zdnet.com Archives - 30 July 2015, Thursday

  • Singtel upgrading 4G network to hit 337Mbps in Singapore

    zdnet.com 29 Jul '15, 12am

    Singtel has said it is the first telco in Southeast Asia to offer a tri-band 4G network using LTE-900, with the upgrade promising to provide customers who own compatible mobile devices with improved 4G coverage, most notably underground and in indoor areas. "Demand for data is growing...

  • Singtel upgrading 4G network to hit 337Mbps in Singapore

    zdnet.com 28 Jul '15, 11pm

    Singtel has said it is the first telco in Southeast Asia to offer a tri-band 4G network using LTE-900, with the upgrade promising to provide customers who own compatible mobile devices with improved 4G coverage, most notably underground and in indoor areas. "Demand for data is growing...

  • Bitcoin company DigitalBTC sees $1.2m in negative cash flow

    zdnet.com 24 Jul '15, 6am

    Australian bitcoin operation, DigitalBTC has recorded a negative quarterly operating cash flows of $1.2 million, which sees its 12-month year-to-date cumulative negative operating and investment cash flows push $4.54 million. In a statement, DigitalBTC -- which trades on the Australia...

  • Bitcoin company DigitalBTC sees $1.2m in negative cash flow

    zdnet.com 24 Jul '15, 6am

    Australian bitcoin operation, DigitalBTC has recorded a negative quarterly operating cash flows of $1.2 million, which sees its 12-month year-to-date cumulative negative operating and investment cash flows push $4.54 million. In a statement, DigitalBTC -- which trades on the Australia...

  • Xiaomi hitches Uber rides for prelaunch Mi Note delivery in Singapore

    zdnet.com 23 Jul '15, 10am

    Xiaomi is letting Uber riders in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur pay for its new Mi Note smartphone through their Uber account, as well as have the device delivered to them a day before the July 28 official launch in both cities. Priced at S$569, the Mi Note will be available for pre-launc...

  • Xiaomi hitches Uber rides for prelaunch Mi Note delivery in Singapore

    zdnet.com 23 Jul '15, 10am

    Xiaomi is letting Uber riders in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur pay for its new Mi Note smartphone through their Uber account, as well as have the device delivered to them a day before the July 28 official launch in both cities. Priced at S$569, the Mi Note will be available for pre-launc...

  • Singapore startup looks to help banks catch up to mobile

    zdnet.com 21 Jul '15, 2am

    Get.com has unveiled an app that lets users compare credit card deals, extending its online service to the mobile platform in Singapore where its founders say banks still lack mobile-friendly processes. Launched today, GetDeals is touted as a one-stop mobile app that features the bigg...

  • Singapore startup looks to help banks catch up to mobile

    zdnet.com 21 Jul '15, 2am

    Get.com has unveiled an app that lets users compare credit card deals, extending its online service to the mobile platform in Singapore where its founders say banks still lack mobile-friendly processes. Launched today, GetDeals is touted as a one-stop mobile app that features the bigg...

  • Singapore telco M1 announces SG$90m profit for H1 2015

    zdnet.com 21 Jul '15, 1am

    Singapore's third-largest telecommunications company, M1, has released its results for the half year ended June 30, 2015, announcing a net profit after tax of SG$90 million, an increase of 3.8 percent year on year, with service revenue of SG$408.6 million. Earnings before interest, ta...

  • Singapore telco M1 announces SG$90m profit for H1 2015

    zdnet.com 21 Jul '15, 1am

    Singapore's third-largest telecommunications company, M1, has released its results for the half year ended June 30, 2015, announcing a net profit after tax of SG$90 million, an increase of 3.8 percent year on year, with service revenue of SG$408.6 million. Earnings before interest, ta...

  • Singaporean startups get chance to claim SG$162K in Azure credit

    zdnet.com 16 Jul '15, 6am

    The Microsoft BizSpark program has expanded in Singapore, offering two new features to the country's startup community. The computer giant said that the expansion includes the launch of BizSpark Residency, a program that houses startups, and BizSpark Plus , which will provide SG$162,0...

  • Singapore dating app gets $7M Series B

    zdnet.com 14 Jul '15, 9am

    Social dating app Paktor has secured S$10 million (US$7.39 million) in Series B funding and plans to use the new investment to expand deeper into Asia. Launched in 2013, the Singapore startup said in a statement Tuesday that the latest round of funds came from previous investor Vertex...

  • Singapore dating app gets $7M Series B

    zdnet.com 14 Jul '15, 8am

    Social dating app Paktor has secured S$10 million (US$7.39 million) in Series B funding and plans to use the new investment to expand deeper into Asia. Launched in 2013, the Singapore startup said in a statement Tuesday that the latest round of funds came from previous investor Vertex...

  • Singapore adds 2FA security to e-government services

    zdnet.com 02 Jul '15, 7am

    An additional authentication measure will be rolled out for Singapore's SingPass account requiring users to go through a two-step login for access. The two-factor authentication (2FA) process will be officially launched from July 5, alongside an improved user interface and mobile feat...

  • Singapore adds 2FA security to e-government services

    zdnet.com 02 Jul '15, 7am

    An additional authentication measure will be rolled out for Singapore's SingPass account requiring users to go through a two-step login for access. The two-factor authentication (2FA) process will be officially launched from July 5, alongside an improved user interface and mobile feat...

