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  • Singapore tightens grip on taxi apps by issuing regulations

    LTA tightens grip on Singapore’s taxi apps with regulations

    techinasia.com 21 Nov '14, 4am

    Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) will be regulating third-party taxi booking apps such as Uber and GrabTaxi with a “basic regulatory framework.” According to its announcement, the framework is the result of consultation with commuters, the National Taxi Association, third-pa...

  • PayrollHero to release code publicly to help build open source culture in Singapore: It’s generally considere...

    PayrollHero to release code to the public in Singapore

    techinasia.com 21 Nov '14, 5am

    It’s generally considered good form to give back to those who have contributed to your growth – whether it be to your parents after you get your first salary, or to your alma mater when you’ve made it in the world. The same ethos can be found in the tech world – specifically, in the o...

  • Hong Kong’s foreign maids can now use bitcoin to send cash home without even knowing what bitcoin is

    Hong Kong's Bitspark launches end-to-end cash remittances

    techinasia.com 20 Nov '14, 8am

    Bitcoin is often hailed as the solution to the world’s remittance problems. It’s accessible to the unbanked, it’s nearly instant, and the fees are minimal compared to banks and other money transfer services. But perhaps the biggest obstacle to bitcoin remittances gaining serious tract...

  • Singapore security startup V-Key gets important new investor and customer: Alipay

    AliPay becomes investor and customer to V-Key

    techinasia.com 18 Nov '14, 3am

    Singapore and California-based startup V-Key , which specializes in mobile security and cryptography, has just raised a series B round from existing backer IPV Capital as well as Ant Financial Services, the operating company of Alipay , the payment processor started by Alibaba founder...

  • What is PropertyGuru doing to stay on top in Singapore

    techinasia.com 17 Nov '14, 11am

    Online property classifieds is in a constant state of flux here in Southeast Asia. PropertyGuru and iProperty are vying for dominance in the region. New players like 99.co and UrbanIndo have a few things to say about how property search should be done. Then there are forces beyond the...

  • BitX is the prettiest, most user-friendly Bitcoin wallet yet

    techinasia.com 12 Nov '14, 1am

    The Bitcoin hype has died down since the euphoric highs right around the beginning of 2014. But that does not mean the work of making the digital currency mainstream has ceased. One major obstacle is that getting, securing, and using Bitcoin is intimidating to non-geeks. Most consumer...

  • Trend Hunter CEO receives $1,200 bill for SIA’s onboard wifi

    Trend Hunter CEO receives $1,200 bill for SIA’s onboard wifi

    techinasia.com 15 Nov '14, 3am

    It used to be that taking an airplane meant reading a book, watching whatever movies were playing on the single screen upfront, or sleeping like you’ve never slept before. Now, thanks to technology you can do a whole lot more, such as catching up on your latest TV show addiction on th...

  • Made in Singapore, this futuristic speaker packs a punch

    techinasia.com 12 Nov '14, 9am

    Unless you’re a wealthy person with deep pockets – in which case you can stop reading this now – or an audiophile, you’d probably think twice before parting with top dollar for a premium sound system. If you’re neither, you’d also face some problems in setting up your speaker set for ...

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