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Half of Singapore to have full-fledged 5G coverage by 2022, in “pragmatic” approach
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Half of Singapore to have full-fledged 5G coverage by 2022, in “pragmatic” approach

October 17th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
These are early days for 5G in Singapore, with many problems to be discovered. Its lofty promises are still years away from being fulfilled....
Good news for Singapore startups as Southeast Asia “Internet economy” valued at US$100 billion?
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Good news for Singapore startups as Southeast Asia “Internet economy” valued at US$100 billion?

October 4th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
With the Southeast Asia Internet economy now valued at a cool US$100 billion, any new startup here seeking to bag fresh funds will find new impetus. What a report from Google, Temasek and Bain & Company yesterday has done is...
Is that connected fridge making your smart home more vulnerable to cyber attacks?
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Is that connected fridge making your smart home more vulnerable to cyber attacks?

August 23rd, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
TVs, fridges, cameras and door locks get connected alongside PCs in a smart home today but the security for these smart devices often isn't up to...
Integration of global trade flows necessary to survive in digital economy
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Integration of global trade flows necessary to survive in digital economy

August 18th, 2019 | by Grace Chng
To survive in the digital world, countries and companies have to support the exchange of global trade, say experts at the IBM Think...
When a smart city is ruined by selfish, anti-social behaviour
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When a smart city is ruined by selfish, anti-social behaviour

July 24th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
In an economy measured by every tiny bit of data, people rush to game the system for their desired outcomes - in ever more selfish...
New measures to protect citizen data are step in right direction, but more can be done
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New measures to protect citizen data are step in right direction, but more can be done

July 17th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
The review of government security measures to safeguard citizen data in Singapore seems to be getting off to a good...
Who will champion citizens’ digital rights as Singapore becomes a smart nation?
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Who will champion citizens’ digital rights as Singapore becomes a smart nation?

June 28th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
Where Singapore seems lacking in its smart nation vision is a championing of citizens' digital rights, especially as Big Tech keeps flouting the...
Facing a wipeout of US$30 billion in revenue, Huawei needs a way back into global market
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Facing a wipeout of US$30 billion in revenue, Huawei needs a way back into global market

June 17th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
The occasion was as remarkable as it was unusual. Perhaps for the first time, Huawei’s famously reclusive founder and head honcho Ren Zhengfei joined a panel discussion with two American technology experts in a live event...
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...