Singles Day

Single’s Day: The World’s Biggest Shopping Day

  • November 11th, 2016
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The biggest shopping day of the year is upon us. You are probably thinking, isn’t it a bit early to be talking about Black Friday? Well, this day is not Black Friday, it is even bigger than Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined, it is called Singles Day and it happens ever year on November 11th. Here are […]

UberEATS Enters SouthEast Asia

  • May 20th, 2016
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Update: Uber eats will begin at 11 am on May 25. UberEats is a dedicated app from Silicon Valley’s ride sharing company, Uber. UberEats was just launched in the US in early 2015 and it was  first available in Chicago, Houston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Melbourne, New York, Paris, Seattle and […]

Bluebird to merge with Gojek

Blue Bird Plans to merge with Gojek   Protest Against Online-Based Transportation On 22nd of March, about 10 thousand members of Paguyuban Pengemudi Angkutan Darat (PPAD), an association consist of public transport drivers in Jakarta, demonstrated in front of House of Parliament (DPR/MPR) building. Later on, they marched to the office of the Ministry of Communications and Information […]

Netflix Experiments with Singlish to Promote Orange is the New Black

  • April 29th, 2016
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With stiff competition from local SouthEast Asian streaming video providers: Hooq, and Iflix, despite its well known brand, Netflix has to heavily promote their shows in order to grab subscription dollars. In the video below, Netflix uses popular Singlish (Singaporean English) terms to try to localize what is essentially a quintessential American cultural show: Orange […]

Uber Announces Cash Payments in Singapore

  • April 6th, 2016
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Uber has announced that they their drivers can now accept cash for payments in Singapore. It will be slowly rolled out to users and drivers in the apps, but soon everyone will be able to book rides with cash payments. Their statement about why this matters to Singapore, hits the nail right on the head: […]