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When technology doesn’t bring the transformation people want
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When technology doesn’t bring the transformation people want

January 6th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
So much has unravelled in 2018 that the new year promises to take the polish off technology transformations even more. What's underneath, we may not...
A look back at a tumultuous 2018 in the tech sector
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A look back at a tumultuous 2018 in the tech sector

December 27th, 2018 | by Grace Chng
It has been a tumultuous year for the technology industry, ironically at a time when technology has become all-pervasive....
More echo chambers as people move away from Facebook for news?
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More echo chambers as people move away from Facebook for news?

June 14th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
If Facebook and Twitter once promised a free flow of views in the past, they are now driving people back to find aprivate social network for...
Unwise to put onus on Facebook to protect users’ data, prevent fake news
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Unwise to put onus on Facebook to protect users’ data, prevent fake news

March 23rd, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
Governments can and should compel the likes of Facebook to be more transparent about their practices, but they should not be depended on as the arbiters of...
Is using Facebook as bad as smoking cigarettes?
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Is using Facebook as bad as smoking cigarettes?

January 24th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
Though Facebook wants to moderate some of the extreme elements of the network, it is rather late now to set new rules after the game has kicked...
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Free isn’t everything, India tells Facebook as it blocks limited Net app

February 9th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
Net neutrality may be a controversial topic on which not everyone agrees. But clearly, in this case, free isn't good enough. It has to be fair as...
As you, the product, face privacy threats in 2016, can you opt out?
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As you, the product, face privacy threats in 2016, can you opt out?

January 1st, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
You will love the new technology coming your way in 2016, but it will no longer be with the wide-eyed awe of...
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...