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The unthinkable becomes inevitable for Singapore telcos facing tough market
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The unthinkable becomes inevitable for Singapore telcos facing tough market

October 16th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
The biggest change is the fundamental power shift away from the telco as a gatekeeper of information access and content...
Global agency needed to investigate cyber crimes and take action
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Global agency needed to investigate cyber crimes and take action

September 24th, 2018 | by Grace Chng
With malware rising exponentially, a global security agency, preferably with the backing of the United Nations, ought to be set up sooner rather than...
Complexity in IT systems is making it tough to fight cyber attacks and protect private data
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Complexity in IT systems is making it tough to fight cyber attacks and protect private data

August 23rd, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
The complexity of IT systems is the underlying reason for successful cyber attacks, when hackers are let through and private data is...
Response to SingHealth data breach shows low awareness, rushed decisions
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Response to SingHealth data breach shows low awareness, rushed decisions

July 27th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
Despite the unprecedented SingHealth data breach, many people seem unperturbed that they are now open to widespread...
Never a better time to dive into game development in Singapore
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Never a better time to dive into game development in Singapore

July 23rd, 2018 | by Yap Hui Bin
If you want to create and not just play games, there's never been a better time to dive into game development in...
Business leaders must have deeper understanding of emerging technologies for digital transformation
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Business leaders must have deeper understanding of emerging technologies for digital transformation

July 19th, 2018 | by Grace Chng
It’s not coding they need. For digital transformation, they need to deeply understand machine learning, deep learning and artificial...
Singapore authorities threaten to unwind Grab-Uber merger but the cab has long left
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Singapore authorities threaten to unwind Grab-Uber merger but the cab has long left

July 8th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
In the Grab-Uber merger, the authorities here have been shown up in the fast-moving digital economy. They have been exposed and...
Another raw deal for consumers as oBike becomes latest failure in the platform economy
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Another raw deal for consumers as oBike becomes latest failure in the platform economy

June 27th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
When startups like oBike fail, do consumers have to pay the...
Android phone makers using the iPhone “notch” need fresh ideas
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Android phone makers using the iPhone “notch” need fresh ideas

June 16th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
The last thing each of these phone makers should worry about is the iPhone notch. They should be winning their arguments in the areas they are strong...
Will blockchain threaten the role of trusted hubs like Singapore?
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Will blockchain threaten the role of trusted hubs like Singapore?

June 4th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
If being a hub is the basic strategy, Singapore has to ask what role it will play in a new blockchain-enabled network without any central...
As Uber ends rides in Singapore, what lessons for regulating platform companies?
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As Uber ends rides in Singapore, what lessons for regulating platform companies?

May 7th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
With Grab and Uber, regulators could hardly say no to the merger, unless they stopped drivers from picking up passengers...
Troubles with Grab-Uber merger a reminder of the complexity of urban issues
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Troubles with Grab-Uber merger a reminder of the complexity of urban issues

April 1st, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
People had high expectations - perhaps unrealistic ones - of technology solving many of today's problems. Grab merging with Uber shattered many...
Unwise to put onus on Facebook to protect users’ data, prevent fake news
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Unwise to put onus on Facebook to protect users’ data, prevent fake news

March 23rd, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
Governments can and should compel the likes of Facebook to be more transparent about their practices, but they should not be depended on as the arbiters of...
Not just a cliche, lifelong learning is even more important amid disruption
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Not just a cliche, lifelong learning is even more important amid disruption

March 19th, 2018 | by Grace Chng
Continuous learning, lifelong learning, re-skilling. They are clichés. Yet, these concepts are not going away, they are here to stay...
In Mobile World Congress 2018, phone makers seem to be reaching a plateau
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In Mobile World Congress 2018, phone makers seem to be reaching a plateau

February 26th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
There seems to be a lack of a wow factor of late. Some phone makers have even stayed away from launching new flagship phones at Mobile World Congress...
Tougher rules proposed for bike sharing in Singapore show limits of sharing economy
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Tougher rules proposed for bike sharing in Singapore show limits of sharing economy

February 5th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
As the bike sharing services here and elsewhere have shown, people tend to stop caring when they don't own the thing they are...
Well past time that ez-link and Nets cards are truly interchangeable, starting from a hawker centre
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Well past time that ez-link and Nets cards are truly interchangeable, starting from a hawker centre

January 26th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
It is good news that Nets and EZ-Link are coming together to make things easier for users. The question is why it has taken so...
More needed to tackle under-representation of women in Singapore’s ICT sector
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More needed to tackle under-representation of women in Singapore’s ICT sector

January 23rd, 2018 | by Grace Chng
In Singapore, where people are the only resource the country has, women’s participation in ICT and Stem jobs is...
A decade old now, mobile apps are disrupting financial, retail, entertainment industries
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A decade old now, mobile apps are disrupting financial, retail, entertainment industries

January 22nd, 2018 | by Grace Chng
Angry Birds took a mere 35 days to reach 50 million users. Radio took 38 years and television took 13...
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Going after Android set-top boxes won’t bring back viewers for pay-TV players

January 14th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
How does this court case change things for the pay-TV providers here? Will they get a boost in...