A MAJOR weapon in combating the transmission of Covid-19 is contact tracing. In March 2020, Singapore launched TraceTogether - the world's first consent-based contact tracing app which utilises a...

TAKING HEART

VILLAGERS in remote Cambodia and the Philippines can now ask their cellphones if they have Covid-19 by listing some symptoms they may be having. The app will then "advise" them to consult a doctor...

VIRUS OUTBREAK: NEWS ANALYSIS

AUDREY Mah had just celebrated her second year at travel booking firm Klook in April when news hit that she was part of the mass layoffs brought on by the impact of Covid-19.

TECHNOLOGY

The passports could create other issues - such as, according to research professor Claire Standley, a perverse incentive for people to deliberately infect themselves to obtain a certificate,...

SAMSUNG Electronics warned that earnings may decline this quarter after the novel coronavirus outbreak hurt demand globally for smartphones and gadgets, wiping out gains from a surge in online...

THE BROAD VIEW

OVER the past few months we experienced a series of Covid-19 outbreaks replicated across countries in almost identical ways: an initial phase with few infections and limited response, followed by...

MORE than 200 locally-made ultraviolet (UV) disinfecting mobile robots will be rolled out in shopping malls and the healthcare and transport sectors by the end of the year to help in the fight...

THE BOTTOM LINE

AS THE US$245 billion digital asset industry continues to grow, modern custodian banks today are expected to leverage technology to better safeguard both the traditional and digital assets of...

AMID the oftentimes sombre news about the Covid-19 pandemic are encouraging reports on how companies are using technology to overcome the unprecedented disruptions they face.

THE outbreak of the the Covid-19 pandemic has threatened the global economy, having engulfed countries around the world and sending many into recession, at least in the first half of the year....