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SE Asia's biggest travel app Traveloka raises $250 million as lockdowns ease

28 Jul 2020

SINGAPORE Traveloka, Southeast Asia’s largest online travel app, announced on Tuesday it had raised $250 million to help bolster its operations amid the coronavirus crisis, and as domestic travel starts to pick up in the region of 650 million people.

Major hacks of social media platforms

16 Jul 2020

The hack of Twitter on Wednesday that compromised the accounts of prominent people including U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden, reality TV star Kim Kardashian and former U.S. President Barack Obama was one of the most dramatic of the social media era.

Factbox: Major hacks of social media platforms

16 Jul 2020

The hack of Twitter on Wednesday that compromised the accounts of prominent people including U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden, reality TV star Kim Kardashian and former U.S. President Barack Obama was one of the most dramatic of the social media era.

FACTBOX-Major hacks of social media platforms

16 Jul 2020

July 16 The hack of Twitter on Wednesday that compromised the accounts of prominent people including U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden, reality TV star Kim Kardashian and former U.S. President Barack Obama was one of the most dramatic of the social media era.

Indonesian e-tailer Bukalapak turns street sellers into banking agents

10 Jul 2020

SINGAPORE Indonesian startup Bukalapak, backed by Chinese fintech Ant Group, aims to turn the mom-and-pop stores that use its B2B e-commerce platform into banking agents through a partnership with one of the country's largest lenders, its CEO told Reuters.

Lazada, Alibaba's Southeast Asian arm, appoints its third CEO in three years

26 Jun 2020

SINGAPORE Southeast Asian e-commerce firm Lazada, a unit of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd , on Friday named its third chief executive in three years - a move that comes after it lost ground last year to rival Shopee.

Indonesian ride-hailing firm Gojek cuts 9% of headcount

23 Jun 2020

SINGAPORE Indonesian ride-hailing and payments firm Gojek announced on Tuesday it would lay off 9% of its employees, or 430 workers, and close down its lifestyle services arm, GoLife.

SoftBank-backed ride-hailing firm Grab cuts staff to cope with virus impact

16 Jun 2020

SINGAPORE Southeast Asian ride-hailing and payments firm Grab said on Tuesday it would lay off more than 300 employees due to the impact of novel coronavirus, in the latest setback to major backer SoftBank Group Corp .

'Fifty drivers fight for one order': Southeast Asia gig economy slammed by virus

11 Jun 2020

SINGAPORE/JAKARTA Indonesian motorcycle taxi driver Aji chain-smokes and checks his smartphone constantly while waiting for orders by the roadside in downtown Jakarta on a hot June morning, but is staring at the prospect of another fruitless day. | Video

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