In the Press

Dockless e-Bikes To Join Expanding Brisbane Scooter Fleet From July

June 1, 2021
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Beam
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Expansion
Eight-hundred dockless bikes will join a growing fleet of electric scooters on Brisbane streets within weeks, as the city council unveiled what it described as a world-first strategy for the sector. Lord mayor Adrian Schrinner announced that Beam, which hosts its purple bikes and scooters in several other Australian cities, would take Lime’s place as the second company to step in with a pedal-powered replacement for the failed CityCycle scheme, along with Neuron Mobility. “Brisbane has been a leader in e-mobility. Following a competitive tender process, Neuron and Beam were chosen for their strong track record and commitment to safety and sustainability,” Cr Schrinner said.
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InCountry Announces Salesforce Partnership and AppExchange Launch

June 1, 2021
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InCountry
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Partnership
InCountry and Salesforce forged an ISV partnership today and launched InCountry data-residency-as-a-service for Salesforce on AppExchange, the world’s leading enterprise cloud marketplace, empowering customers to expand into more countries and maintain data compliance using Salesforce.
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Beam Reaches 10 Million Rides Globally

May 31, 2021
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beam
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News
Beam reaches 10 million rides globally - the equivalent of one of the beam e-scooters flying to the moon and back, 19 times. But it’s not just about the distance travelled. It also means a saving of a massive 3,720 tons of CO2 emissions being released, which is great news for the planet.
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Paidy CEO: Trust Is The Key To Advancing Japan’s Connected Economy

May 31, 2021
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Paidy
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Editorial
Russell Cummer, CEO and Founder of Paidy, speaks to Karen Webster about the importance of trust in shifting to cashless payments in the developed world in markets such as Japan. There is a tendency to associate cash-based consumers with developing economies and the world’s unbanked population. The cash-based customer, conventional wisdom goes, isn’t using cash from desire but from necessity, and offered something better by the transformative power of technology to digitize their funds, they will willingly jump at it. While this pattern may hold true in much of the world, it doesn’t work all that well in describing Japan, where the vast majority of consumers have bank accounts in one of the world’s more developed and regulated banking systems and still show an overwhelming cultural preference for using cash to pay. That preference, has meant eCommerce has developed comparably slowly in Japan compared to the rest of the world because there is so much friction, or what the Japanese call mendokusai, associated with eCommerce transactions. Consumers are either stuck waiting at home for a few hours so they can pay the delivery guy for their purchase, or they have to run out to a physical store to supply the cash and pay such that they can log back in, prove it, and actually finish their online transactions.
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GrabPay Announces Payments Tie-up With Stripe

May 29, 2021
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Grab
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Partnership
GrabPay, the online payments offering of Singapore’s Grab, and payments major Stripe has formed a partnership to enable regional businesses to offer GrabPay Wallet as a payment method through Stripe.
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Hibob wins Best Culture-Building Solution 2021 category of the HR Tech Awards 2021

May 27, 2021
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HiBob
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News - Awards & Shortlists
We are excited and proud to share that Hibob has been named as winner in the "Best Culture-Building Solution" category for the 2021 HR Tech Awards. "I've never seen an HR tool as socially focused as bob. This is amazing." - Ben Eubanks, Chief Research Officer, Lighthouse Research & Advisory.
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