Stephen Netto

Huawei to offer S$100 voucher to 5,000 customers who did not get to buy S$54 promotion smartphone

Chinese tech company Huawei said that it will be giving out S$100 Huawei smartphone vouchers to those affected by the recent S$54 National Day promotion that went south. In a media statement yesterday (30 July), the company apologised for the inconvenience and wishes to “make it right” for everyone by extending a S$100 voucher to the 5,000 affected customers who have registered …

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Underwriters Laboratories and Enterprise Singapore sign agreement to collaborate on developing standards to support emerging areas

Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a global standards development organization, and Enterprise Singapore, the national standards body of Singapore, have recently signed a collaboration and license agreement at the sidelines of the Pacific Area Standards Congress held in Wellington, New Zealand. The agreement was signed on 9 April 2019 by Ms Sonya Bird (director of international standards at Underwriters Laboratories) and Mr …

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Almost half of Singapore enterprises admit they lack sufficient threat intelligence amid rising cyberattacks in businesses, reveals study by Kaspersky

On Tuesday (30 July), Kaspersky hosted a media briefing session in Singapore and shared updates from its ‘B2B IT Security 2018’ report. The study revealed that Singapore enterprises are aware cyber threats are becoming more sophisticated, but lack of tools and insights to understand these threats prevent these enterprises from effectively addressing them. In fact, close to half (42.6%) of …

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Raj Singh: Singaporeans are “amazing” for looking at superficial stuff and fighting for things that don’t really matter

“Singaporeans are truly amazing.” Those are the opening words of a one-minute video recently uploaded by Raj Singh on his Facebook, reflecting on the Huawei commotion that transpired last Friday (26 July). Raj Singh, founder and CEO of occupational safety and health service company Simply Safety, posted his typical confessional-style video on that very day to highlight how “amazing” Singaporeans …

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Scoot to add 16 Airbus A321neos to fleet to support growth plans

Low-cost carrier Scoot earlier today (29 July) announced the introduction of 16 new A321neo aircraft to its fleet to help the airline meet its double-digit growth plans by the end of financial year 2020/2021. Of the 16 aircraft, six are an upsize from Scoot’s current A320neo order from Airbus, while the other 10 will be leased. The first aircraft, named “Wings …

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Huobi becomes 5th licensed cryptocurrency exchange in Thailand upon receiving digital asset trading license

Thailand’s Ministry of Finance has officially granted Huobi a digital asset trading license, which makes Huobi the fifth licensed digital asset exchange in Thailand. The license permits Huobi to start local fiat and token trading services. “Huobi Thailand is built on Huobi Cloud, which provides a one-stop solution for global digital asset exchanges. Huobi Thailand will provide Thai users with …

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NSL OilChem Waste Management opens S$40m industrial wastewater treatment plant

On Thursday (25 July), NSL OilChem Waste Management Pte Ltd officially launched the opening of a brand new industrial wastewater treatment plant in Tuas, designed to treat a wide spectrum of industrial wastewater from industries such as petrochemicals, pharmaceutical, and automotive. This S$40 million treatment plant is the company’s second treatment plant, and not only does it have a capacity …

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Huawei apologises for ending S$54 promotion early after phones are sold out

On Wednesday (24 July), Huawei announced that it will be selling its popular casual smartphone series, the Huawei Y6 Pro 2019, at a discounted price of S$54 (retail price at $198) to commemorate the Singapore’s 54th birthday. The exclusive promotion is only applicable to Singapore citizens and permanent residents aged 50 and above, and is valid from 26th to 28th …

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Survey: 45% of local organisations believe their networks are vulnerable to cyber attacks

According to a new global survey by CyberArk, 45% of local organisations believe their networks can be easily infiltrated by cyber attacks due to lack of awareness or limited cybersecurity protocol towards privileged access security. The CyberArk Global Advanced Threat Landscape 2019 Report showed that a general lack of awareness regarding the existence of privileged credentials – primarily across Internet of …

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