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SoftBank forecasts record losses as start-up bets backfire

(Apr 14): SoftBank Group Corp forecast a record 1.35 trillion yen ($17.7 billion) operating loss for the fiscal year ended in March, a sign of how badly Masayoshi Son’s bets on technology start-ups

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Grab, IMDA to pilot accelerator programme to help start-ups venture overseas

SINGAPORE (Mar 17): Ride hailing app Grab is partnering with the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) to pilot a 14-week accelerator programme for Singapore-based start-ups that are looking

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Dear Alibaba, thank you for the US$10 tril gift

(Dec 2): Has the golden age of asset management finally arrived in Asia? For years, Asia’s hottest unicorns left their homelands to list in New York for one simple reason: a deep pool of US money.

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Recommend aims for permanent integration of offerings with Grab; on 'clear path' towards profitability

SINGAPORE (May 13): If there is one thing that internet and app-oriented start-ups track closely regardless of the industry they operate in, it is the conversion rate.

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Cash party almost over for unicorns such as Uber

SINGAPORE (Apr 22): Uber Technologies’ coming IPO is a moment to reflect on the oodles of investment cash that have resulted in a herd of “unicorns”, the awful but convenient shorthand for tech com

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Co-living startup Hmlet forays into Australian market with Sydney expansion

SINGAPORE (Feb 26): Hmlet, a co-living rental startup based in Singapore, has announced its expansion to Australia with the March 2019 launch of two co-living properties in the inner city suburbs o

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This tech start-up is aiming for the stars

SINGAPORE (Feb 22): Adam Gilmour had been a banker for more than 20 years when he left his job in 2012 to realise his boyhood dream of developing space technology, especially rockets.

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OCBC Bank launches one-stop digital business dashboard for SME customers

SINGAPORE (Jan 14): Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) has officially launched a digital business dashboard to provide its small-medium enterprise (SME) banking customers access to a number

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How immersive technology could drive the future of healthcare

SINGAPORE (Jan 11): Immersive technology is ­increasingly being deployed in various fields other than electronic games and entertainment. 


DBS announces launch of digitisation-focused portal for local SMEs

SINGAPORE (Jan 9): DBS Bank today launched DBS SME Connect, an online portal that provides small and medium enterprises (SMEs) “get digital, connected, and protected fast” with the provision of acc

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