Daily Briefing: Gojek ties-up with taxi operator Trans-Cab; MassMutual Ventures led funding round of Hong Kong-based KaaS server Lynk

And Amazon is recruiting tech and business/finance interns.

From CNA:

Gojek users here will now have access to a larger pool of vehicles when booking a ride, as the Indonesian ride-hailing firm announced a partnership with taxi operator Trans-Cab. The deal was announced at an event marking the first anniversary of Gojek’s commercial operations.

Gojek said that the move aims to reduce waiting times for passengers as well as allow Trans-Cab drivers to enjoy the same benefits as Gojek’s private-hire car drivers, which include insurance and medical coverage.

This comes after Gojek had partnered with Trans-Leasing - Trans-Cab’s vehicle rental arm - in May this year. Trans-Cab is Singapore’s second-largest taxi operator, with a fleet of 2,954 taxis as of September according to figures from the Land Transport Authority.

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From e27:

MassMutual Ventures Southeast Asia (MMV SEA) led a funding round of Hong Kong-based Lynk, the company that spearheaded the “Knowledge-as-a-Service” (KaaS) sector. Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund and Wavemaker Partners, who led the seed round, also participated.

Lynk allows customers to access expertise and insights from advisors to innovate, enter new markets, and quickly understand business risk and evaluate opportunities. Lynk is focused on its KaaS technology platform that utilizes natural language processing, conversational AI analytics, and machine learning with human-in-the-loop to enable expert knowledge acquisition and sharing at scale.

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From eFinancialCareers:

Amazon is recruiting both technology and business/finance students for intern positions in Singapore. Amongst these is the ‘AWS APAC Next Gen Internship Program’, which has been advertised for about a month and which runs from July to December 2020.

Interns must be penultimate-year students working towards a Bachelors or Masters degree. They will get assigned to one of four teams with AWS, Amazon’s cloud platform: sales strategy, operations and enablement; sales; business development; or channels and alliances.

Amazon has also posted six openings since last month (none of which have application deadlines) for one-off intern jobs in Singapore.

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