Today's top tech news, October 16: Grab launches roadmap to improve transport safety standards

Also, Microsoft Co-founder Paul Allen passes away at 65, NETS launches PayCollect, and more 

Singapore is the most data literate nation globally, according to new report

The study was commissioned by Qlik and produced by Wharton academics and IHS Markit 

Meet XPhone, a blockchain-enabled smartphone by PundiX

XPhone will enable users to make calls, send messages, and transmit data via a fully decentralised blockchain network 

Singapore's ComfortDelGro to launch taxi subscription service for commuters

It has partnered up with a Finnish company, MaaS Global, to launch this service 

Fave users will soon be able to use GrabPay credits in Singapore and Malaysia

The O2O platform has also onboarded GrabPay and GrabFood merchants 

Singaporean tech company Touché works with EDDITS to simplify in-store cryptocurrency payments

The new payment means will utilise biometric-enabled payments solution for an in-store cryptocurrency payments 

Singtel launches cross-border mobile payment service in Thailand; other Asia markets to follow

The service is called VIA and it was developed via a collaboration with overseas financial services 

Singapore Prime Minister says cloud, tech stacks vital to "re-engineering" government

Lee Hsien Loong said that the government has to decide which systems can go on to the commercial cloud and which systems requires a government-built cloud 

Singapore Press Holdings unveils AI initiative and stock photo marketplace

The company wants to use AI technology to create more viral-worthy news headlines 

5 Singapore chatbots you can talk to today

Chatbots provide 24/7 service and instant responses, which is especially useful in times of urgency or when there is a high volume of questions from customers