Uber names Melbourne as first non-US city for flying car program

Uber names Melbourne as first non-US city for flying car program

Digital Economy, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Smart City
The Bell Nexus concept “flying car” seen at the Uber Elevate summit is one of several that will make up a fleet of electric aircraft Uber expects to deploy by 2023. – AFP photo Uber on Tuesday selected Melbourne, Australia, as the first non-US city for its aerial ridesharing service that is expected to launch in 2023, as it unveiled new partners for the ambitious initiative. Melbourne was named the third official pilot city for Uber Air, joining Dallas and Los Angeles. Test flights are to start in 2020 with commercial operations planned for 2023. The news came at the Uber Elevate Summit in Washington, where the California-based ride-hailing giant offered new details on its vision for flying taxis as a way to ease traffic congestion and improve urban mobility.…
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Juh kenali Old Kuching Smart Heritage (OKSHe) 

Juh kenali Old Kuching Smart Heritage (OKSHe) 

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
[Video InfoKapsul] Keunikan OKSHe [embed]https://www.facebook.com/AZAMOnlineTV/videos/1359485094198992/[/embed] Jangan lupa dengarkan Randau Digital Sarawak Musim ke-2 yang dibawakan oleh Sarawak Multimedia Authority dan AZAM Sarawak dalam mengupas topik-topik menarik berkaitan dengan pembangunan Sarawak pada masa kini sesuai untuk pengetahuan anda di frekuensi setempat anda menerusi CATS FM bagi siaran Iban dalam segmen Rentak Ruai manakala siaran Melayu dalam segmen CATS DriveTime. JUH, DIGITALKAN DUNIA KITA! [Source: Facebook AZAM Online TV] Photo Credits: AZAM Online TV
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TOP 50 MOST FUNDED DIGITAL STARTUPS IN ASEAN IN 2018

TOP 50 MOST FUNDED DIGITAL STARTUPS IN ASEAN IN 2018

Aviation and Aerospace, Brunei, Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Kalimantan, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
1. Singapore – GRAB ($5.8 billion) Grab is Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing platform that offers the fastest booking service for taxis, private cars and motorbikes through one mobile. Their go-to-market strategies and campaign have successfully garnered countless users across 6 countries in less than four years. 2. Singapore – Sea (Garena) ($2.0 billion) Garena is a leading platform provider for online PC and mobile digital content in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, as well as the exclusive operator in the region for popular titles such as League of Legends, FIFA Online 3, Point Blank, Blade & Soul and Arena of Valor. 3. Indonesia – Tokopedia ($1.1 billion) Tokopedia’s mission is to democratize commerce through technology. Since its founding in 2009, Tokopedia has been a force that pioneers digital transformation in Indonesia. 4. Malaysia –…
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Top 20 best funded startups in Malaysia

Top 20 best funded startups in Malaysia

Aviation and Aerospace, Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
With one of the most developed digital economy in the region, Malaysia is a key country for startups in Southeast Asia. With a maturing startup eco-system, Malaysia is home to an ever-growing number of companies that aim at developing a solid base of operations there before expanding abroad. The startups and technology companies listed hereafter are involved in a number of industries and businesses, from digital media to e-commerce, financials services to software and much more, Malaysian startups are engaged in the development of new verticals and the disruption of a broad range of industries. Not as famous as some startups from Singapore, Malaysian startups often focus on small business niches and tackle professional problems. But even though they have not yet joined the restrictive group of unicorns of Southeast Asia, Malaysian startups…
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Malaysia says it’s using Huawei technology ‘as much as possible’

Malaysia says it’s using Huawei technology ‘as much as possible’

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
Hong Kong (CNN Business) The US campaign against Huawei is causing some countries to think twice about using the Chinese company's products. Malaysia is not one of them. "We try to make use of their technology as much as possible," Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said in Tokyo on Thursday, before praising Huawei's research prowess. The Trump administration has for months waged a campaign against Huawei, preventing US companies from selling components to the telecom equipment maker and urging allies not to use its products in their 5G networks. The United States claims that Beijing could use Huawei equipment to spy on other countries, a charge the company has repeatedly denied. The fight is forcing governments and telecom providers to make tough choices about using Huawei gear in their next-generation…
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Airbnb invests in India’s biggest hotel company

Airbnb invests in India’s biggest hotel company

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, FinTech, Smart City
New Delhi (CNN Business) Airbnb is investing in an Indian hotel chain that wantsto become the world's biggest within five years. The company took part in the latest funding round at OYO, one of India's most valuable startups, it said Monday. Neither Airbnb nor OYO would comment on the size of the investment, but it could be as much as $200 million, according to media reports. OYO was valued at $5 billion in 2018. "Emerging markets like India and China are some of Airbnb's fastest-growing, with our growth increasingly powered by tourism to and from these markets," Greg Greeley, president of Homes at Airbnb, said in a statement. "In many of these markets, OYO is empowering local hospitality entrepreneurs to provide more options to more travelers," he added. OYO, which…
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Indian hotel startup OYO is making a big move into Europe

Indian hotel startup OYO is making a big move into Europe

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, FinTech, Smart City
New Delhi (CNN Business) India's biggest hotel company is buying a European rival in its bid to become the global market leader. OYO is paying €369.5 million ($415 million) for @Leisure Group, based in Amsterdam, according to sources familiar with the transaction. German media company Axel Springer said in a statement it would receive €180 million ($202 million) for its 51% stake. The deal is expected to close in June this year. The European vacation rental group operates more than 30,000 holiday homes in 13 countries, and another 85,000 properties across 50 countries under a subscription-based home management service. OYO said in a statement that the acquisition will help achieve its goal of "becoming a global real estate brand while maintaining leadership in the hospitality industry." It also increases OYO's…
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Indian hotel startup OYO is planning to be bigger than Marriott

Indian hotel startup OYO is planning to be bigger than Marriott

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, FinTech, Smart City
New Delhi (CNN Business) India's biggest hotel chain is targeting global domination. OYO, which launched just five years ago as a platform to book budget hotels in India, says it's adding rooms faster than the world's top three hotel chains combined. "By 2023 we want to be the largest and most preferred hotel chain in the world," an OYO spokesperson told CNN. Headquartered in Gurgaon, a tech city on the outskirts of Delhi, the company now owns or franchises hotels in global cities including London, Beijing, Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur. It operates nearly 9,000 hotels with 170,000 rooms across India. Including its international business, it offers 460,000 rooms in eight countries. OYO currently has almost half a million hotel rooms worldwide. That still leaves it trailing way behind global market…
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