zdnet.com Archives - 26 May 2016, Thursday

  • ​Apple Pay now available for MasterCard users in Singapore |

    zdnet.com 25 May '16, 1am

    MasterCard cardholders in Singapore can now use the latest iPhone or Apple Watch to make contactless payments using Apple Pay, the digital wallet from the Californian tech giant. Apple users in Singapore can use the iPhone's digital wallet to make purchases in stores equipped with con...

  • ​Australia to launch startup landing pad in Singapore |

    zdnet.com 06 May '16, 8am

    The Australian government has confirmed Singapore as the next location for its AU$11 million startup landing pad initiative, aimed at helping Australian entrepreneurs bring their ideas to market. According to the government, entrepreneurs accessing the landing pad will be assisted to ...

  • ​Australia to launch startup landing pad in Singapore |

    zdnet.com 06 May '16, 7am

    The Australian government has confirmed Singapore as the next location for its AU$11 million startup landing pad initiative, aimed at helping Australian entrepreneurs bring their ideas to market. According to the government, entrepreneurs accessing the landing pad will be assisted to ...

  • ​Former bitcoin miner Digital X reports $1.2m Q3 loss |

    zdnet.com 01 May '16, 11pm

    Fintech firm Digital X has reported a third quarter operating loss of $1.27 million. For the three months ended March 31, 2016, Digital X's bitcoin trading activity produced approximately $5.7 million in revenue, which the company said helped to offset the cash burn its AirPocket remi...

  • Singapore must support overseas entrepreneurs to drive local startup ecosystem

    zdnet.com 28 Apr '16, 1am

    If it wants to emulate the thriving startup ecosystem in Silicon Valley, Singapore needs to make it easier for technopreneurs from other parts of the region to set up shop and work in the country. Some 60 percent of technology vendors in the flourishing US environment are not from Ame...

  • Singapore must support overseas entrepreneurs to drive local startup ecosystem

    zdnet.com 28 Apr '16, 12am

    If it wants to emulate the thriving startup ecosystem in Silicon Valley, Singapore needs to make it easier for technopreneurs from other parts of the region to set up shop and work in the country. Some 60 percent of technology vendors in the flourishing US environment are not from Ame...

  • Singapore penalises firms for data breaches

    zdnet.com 21 Apr '16, 10am

    Several organisations in Singapore have been fined and issued warnings for breaching the country's Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), including local IT retail chain Challenger Technologies and Chinese handset maker Xiaomi. The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) said Thursda...

  • Singapore penalises firms for data breaches

    zdnet.com 21 Apr '16, 10am

    Several organisations in Singapore have been fined and issued warnings for breaching the country's Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), including local IT retail chain Challenger Technologies and Chinese handset maker Xiaomi. The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) said Thursda...

  • Samsung follows suit with 'pink gold' S7 line, launches Samsung Pay in Singapore

    zdnet.com 20 Apr '16, 6am

    More than six months after Apple released the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in rose gold, Samsung has announced that the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are now available in "pink gold". The new pink gold Galaxy S7 and S7 edge have debuted in Korea, and will soon be available in select markets, the com...

  • #DisrupTV: Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Payments

    zdnet.com 11 Apr '16, 8pm

    Follow our guests on Twitter: Anders Brownworth @anders94 and Steve Wilson @Steve_Lockstep . DisrupTV is a weekly Web series hosted by R "Ray" Wang (@rwang0 ) and Vala Afshar (@valaafshar ). This 30-minute show airs at 11:00 a.m. PT/ 2:00 p.m. ET every Friday. DisrupTV dissects the la...

  • #DisrupTV: Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Payments

    zdnet.com 11 Apr '16, 7pm

    Follow our guests on Twitter: Anders Brownworth @anders94 and Steve Wilson @Steve_Lockstep . DisrupTV is a weekly Web series hosted by R "Ray" Wang (@rwang0 ) and Vala Afshar (@valaafshar ). This 30-minute show airs at 11:00 a.m. PT/ 2:00 p.m. ET every Friday. DisrupTV dissects the la...

  • LinkedIn opens first international data centre in Singapore

    zdnet.com 06 Apr '16, 4am

    LinkedIn has opened its first data centre outside its domestic US market, choosing its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore as home for its latest facility. The new site spanned 23,500 square feet in Jurong and was one of six such sites, the executive networking platform said in a s...

  • LinkedIn opens first international data centre in Singapore

    zdnet.com 06 Apr '16, 4am

    LinkedIn has opened its first data centre outside its domestic US market, choosing its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore as home for its latest facility. The new site spanned 23,500 square feet in Jurong and was one of six such sites, the executive networking platform said in a s...

  • More firms in Singapore expected to seek cyber insurance: AIG

    zdnet.com 02 Apr '16, 10am

    Singapore's cyber insurance industry is expected to expand by 50 percent this year, with healthcare and finance among the top growing sectors. Latest news on Asia Singapore probes distributed analytics for IoT limitations India launches pilot project for testing TV whitespace technolo...

  • More firms in Singapore expected to seek cyber insurance: AIG

    zdnet.com 02 Apr '16, 9am

    Singapore's cyber insurance industry is expected to expand by 50 percent this year, with healthcare and finance among the top growing sectors. Latest news on Asia Singapore probes distributed analytics for IoT limitations India launches pilot project for testing TV whitespace technolo...

