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Softbank leads US$93mil investment in AI software startup

SoftBank Group Corp led a US$93mil investment in a startup that simplifies the process for companies to use machine learning or deep learning applications at scale.

US small-caps to spend tax savings on tech and not jobs

A TEXAS-based chain of strip clubs would go on a buying spree. A growing technology company would move fewer jobs overseas. And a regional bank would boost its spending on cybersecurity.

Better labour mobility can benefit Asean

AS Asean seeks further integration, its members can do more to lower barriers for their workers to move in and out of one another's countries to work, said the World Bank.

Better opportunities: Labour mobility can help spread talent and know-how around Asean. — ST

Catering to smaller players

MORE and more people are becoming small-time business owners by selling things online. And while Nadhra Fauzi, 26, and Safiyya Azman, 29, wanted to also start their own business, they didn’t want to go down the path of making things or selling things.

Positive trajectory: Nadhra (left) and Safiyya are banking on the growth of the e-commerce industry to grow Tresgo.

Tapping retail trends and opportunities

LOCAL retailers should take advantage of the 18th Asia-Pacific Retailers Convention and Exhibition (APRCE 2017), which will take place next month at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

Driving retail: Loke (left) and Teo say the event will be a good opportunity for networking and learning.

Deadline for SOBA extended to Oct 27

COMPANIES vying for a chance to be recognised at The Star Outstanding Business Awards (SOBA) 2017 will have more time to prepare their applications as the submission deadline has been extended to Oct 27 to cater to the overwhelming enquiries.

Retailer overcomes adversity to grow a diversified group

DATUK Michael Lim, founder and owner of Vinsoon Group, has worked most of his lifetime to get to where he is today.

Expanded: Lim has grown his shoe retail company into a larger company with businesses in real estate and property development.

Toys of the trade

Manufacturer’s ability to diversify with the times has enabled the company to survive amid growing competition

No child’s play

FOR many years, toys have been a source of entertainment for both the young and the old. This has also, for a long time, kept toymakers and retailers happy.

Unique homes amid green hills

WHO knew a patch of forest on a hilly terrain could transform into a luxury residential township with a sustainable green environment after 10 years of tireless effort?

(Front row, from left) Jade Hills Project general manager Lam Sew Chee, Ngan and Gamuda Land marketing and sales head GG Kam at the opening of the new Jade Hills Sales Gallery in Kajang.