Industry 4.0 in ASEAN: Creating Factories of the Future

The age of automation has descended upon us. The advent of technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and internet-of-things (IoT) has completely altered the way we manufacture things. This transformation has been so revolutionary that it is being dubbed the fourth industrial revolution or Industry 4.0. When computers were introduced during Industry 3.0, they disrupted and […]

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Singapore NFT Projects Blowing Up On The Internet

Non-fungible tokens (NFT) are all the rage now. Everywhere you look, there are people talking about NFTs and trying to jump on the NFT hype train. If you don’t yet know, NFTs are unique and non-interchangeable units of data that are stored on a blockchain. NFTs can take the form of photos, videos, audio clips, […]

Breaking down Automation 4.0 – The next big opportunity for startups

Automation 4.0 Growing up in modern society, I am sure that most of us have heard of the Industrial Revolution and the drastic effect it has had on society. It’s now 2021 and the Fourth Industrial Revolution has now fully descended upon us, promising even greater changes that nobody can accurately predict. Instead of trying […]

5 lessons learnt from buying NFTs

What is a NFT A non-fungible token(NFT) is a unique and non-interchangeable unit of data that is stored on a blockchain. NFTs can take the form of photos, videos, audio clips, and various other digital files, and uses blockchain technology to help give it a public proof of ownership. To put it simply, NFTs are […]

Blockchain 101 for Blockheads — the Usefulness and Uses of Blockchain

Blockchain 101 for Blockheads — the Usefulness and Uses of Blockchain The emergence of Bitcoin in 2009 piqued the world’s interest in blockchain’s application in cryptocurrency. Since then, blockchain has been used for diverse applications by many organizations, companies and governments — in ways we never even considered back when Bitcoin started. Before we examine […]

Blockchain 101 for Blockheads — What even is Blockchain?

Blockchain 101 for Blockheads — What even is Blockchain? We have all heard of “blockchain”, a term being thrown around like it’s today’s holy grail or Willy Wonka’s golden ticket to the future. Simply throw in the words “blockchain” or “cryptocurrency” into what you are discussing, and you will sound smart and way ahead of […]

SDG #14 – Life Below Water

More than three billion people worldwide depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods. However, coastal waters are deteriorating, and ocean acidification affects marine biodiversity – which in turn affects small scale fisheries. In the fourteenth infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind SDG #14 – the goal to […]

SDG #13 – Climate Change and Its Impacts

Did you know that global emissions of carbon dioxide have increased by almost 50% since 1990? Climate change is happening right here and now – oceans are warming, sea levels are rising, and weather events are getting more extreme. In the thirteenth infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind […]

SDG #12 – Decent Work and Economic Growth

Every year, approximately 1/3 of all food produced – equivalent to 1.3 billion tons worth around $1 trillion – ends up rotting in the bins of consumers and retailers, or spoiling due to poor transportation and harvesting practices. In the twelfth infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind SDG […]

SDG #11 – Sustainable Cities & Communities

Did you know that cities account for between 60 and 80% of energy consumption and generate as much as 70% of human-induced greenhouse gas emissions? In the eleventh infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind SDG #11 – the goal to make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

SDG#10 – Inequality

Despite some progress toward reducing inequality in certain dimensions, inequality still persists. The COVID-19 pandemic has also deepened these existing inequalities, exposing key problems that affect the most vulnerable communities. In the tenth infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind SDG #10 – the goal to reduce inequality within […]

CNY Marketing Activities in Singapore: A Comparison between GrabPay & Google Pay

Singapore shares similar cultural contexts to China, with a majority of the Singaporean population being ethnic Chinese. Major festivals like the Spring Festival are hence celebrated on a large scale locally with similar traditions and themes. Therefore, during Chinese New Year, we observe that festival promotions in China are mirrored in Singapore as companies employ […]

SDG #9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Did you know that 16% of the global population does not have access to mobile broadband networks? Infrastructure for communications is one area that still has improvements to be made. In the ninth infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind SDG #9 – the goal to build resilient infrastructure, […]

E-Commerce Packaging: It Needs to Be Better

95% of all purchases are predicted to be transacted through e-commerce by 2040. Let that sink in. Although this is just a prediction by a Nasdaq study, the numbers are convincing enough to show the significant growth in e-commerce retail over the future, as global sales will jump from 4.28 trillion USD in 2020 to […]

Do NFTs live up to its hype?

Stratospheric prices Digital artist Beeple sold the NFT (non-fungible token) of a JPG file for a whopping $69 million. There are plenty of other digital pictures sold for millions of dollars such as CryptoPunk’s computer-generated pixel art of an alien and a picture of a rose by artist Kevin Abosch. The NFT art market is […]