Smart Nation

PayNow to be extended to businesses, public agencies

BUSINESSES will soon be able to receive payments from other businesses and even consumers through homegrown funds transfer tool PayNow, announced Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister-in-Charge of the...

Singapore not going cashless 'for its own sake' but for economic competitiveness: Vivian Balakrishnan

SINGAPORE is not going cashless "for its own sake", but to enhance the competitiveness of its economy, said Vivian Balakrishnan, minister-in-charge of the Smart Nation Initiative, at the Committee...

Concerns as SingPass, CorpPass down again

A second outage in two days to hit SingPass and CorpPass yesterday prompted some IT professionals to express concerns about the robustness of the gateway systems and the impact on the new national...

Robots as building blocks of SME success

SINGAPORE'S Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in his recent National Day Rally address that Singapore needs to do more for its Smart Nation push. Despite having a solid infrastructure in...

Hurdles remain in cashless move

Two local payment giants Nets and EZ-Link are working together to bring cashless payments to hawker centres from April.

Pay for hawker centre meals with ez-link cards at Nets terminals from April

For a start, ez-link cards will be accepted at some 1,000 stalls in more than 30 hawker centres in places like Tanjong Pagar, Yishun Park and Zion Road.

High time for the Smart Nation to dive into Startup Nation

EARLIER this year, the Global Startup Ecosystem Report and Ranking 2017 by Startup Genome, a US-based organisation, revealed that Singapore has overtaken tech mecca Silicon Valley as the world's...

Singapore Land Authority working on platform to help start-ups that tap location-based data grow

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) is working on a collaborative platform called GeoWorks that aims to bring together geospatial companies, start-ups and users.

Singapore's competitiveness: The good, the bad and the ugly

SINGAPORE remains one of the world's most competitive economies across the board. Period. But if you prefer to nitpick, let's do that (too).

Smart Nation push aims to improve lives: Janil

Singapore's move to go cashless and have more government services migrate online is to improve people's lives, said Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information Janil Puthucheary...

Singapore nightspots cashing in on digital payments [VIDEO]

Digital payments are getting a big push in Singapore from both the government and the private sector. Here is a look at Get Juiced, a bar that is cashing in on digital payments, and the challenges...