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James Dyson buys £43m penthouse in Singapore

James Dyson buys £43m penthouse in Singapore

Purchase comes months after British inventor revealed plans to move firm to city-stateBillionaire inventor James Dyson has bought a £43m luxury penthouse, thought to be the most expensive flat in
'Just a matter of when': the $20bn plan to power Singapore with Australian solar

'Just a matter of when': the $20bn plan to power Singapore with Australian solar

Ambitious export plan could generate billions and make Australia the centre of low-cost energy in a future zero-carbon worldThe desert outside Tennant Creek, deep in the Northern Territory, is not the
How a Hong Kong startup gets caught up in US-China trade war

How a Hong Kong startup gets caught up in US-China trade war

Taylor Host has been operating his artificial intelligence startup out of Hong Kong for more than two years. The American entrepreneur has clients from Europe, North America and Asia, but he settled

Southeast Asian cloud communications platform Wavecell acquired by 8×8 in deal worth $125 million

Wavecell, a cloud-communications platform for companies in Southeast Asia, announced today that it has been acquired by 8×8 in a deal worth about $125 million. The acquisition will help San Jose,
Typo let killer get away with murder for 30 years

Typo let killer get away with murder for 30 years

He killed his boss with a hammer but authorities misspelled his name on a warrant.
Cities must plan ahead for innovation without leaving people behind

Cities must plan ahead for innovation without leaving people behind

Yung Wu Contributor Yung Wu is the CEO of MaRS Discovery District, a Toronto-based innovation hub. More posts by this contributor In big tech’s future expansion plans, public good should be the

Apple releases iOS 12.4, watchOS 5.3 with Walkie Talkie bug fix

The releases of iOS 13, watchOS 6 and macOS Catalina are likely just a couple of months away, but that isn't stopping Apple from giving the current versions a big sendoff. The tech behemoth has
Singapore seizes record haul of smuggled elephant ivory

Singapore seizes record haul of smuggled elephant ivory

Nine tonnes of contraband tusks from about 300 animals found in illegal cargo from DRCSingapore has made its largest ever seizure of smuggled ivory, impounding a haul of nearly nine tonnes of
Singapore Seizes Record Ivory Haul of 8.8 Tonnes in a Shipment En Route to Vietnam

Singapore Seizes Record Ivory Haul of 8.8 Tonnes in a Shipment En Route to Vietnam

The haul, estimated to have come from nearly 300 elephants, is the largest the city-state has seen
Richest Man in Singapore: ‘Missing Piece’ in His Life ‘God Through Jesus Christ’

Richest Man in Singapore: ‘Missing Piece’ in His Life ‘God Through Jesus Christ’

A billionaire in Singapore is making headlines after a video posted last year recently surfaced in which he said his relationship with Jesus Christ is most important in his life.

SoftBank pumps $2B into Indonesia through Grab investment, putting it head to head with Gojek

Grab — the on-demand transportation app worth $14 billion that is the Uber of Southeast Asia — today announced how it would be using some of the $7 billion or so that it has raised to date: $2 billion
Singaporean Broadcaster’s Advertisement Prompts ‘Brownface’ Controversy

Singaporean Broadcaster’s Advertisement Prompts ‘Brownface’ Controversy

The ad featured a Chinese actor playing a Malaysian woman and an Indian man
Google Pay adds support for 25 more banks across Europe, Asia, and Australia

Google Pay adds support for 25 more banks across Europe, Asia, and Australia

I'm a huge fan of mobile payments, mostly because it's convenient and I don't have to take my wallet with me to run small errands. Seeing Google Pay expand to more countries is always pleasant,

Impossible Foods goes to the grocery store

After receiving approval from the Food and Drug Administration, Impossible Foods has cleared the last regulatory hurdle it faced to rolling out in grocery stores. The company is targeting a September

Aspire raises $32.5M to help SMEs secure fast finance in Southeast Asia

Aspire, a Singapore-based startup that helps SMEs secure working capital, has raised $32.5 million in a new financing round to expand its presence in several Southeast Asian markets. The Series A
Google Pay adds support for 25 more banks across Europe, Asia, and New Zealand

Google Pay adds support for 25 more banks across Europe, Asia, and New Zealand

I'm a huge fan of mobile payments, mostly because it's convenient and I don't have to take my wallet with me to run small errands. Seeing Google Pay expand to more countries is always pleasant,

The Raffles Singapore Embarks on a Modern Journey

After a two-year renovation, the historic hotel aims to attract a new generation without compromising its high standards of luxury.
Social Media Sites Reportedly Blocked a Satirical Rap Video at the Singapore Government’s Request

Social Media Sites Reportedly Blocked a Satirical Rap Video at the Singapore Government’s Request

The Singaporean government allegedly requested the video's removal over fears it would inflame racial tensions

Facebook sues two app developers for click injection ad fraud

Facebook has filed lawsuits against two app developers accused of generating fraudulent revenue using the social media giant’s advertising platform. The company announced the legal action in a blog
Accor’s Franchise Deal in Singapore Underscores Mounting Challenges for Budget Chain Oyo

Accor’s Franchise Deal in Singapore Underscores Mounting Challenges for Budget Chain Oyo

The one thing budget hotel upstarts have done is make global hotel chains hungrier for their sector, especially high-growth markets such as Southeast Asia. Oyo probably knows this; it has named a CEO