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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...
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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...