Here’s what you should know today.

1. Grab opens R&D center in Indonesia

Grab announced the opening of its new R&D centre in South Jakarta, in a media conference. The sixth Grab R&D center will employ up to 200 engineers by end of 2017, and is situated on a 4,500 square meter land.

According to Kudo CEO and Co-Founder Albert Lucius, the center will focus on researching and developing technology to be used by Grab drivers and Kudo agents, as well as data on consumer behavior and pattern.

For the next step, Grab announced that it aimed to build five million new micro-entrepreneurs in Indonesia by 2018, and to increase the number of its local engineering talents by the hundreds by end of year. It also announced that it will be looking for more Indonesia startups to invest in.

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