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As the world grapples with the virus, one industry is quietly playing a key role in helping communities respond to the pandemic: telecommunications.Because of our core business, robust customer base, ICT skills, and technological capabilities, telcos are uniquely positioned—and I daresay have a duty to deliver infrastructure and connectivity to customers. Already, the industry is …

Technology is an enabler that will increase the effectiveness and value-add of finance functions. Within the next three to five years, more than half of the job roles in the finance function of companies in Singapore will  be moderately changed by the adoption of technologies like robotic process automation, artificial intelligence (AI), advanced analytics/big data …

NETS or Network for Electronic Transfers announced its plan to accelerate the development and delivery of NETS digital cross-border payment services, leveraging Singtel’s advanced ConnectPlus Managed Network and Amazon Web Services’ (AWS’) cloud computing platform. This collaboration will pave the way for Singaporeans to make purchases at more retail outlets abroad in the region using …

A volunteer program in Singapore builds a digital bridge for older citizens amid COVID-19 isolation Many of us who are staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic are coping with the help of technology, like video conferencing apps to keep connected and streaming services to pass the time. Ensuring senior citizens are connected is vital. Singapore is …

In Singapore, there are over 2,000 new cases of blood cancers diagnosed every year. While Singapore boasts one of the highest cure rates for acute leukemia in children, the cure rate for middle-aged adults hovers around only 50 percent. Presently, chemotherapy remains the most common and effective course of treatment. However, the emergence of more …

Southeast Asia’s startups have helped build a thriving internet economy. Now, they have an equally important role to play in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic—and in tackling some of the biggest challenges Southeast Asia faces around education, health, e-commerce, logistics and financial technology. In June, we launched Google for Startups Accelerator: Southeast Asia, a three-month online program …

DBS is ramping up its suite of digital financial planning solutions and tools to empower Singaporeans so they can get a head start in retirement planning and strengthen their financial resilience. The solutions include a new “Map Your Money” interactive dashboard which can project a customer’s future retirement needs based on their current finances. DBS …

On the 29th of July 2020, the CEOs of four of the biggest tech companies in the world were called to testify before the US Congress on antitrust allegations. Much has been said about the fanfare, the dumb questions, the cadenced responses, truths, half-truths, misdirections, CEO office designs, fringe conspiracies, and just the ridicule of …

Apple previewed Apple Central World, its second and largest retail location in Thailand. Nestled in the heart of Ratchaprasong, Bangkok’s iconic intersection, the store provides a completely new and accessible destination within the lively city. Apple Central World’s distinctive architecture is brought to life with the first-ever all-glass design, housed under a cantilevered Tree Canopy …

UOB Asset Management Ltd (UOBAM) launched UOBAM Invest, a robo-advisory mobile app that offers retail investors in Singapore personalised, dynamic investment portfolios based on their risk profile, aggregate financial goals and investment horizon. The mobile app is the retail version of the UOBAM Invest online portal, which was first launched in 2018 for corporate investors …