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Singapore Tech Roundup Late September 2020

Get first dibs on Singapore’s latest tech news and headlines for September 2020. Discover 10 of the most talked-about tech updates from the list below:

iOS 14 Software Update Can Now Use SafeEntry QR Codes

iOS 14 Software Update Can Now Use SafeEntry QR Codes

iPhone users with the latest iOS 14 software can now use SafeEntry on their phones. iPhone users simply have to double tap the backs of their phones to scan the SafeEntry QR code and triple tap to check out. 

M1 Limited Launches 5G Network

M1 Limited (M1) a Singaporean telecommunications company, has launched its 5G network enabling all mobile users to add on a 5G booster on their existing mobile plan. 

DBS PayLah and Standard Chartered Now Offer Google Pay

DBS PayLah and Standard Chartered customers can now use Google Pay to transfer funds from their bank accounts to any registered PayNow account. 

IBM to Train 800 Mid-Career Professionals for AI and Cybersecurity Roles

I.am-vitalize, IBM’s new programme offers two training courses in artificial intelligence (Al) and cybersecurity to about 800 mid-career professionals 

Razer FIntech, Franklin Templeton to Create Digital Wealth Management For the Youth

Razer Fintech, one of the largest O2O (offline to online) digital payment networks in Southeast Asia, together with the global asset manager Franklin Templeton will collaborate in digital wealth management innovation for youth and millennials. 

PayNow Users to Enjoy Seamless Billing, Instant Payment on E-Invoicing Network

Through the integration of PayNow Corporate into Singapore’s nationwide e-invoicing network, the Infocomm Media Development authority (IMDA), businesses will now be able to experience online billing and payment.

Tech and Investment Veterans to Launch Altara Ventures

Tech and investment veterans Koh Boon Hwee, Tan Chow Boon and Seow Kiat Wang to launch Altara Ventures, a new VC fund that aims to invest in fintech, consumer, enterprise software, logistics, healthcare and edutech verticals. 

SmartClean Bags SG$3.7M to Enable Data Driven Cleaning Operations

SmartClean Technologies, a Singapore startup using IoT and Al-powered cleaning operations, bags SGS3.7M in a pre-series A funding co-led by SEEDS Capital, Enterprise Singapore’s investment arm. 

Syfe Closes SG$25.5M Series A Funding Round to Enter New Markets

Led by US-based VC firm Valar Ventures, the Singapore-based digital wealth manager Syfe has closed SG$25.5M in a series A funding round. 

BreadTalk, Adera to Launch Innovative Fintech and Digital Solutions For SMEs

Food and Beverage player BreadTalk Group and Singapre-based technology-services group Adera AI is forming a joint venture (JV) centered in developing innovative fintech and digital solutions for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). 

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