Indonesia issues regulations requiring Google, Meta to compensate news publishers – report

"The spirit of the regulation is... to ensure a fair cooperation between media and digital platforms, provide clearer cooperation framework between them," Jokowi was quoted as saying.

Malaysian government and Google announce strategic collaboration

The government of Malaysia and global tech giant Google have on Thursday announced a strategic collaboration to create inclusive growth opportunities for more Malaysians and homegrown companies in the fast-growing digital economy.

E-Conomy SEA 2023 report: Southeast Asia’s digital economy is set to hit $100B in revenue

Southeast Asia (SEA)’s revenue from the digital economy is poised to hit $100 billion this year, growing 1.7 times as fast as the region’s gross merchandise value (GMV), Google, Temasek and Bain & Company said in a report on Wednesday. According to the 8th edition of the e-Conomy SEA report, despite global macroeconomic headwinds, the region’s GMV…

Thailand expects Tesla, Google, Microsoft to invest $5B — report

"Tesla would be looking into an EV manufacturing facility, Microsoft and Google are looking at data centers," Thailand's Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin said.

Malaysia woos Microsoft, Google to bolster data hub ambitions – report

Malaysia is vying with other Southeast Asian countries that are aimed at building new supply chains.

Alphabet-backed Anthropic launches ChatGPT competitor named Claude

According to Anthropic, Claude is a next-generation AI assistant based on Anthropic’s research into training helpful, honest, and harmless AI systems. Accessible through chat interface and API in its developer console, Claude is capable of a wide variety of conversational and text processing tasks while maintaining a high degree of reliability and…

Southeast Asia’s digital economy expected to hit $200B GMV in 2022, report

Southeast Asia’s digital economy is on track to hit $200 billion gross merchandise value (GMV) in 2022, three years earlier than was anticipated in the inaugural report shared in 2016, said Google, Temasek and Bain & Company in its released seventh edition of the e-Conomy SEA report.

MAS launches ESG Impact Hub to spur growth of ESG ecosystem

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Wednesday launched the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) Impact Hub (the Hub) to spur co-location and collaboration between ESG FinTech start-ups and solution providers, financial institutions and real economy stakeholders.

Google announces multiple initiatives across skilling, AI and sustainability in Singapore

Google on Tuesday announced multiple initiatives across skilling, artificial intelligence (AI) and sustainability as it deepens its commitment to Singapore after 15 years.

airasia Super App collaborates with Google Cloud for digital growth

Google will also tap AirAsia Super App’s in-region network to expand its developer community in Southeast Asia.