Private-hire drivers caught hacking Grab, Gojek apps

Bootleg versions of these apps allow drivers to bypass verification, fake their location, cancel jobs without being penalised and, in some cases, view private customer information.

Go West: Tech firms in Singapore setting up bases in south-western corridor

IN the last seven months, two of South-east Asia's best-known unicorns announced expansion plans with new addresses in the same neighbourhood.

Smart City Kitchens files competition complaint against GrabFood, Deliveroo

SMART City Kitchens (SCK), a shared kitchen operator, has filed a formal complaint against food delivery players Deliveroo and GrabFood with the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (...

Grab obtains investment, partnership from consumer credit giant Experian

CONSUMER credit giant Experian is investing in Grab's latest financing round, and partnering it to boost the Singapore startup's consumer financial services. The amount of investment was not...

Views divided on call bookings, surge pricing: LTA on feedback for taxi, private-hire operators

Point-to-point (P2P) transport providers such as taxi and private-hire firms should not lower fares too much to gain market share. They should not jack up fares too much during peak periods. Taxi...

LTA receives 86 suggestions on how to regulate taxi, private-hire operators

LTA, which conducted the survey, said most respondents wanted all P2P operators to be licensed to ensure greater regulatory oversight.

Grab gets additional US$300m in funding from Invesco

RIDE-HAILING giant Grab has secured US$300 million in additional funding from global independent investment management company Invesco to further its expansion efforts in the region.

Gojek appoints chief data officer as super app rivals zero in on data science

RIDE-HAILING giant Gojek has appointed Sillicon Valley veteran Gautam Kotwal group chief data officer as it beefs up its data science team in Singapore.

Grab said to have held talks to buy payments start-up 2C2P

Singapore ride-hailing giant Grab held talks to acquire payments provider 2C2P and was turned down, according to sources, a sign of the ambitions South-east Asia's most valuable start-up has in...

Grab eyes Singapore banking licence as MAS studies virtual banks: sources

[SINGAPORE] Grab, South-east Asia's most valuable startup, is exploring a move into Singapore banking as regulators in the South-east Asian city-state consider allowing online-only banks, four...