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Health 28 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Smartphone app can test your urine

Soon, smartphone users will be able to have their urine analysed for 25 different illnesses right in the comfort of their own bathroom.

Banking 24 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

JPMorgan reaches beyond its branches with new mobile account app

NEW YORK: In its first offering of online bank accounts, JPMorgan Chase & Co on Monday launched a new smartphone app that it hopes will attract new depositors, many of whom are young and may live far from any of its branch offices.

Technology 08 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM

Super Apps, Asia’s new innovation, to change cities, economies

SINGAPORE: The ability to communicate, shop online, order rides, read books, play games, get food delivery and pay for anything within a single, unified smartphone app is Asia’s defining innovation, technology leaders said at Bloomberg’s New Economy Forum in Singapore.

Business 08 Jul 2013 | 3:21 PM

App Developer Shazam Gets US$40 Million Backing From Carlos Slim

LONDON: Smartphone app developer Shazam has found an unlikely ally in the form of Carlos Slim, one of the world's richest men, who is investing US$40 million to back the development of the start-up best known for helping music fans identify catchy songs

Business 12 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

Futu close to raising over US$100mil in funds

HONG KONG: Futu Securities International (Hong Kong) Ltd, a financial-services company backed by Tencent Holdings Ltd, is close to raising at least US$100mil in a funding round to boost capital and fuel expansion plans, as an increasing number of mainland Chinese use its smartphone app to trade Hong Kong and US stocks.

Corporate News 29 Dec 2015 | 6:43 AM

Tech giants spot opportunity in forecasting China's smog

BEIJING: Air pollution in China could be big business. Two of the world's largest technology firms, IBM and Microsoft, are vying to tap the nascent, fast-growing market for forecasting air quality in the world's top carbon emitters.

Business 08 Apr 2014 | 9:29 PM

Taxi! Temasek firm backs Southeast Asia cab booking app

SINGAPORE: A unit of Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings is putting its substantial clout behind an app that eases the pain of booking taxis in Singapore and Malaysia, aiming to expand the service in other busy Southeast Asian cities.

Corporate News 18 Jan 2018 | 12:38 PM

Google, Temasek investing in Go-Jek as ride-hailing rivalry deepens-sources

SINGAPORE: Google, Singapore investor Temasek and China’s Meituan-Dianping are investing in Go-Jek as part of a US$1.2bil fundraising round, bolstering the Indonesian ride-hailing firm in its battle with deep-pocketed rivals Grab and Uber, sources said.

Corporate News 21 Jan 2016 | 6:41 AM

GM starts car-sharing service in Germany, US

DETROIT: General Motors Co (GM) said on Thursday it is launching a car-sharing service called Maven in the United States and Germany, joining at least two other automakers testing the market for consumers who want to borrow cars rather than own them.