zdnet.com Archives - 26 July 2016, Tuesday

  • Singapore needs mindset change for smart nation success

    zdnet.com 15 Jul '16, 12am

    Deploying the most innovative technologies alone will not ensure Singapore can succeed in its smart nation ambition, as this will require a population that is willing to embrace change in the way it interacts with its government. Latest news on Asia Singapore Exchange suspends securit...

  • Singapore needs mindset change for smart nation success

    zdnet.com 15 Jul '16, 12am

    Deploying the most innovative technologies alone will not ensure Singapore can succeed in its smart nation ambition, as this will require a population that is willing to embrace change in the way it interacts with its government. Latest news on Asia ​Samsung invests in China's BYD for...

  • Singapore Exchange suspends securities trading after another technical glitch

    zdnet.com 14 Jul '16, 3pm

    The Singapore Exchange (SGX) suspended securities trading for most of Thursday (July 14) after a technical glitch resulted in duplicate messages being generated. Following multiple announcements stating trading was expected to resume in the afternoon, the system remained down for the ...

  • ​IBM to open blockchain innovation centre in Singapore |

    zdnet.com 12 Jul '16, 3pm

    IBM plans to open its first blockchain innovation centre in Singapore, with one of its first projects to focus on developing trade solutions using blockchain technology to improve the efficiency of multi-party trade finance processes and transactions. According to IBM, the centre -- t...

  • Singapore chats up Microsoft bots in smart nation initiative

    zdnet.com 12 Jul '16, 11am

    Singapore is looking to tap artificial intelligence technology to enable more natural and simpler interactions with its e-government services. Led by industry regulator Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), the new initiative would see the use of Microsoft's "conversation...

  • ​IBM to open blockchain innovation centre in Singapore |

    zdnet.com 12 Jul '16, 5am

    IBM plans to open its first blockchain innovation centre in Singapore, with one of its first projects to focus on developing trade solutions using blockchain technology to improve the efficiency of multi-party trade finance processes and transactions. According to IBM, the centre -- t...

  • Sandbox initiative allows Singapore to figure out fintech regulations

    Sandbox initiative allows Singapore to figure out fintech regulations

    zdnet.com 23 Jun '16, 10am

    Singapore's initiative to implement a "sandbox" environment will allow the government to better understand and figure out whether new regulations are necessary to support the local fintech industry. Latest news on Asia Telstra sells Autohome for AU$2.1b ​LG's mobile business is ripe f...

  • Singapore mobile ad firm fined $950K for 'deceptively' tracking consumer location

    zdnet.com 23 Jun '16, 9am

    Singapore-based InMobi has been fined US$950,000 for allegedly tracking the movements of consumers and serving their location-targeted advertising without their knowledge or consent. Alongside the financial penalty, the mobile advertising company also would have to establish a "compre...

  • France seeks Singapore founders in startup initiative

    zdnet.com 23 Jun '16, 7am

    France is looking for Singapore entrepreneurs to join its year-long French Tech Ticket initiative, which offers funding and mentoring support to startups from across the globe. Latest news on Asia Telstra sells Autohome for AU$2.1b ​LG's mobile business is ripe for an overhaul ​Pantec...

  • ​Samsung Pay to launch in Singapore on June 16 |

    zdnet.com 10 Jun '16, 4am

    Samsung Pay will officially launch in Singapore next Thursday, June 16, Samsung has announced, where it will compete directly with rival Apple Pay. Samsung said it has partnered up with MasterCard, Visa, Citibank, DBS/POSB, OCBC Bank, and Standard Chartered there in preparation for th...

  • IBM Watson Centre, Garage & Design Studio open in Singapore

    zdnet.com 09 Jun '16, 11am

    IBM has set up three new facilities in Singapore touted to offer access to its cognitive computing and design capabilities as well as a testbed to build product prototypes based on emerging technologies. Located at tech vendor's local office at Marina Bay Financial Centre, the new IBM...

  • Singapore unveils drastic move that puts government in pre-internet era

    zdnet.com 08 Jun '16, 10am

    The Singapore government is cutting off internet connection from all computers used by employees in the public sector, throwing up critical questions about how this move will impact its smart nation and e-government services in future. The switch would be turned off come May 2017 as t...

  • IBM pushes blockchain, cognitive gameplay in Singapore

    zdnet.com 03 Jun '16, 1am

    IBM has expanded its ambition to become a cognitive services provider into this neck of the woods, where it will soon open new hubs in Singapore and Tokyo to provide a startup developer environment for enterprises. Executives at the IBM Solutions Connect 2016 conference held Thursday ...

  • IBM pushes blockchain, cognitive gameplay in Singapore

    zdnet.com 03 Jun '16, 12am

    IBM has expanded its ambition to become a cognitive services provider into this neck of the woods, where it will soon open new hubs in Singapore and Tokyo to provide a startup developer environment for enterprises. Executives at the IBM Solutions Connect 2016 conference held Thursday ...

  • Singapore pilots solar-powered outdoor Wi-Fi hotspots

    zdnet.com 31 May '16, 12pm

    Singapore has kicked off a year-long pilot using solar energy to power outdoor public Wi-Fi hotspots on its southern island resort, Sentosa. If determined to be feasible, the deployment would be extended to other parts of the city-state and support the national public Wi-Fi network, W...

  • Singapore to run data centre trials in hot climate conditions

    zdnet.com 30 May '16, 5am

    Singapore is creating test environments to assess if data centres are able to operate at optimal levels even in hotter, tropical climates. The Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) said Monday it was working with various industry players to evaluate the feasibility of a "tropical data ...

  • Singapore to run data centre trials in hot climate conditions

    zdnet.com 30 May '16, 5am

    Singapore is creating test environments to assess if data centres are able to operate at optimal levels even in hotter, tropical climates. The Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) said Monday it was working with various industry players to evaluate the feasibility of a "tropical data ...

  • Spanish police seize bitcoin mining centers, arrest 30 for money laundering

    zdnet.com 25 May '16, 9pm

    Spanish police seized six bitcoin mining centers and arrested 30 people accused of using bitcoin mining in a money laundering scheme, Reuters reports . The money laundering was part of a broader plot to to illegally decode and distribute pay-TV content, which the Spanish police invest...

  • ​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...