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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...
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How to convert YouTube music to mp3

January 30th, 2009 | by Chan Chi-Loong
A friend asked me about this, so I thought it’s good to share in a post. You’ll need an audio editor/recorder. One that I highly recommend is the open source software Audacity, available for Windows, Mac and Linux....
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S’pore exercise junkies get your distance fix here

December 22nd, 2008 | by Boon Kiat
Thanks to Daft Logic, exercise junkies – those who pound the pavement with their Asics and crank the gears on their Cervelos – can find out exactly how much miles and kms they are covering in Singapore – or any...
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Techgoondu gets on Creative Commons

December 22nd, 2008 | by Chan Chi-Loong
by Kevin Lim (theory.isthereason.com), for creativecommonssingapore.wordpress.com We’ve moved Techgoondu’s content to the Creative Commons 3.0 License (Singapore). This basically means that as long as you attribute to...
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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...
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Dropcast: spell slinging, Singapore style

November 26th, 2008 | by Chan Chi-Loong
Dropcast is the first DS game made in Singapore, released in Sept 2008 by Mikoishi. Unfortunately, it was released to very little fanfare here and abroad. The curse of the indie company is that they have far less resources than...