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Grab emerged as a leading superapp because of conditions specific to Southeast Asia. Don't look for U.S. and European copycats to get traction.

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Online Travel This Week Southeast Asia's Grab, which is on track to debut as a public company in an Altimeter Capital Growth special purpose acquisition company merger in the fourth quarter, became a leading superapp almost by accident. And the company's evolution tends to sh