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Top executives from the wireless and mobile industry take the hot seat

June 1st, 2011 | by Raymond Lau
UNWIRED, Singapore’s first and only independent wireless and mobile conference, returned for a second run last Thursday, and saw the attendance of top-level executives from the relevant industries from across Southeast...
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Thousands of pirated Microsoft software confiscated in police raid

April 9th, 2011 | by Raymond Lau
After a six month investigation in cooperation with Microsoft’s Counterfeit Investigation unit, the Singapore police last week seized over a thousand pieces of pirated Microsoft software as well as twelve tablet PCs that...
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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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Internet Explorer 9 surprisingly good, but Firefox 4 coming too

March 21st, 2011 | by Raymond Lau
IE9 is very, very fast due mainly to hardware acceleration, it has a clean new interface, it complies with Web standards, and you can do neat things with websites like pin websites to your Windows 7...
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“Friends don’t let friends use IE6”, says Microsoft

March 7th, 2011 | by Raymond Lau
Microsoft is stepping up its efforts to wean the world off Internet Explorer 6 (IE6). A new website has been created by the Redmond company just to watch the aging browser...
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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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Microsoft ships Windows 7 SP1 today

February 22nd, 2011 | by Aaron Tan
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 will hit the download servers starting today, according to...
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Nokia chairman: Windows Phones to appear only in 2012

February 17th, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
The news came from a Finnish interview with Nokia's board chairman, Jorma Ollila, who contradicted his CEO Stephen Elop's earlier estimation that the first such phones would appear by the end of this...
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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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SG GovCamp: Quick thoughts

January 25th, 2011 | by Chan Chi-Loong
All major tech vendors lobby the government. “You are either on the train or you’re off the train,” said Rodrigo Becerra Mizuno, managing director for worldwide e-government at Microsoft matter-of-factly. He was...
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Thanks for making UNWIRED 2010 a success!

June 7th, 2010 | by Alfred Siew
From mobile broadband to the next big app on the small screen to augmented reality, the inaugural UNWIRED 2010 conference held on May 27, 2010 at the Singapore Management University discussed these topics and got a truly...
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Say hi to the Kin One and Two – Microsoft’s self-branded phones

April 13th, 2010 | by Alfred Siew
Google has done it, so why not Microsoft? Just hours ago, the software giant unveiled two self-branded phones aimed at getting the non-techy crowd on social networking services on the go. Called Kin One and Kin Two, they look a...
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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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Microsoft’s Creative Destruction?

February 5th, 2010 | by Oo Gin Lee
A must-read for everyone. Written by an ex-MS employee, this guy shares why Microsoft has become what he calls a “clumsy innovator” and why non of the “wow” gadgets coming out these last few years –...
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A richer Facebook on Windows Mobile

May 8th, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
Not long after Sony Ericsson put an easy-access Facebook app on its phones, Microsoft is getting into the social media act as well by coming up with a Facebook app for Windows Mobile users. You can already get a nice mobile...