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Commentary: Facebook hack raises cloud security alarms again
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Commentary: Facebook hack raises cloud security alarms again

February 16th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
The breach will challenge the recent conventional wisdom that it's safer to keep your data online with big companies with high firewalls than to store them on your own PC and network....
Five things to note when posting on Facebook, after Amy Cheong case
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Five things to note when posting on Facebook, after Amy Cheong case

October 9th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
When she posted those insensitive remarks on Facebook, Amy Cheong probably never expected, in even her worst nightmares, that she’d be sacked the next day and hounded out of the country by an angry online community. Yet,...
Share travelogues and plan trips with Qiito
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Share travelogues and plan trips with Qiito

July 8th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
The online service started in Singapore works a little like Pinterest meets Facebook meets Trip...
Starcount brings entertainment charts to social media
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Starcount brings entertainment charts to social media

June 11th, 2012 | by Raymond Lau
Singapore-based Starcount collects data from 11 major social networks in the world, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Sina Weibo, and measures how popular your favourite movie star or popular figure is on social...
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Five quick questions on Facebook and Instagram

April 10th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
What now for privacy and are we returning to the excesses of the dot.com days? These are among the questions that users and market watchers are asking after Facebook's acquisition of Instagram for a cool US$1...
Facebook’s dependence on advertising the focus of IPO worries
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Facebook’s dependence on advertising the focus of IPO worries

February 2nd, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
One thing that investors will read about is this troubling reminder of the threat coming from rival social networking efforts from the likes of Google, which can take away key advertising...
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LinkedIn to leverage projected economic downturn for regional push

December 23rd, 2011 | by Raymond Lau
With a successful initial public offering and the recent opening of its Asia Pacific (APAC) headquarters in Singapore under its belt, professional networking website LinkedIn is gearing up for more growth in the coming year...
Singapore Facebook users vent anger on fake SMRT “feedback” page
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Singapore Facebook users vent anger on fake SMRT “feedback” page

December 16th, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
From the angry to the sarcastic, Singapore's frustrated train commuters have taken to Facebook pages - real and fake - to vent their unhappiness at the massive train disruption...
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Survey: Internet as important as air, food, water and shelter to Gen Y

September 27th, 2011 | by Lester Hio
Going on the Internet is so important to its wired Gen Y users today that they rate it as something as essential and basic as air, food, water and shelter, according to a report released late last...
Facebook blocks user’s Google+ ads, removes his other ads
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Facebook blocks user’s Google+ ads, removes his other ads

July 19th, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
Facebook has taken down an app developer's ads promoting this Google+ account and promptly banned his other ads on the social networking site, as the tussle for control of the Internet heats up between the online...
Hands on: Google+ no Facebook killer – yet
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Hands on: Google+ no Facebook killer – yet

July 8th, 2011 | by Raymond Lau
Facebook now has more than 750 million users and it’s going to be a mammoth task for Google to win them over. Still, don't discount Google yet, since being late to the game, it has plenty of time to polish Google+...
Could Facebook’s iPad app be an HTML5 web app?
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Could Facebook’s iPad app be an HTML5 web app?

June 20th, 2011 | by Raymond Lau
In what could possibly be the most exciting iPad-related announcement since the iPad itself, word is going around that our social overlords at Palo Alto are finally preparing an app for the...
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Search gets more social with Google “+1”

March 31st, 2011 | by Raymond Lau
The Web is buzzing with Google’s newly announced addition to their search engine. Called “+1”, it works like Facebook’s “like” button, except that you use it on search results from Google...
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Singapore supermodels, foursquare and reality TV

March 21st, 2011 | by Raymond Lau
With four times more budget than the previous season, Refinery Media’s hit reality TV show SupermodelMe returned for a second season last week on March 17th. It sees 12 aspiring models vying for the top spot to kick-start...
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How to: keep track of Japan earthquake online

March 11th, 2011 | by Raymond Lau
A series of massive earthquakes hit Japan earlier today. Here are several ways to keep in touch with what is happening. Help us spread the word to warn people who may still be in harm's way and to help those who have been...
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Buzz vs Facebook, and my seduction by Google

February 10th, 2010 | by Chan Chi-Loong
The Internet has been abuzz with Google’s announcement of Buzz, their new social networking platform that they just announced about a day ago. Of course, Facebook is the king of the hill in the social networking space that...
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Notes from unConference 2009

May 17th, 2009 | by Aaron Tan
Techgoondu had the chance to be at unConference 2009 held yesterday at the Biopolis, thanks to the kind folks at e27 who had put together an excellent program that brought together some of the top forward-thinkers in the region....
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See your Facebook pals on your Sony Ericsson

April 10th, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
The C510 phone offers "zero-click" access to your Facebook pals' status updates because it shows up on the main screen without you having to go into any menu. It's Sony Ericsson's latest attempt to hook up its phones to the...
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Tweet Tuesdays: yet another social media get-together

April 6th, 2009 | by Chan Chi-Loong
We have Social Media Breakfast (SMB), Mobile Mondays and Web Wednesdays. We have groups like The Digital Movement (TDM) and e27 running all kinds of events from Barcamps to Blogouts to Unconferences, with much of the content...
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Meet the Techgoondus: March 10th

February 27th, 2009 | by Chan Chi-Loong
Interested in free publicity? Techgoondu is organizing a “Meet the Techgoondus” session next month on March 10th (Tuesday) for tech startups in Singapore. The reason we’re doing this is because start-ups make...