StarHub partners Sunseap to compete in Singapore electricity market

StarHub and Sunseap have inked a partnership agreement to compete in Singapore’s electricity market, which begins its liberalisation process next month. The Singapore telco and energy firm said they would jointly support new customers across several functions including billing and sales as well as customer service. The two companies also would identify opportunities in smart energy and Internet of Things… Read more →

Alibaba looks to drive SEA growth with another $2B investment in Lazada

Alibaba Group has unveiled plans to invest another US$2 billion in Singapore-headquartered e-commerce operator, Lazada Group, as it looks to push forward its expansion plans in Southeast Asia. The Chinese tech giant added that the new funds also would go towards further integrating Lazada into its ecosystem. The latest move would push Alibaba’s total investment to US$4 billion since it… Read more →

‘Digital’ confusion, disasters …and opportunities beyond the hype

The word ‘digital’ has been bouncing around like a ball for the last 15 years or so. In the Web 1.0 era, ‘digital transformation’ was originally a descriptor for aspiring to paperless offices, and a useful term to encourage senior executives to stop having their emails printing out to read. The breathtaking revelation was that they should read them off… Read more →

Apple testing its own MicroLED device screens: Report

Apple is designing and testing MicroLED displays, starting with the Apple Watch, a report said. (CBS Interactive) Apple is designing and producing its own device displays for the first time, according to a report from Bloomberg. For testing purposes, Apple is making a small number of screens starting with the Apple Watch at a manufacturing facility near its California headquarters…. Read more →

Oculus Go VR headset to launch at Facebook’s F8 in May: Report

Facebook’s standalone Oculus Go is a $199 VR headset set to launch in May, rumors say. (CNET/CBS Interactive) Facebook is planning to launch its Oculus Go standalone virtual reality headset at the company’s F8 developer conference on May 1, according to sources speaking to Variety. Facebook-owned Oculus first unveiled the $199 headset in October, promising an early 2018 debut. Variety… Read more →

EU eyes 3 percent tax on tech giants’ revenue

Digital tech companies operating in the European Union could face a 3 percent tax on gross revenues, a European Commission draft proposal obtained by Bloomberg says. Earlier drafts proposed a levy in the 2 to 6 percent range as EU countries explore new ways to tax giants like Alphabet and Facebook. Read this ​Europe slugs Google with antitrust charges and… Read more →

Will 2018 be the year for SD-WAN?

Is SD-WAN the right solution to get you there? Do you need some help navigating the SD-WAN maze in 2018? As principal consultant for Managed Network Services/SD-WAN I wanted to write this blog to share my thoughts on the key trends likely to hit this market in 2018, while also aiming to answer to some of the big questions likely… Read more →

The sad old-but-true joke of IoT security

Finding the path to a secure Internet of Things (IoT) is like the old joke about a tourist asking for directions, according to Tom Uren. “Well if I were you, I wouldn’t start from here.” “If you said to me, ‘Let’s create a world where people sell really insecure products that can be used to attack the very fabric of… Read more →

Apple Watch bands by Southern Straps: Affordable and interchangeable options

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9 reasons to be cautious with blockchain

Is blockchain — the network of global online ledgers — really secure? Its proponents say yes, as it assigns transactions or smart contracts to an immutable ledger, verifiable by multiple parties. However, a recently published paper calls out some vulnerabilities that may subject blockchain entries to inefficiencies, hacking and other criminal activity. Photo: Joe McKendrick The paper, published by Xiaoqi… Read more →

Trump-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica harvested data on 50 million Facebook profiles to help target voters

(Image: file photo) A data analytics company that helped propel Donald Trump to election victory harvested private information from 50 million Facebook profiles without their permission. The story exploded over the weekend after Facebook announced late Friday that the data firm had been suspended from the social network for using the data to determine who voters might choose at the… Read more →

UAG and Tech21 cases for the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus: Stylish drop protection

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