A structured approach to finding the next big thing

The best ideas come from something you noticed that really sucks and you stop and think "why is the world this way? Could it be different?" then set out to validate the idea 

Digital transformation is crucial for banks to remain competitive amid the fintech buzz

Today's most attractive customers no longer consider the bank branch as their first point of contact 

Go-Jek opens portal to let drivers in Singapore pre-register

The company reportedly has plans to officially launch in the republic in November 

Grab CEO courier stunt is disheartening

When Anthony Tan became a delivery man, he found lots of little problems, but ignored Grab's fundamental issue 

Launching is easy but survival will be hard for Indian startups in China, say experts

While it will be tough to crack the market which is well penetrated, opportunity may lie in going after a new segment or introducing a new business model 

Today's top tech news, October 22: Uber to appeal Singapore fines, Grab to test courier service

Also, SingPass launches mobile app and Hong Kong company buys Indonesian payments firm 

Today's top tech news, October 17: Alibaba’s early backer GGV Capital just raised US$1.9B

Also, Temasek plans to acquire Israeli cybersecurity firm Sygnia, and Foodpanda India buys food-tech Holachef 

3 reasons why Asia's tech ecosystem needs heroes

Entrepreneurs in Asia should also closely follow the stories of tech founders who have succeeded here in the region 

Blockchain tech is swiftly gaining influence, innovating the world beyond tech

Blockchain is steadily growing past the tech industry and making its way into other sectors 

Singapore fines Grab, Uber US$9.5M over its merger deal

The country also ordered Grab to remove exclusivity arrangement with drivers and taxi fleets, maintain pre-merger pricing algorithm and driver commission rates