zdnet.com Archives - 26 September 2016, Monday

  • Only half of Singapore IT leaders say their firm aims to disrupt competitors

    zdnet.com 22 Sep '16, 9am

    Just 49 percent of Singapore IT and business decision makers believe their organisation is actively seeking to disrupt competitors, despite 69 percent who say their company is exposed to digital disruption. Both figures were lower than the global average of 61 percent and 73 percent, ...

  • iPhone 7, 7 Plus Singapore pricing

    zdnet.com 12 Sep '16, 1am

    32GB model: SG$27.90 monthly plan + SG$698 handset purchase for 100 minutes of calls, 500 free SMS and MMS, 100MB data; SG$42.90 + SG$568 for 200 minutes of calls, 1,000 free SMS and MMS, 2GB data, 2GB of Singtel Wi-Fi; SG$62.90 + SG$378 for 300 minutes of calls, 1,200 free SMS and MM...

  • Singapore opens lab for fintech experiments

    zdnet.com 24 Aug '16, 7am

    The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has set up a lab to provide a platform for startups, technology vendors, and financial institutions to test out new fintech tools. The facility also would offer startups access to subject experts for advice in the areas of legal, regulation, a...

  • Singapore to review VPN role in copyright infringement

    zdnet.com 23 Aug '16, 3pm

    Singapore has issued a consultation paper aimed at collecting public feedback on proposed changes to the country's copyright laws, which can include a review of IT tools deemed to help consumers bypass geo-blocks. The Law Ministry and Intellectual Property office of Singapore (IPOS) o...

  • Singapore to review VPN role in copyright infringement

    zdnet.com 23 Aug '16, 3pm

    Singapore has issued a consultation paper aimed at collecting public feedback on proposed changes to the country's copyright laws, which can include a review of IT tools deemed to help consumers bypass geo-blocks. The Law Ministry and Intellectual Property office of Singapore (IPOS) o...

  • Seized Silk Road wallet payments in Shadow Brokers exploit auction come under scrutiny

    zdnet.com 22 Aug '16, 1pm

    that while the Shadow Brokers' auction has generated marginal interest and some payments, a portion of the proceeds appears to be becoming from the Silk Road Bitcoin wallet, which was seized by the FBI after the underground marketplace was

  • How Bitcoin helped fuel an explosion in ransomware attacks

    How Bitcoin helped fuel an explosion in ransomware attacks

    zdnet.com 22 Aug '16, 11am

    More often than not, hackers will demand a ransom payment be made in Bitcoin Image: Proofpoint Ransomware is booming . Be it Locky , CryptXXX or one of the countless other variants of the data-encrypting malware, cybercriminals are making hundreds of thousands of dollars every month o...

  • Huawei to tap safe, smart city interest with Singapore lab

    zdnet.com 17 Aug '16, 9am

    Huawei Technologies has opened a facility in Singapore to showcase products and services for public safety and smart city deployments. The 650-square metre Southern Pacific OpenLab is the sixth and largest of such sites worldwide and the first in this region, with another four planned...

  • Singapore passes contempt of court law amid much controversy - ZDNet

    Singapore passes contempt of court law amid much controversy

    zdnet.com 16 Aug '16, 9am

    The Singapore government has gone ahead to pass a bill that details what constitutes contempt of court, despite strong criticism that the law serves as a way to "muzzle" public discussion and stifle freedom of expression. The Administration of Justice (Protection) Bill was passed in p...

  • Pokémon Go lands in Singapore with police warning |

    zdnet.com 06 Aug '16, 11am

    After weeks of intense speculation that the game may be banned, Pokémon Go finally is available in Singapore via Google Play Store and Apple App Store, sparking a flurry of frenzied chasing as well as a warning from the local police. The game's official Facebook page on Saturday unvei...

  • Pokémon Go lands in Singapore with police warning |

    zdnet.com 06 Aug '16, 10am

    After weeks of intense speculation that the game may be banned, Pokémon Go finally is available in Singapore via Google Play Store and Apple App Store, sparking a flurry of frenzied chasing as well as a warning from the local police. The game's official Facebook page on Saturday unvei...

  • Singapore unveils new guidelines for FSI outsourcing, cloud

    zdnet.com 28 Jul '16, 3pm

    Singapore has introduced new guidelines for financial institutions that outsource risk management as well as deploy cloud computing services. The updated outsourcing guidelines were established following "extensive" industry and public consultation and aimed to encourage "prudent risk...

  • Singapore unveils new guidelines for FSI outsourcing, cloud

    zdnet.com 28 Jul '16, 3pm

    Singapore has introduced new guidelines for financial institutions that outsource risk management as well as deploy cloud computing services. The updated outsourcing guidelines were established following "extensive" industry and public consultation and aimed to encourage "prudent risk...

  • Cybersecurity experts most wanted in Singapore

    zdnet.com 28 Jul '16, 10am

    Skillsets in cybersecurity, project management, and IT development are among the top most sought after in Singapore, fuelled by growing focus on risk management and cost efficiencies. IT heads were setting aside budget to safeguard their systems from potential theft and damage and pre...

  • Cybersecurity experts most wanted in Singapore

    zdnet.com 28 Jul '16, 10am

    Skillsets in cybersecurity, project management, and IT development are among the top most sought after in Singapore, fuelled by growing focus on risk management and cost efficiencies. IT heads were setting aside budget to safeguard their systems from potential theft and damage and pre...

  • Trident Perth-Singapore subsea cable signs Equinix datacentres

    zdnet.com 28 Jul '16, 1am

    Trident Subsea Cable has announced that it has chosen Equinix's International Business Exchange (IBX) datacentres in Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore, and Jakarta for its Asia-Pacific submarine cable's points of presence (PoPs). The submarine cable will have a bandwidth of 28Tbps, utilisi...

  • 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 ...