zdnet.com Archives - 04 September 2015, Friday

  • Bitcoin developers to tackle security and scalability

    zdnet.com 02 Sep '15, 5am

    Bitcoin developers and contributors have released an open letter to the bitcoin community to share their action plan on reaching a consensus on improving bitcoin security and scalability. "The bitcoin developer community is dedicated to the future of bitcoin, looks after the health of...

  • Bitcoin developers to tackle security and scalability

    zdnet.com 02 Sep '15, 5am

    Bitcoin developers and contributors have released an open letter to the bitcoin community to share their action plan on reaching a consensus on improving bitcoin security and scalability. "The bitcoin developer community is dedicated to the future of bitcoin, looks after the health of...

  • Bitcoin miners DigitalBTC $6.77m in the red

    zdnet.com 01 Sep '15, 4am

    The Australian-listed bitcoin-mining company, DigitalBTC, has reported a net loss after tax of $6.77 million, and negative earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA) of $3.16 million for the full year, ending June 2015. Although posting a loss, the cryptocu...

  • Singapore e-grocer packs $26M in funds, hires former Amazon exec

    zdnet.com 20 Aug '15, 2pm

    RedMart has packed in US$26.7 million after a new round of funding, as it looks to expand its operations to other Southeast Asian markets. Based in Singapore, the online supermart also officially announced the appointment of Colin Bryar as its COO, pulling in the former executive of A...

  • Singapore e-grocer packs $26M in funds, hires former Amazon exec

    zdnet.com 20 Aug '15, 2pm

    RedMart has packed in US$26.7 million after a new round of funding, as it looks to expand its operations to other Southeast Asian markets. Based in Singapore, the online supermart also officially announced the appointment of Colin Bryar as its COO, pulling in the former executive of A...

  • Mt. Gox CEO faces fresh criminal allegations over Bitcoin theft

    zdnet.com 20 Aug '15, 9am

    As a result of the Bitcoin debacle, Mt. Gox filed for bankruptcy in both Japan and the United States -- and 30-year-old Karpeles was later placed under arrest in Japan. Last month, the former CEO was accused of falsifying financial records in Mt. Gox computer systems in order to infla...

  • Mt. Gox CEO faces fresh criminal allegations over Bitcoin theft

    zdnet.com 20 Aug '15, 9am

    As a result of the Bitcoin debacle, Mt. Gox filed for bankruptcy in both Japan and the United States -- and 30-year-old Karpeles was later placed under arrest in Japan. Last month, the former CEO was accused of falsifying financial records in Mt. Gox computer systems in order to infla...

  • Alibaba setting up cloud datacentre, international HQ in Singapore

    zdnet.com 19 Aug '15, 5am

    Alibaba's cloud business, Aliyun, has announced plans to set up its international headquarters in Singapore as part of efforts to drive its global expansion. Latest news on Asia Alibaba setting up cloud data center, international HQ in Singapore High-end smartphones demand surges in C...

  • Alibaba setting up cloud data center, international HQ in Singapore

    zdnet.com 19 Aug '15, 2am

    Alibaba's cloud business, Aliyun, has announced plans to set up its international headquarters in Singapore as part of efforts to drive its global expansion. It also confirmed a new data center will be established in the city-state slated to launch next month, the company said . With ...

  • Alibaba setting up cloud datacentre, international HQ in Singapore

    zdnet.com 19 Aug '15, 2am

    Alibaba's cloud business, Aliyun, has announced plans to set up its international headquarters in Singapore as part of efforts to drive its global expansion. It also confirmed a new datacentre will be established in the city-state slated to launch next month, the company said . With i...

  • Singapore's next 50 years in tech will need trust, transparency

    zdnet.com 09 Aug '15, 2am

    Today, the country I've called home for 41 years celebrates its 50th year of independence and I join my fellow Singaporeans in soaking up the patriotic revelry that is usually at its highest this time of year. For a nation that faced an uncertain future after it was expelled from Mala...

  • Singapore's next 50 years in tech will need trust, transparency

    zdnet.com 09 Aug '15, 2am

    Today, the country I've called home for 41 years celebrates its 50th year of independence and I join my fellow Singaporeans in soaking up the patriotic revelry that is usually at its highest this time of year. For a nation that faced an uncertain future after it was expelled from Mala...

  • Senate committee calls for GST changes to treat bitcoin as money

    zdnet.com 04 Aug '15, 8am

    The Australian Senate Economics References Committee has said that the GST treatment of digital currencies is the most pressing concern for Australian businesses that are using currencies such as bitcoin, and has called for changes to the GST Act to amend the definition of money. In i...

  • 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 ...