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Back in October, I wrote about how Japan’s traditionally cash-centric culture was a barrier to the advent of cashless technologies. At the time, I also noted that the Abe government was seeking to accelerate the trend towards cashless as one way to address the country’s labor crunch. What a difference a few months makes. The end […]
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Josephine Chow sped her way to the top of ShopBack. She recognises, “Speed is truly the crux of the startup industry.” What’s your story? I’m a communications graduate who chanced upon the startup world about 6 years ago at a late night lan-gaming session in Singapore. I had just completed my post-graduation work holiday trip […]
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Ecommerce in India is looking pretty so far, but 99% of the canvas is still unpainted. The country’s online retail sales currently account for less than 1% of the total revenue generated by retail sales. However, it would be inaccurate to label India’s e-commerce state as ‘infantile’, for the industry has seen growth — fast and […]
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In a surprisingly short amount of time, cashback websites in Southeast Asia have started to produce results that exceed the expectations of industry experts, and even the very founders themselves. Their rapidly growing consumer base goes to show how more and more Southeast Asians are not only taking their shopping online, but also relying on […]

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A few days ago, thanks to my algorithmic recommendations — not from the sources I usually read, but selected on the basis of subject matter of interest to me — I came across an article about a 57-year-old American who after being released following a 37-year jail term, was asked about his impressions of something as commonplace as a smartphone, or the […]

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Microsoft is talking to Discord about acquiring the social audio company created in 2015, that has more than 250 million users and has so far focused primarily on creating communities of video game fans. The trigger for these talks has been the surprise success of Clubhouse, which is even smaller than Discord, but […]

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I highly recommend reading the McKinsey Global Institute’s new report, “Reskilling China: Transforming The World’s Largest Workforce Into Lifelong Learners”, which focuses on the country’s biggest employment challenge, re-training its workforce and the adoption of practices such as lifelong learning to address the growing digital transformation of its productive fabric. How to transform the country […]

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