  • Singapore restaurant booking site raises $8M, eyes further Asian expansion

    zdnet.com 30 Jun '15, 12am

    Singapore's restaurant booking site, Chope, has chalked up S$11 million (US$8.15 million) in its latest investment round, and largest to date, and plans to direct the funds into product development and market expansion. The latest funding exercise was led by Asian investment firm F&H ...

  • Singapore restaurant booking site raises $8M, eyes further Asian expansion

    zdnet.com 30 Jun '15, 12am

    Singapore's restaurant booking site, Chope, has chalked up S$11 million (US$8.15 million) in its latest investment round, and largest to date, and plans to direct the funds into product development and market expansion. The latest funding exercise was led by Asian investment firm F&H ...

  • Singapore industry group raps Dallas Buyers Club lawyers for bullying

    zdnet.com 23 Jun '15, 7am

    The Singapore outfit of non-profit industry group, Internet Society (ISOC), has filed a complaint against local lawyers representing Dallas Buyers Club LLC over what it describes as bullying tactics in the film studio's illegal download lawsuit. The complaint, targeting Samuel Seow La...

  • Singapore industry group raps Dallas Buyers Club lawyers for bullying

    zdnet.com 23 Jun '15, 7am

    The Singapore outfit of non-profit industry group, Internet Society (ISOC), has filed a complaint against local lawyers representing Dallas Buyers Club LLC over what it describes as bullying tactics in the film studio's illegal download lawsuit. The complaint, targeting Samuel Seow La...

  • Singapore and Australia top the region for mobile and app infrastructure: Ericsson

    zdnet.com 22 Jun '15, 7am

    Ericsson's latest Mobility Report has identified Singapore as the number one location in Southeast Asia and Oceania to stream video content, with the country boasting the fastest download speeds. According to the report, Singaporeans are currently experiencing median download speeds i...

  • Singapore and Australia top the region for mobile and app infrastructure: Ericsson

    zdnet.com 22 Jun '15, 7am

    Ericsson's latest Mobility Report has identified Singapore as the number one location in Southeast Asia and Oceania to stream video content, with the country boasting the fastest download speeds. According to the report, Singaporeans are currently experiencing median download speeds i...

  • Seagate opens $74M research facility in Singapore

    zdnet.com 20 Jun '15, 6am

    Seagate Technology has opened a new S$100 million (US$74.9 million) research and development (R&D) site in Singapore focused on 2.5-inch small form-factor storage components. Spanning 40,000 square meters, the facility supports the local mobile storage research team and will develop h...

  • Seagate opens $74M research facility in Singapore

    zdnet.com 20 Jun '15, 6am

    Seagate Technology has opened a new S$100 million (US$74.9 million) research and development (R&D) site in Singapore focused on 2.5-inch small form-factor storage components. Spanning 40,000 square meters, the facility supports the local mobile storage research team and will develop h...

  • Singapore to cease 2G services by April 2017

    zdnet.com 15 Jun '15, 7am

    As of April 2017, 2G voice, messaging, and data services will be terminated in Singapore. The country's three major telecommunications players, M1, Singtel, and StarHub, will cease the provision of 2G services, swapping customers over to faster 3G and 4G services. The announcement cam...

  • Singapore to cease 2G services by April 2017

    zdnet.com 15 Jun '15, 7am

    As of April 2017, 2G voice, messaging, and data services will be terminated in Singapore. The country's three major telecommunications players, M1, Singtel, and StarHub, will cease the provision of 2G services, swapping customers over to faster 3G and 4G services. The announcement cam...

  • New York finalizes Bitcoin trading rules

    zdnet.com 04 Jun '15, 10am

    New York has become the first state in the US to lay down regulations and rules for the trade of virtual currency including Bitcoin. The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) released the new rules on Wednesday. Outlined by Benjamin M. Lawsky, Superintendent of Financial Ser...

  • New York finalizes Bitcoin trading rules

    zdnet.com 04 Jun '15, 10am

    New York has become the first state in the US to lay down regulations and rules for the trade of virtual currency including Bitcoin. The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) released the new rules on Wednesday. Outlined by Benjamin M. Lawsky, Superintendent of Financial Ser...

  • ​Bitcoin app busted |

    zdnet.com 03 Jun '15, 12pm

    You can argue until you're blue in the face about Bitcoin's "value." What you can't argue with is that investors in this crypto-currency have been ripped off by one security attack or blunder afer another. In the latest, Blockchain revealed that some of its Android Bitcoin wallet cust...

  • ​Bitcoin app busted |

    zdnet.com 03 Jun '15, 12pm

    You can argue until you're blue in the face about Bitcoin's "value." What you can't argue with is that investors in this crypto-currency have been ripped off by one security attack or blunder afer another. In the latest, Blockchain revealed that some of its Android Bitcoin wallet cust...

  • Google pumps $380M into second Singapore data center

    zdnet.com 02 Jun '15, 1pm

    Google has announced plans to build a second data center in Singapore to keep up with the region's growing web and mobile adoption, bringing its total investment in the country to US$500 million. Latest news on Asia Lenovo's new look: The real deal or is it all talk? Hardware Asus Zen...