Challenges Posed by the Technological State to Democracy

The question now is how far can Dito go? When there are only two players in an industry, neither one has much incentive to improve, said Dr Phil Torio, an Associate Professor of the Ateneo School of Government. Torio, who was also executive director of the country’s Public-Private Partnership Center, specialises in infrastructure, utilities, and … Read more

You Can’t Go It Alone, President Duterte

For what it’s worth, Dito has had a lot of support from powerful entities. Debuted by local business tycoon Dennis Uy, Dito enjoys support of the current presidency—Uy was one of the top five donors to President Rodrigo Duterte’s election campaign and he owns the conglomerate Udenna Group. It’s also backed by a powerful foreign … Read more

Proper Guidance is required for Consumers to Behave well.

While the technical side of such integration is straightforward, companies like Apple and Google would want to ensure there are enough transactions running through a given platform for the integration to be worth it, said Zennon Kapron, managing director of fintech research firm Kapronasia. MoMo’s superior TPV and financials—Tuong had told Bloomberg in December that … Read more

Why payment option of bigger companies matter?

Barely a year prior, he had successfully convinced ride-hailing major Uber, which had launched in Vietnam in 2014, to integrate with MoMo. Uber only accepted credit cards back then, just like it did in the United States and other markets. However, very few Vietnamese had credit cards at the time, so Tuong pitched a tie-up … Read more

MoMo as a company is playing bigger role

Launched in 2010 as a SIM-based mobile wallet for feature phones, at a time when Vietnam was beginning a decade of dramatic socioeconomic change, MoMo has evolved into an app that has become an essential part of Vietnamese life. You can use it to pay for items at major retailers, shop on e-commerce platforms such … Read more

Major airports such as those in the cities of Delhi, Lucknow, and Ahmedabad

Kohli added that Shaikh may have highlighted a gap in the process. “The only viable possibility is apparent impersonation by way of sending an imposter instead of an actual passenger. We’ve since strictly reinforced cross-checking of passports and matching faces by requesting to remove masks to ensure this is further nullified,” he said.  “We’ve also … Read more

Important Questions regarding Adani Enterprises

The company had rapid RT-PCR contracts at airports in northern Indian cities of Lucknow (Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport) and Ahmedabad (Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport) until last year. “In August and September last year, our contracts to test at the airports were terminated. We were given no explanation as to why the contract was being … Read more