5 Indonesian state-owned enterprises merge mobile payment services

Industry experts are doubtful the new cartel can compete with Go-Jek or Ovo 

E-commerce Trends in Singapore to look forward to in the Year of the Pig

The city is set for a major O2O event, and same-day e-commerce is right around the corner (maybe) 

Go-Jek funding round aims for US$3 billion

The company is recruiting investment banks to act as advisers during its fundraising efforts 

5 Asian countries that are emerging as tech leaders

It's the eye of the tiger and Asia is rising up to the challenges of the tech world 

GOJEK names Lien Choong Luen as GM for Singapore operations

Prior to joining GOJEK, Lien worked at the National Research Foundation and the McKinsey Centre for Government (South-East Asia) 

Filipino startup Taxumo aims to reduce time taken to file taxes from hours to just a few minutes

Taxumo is a business registration and tax computation filing and payment platform suited for self-employed professionals, sole proprietors and freelancers 

Today's top tech news, January 28: Singapore wants ride-hailing licensing update

Plus, Didi makes electric vehicle push and TheBank.vn raises fresh funding 

Google, Tencent, JD.com to inject more than US$900M in Go-Jek

This marks the first close of a US$2 billion round, valuing the Indonesian unicorn at US$9.5 billion 

Howa taxi company launches app to challenge Grab and Go-Jek in Thailand

The company is positioning itself as a premier product and is targetting advanced bookings 

Mapan reveals its current focus following new CEO appointment

Indonesia-based Mapan has helped to empower 180,000 head of "arisan" groups with 2.3 million members