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Singapore looks to drive green fintech development with Google Cloud partnership

Point Carbon Zero Programme will shortlist 100 fintech applications that address climate finance challenges, which then will be developed and tested on Google's open source cloud platform.

26 Jul 2022 1:36 pm
Online banking surges in Brazil as more customers open bank accounts online than in person

A Deloitte study shows that online banking in Brazil is on the rise -- smartphones account for over half of all banking transactions in the country.

25 Jul 2022 8:43 pm
Daimler inks Singapore blockchain partnership to identify data use cases

Blockchain Association Singapore and Daimler South East Asia have officially launched a data marketplace, called Acentrik, to offer businesses the tools to tap and monetise their data.

20 Jul 2022 4:52 pm
Global 5G subscriptions to exceed 1B by end-2022: Ericsson

Number of 5G mobile subscriptions is expected to hit 1 billion worldwide by year-end, with North East Asia and North America clocking 19% and 28% penetration rate, respectively, in 2021.

21 Jun 2022 2:35 pm
Grab taps data from driver community in new mapping service

Southeast Asian ride-sharing operator is looking to license GrabMaps, which it says captures details that are not on conventional maps such as back alleys and side streets, drawing data from delivery orders and rides provided by its driver network.

8 Jun 2022 9:05 pm
Open Finance and analytics drive tech budget uplift in Brazilian banks

Investments are set to increase by 18% in 2022, according to the National Banking Federation.

27 May 2022 8:54 pm
Telegram and the Brazilian Electoral Court sign agreement to fight disinformation

The collaboration is the first of its kind in the world, and it includes concrete actions to combat the spread of false information through the messaging app.

20 May 2022 3:29 am
Singapore sets up cybersecurity assessment, certification centre

Manufacturers and developers will be able to test and certify their products at the new SG$19.5 million ($13.99 million) facility, which is launched by Cyber Security Agency of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University.

18 May 2022 1:36 pm
Brazilian e-commerce firm Americanas reports multimillion-dollar loss following cyberattack

The company's transactional platforms were unavailable for a week following the incident in February.

16 May 2022 9:04 pm
Can AI step up to offer help where humans cannot?

It has not always had a good reputation, but artificial intelligence can step up and offer a helping hand when humans cannot seek solace from their own kind.

6 May 2022 3:12 am
5G could provide a $117B boost to the Brazilian economy by 2032

But measures such as tax incentives need to be introduced and issues including lack of skills must be tackled, according to a Deloitte study.

3 May 2022 8:47 pm
Singapore unveils acceleration programme for startups eyeing Sweden

Enterprise Singapore and Business Sweden launch an initiative to help startups and technology small and midsize businesses from the Asian nation offer their products to other Nordic countries through Sweden.

21 Apr 2022 9:20 pm
Equinix expands Singapore data centre with $86M investment

Its fifth data centre in Singapore houses an additional 1,475 cabinets, offering 83,000 square feet of colocation space, and is touted to meet the government's focus for such facilities in the country to be resource-efficient.

21 Apr 2022 3:12 pm
WhatsApp to delay Communities launch in Brazil

The update will go live after the general elections in October as part of measures to fend off disinformation in the country.

19 Apr 2022 5:33 pm