  • Singapore probes distributed analytics for IoT limitations

    zdnet.com 01 Apr '16, 1am

    Singapore researchers are looking at various technologies that can enable data to be analysed more efficiently within the limitations of Internet of Things (IoT), as the country looks to take the lead in this emerging market segment. Latest news on Asia India launches pilot project fo...

  • Singapore probes distributed analytics for IoT limitations

    zdnet.com 01 Apr '16, 1am

    Singapore researchers are looking at various technologies that can enable data to be analysed more efficiently within the limitations of Internet of Things (IoT), as the country looks to take the lead in this emerging market segment. Latest news on Asia India launches pilot project fo...

  • Singtel joins Telstra and SubPartners on 20Tbps Perth to Singapore subsea cable

    zdnet.com 30 Mar '16, 11pm

    Telstra, Singtel, and SubPartners have entered a memorandum of understanding to construct a high-capacity Perth to Singapore subsea cable. The cable, named APX-West, will be 4,500km long, with two fibre pairs providing a minimum of 10 Terabits per second capacity each pair and two-way...

  • Singtel joins Telstra and SubPartners on 20Tbps Perth to Singapore subsea cable

    zdnet.com 30 Mar '16, 11pm

    Telstra, Singtel, and SubPartners have entered a memorandum of understanding to construct a high-capacity Perth to Singapore subsea cable. The cable, named APX-West, will be 4,500km long, with two fibre pairs providing a minimum of 10 Terabits per second capacity each pair and two-way...

  • Singapore telcos hit the road with transit NFC pay service

    zdnet.com 29 Mar '16, 7am

    Singapore's three telcos have unveiled plans to offer NFC-enabled service for the country's public transport network, enabling mobile users to pay for their fares using their smartphones. All three operators issued statements today, alongside a separate release from industry regulator...

  • Singapore telcos hit the road with transit NFC pay service

    zdnet.com 29 Mar '16, 7am

    Singapore's three telcos have unveiled plans to offer NFC-enabled service for the country's public transport network, enabling mobile users to pay for their fares using their smartphones. All three operators issued statements today, alongside a separate release from industry regulator...

  • Singapore security firm looks to differentiate with physical, cyber offerings

    zdnet.com 21 Mar '16, 4pm

    Speaking to local media the relaunch Monday, Quann's managing director Foo Siang Tse said the company was the only market player which portfolio included both physical and cyber security products and services. Its parent company, Certis Cisco, is one of a handful approved to provide a...

  • Australian government to scrap bitcoin 'double tax'

    zdnet.com 21 Mar '16, 6am

    The federal government has announced plans on Monday to remove the 'double tax' treatment from those dealing in digital currency such as bitcoin. In its report [PDF] Backing Australian FinTech , the government said it recognises that that the current treatment of digital currency unde...

  • Cloud, free storage fuel data hoarding among Singapore firms

    zdnet.com 16 Mar '16, 1am

    Only 9 percent of data in the average Singapore organisation is identified as business critical, or clean data, while 38 percent is deemed to be redundant, obsolete, or trivial (ROT). Latest news on Asia ​Google AlphaGo caps victory by winning final historic Go match Singapore must pr...

  • Singapore must practise what it preaches to become smart nation

    zdnet.com 15 Mar '16, 1am

    At the cinema over the weekend, an ad played showing a young man standing in the middle of an auditorium proclaiming one word: "Why." It then showed him through his growing years asking repeatedly why things couldn't be done differently and teachers replying that he could, with one po...

  • Singapore must practise what it preaches to become smart nation

    zdnet.com 15 Mar '16, 12am

    At the cinema over the weekend, an ad played showing a young man standing in the middle of an auditorium proclaiming one word: "Why." It then showed him through his growing years asking repeatedly why things couldn't be done differently and teachers replying that he could, with one po...

  • Australian startups head to Singapore to nurture their growth

    zdnet.com 14 Mar '16, 4am

    Australian startups and established tech companies are heading to Singapore to find funding, business partners, and customers in a region where the government has invested years into becoming Southeast Asia's Silicon Valley. According to Gemma Manning, founder of Sydney-based Gemstar ...

  • Australian startups head to Singapore to nurture their growth

    zdnet.com 14 Mar '16, 4am

    Australian startups and established tech companies are heading to Singapore to find funding, business partners, and customers in a region where the government has invested years into becoming Southeast Asia's Silicon Valley. According to Gemma Manning, founder of Sydney-based Gemstar ...

  • Microsoft Store turns its back on bitcoin payments for Windows 10

    zdnet.com 14 Mar '16, 3am

    Microsoft has stopped accepting bitcoin as a payment option within its Microsoft Store that is used to purchase software and devices online, as well as power the company's Xbox, music, and video stores. "You can no longer redeem Bitcoin into your Microsoft account," the company said i...

  • ASX listing rule forces Bitcoin Group to pull out from IPO

    zdnet.com 09 Mar '16, 5am

    Bitcoin Group has scrapped its long awaited plans to become the world's first publicly floated bitcoin mining firm. The Melbourne-based company's initial public offer (IPO) closed on January 25, with the company's first day of trading on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) origin...