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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, and...
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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 that...
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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 region....
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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 great...
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S’pore exercise junkies get your distance fix here

December 22nd, 2008 | by Boon Kiat
Thanks to Daft Logic, exercise junkies – those who pound the pavement with their Asics and crank the gears on their Cervelos – can find out exactly how much miles and kms they are covering in Singapore – or any...
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Google adds video to e-mail and chat

November 12th, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
It’s one of those things that make you go: “why didn’t I think of that”? Google has come up with another useful tool for its growing Gmail user base, by letting them conveniently talk to their contacts via...