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Google wants to help you find what you love

June 29th, 2011 | by Raymond Lau
*+-Google has secretly unveiled a new service called “What do you love?” (or, wdyl.com) to help you find out, well, what you love. Think of it as something like a search engine, but instead of searching the Web for...
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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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Google tops “most valuable brands” list, Microsoft ahead of Apple

March 31st, 2011 | by Raymond Lau
*+-Fortune published its list of the Most Admired companies in the world earlier this month, and BrandFinance just followed suit with its list of the 500 world’s more valuable brands, measured with a different methodology....
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Google gives Chrome a new logo

March 16th, 2011 | by Raymond Lau
*+-Does a new logo herald the launch of the new Chrome OS soon? Google unveiled a new logo for its browser yesterday, and gone are the shiny metallic plates and the shimmering blue light in the middle. Instead, Google adopted a...
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Apple and Google top Fortune’s Most Admired list

March 7th, 2011 | by Raymond Lau
*+-Fortune magazine has released their list of Top 50 Most Admired Companies for the year 2011, and Apple tops the list for the fourth consecutive...
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Gmail glitch: messages wiped for more than 100,000 users

February 28th, 2011 | by Raymond Lau
*+-Some 100,000 to 150,000 Gmail users had their messages, chat logs and other personal settings wiped clean early today, due to a serious glitch that would likely cast doubt about the reliability of similar cloud-based...
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Commentary: Questions abound for Microsoft-Nokia deal

February 12th, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
*+-In the few hours after technology behemoths Microsoft and Nokia unveiled one of the most dramatic partnerships in years to take on rivals Google and Apple, terms like MicroKia, Noksoft and NoWin have quickly become popular...
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The quiet death of Rednano.sg

January 9th, 2011 | by Chan Chi-Loong
*+-After less than three years of existence since its launch in March 2008, Singapore's local search engine Rednano.sg got its plug quietly pulled last month in December...
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Salesforce.com’s Chatter and the enterprise social networking market

March 31st, 2010 | by Chan Chi-Loong
*+-The future of business collaboration is in web-based social networks, and software vendors of all stripes are all stampeding to gain mindshare in this space. For example, IBM has LotusLive, Microsoft has their Azure platform,...
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Microsoft vs Google: Fight!

February 17th, 2010 | by Chan Chi-Loong
*+-There has always been rivalry in the tech industry, but it’s not that common when a tech giant chooses to name and launch a direct assault on an opponent. Take a look at the following YouTube video, which was just put up...
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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...
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Goondu out-of-box guide for Nexus One

January 30th, 2010 | by Alfred Siew
*+-So you have ripped apart your DHL package and started messing around with your spanking new Nexus One from Google. Here's a guide to get the most out of this...
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What’s Google really doing in China?

January 13th, 2010 | by Alfred Siew
*+-Is Google really for a higher ideal - "human rights implications" - when it threatens to exit China...
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Google Maps packs in the data with LTA and Quantum Inventions

November 19th, 2009 | by Aaron Tan
*+-Yes, Google has spoken… when it comes to improving its map's accuracy and ease of use, it's going to haul ass as it brings in multiple data streams...
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Google voice search for your phone

November 6th, 2009 | by limbeer
*+-Voice search for your phone – sounds good yeah? I thought so too – so I tried out the latest Google Mobile App‘s voice search feature on my Nokia E71 (which means the S60 flavour of the app). The app is...
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Bing.com – Microsoft’s new search engine

May 29th, 2009 | by Oo Gin Lee
*+-Microsoft, as you may have heard, is launching a new search engine called Bing.com. What a horrendously silly name. Now I know why. Dr Qi Lu, President of Microsoft’s Online Services Group just explained 5 mins ago in a...
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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...
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More Androids landing in S’pore by June?

February 26th, 2009 | by Boon Kiat
*+-This piece of disclosure by StarHub CEO Terry Clontz, which I wrote about in an article in the Business Times on StarHub’s fourth quarter results earlier this month, seems to have gone unnoticed, so I am hoisting it up...
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HTC Android phone comes to Singapore and Australia

February 5th, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
*+-After months of waiting, phone lovers in Asia will finally get their hands on the HTC Dream, the first gadget to use Google’s Android operating system. The phone will be sold exclusively – for an unspecified time...
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Gothere.sg: now with Streetlevel views

February 4th, 2009 | by Chan Chi-Loong
*+-I’m really glad that the Gothere.sg folks got their 90 seconds of fame when Minister of Finance Tharman Shanmugaratnam mentioned them in the recent unveiling of the Singapore budget. Gothere has built a darn heck of a...