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There is a marked difference between viewing and interacting with the world as a third-party spectator, and experiencing the action intimately from a first-person point of view. This difference is similar to watching others ride a roller coaster, from the ground, as opposed to riding the roller coaster yourself – what ultimately ends up informing …

Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading superapp, today announced the launch of Tech For Good Institute (TFGI), a non-profit think-tank established to advance research and dialogue on Southeast Asia’s fast-growing digital economy. The Institute also released its inaugural “Platform Economy: Southeast Asia’s Digital Growth Catalyst” report in partnership with Bain & Company. Digital adoption in Southeast Asia …

UOB and digital securities exchange ADDX have concluded the digitisation and digital custody of the inaugural sustainability-linked bond recently launched by Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp). This initiative comes amid a rise in the use of digital securities to enhance the efficiency of bonds and other fixed income instruments.   UOB was appointed as a joint lead …

A joint team of researchers in Singapore have have developed a capability to detect airborne SARS-CoV-2 RNA – the nucleic acid coding for the virus that causes COVID-19 – indoors through air sampling. The COVID-19 Delta variant’s rapid spread in Singapore and globally underlines the need for rapid identification of the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in …

The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) has announced the new Strategic Leadership Programme under the SG Cyber Leaders Programme1. Cybersecurity is an important growth sector in Singapore. According to IMDA’s Infocomm Media (ICM) Development manpower survey in 2020, there were 10,770 cybersecurity professionals in Singapore in 2020, a sharp increase from 6,000 cybersecurity professionals …

DBS Vickers (DBSV), the brokerage arm of DBS Bank, today announced that it has received formal approval from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) under the Payment Services Act 2019 to provide digital payment token services as a Major Payment Institution. This will enable DBSV, as a member of DBS Digital Exchange (DDEx), to directly …

Sembcorp Industries’ (Sembcorp) subsidiary Sembcorp Utilities, Chiyoda Corporation (Chiyoda) and Mitsubishi Corporation (Mitsubishi) have today signed a strategic collaboration Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore the feasibility and implementation of a commercial-scale supply chain to deliver decarbonised hydrogen into Singapore, utilising Chiyoda’s proven hydrogen storage and transportation technology “SPERA Hydrogen™”. In May 2021, the Japanese …

Microsoft and 13 companies across nine Asia Pacific countries today launched Code; Without Barriers to help close the gender gap in the region’s fast-growing cloud, artificial intelligence (AI) and digital technology sectors. The program provides a platform to enable female developers, coders, and other technical talent to contribute towards inclusive economic growth, encourage innovation and better reflect …

Microsoft announced that pre-orders for the new Surface Go 3 will commence from 24 September in Singapore via commercial authorised resellers, authorised retailers and the Microsoft Store. Starting at SG$599, Surface Go 3 will come at just 544 grams with 1080p cameras, best-in-class studio microphones, Dolby Audio, and a 10.5” touch display. It is the …

Avant and A*STAR’s Bioprocessing Technology Institute (BTI) have inked a research collaboration to jointly advance the scale-up of Avant’s proprietary process to enable cost-effective, food-grade production of cultivated fish in Singapore and beyond. The parties will establish a Joint Research Laboratory for Cultivated Fish Bioprocessing in Biopolis, Singapore where both parties will jointly develop and …