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Xiaomi’s Mi Notebook Air is good value, but is it okay to copy?
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Xiaomi’s Mi Notebook Air is good value, but is it okay to copy?

July 29th, 2016 | by Nigel Chen
Xiaomi's new Macbook Air lookalike offers better value on paper. As consumers, does it really matter if Xiaomi clearly copied Apple's designs?...
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Techfest ’09 thoughts

October 11th, 2009 | by Chan Chi-Loong
Singapore does do interesting infotech R&D. But it doesn’t get the publicity it deserves, which is such a waste. Take for example the recent Techfest ’09, which was held at Fusionpolis last week from October 8th...
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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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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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Lost in Singapore? Don’t know where? Use Gothere

December 15th, 2008 | by Chan Chi-Loong
If you live in Singapore and you haven’t heard of or tried Gothere, do yourself a favour and take a look. It’s such a useful resource that I have the URL bookmarked in my brain. I’ll flat out admit it: I’m...
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Shoplette: Singapore’s shopping twitter

December 12th, 2008 | by Chan Chi-Loong
The idea: you spot a pair of pink hello kitty slippers in a boutique mall in Japan’s trendy Shinjuku shopping district to die for, and you want to let all your friends know. You whip out your phone, snap it, and upload it...
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Jabber and chatter on Singapore’s Yebber

December 8th, 2008 | by Chan Chi-Loong
Yebber is a Singapore-based website that aggregates reviews by end users and provides a mechanism for users to search for them. So far, pretty standard. The catch? It pays you to have an opinion. How does it work? You create an...
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Commentary: tech innovation is alive in Singapore

December 8th, 2008 | by Chan Chi-Loong
I often hear laments from my friends about the dead tech innovation scene in Singapore. “There is nothing new in tech coming out of Singapore”, they cry. Singaporeans in IT are nothing but glorified tech sales and marketeers...