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Stan Beer

Stan Beer

Stan Beer co-founded iTWire in 2005. With 30 plus years of experience working in IT and Australian technology media, Beer has published articles in most of the IT publications that have mattered, including the AFR, The Australian, SMH, The Age, as well as a multitude of trade publications.

While Australia put paid to the concept of a national identity card in 1986, Singapore boldly went forth and established its SingPass (Singapore Personal Access) system in 2003. Now, the innovative little nation of four million is taking a step further with plans to give every citizen an online digital identity.

The Singapore Government has declared its intention to hire an army of world-class developers and it intends to pay big bucks for them so they don’t go off to work for Google, Amazon and other big name tech firms.

Thursday, 27 September 2018 11:38

Stripe gives PayPal 20 billion reasons to worry

Fast growing PayPal competitor Stripe has announced a $245 million round of new funding, valuing the e-payments company at $20 billion, and has concurrently announced a new global engineering hub in Singapore.

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