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HDS launches S$4.6 million Asia Pacific distribution centre in Singapore

June 3rd, 2010 | by Chan Chi-Loong
Hitatchi Data Systems (HDS) has just started operations on their one-month old spanking new S$4.6 million Asia Pacific distribution facility in Singapore. The centre will serve Asia Pacific (excluding Japan), and will serve to...
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Commentary: Why you should say no to World Cup 2010

May 11th, 2010 | by Alfred Siew
No, it is not SingTel and StarHub you should be angry with. Nor should you fret that the S$66 package - or S$1-a-match - to watch the 2010 World Cup on the telly in Singapore is four times more than what you had paid in 2006....
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code::XtremeApps::2010 goes green

April 26th, 2010 | by Chan Chi-Loong
code::XtremeApps, the annual Singapore 24-hour computer programming competition organised by the Information Technology Standards Committee (ITSC), is going green this year with its theme. Competitors will be required to create...
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YOG social media initiatives don’t get enough love

March 12th, 2010 | by Chan Chi-Loong
The more I talk to the Youth Olympic Games folks to uncover stories for Digital Life, the more I find out that some of the really interesting YOG social media content is hidden behind “official” content and not given...
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YOG launches virtual world to reach out to youths

March 7th, 2010 | by Chan Chi-Loong
As part of the worldwide promotion to create buzz around the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG), the Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (SYOGOC), together with the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), is...
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Auto login for Wireless@SG – at last

February 11th, 2010 | by Alfred Siew
Hard to log in. Keep getting disconnected. If those problems have kept you from surfing the Web with Wireless@SG, you'll be happy to hear that the free Wi-Fi hotspot service islandwide is now going to be easier to...
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iNETS mobile: Would you use this?

February 5th, 2010 | by Chan Chi-Loong
NETS, the Singapore electronic payment vendor, just launched their iNETS mobile service, in which you can pay your bills via your mobile phone in Singapore. The story was covered by quite a few of the main papers in Singapore,...
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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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Cool glass display technologies at Broadcast Asia 2009

June 19th, 2009 | by Chan Chi-Loong
Communic Asia has been a busy week, with IDA press updates on the iN2015 rollout, extension of wireless@SG for another three years (yay!), and launches of phones by both Sony Ericsson (Satio) and Samsung (Jet). But sometimes just...
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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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SuperModelMe.tv: 10 hot babes, 10 weeks, 1 winner

May 15th, 2009 | by Chan Chi-Loong
Think of SuperModelMe.tv as another “America’s Next Top Model” type of show. Except that it is set in Asia, the episodes of this reality series are available only online, and it is a homegrown experiment by...
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Lotus Singapore 2009 talks up collaboration

April 9th, 2009 | by Chan Chi-Loong
At yesterday’s Lotus Singapore 2009 — part of a series of regional roadshows that IBM Lotus is holding in Asia Pacific — the key theme emphasized throughout the conference was on collaboration. I was expecting...
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Great offers at IT Show ’09 (Part I)

March 12th, 2009 | by Chan Chi-Loong
It’s that time of the year again when the biggest consumer computer show — IT Show ’09 — hits Singapore. Running from March 12th to 15th (today to this Sunday), the IT Show takes up floors one to six of...
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A night for tech start-ups in Singapore

March 11th, 2009 | by Chan Chi-Loong
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...
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Thoughts on Blogout ’09

March 9th, 2009 | by Chan Chi-Loong
“Social media is like teen sex. Everybody wants to do it. Nobody knows how. When it’s finally done there is surprise it’s not better” — Avinash Kaushik, analytics evangelist, Google An amusing...
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Nokia 5800 XpressMusic comes with free music

February 27th, 2009 | by Chan Chi-Loong
Gin already wrote a post on Nokia’s “Comes with Music” launch in Singapore today, but I’ve a few additional pictures and prices for readers. Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Estimated retail price: S$798...
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Meet the Techgoondus: March 10th

February 27th, 2009 | by Chan Chi-Loong
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...
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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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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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Want to win a tech grant of S$50K from MDA?

February 2nd, 2009 | by Chan Chi-Loong
Start-up@ Singapore 2009, a national business plan competition with a 10-year pedigree, is giving away this to potential winners, amongst other goodies like S$200,000 cash prizes. The initial executive summary phase has been...