Grab receives e-money license for payments services in stores, restaurants in Malaysia

In addition to online transport services, the Grab app will also enable users to pay for food and drinks, buy gadgets and make money transfers to friends 

Today's top tech news: December 8

From Israel to the Philippines, global expansion and partnerships are the themes that dominate today's top tech news 

5 technologies for the future

Breaking down a Cognizant study which breaks down how five technologies will impact Asia in the future 

Meet the VC: Why Isabelle Decitre left France to start ID Capital in Singapore

ID Capital focusses on bringing food-chain sustainability by supporting foodtech and agritech businesses in Asia 

No NFC or QR code required, fintech startup Aimazing enables contactless mobile payments using sound waves technology

Aimazing white-labels its SoundWave solution to third-party mobile wallets and banks, and targets emerging markets in Southeast Asia 

Dogmate: Finding your ideal pet sitter

The startup also insures costs associated with accidents or an emergency vet run 

How Chinaccelerator’s latest batch is making traditional businesses sexy

The newest batch at Chinaccelerator addresses problems in traditional (sometimes boring) industries such as tradeshows, hospitality, and catering 

Analysing the influence of artificial intelligence on the digital ad industry

Artificial intelligence won't be taking jobs from the ad industry — at least not yet 

Indonesian ride-hailing giant Go-Jek to enter the Philippines in 2018: Report

Go-Jek will start by launching their transportation and payments services in its international debut