Southeast Asian ride-hailing giant Grab launched last Tuesday its innovation arm called Grab Ventures which will be developing technology start-ups in sectors such as transport, food services, logistics and financial services. Grab Ventures Head Chris Yeo said that the company is aiming to be the “everyday app” in Southeast Asia, which...

Singapore industry watchdog Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) said this week that the government will be forming an advisory council that will be responsible for assessing and making recommendations on the ethical and legal use of artificial intelligence.   The council, which will be led by former attorney-general V.K. Rajah and...

GitHub, considered to be the world’s largest code hosting service, reportedly saw a massive traffic spike over the weekend after Microsoft expressed its interest in buying the website. User sentiment, however, seemed negative as seen in a tweet by Bryan Lunduke where 68% of users said that they would move to...

Sources have revealed this week that the Trump administration may claim up to $1.7 billion from Chinese telecoms giant ZTE before allowing it to resume business in the US. Additionally, the Commerce Department also wants unfettered site visits to check if U.S. components are being used in ZTE devices, and wants...

Barcelona is reportedly taking a high-tech approach to address the noise pollution problem in one of its popular destinations Plaza del Sol using low-cost, easy-to-use sensors produced with funding from the EU. The sensors, which were fabricated in Barcelona’s fabrication laboratory, are also able to detect levels of air pollution, humidity,...

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson revealed last week plans to launch a massive network similar to Facebook’s that will serve ads to customers that it already tracks. Stephenson says he took issue with the government’s interference in their acquisition of Time Warner since it will prevent his company from tapping into Turner’s...

Telegram CEO Pavel Durov wrote this week that Apple had been preventing Telegram from updating on iOS, possibly to appease the Russian government after it had blocked the encrypted messaging app in the country. It is said that Apple had been pressured by Russia’s telecommunications regulator, Roskomnadzor, who asked the US...