zdnet.com Archives - 04 July 2015, Saturday

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 'Smart logistics' to feature in Singapore's upcoming ICT masterplan

    zdnet.com 02 Jun '15, 6am

    The Singapore government has provided a preview of the country's next ICT masterplan, pointing to the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) in logistics as a key focus area, and continues to push its smart nation goal. At the opening of this year's imbX conference and exhibition, Min...

  • 'Smart logistics' to feature in Singapore's upcoming ICT masterplan

    zdnet.com 02 Jun '15, 6am

    The Singapore government has provided a preview of the country's next ICT masterplan, pointing to the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) in logistics as a key focus area, and continues to push its smart nation goal. At the opening of this year's imbX conference and exhibition, Min...

  • BlackBerry QNX hops on Singapore public buses

    zdnet.com 21 May '15, 8pm

    BlackBerry's QNX Software Systems says its platform has been deployed in Singapore's public buses and also will be expanded to Thailand and the Philippines. Latest news on Asia ​India outsourcing giants grab larger portion of contract pie ​Uber and Baidu looking to buy Nokia's Here un...

  • BlackBerry QNX hops on Singapore public buses

    zdnet.com 21 May '15, 8pm

    BlackBerry's QNX Software Systems says its platform has been deployed in Singapore's public buses and also will be expanded to Thailand and the Philippines. Latest news on Asia ​India outsourcing giants grab larger portion of contract pie ​Uber and Baidu looking to buy Nokia's Here un...

  • StarHub 1Q profit dips 12% on lower broadband revenue

    zdnet.com 18 May '15, 10am

    StarHub has reported a 12.4 percent dip in net profit-after-tax to S$73.7 million (US$55.85 million) for the first quarter, ended March 31, on the back of higher overall revenue at S$617.9 million (US$468.25 million). The Singapore telco said its overall revenue climbed 8.1 percent ye...

  • Singapore PM publishes self-coded Sudoku solver by @eileenscyu

    Singapore PM publishes self-coded Sudoku solver

    zdnet.com 05 May '15, 10am

    Singapore's head of state has posted the source code of a Sudoku solver he wrote several years ago in C++, urging the local tech community to review his work. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made the source code available Monday evening via his Facebook profile as an .exe file, and inc...

  • ​Betting on Bitcoin: Could Africa be the answer for the maligned cryptocurrency? |

    zdnet.com 17 Apr '15, 10am

    Among technology pundits in the West, conventional wisdom is that Bitcoin is an idea that has failed. The crypto-currency lost 43 percent of its value in the first weeks of 2015, amid stories of hacks and collapsing exchanges. But from an African perspective, reports of Bitcoin's deat...

  • Singapore ISPs not breaking privacy policy in Dallas Buyers Club crackdown

    zdnet.com 11 Apr '15, 1am

    News this week about a crackdown on illegal torrent activities probably sent several users in Singapore scurrying to recall if they downloaded a copy of Dallas Buyers Club. Local ISPs including M1, Singtel, and StarHub had been issued court orders to divulge personal information of cu...

  • GrabTaxi opens US$100M R&D center in Singapore

    zdnet.com 08 Apr '15, 9am

    GrabTaxi has opened a US$100 million research and development (R&D) facility in Singapore to tap data analytics and identify market trends to drive its growth strategy. Latest news on Asia HTC announces One M9+ with Duo Camera and fingerprint sensor for Chinese market Five reasons to ...

  • Singapore telco provides user data in illegal download clampdown

    zdnet.com 08 Apr '15, 4am

    M1 says it handed over user information to a local law firm representing Dallas Buyers Club LLC, which alleged these customers made illegal downloads of the Academy Award-winning movie. The Singapore operator said it was responding to a High Court order and provided the names, NRIC nu...

  • ​Bitcoin too small to be a threat to Australian market: RBA |

    zdnet.com 08 Apr '15, 2am

    The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) believes that the development of digital currencies like bitcoin do not pose a threat to the financial system. The Senate Economics References Committee inquiry into digital currency was told during a public hearing in Sydney on Tuesday that the RBA...

  • After Obama's cybersecurity order threatens Snowden fund, bitcoin donations spike

    zdnet.com 03 Apr '15, 1pm

    US National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden in June 2014. (Image via CNET) A new executive order signed into law this week by the president has one online community up in arms, after its loose wording effectively ruled out donating to Edward Snowden and others. In a post ...