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Techgoondu giveaway wrap-up (HTC Desire HD and more!)

10 Apr
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Our last reader contest drew hundreds of entries, in which there was a HTC Desire HD, Jabra GO 660 bluetooth headset, Monster Lady Gaga earphones and a pair of Coolermaster V6 CPU coolers which were given away.

Here are some of the lucky winners of that contest with their prizes!

Soon Huat, with his HTC Desire HD

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Techgoondu CNY twitter lucky draw wrap-up

15 Mar
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Firstly, a big apology for posting the results of our Chinese New Year twitter lucky draw so late.

For all those that missed it, the entry for this lucky draw contest was quite simple.

Just follow Techgoondu on twitter and then simply write a tweet about or retweet any article on Techgoondu, whilst adding the hashtag #TGCNY.

Running from 24th January to 2nd Feb, the contest garnered several hundred tweets.

Out of that bunch of tweets, we ran a random number generator to pick out the following handles to win prizes: @attifcusfoo, @mintea, @the_wit_returns, @stratosfyre and @jasonkyh.

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Techgoondu Chinese New Year Gadget Giveaway

24 Jan
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Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Here’s good tidings and wishes for the upcoming 2011 Rabbit Chinese Year ahead!

Techgoondu is giving out some tech goodies in a lucky draw contest from now to 2nd February. Head over to the Techgoondu 2011 Chinese New Year giveaway page to learn more!

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Announcing the winners of the Toshiba AS100 tablet Techgoondu Giveaway contest

24 Dec

A big thank you to all readers who participated in our Toshiba AS100 tablet Techgoondu Giveaway contest.

Like our previous contests, all winners were chosen by a democratic vote of the goondus.

We received close to 200 submissions, but unfortunately we’ve got to whittle the field down to pick our winners.

Congratulations to our winner Mr Lim Chee Wee from Queenstown, who is now the proud owner of the AS100 tablet.

Our winner Chee Wee holding his Toshiba AS100 tablet flanked by goondus Chi-Loong and Gin on the left, and Aaron and Alf on the right

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Techgoondu Christmas Giveaway

17 Nov
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Techgoondu is giving away various tech toys for Christmas.

If you’re interested in the contest, which is from now till the 12th of December, head over to the Toshiba AS100 Tablet Giveaway page.

Have a great holiday season ahead folks!

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Techgoondu gets a new facelift

23 Feb

If you’re a repeat visitor to Techgoondu, you’ll no doubt have noticed the look and feel of the site has changed. Try it out and let us know what you think!

It’s the third incarnation of Techgoondu since our inception more than 18 months ago, but you’ll notice that our tagline remains the same: The revolution has begun.


That tagline has a special relevance to us (more on this later!), but most importantly the site wouldn’t exist if not for you, our readers.

What started out as an experiment in blogging and social media — as this old post by Boon Kiat aptly put when Techgoondu turned one — has taken a life of its own.

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Notes from unConference 2009

17 May

Unconference 2009

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. Here’s a recap of what I felt were the highlights of the event:

Panel discussion: Innovation in Asia and where is it heading?

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A night for tech start-ups in Singapore

11 Mar

Firstly, a big thank you to the folks who took time out of their busy lives to come down for our first meet-the-techgoondus event last night. We hope you had fun, learnt something, and made some useful contacts.

Originally I had a crowd of about 20 to 25 in mind when I first planned this session, but it seems that word-of-mouth was so good that we roughly doubled that amount.

Besides the seven start-ups who did present their stuff in an informal unconference-styled event, we had a smattering of interested attendees from PR agencies, vendor brands, fellow bloggers (a shoutout to Daniel and Chinmay from Tech65), traditional media, analysts, Web2.0 community activists, and interested kay-poh friends.

Start-ups who presented include:

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Meet the Techgoondus: March 10th

27 Feb

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 for great stories but often they don’t get enough notice. Also, it’s a fun way to build a bottom up grassroots tech community in Singapore.

First, a group picture of who we are. Wanted to find a way to tag individuals, like in Facebook, so I used Phlook. For those that have not heard of them, Phlook is a pretty cool Singapore-based social platform start up that allows you to manipulate and share photos.

Use the “notes” function in the sidebar to see the tagging.

A photo of the Techgoondu folks in our last meetup where this idea was hatched. Unfortunately, both Roland and Stephanie are missing.

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Techgoondu is off Creative Commons

23 Feb

We hate to eat our own words.

Unfortunately, in this case, we have to. Techgoondu is off creative commons, an initiative I pushed for a few months back.

Even though many of us here at Techgoondu champion creative commons, after talking to some lawyer friends we realized that we can’t follow it to the letter.

In spirit, everything I wrote remains true — I believe that some forms of content should be free, and many of the Techgoondu posters do as well.

However, in practice, with content mashed-up from sites and vendors (e.g. photos of mobile phones, etc.) that are not under creative commons, we can’t offer our content under this license.

Legally, it exposes us to the liability of being sued even though we’re not for profit. Seeing that it is exceedingly difficult to run a chapalang tech news blog site with the freshest, kookiest stories for our readers with a blanket creative commons restriction, we have decided not to run with it.

Even though we could offer our analysis and stories for free re-distribution, without pictures and other content we take from others, we’re doing a disfavour to our readers. Apologies to all creative commons fans out there.

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