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UOB announced that it is the first bank in Singapore to pilot the use of Government Technology Agency’s (GovTech) Sign with Singpass1 to confirm transactions or product applications using a customer’s digital signature. UOB’s latest innovation comes off the back of research that shows COVID-19 has accelerated the move to online services, with more than …

Whizz Mobility, a student start-up at NTU Singapore, is partnering food and grocery delivery platform foodpanda to offer on-demand delivery on campus. This collaboration taps on Whizz’s fleet of self-driving delivery robots called the FoodBot. These semi-autonomous robots will function as delivery riders and will be controlled by a backend operator to accept orders. It …

Cancer patients who are undergoing targeted therapy can look forward to a new blood test that could tell their doctors whether the treatment is working, within one day after the start of the treatment. This will significantly speed up the evaluation process and enable doctors to make adjustments to the treatment plan, if necessary, to …

Asia’s most important space and technology convention, the Global Space and Technology Convention (GSTC), kicks off today as the region’s first space-focused meeting of minds in a new decade. Led by Singapore Space and Technology Limited (SSTL), the convention is the cornerstone of the space industry, held annually since 2008 to bring together national space …

UOB announced that it has deployed Chronicle Software’s (Chronicle) EFX solution for its electronic foreign exchange (FX) pricing and trade engine1. Through Chronicle’s technology, UOB has the ability to take advantage of reduced latency via co-location connectivity to improve price discovery and to enhance pricing capability. In doing so, UOB is able to provide customers …

As part of efforts to broaden the suite of products on the DBS Digital Exchange (DDEx), DBS announced today that it has priced an SGD 15 million digital bond, marking DDEx’s first Security Token Offering (STO). The DBS Digital Bond, which comes with a six-month tenor and coupon rate of 0.60% per annum, was done …

Cybercrime is globally disruptive and economically damaging, causing trillions of dollars in financial losses and operational impacts to individual and business victims. It threatens national security and diminishes trust in the digital economy and the Internet. Additionally, APAC continues to experience a higher-than-average encounter rate for malware and ransomware attacks – 1.6 and 1.7 times higher respectively …

  An NTU Singapore research team has developed a new biomaterial to aid in bone repair, using discarded bullfrog skin and fish scales obtained from local aquaculture farms. Through laboratory experiments, the scientists found that human bone-forming cells seeded onto the biomaterial scaffold successfully attached themselves and started multiplying – a sign of growth. They …

Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is the most common lethal gynaecological cancer. Ovarian cancer is usually treated with platinum-based chemotherapy; however, a significant number of patients are resistant to such treatments and relapse soon afterwards. To improve their survival, there is a need to first identify which patients may be platinum-resistant, so that newer treatments may …

Microsoft has helped over 200,000 Singaporeans acquire digital skills as job seekers and employers move to a skills-based economy. Photos: Microsoft #GetReadySG is part of Microsoft’s efforts to help young and mid-career professionals in Singapore develop in-demand skills for a post-COVID world. The world has been changed permanently by the COVID-19 pandemic, and one of …