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Singapore has one of the highest rates of mobile and Internet penetration in the world, and households worldwide. Its government sets aside over S$1 billion yearly on ICT tenders and recognizes the importance of "skills, innovation and productivity" in ensuring economic growth.

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Grab acquires Singapore robo-advisory startup

Grab acquires Singapore robo-advisory startup

Ride-sharing operator buys Singapore-based robo-advisory startup Bento, expanding its app offerings to include retail wealth management services in the country where it's eyeing a digital bank licence.

February 3, 2020 by

Singapore online falsehoods law to face first court appeal

Singapore online falsehoods law to face first court appeal

Paving the first time the country's online falsehoods law will be argued in court, the Singapore Democratic Party says it has filed an appeal after Manpower Minister Josephine Teo rejected the opposition party's application to retract correction directions issued against three of its online posts.

January 8, 2020 by

Singapore must look beyond online falsehood laws as elections loom

Singapore must look beyond online falsehood laws as elections loom

Country's government is missing the point with its use of correction directives, when it should be looking more closely at how the legislation can be used to address bigger security threats as it prepares for its first elections since the emergence of technology, such as deepfake, and increased online interference.

January 7, 2020 by

Singapore tax on overseas digital services kicks in tomorrow

Singapore tax on overseas digital services kicks in tomorrow

Country's GST will be extended to include overseas digital services, including cloud storage, media subscription, and mobile apps, from January 1, 2020, with more than 100 providers of such services registered and slated to begin charging in the new year.

December 30, 2019 by

StarHub, U Mobile to run 5G roaming tests

StarHub, U Mobile to run 5G roaming tests

The trials will run entirely on 5G, and independent of 4G infrastructure, which the Singapore and Malaysia telcos say make these different from other roaming trials that still tap 5G non-standalone technology.

December 30, 2019 by

Google opens first developer hub in Singapore

Internet giant unveils a physical space, occupying 7,200 square feet within its Singapore office, that it says offers various resources for developers from Southeast Asia, including hands-on mentorship, networking opportunities, and access to Google technologies.

February 28, 2019

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