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IBM adept at transformation amidst market changes: APAC CEO

Having experienced several significant market changes, IBM is adept at transformation and will continue to do so by focusing on "strategic …

Artificial Intelligence

Preorder your (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8 tomorrow

Starting tomorrow, you can preorder the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition handsets. The totally covetable crimson smartphones look a lot like last year’s red iPhone 7 — but one aspect of the design is even better!<p>In addition, Apple introduced a new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone X …

IPhone 8

​Australia-Singapore supercomputing agreement signed

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre has signed its first international agreement with Singapore's National Supercomputing Centre.<p>Australia's Pawsey …

Western Australia

Two Airbnb hosts fined in Singapore's first such case

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A Singapore court fined two Airbnb hosts a total of S$60,000 ($45,800) each on Tuesday for unauthorized short-term letting, in the first such case under the city-state's rules on short-term property rentals introduced last year.<p>The two men had pleaded guilty to four charges …

Asia

Singapore banks strong adopters of fingerprint, voice biometrics

Country's financial services and fintech companies lead the adoption of fingerprint and voice recognition tools amongst five global markets, …

The bitcoin party is over. The blockchain party has only just begun | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

CONFIDENCE IN cryptocurrency markets may have taken a major hit in recent weeks, but the same cannot be said of the value of the technology it relies …

Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular coming to Singapore & Hong Kong next month

Apple originally released the Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular back in September, but because of the carrier requirements, cellular connectivity was only supported in a handful of countries. Apple today announced, however, that Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular is coming to two new locations …

Singapore Android TV sellers face copyright infringement charges

Two companies have been brought to Singapore's state courts over a piracy lawsuit filed by four companies that include local pay TV operators Singtel …

Android TV

Singapore Air A380 Beats Blizzard, Safely Lands At Small Airfield

Singapore Airlines’ A380 fleet may be best known for its luxurious accommodations, like the business class seats that become on-board beds. But there’s nothing soft about its pilots or crew. After all, Singapore has been operating the A380 since 2007, longer than any other airline.<p>Still, Singapore …

Aviation

Singapore reviews move to introduce legislation against fake news

Instead, the law ministry proposes the setting up of a government committee to assess the impact of "online falsehoods" in the country and how it …

Fake News

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Investing

As Alibaba ramps up, Amazon loses the plot in Asia

The US online retailer finally introduces Amazon Prime in Singapore but the launch has been described as "piecemeal", which should give Alibaba even …

M1 to assess use of 4.5G mobile network for drones

Singapore telco has completed trials using its 4.5G HetNet to control drone operations and is embarking on research to explore further development of …

Singapore to refine upcoming cybersecurity bill following public feedback

Government says it will clarify the definition of critical information infrastructures and duties of such operators as well as licensing requirements …

Ikea launches online shopping in Southeast Asia, starting with Singapore

Good news for late-night compulsive online shoppers in this region: Ikea has launched its e-commerce channel in Singapore, and Malaysia is next.<p>The …

eCommerce

Massive iPhone X lines form at Apple Stores worldwide

Fans have begun lining up outside Apple Stores around the world to get their hands on iPhone X. The device makes its official debut tomorrow, and Apple has promised that units will be available for walk-in customers. However, they’re expected to disappear quickly (just like preorders did).<p>Some …

Apple Store

Singapore: Where to stay, where to eat, what to do

Singapore is famously known as an island city-state that broods a multicultural diversity and yet is steeped in a familiar colonial elegance. Now an …

South-east Asia

Mobile game Vainglory to host $140K tournament in Singapore

It seems playing games on your iPhone or Android does pay.<p>Who says competitive gaming needs to be done on powerful PCs and huge displays? Not Super Evil Megacorp, the creators behind Vainglory.<p>The iOS and Android battle arena game, which features three-versus-three matchups, will see 12 teams from …

James Martin

Singapore focus on critical infrastructures essential to public safety

Country's emphasis on the security of its critical infrastructures is necessary to safeguard general public safety and compel these systems to keep …

Cybersecurity

Asia's newest mobile wallet may actually get the region to go cashless, finally

Finally, people in Singapore are about to get an easier and quicker way to send money to a friend, via a mobile wallet app.<p>But surprisingly, it's not …

FinTech

Uber bought and rented over 1,000 defective cars in Singapore

The Honda Vezel was recalled last year for an electrical component fault that can lead to overheating. One car owned by Uber caught fire.<p>Uber's public image problem has burned for most of the year. Now, one of its cars has literally gone up in flames.<p>Uber Singapore bought more than 1,000 Honda …

Autonomous Cars

Amazon Prime Now launched in Singapore, then quickly couldn't cope with demand

Just hours after it launched in Singapore to great fanfare — Amazon Prime Now is down.<p>The e-commerce giant's launch on Thursday marked its first …

Google Cloud Platform launches in Singapore

Google has launched its cloud platform in Singapore, with plans to bring it to Mumbai and Sydney later this year.<p>Google has switched on its cloud …

Cloud Computing

Singapore principal confiscates iPhone for 3 months for use during school hours; father sues …

When Singapore schools confiscate a phone for using it during school hours, it seems they don’t mess around. The penalty handed out by the school was to confiscate the iPhone 7 for a full three months.<p>The student in question admitted that he had used the phone, and was aware of both the rule …

Singapore university breaches reveal wider attack surface to safeguard

Government's increasing industry collaboration and research efforts suggest Singapore needs a cybersecurity strategy that goes beyond limiting …

Cybersecurity

Tampines MRT dance-off, with Uncle Roland, 73

North Korea escalation, South China Sea dominate ASEAN meeting in Manila

Leaders of the Southeast Asian nations have gathered in Manila as tensions on the Korean Peninsula are high on the agenda of the ASEAN summit. Manila …

Singapore’s Saleswhale, which uses AI to automate sales emails, raises $1.2M

Saleswhale, a Singapore-based startup that uses artificial intelligence to let companies automate their sales emails, has raised a $1.2 million seed round.<p>The capital was provided by VC firms Monk’s Hill Ventures, Gree Ventures and Wavemaker Partners with a number of angel investors. Those include …

Artificial Intelligence

Uber-like surge pricing is coming to regular taxis too

Uber-style surge pricing may soon become standard for taxi rides across the board.<p>Singapore's transport regulators have decided to allow traditional …