28): I'm not feeling quite bold enough to make predictions about 2018. After all, a year ago I didn't get why bitcoin was worth US$1,000 (yeah, I know), or why Pokemon Go was so exciting.

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Billionaire Taizo Son ditches Japan to start afresh in Singapore

SINGAPORE (April 18): Singapore may have just added a new tech billionaire, but it had to lure him from Japan first.


Si2i to acquire e-commerce platform from Cayman Islands company

SINGAPORE (April 4): Affinity Capital, a wholly-owned subsidiary of telecom and IT service provider Si2i Limited, has entered into an agreement with SB ISAT Fund to acquire from it an e-commerce pl

Alibaba Cloud expands global footprint with 4 new data centres

SINGAPORE (Nov 21): Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm and a business unit of China’s Alibaba Group, says it aims to open four new data centres by end-2016 in the Middle East, Europe, Australia

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