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Singapore’s fourth telco to get discount for spectrum, more competition expected
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Singapore’s fourth telco to get discount for spectrum, more competition expected

February 19th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
This fourth telecom operator will get first dips at a much-sought after frequency spectrum in the sky that will allow it to deploy services as soon as April...
Expect phone hacking, fraud to rise as mobile transactions become common
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Expect phone hacking, fraud to rise as mobile transactions become common

January 31st, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
The question for consumers, as more turn to the phone as a mobile wallet, is whether they want more convenience or security....
Despite hiccups, Netflix launch in Singapore can reshape pay-TV market
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Despite hiccups, Netflix launch in Singapore can reshape pay-TV market

January 8th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
Once people get used to video streaming, watching things as and when they want, there will be no going back to linear TV, outdated set-top boxes and pay-TV packages....
As you, the product, face privacy threats in 2016, can you opt out?
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As you, the product, face privacy threats in 2016, can you opt out?

January 1st, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
You will love the new technology coming your way in 2016, but it will no longer be with the wide-eyed awe of before....
As more data is created, meaningful intelligence becomes elusive
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As more data is created, meaningful intelligence becomes elusive

November 19th, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
Finding a needle in a haystack is a thankless endeavour. The more so when you add more hay to the mix....
Lack of local market still an issue as Singapore enjoys startup “gold rush”
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Lack of local market still an issue as Singapore enjoys startup “gold rush”

September 22nd, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
After the early buzz of the past few years, startups here often face an uphill battle getting a foothold in a game of scale....
Commentary: bread and butter issues, not social media, will swing votes in GE2015
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Commentary: bread and butter issues, not social media, will swing votes in GE2015

September 8th, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
Candidates understand that even in an age of social media, there's nothing like pressing your hand into a voter's to show your sincerity....
At 50, Singapore seeks new path as a Smart Nation
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At 50, Singapore seeks new path as a Smart Nation

August 9th, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
There's no quick fix this time. Unlike the roads, airports and big factories that had propelled Singapore's original ambitions, the next 50 years' success will depend on how its people develop as innovators....
No go for smart homes without good wireless links
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No go for smart homes without good wireless links

July 15th, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
Even as millions of devices are set up to connect from smart homes everywhere, the weakest link could be the Wi-Fi network installed in your living room....
Can smartwatches become luxury goods?
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Can smartwatches become luxury goods?

June 4th, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
The biggest thing against smart watches is the technology they bring. It is transient, upgradeable and discardable....
In search of wearable technology’s killer app
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In search of wearable technology’s killer app

April 20th, 2015 | by Raymond Lau
Unless wearable tech makers can somehow create a device that matches or surpasses the utility of our well-loved iPhones and Androids, they may never match up to their hype....
Commentary: Singapore to consider pitfalls of data sharing in smart nation push
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Commentary: Singapore to consider pitfalls of data sharing in smart nation push

January 20th, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
The Singapore government will do well to consider how citizens will react to what's essentially information about them being handed out openly....
Commentary: Singapore’s tech fairs are losing their shine
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Commentary: Singapore’s tech fairs are losing their shine

August 30th, 2014 | by Desmond Koh
The absence of the Big Three telcos at this year’s Comex show may be a sign that Singapore’s mega tech fairs are starting to lose their shine. On the surface, things might not seem that way. Last year, at least...
Commentary: how Instagram Hyperlapse can promote affordable indie filmmaking
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Commentary: how Instagram Hyperlapse can promote affordable indie filmmaking

August 29th, 2014 | by Jonathan Tan
Ultimately, story is still king when it comes to making a good film. But it sure helps to be able to express it professionally without breaking the bank....
Budding maker culture in Singapore shows importance of DIY skills
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Budding maker culture in Singapore shows importance of DIY skills

August 24th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
It's an area where expertise is sorely lacking, after years of emphasising the need for project managers rather than "do-ers" - the coders and engineers....
Why the vinyl record is still relevant in the 21st century
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Why the vinyl record is still relevant in the 21st century

August 4th, 2014 | by Loke Hon Chyte
Just like it is in fashion circles, certain technology trends never entirely fade to black, with some even seeing a full-fledged revival. Take vinyl music records, for example. While digital music streaming services such as...
Will we lease everything, including a toaster oven, in future?
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Will we lease everything, including a toaster oven, in future?

July 28th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
The idea of owning less, living more is appealing. But what happens when your pay-as-you-use oven or toothbrush stops working?...
Commentary: IDA’s smart nation vision needs buy-in
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Commentary: IDA’s smart nation vision needs buy-in

June 17th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
Singapore is starting early, which is a good thing. It just has to expect issues that have no ready answer....
Commentary: SingPass security issues highlight need for two-factor authentication
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Commentary: SingPass security issues highlight need for two-factor authentication

June 5th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
Why SingPass hasn't been beefed up remains a mystery. As a result, it has become an easy target all these years and now users have to face up to the consequences....
Commentary: StarHub starts charging for 4G
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Commentary: StarHub starts charging for 4G

April 17th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
It's not that consumers are daft, for not reading the fine print. They just don't expect the cellphone market to be less competitive over time....
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