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On 30th anniversary of Tiananmen protests, a reminder of the Internet’s once-lofty promise for liberty
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On 30th anniversary of Tiananmen protests, a reminder of the Internet’s once-lofty promise for liberty

June 4th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
It is not just in China where the promise of liberty that the Internet seemed so ready to deliver has become stillborn. Look to the West, as...
Cheaper mobile plans in Singapore but quality should not be compromised
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Cheaper mobile plans in Singapore but quality should not be compromised

June 1st, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
Telcos splashing out cheaper mobile plans in Singapore, in a bid to stay competitive, should not be compromising network quality or customer...
After a rush to the cloud, enterprises seek easier way to manage infrastructure
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After a rush to the cloud, enterprises seek easier way to manage infrastructure

May 2nd, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
In the age of near-infinite computing resources, scarcity is not the issue. Complexity is the new...
Camera industry faces uphill battle as smartphones leap ahead with mobile photography
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Camera industry faces uphill battle as smartphones leap ahead with mobile photography

April 13th, 2019 | by Wilson Wong
Last month’s launch of the Huawei P30 Pro, a much anticipated photography powerhouse, is the latest indication of how far we have come in mobile photography and what great cameras many of us have in our pockets today. The...
Do we need a gaming phone?
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Do we need a gaming phone?

February 23rd, 2019 | by Wilson Wong
If playing your favourite games is your reason to get a high-performance phone, most flagship phones will most likely be able to meet your expectations....
In latest medical data breach, Singapore authorities fail to live up to standard they set for others
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In latest medical data breach, Singapore authorities fail to live up to standard they set for others

January 29th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
At a time when people are sharing more data than ever, the way the Ministry of Health has handled the HIV data breach is troubling, to say the...
Banning of set-top boxes in Singapore: new laws need to be clear
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Banning of set-top boxes in Singapore: new laws need to be clear

January 18th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
Technically, however, there isn't a clear line between one box that streams from pirated sites and another that streams from, say, StarHub or...
When technology doesn’t bring the transformation people want
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When technology doesn’t bring the transformation people want

January 6th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
So much has unravelled in 2018 that the new year promises to take the polish off technology transformations even more. What's underneath, we may not...
A look back at a tumultuous 2018 in the tech sector
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A look back at a tumultuous 2018 in the tech sector

December 27th, 2018 | by Grace Chng
It has been a tumultuous year for the technology industry, ironically at a time when technology has become all-pervasive....
No low-hanging fruit for fourth telco TPG Telecom to pick in 2019
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No low-hanging fruit for fourth telco TPG Telecom to pick in 2019

December 26th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
Usually, new entrants come in to disrupt a market but much of the disruption this time has already been happening before TPG Telecom enters the...
New push by IMDA to get Singapore businesses to get on cloud, go digital
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New push by IMDA to get Singapore businesses to get on cloud, go digital

November 22nd, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
The latest push from the IMDA to get Singapore's businesses ready is yet another example of earnestness, as well as concern at how slowly things can move...
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...