Ride-hailing app Grab introduces omnichannel ad business

Ride-hailing app Grab introduces omnichannel ad business

Ride-hailing firm Grab has launched an advertising unit to enable brands to reach consumers in Southeast Asia both inside and outside of vehicles. Through GrabAds, brands are able to utilise Grab’s presence across eight countries and in over 200 cities in Southeast Asia to reach people taking a ride in one of the company’s vehicles […]

Grab and Ping An Good Doctor will team to create online healthcare services for Southeast Asia

Grab and Ping An Good Doctor will team to create online healthcare services for Southeast Asia

Southeast Asian transport turned ‘super app’ Grab is adding healthcare to its growing list of services, via a partnership with Chinese company Ping An Good Doctor. According to the announcement, the service will eventually be available across Southeast Asia and will use both the businesses expertise to create services, such as artificial-intelligence (AI) assisted online […]

Go-Jek announces Southeast Asia expansion with $500m investment

Go-Jek announces Southeast Asia expansion with $500m investment

After months of rumours, Indonesian ride-sharing platform Go-Jek has announced plans to expand its operations into four new Asian markets as part of a US$500 million investment and growth strategy. The new markets are Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines, which the company says in a statement it will enter “within the next few months”. […]

Uber’s Southeast Asia operations acquired by competitor Grab

Uber’s Southeast Asia operations acquired by competitor Grab

Following weeks of speculation, Uber has sold its business in Southeast Asia to Singapore-based rival Grab. The deal will net Uber a 27.5 percent stake in Grab, while Uber’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi will join Grab’s board. It’s said to be the largest acquisition by a Southeast Asian firm. Grab, meanwhile, will take over Uber’s operations […]

Ride-hailing app Grab now offers micro-loans and other financial services

Ride-hailing app Grab now offers micro-loans and other financial services

South East Asian ride-hailing firm Grab has moved deeper into financial services with the launch of a dedicated unit and the introduction of micro-loans and insurance products. Grab Financial will encompass all of Grab’s fintech offerings, including payments services, rewards and loyalty services, agent network services and now also financial services. Grab has been progressively […]

Shoppers in Southeast Asia are browsing mostly through mobile devices, according to iPrice Group

Shoppers in Southeast Asia are browsing mostly through mobile devices, according to iPrice Group

iPrice Group, a meta-search engine in Southeast Asia, has released its 2017 State of eCommerce report, to shed light on some of the area’s most important eCommerce metrics. The research leverages iPrice’s proprietary data from over 1,000 eCommerce players operating in the 6 of the largest Southeast Asian markets (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines and […]

Following Google, Adobe ups its voice game with personalised interactions

Following Google, Adobe ups its voice game with personalised interactions

A week after Google announced deeper integrations and additional languages to Assistant, Adobe has announced an update that promises to personalise voice interactions. Enhancements in the Adobe Experience Cloud will let advertisers and agencies plan scenarios in responses to queries directed at Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. “Imagine searching for a flight on an Amazon […]

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