Kiara Xavier

Google halts business operations with Huawei with immediate effect, current users not affected

A report by Reuters has revealed that Google has stopped its business operations with China’s Huawei with immediate effect. This business suspension include services that involve the transfer of hardware and software as well as technical services except those that are publicly available through open source licensing. This move comes following reports that the US company will suspend business with …

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DPM Heng Swee Keat warns public on fake reports using his name to scam people

Deputy Prime Minister Heng Sweet Keat has warned the public on fake reports that have been circulating online misusing his name. In a Facebook post on Friday (17 May), Mr Heng, who is also the Finance Minister, wrote that “many fraudulent reports have been circulating misleading comments attributed to me”. He noted, “One even claimed that I invested in a …

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Netizens question Singapore’s safety after foreign worker charged for raping student near Kranji War Memorial

Indian national Chinnaiah Karthik will be seen in court in June to face an aggravated rape charge as he attacked and raped a female university student in Kranji. On 4 May, the 21-year-old foreign worker purportedly approached the 23-year-old student along Turf Club Avenue at around 1.30am, according to Chinese daily Lianhe Wanbao. Although it was reported that the student …

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Lazada and Shopee, top e-commerce mobile shopping apps in Southeast Asia, according to market survey by iPrice Group and App Annie

In today’s rapidly growing e-commerce world, mobile applications play an important role. Based on a report by Google and Temasek, there are more than 350 million internet users in Southeast Asian countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesian, Thailand and Vietnam. More importantly, more than 90% of Southeast Asians connect to the internet mainly through their mobile devices, and this figure is …

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