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Regulate and stem the crisis of confidence

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: Should Facebook (and other Big Tech giants) be split up? How (if at all) should they be regulated?

Treat Facebook the same way as vices like tobacco

PEOPLE are mad at Facebook - for being too big, too powerful, too omniscient. Last week a co-founder of the company joined the calls from politicians like Senator Elizabeth Warren for the...

Shape your business around customer desires: sgsme.sg seminar panellists

PUTTING your customers at the heart of your business and being laser focused were two of the main points brought up by the panellists at the recent seminar "How game-changers lead in the company...

Firms adapting to trade wars, but there's more pain ahead

WHILE business performance continued to worsen in the first quarter of 2019, firms are no more pessimistic over business prospects in the next six months than they were a quarter ago.

Ride hailing is Gojek's main focus in S'pore

While Gojek is a super app in Indonesia offering food ordering, digital payments and courier services, its immediate priorities for Singapore centre on building a reliable ride-hailing service....

Teaming up with established names is the way to go

Instead of offering as many services as possible or going it alone to build new functions on its app, ride-hailing service Grab has set its sights on leveraging partnerships to fulfil its "super...

Uphill battle for S-E Asia's super apps

We do pretty much everything on our smartphones now but that means having to hop-scotch from one app to another, so the moves towards a one-stop shop that opens up several functions in a single...

Poly students lend a hand through overseas projects

On finding that a farm in Vietnam was producing excess milk, a group of students from Singapore Polytechnic (SP) came up with a way to stop it going to waste and even help the farm make some cash...

Vietnam salt farmers battered by imports, climate change

HON KHOI, VIETNAM (AFP) - The salt farmers of Hon Khoi rise before dawn as they have for generations, fanning out across shallow seawater pools in southern Vietnam to harvest the precious mineral...

It Changed My Life: She gives up high-flying career and five-figure salary to pursue mindfulness

Ms Angie Chew gave up her $20,000 monthly salary and took a 60 per cent pay cut to grow a charity promoting happy and healthy living.

Hyflux's fall from darling of the entrepreneurial scene to troubled firm: 5 must-reads

The much-lauded home-grown water and power company filed for bankruptcy protection in 2018.

 

Emerging Enterprise award

Closes June 1, 2019