Stephen Netto

Huawei celebrates 54th National Day with S$54 smartphone deal this weekend

To commemorate the nation’s 54th birthday, Huawei Consumer Business Group, Singapore, will be offering its popular casual smartphone series, the Huawei Y6 Pro 2019, at a discounted price of S$54 (original RRP of $198). This exclusive promotion is active for just three days, from 26th to 28th July 2019. Besides that, according to the Chinese tech giant, this offer – …

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Nonsensical sign for playground emerges online again?

Imagine walking into a restaurant to have a meal and you stumble upon a sign that says ‘STRICTLY NO EATING OR DRINKING IN RESTAURANT’. Similarly, picture a sign by the swimming pool that goes ‘STRICTLY NO SWIMMING’ or even a sign in the casino that warns ‘STRICTLY NO GAMBLING’. No doubt these comically ironic signs sprout disbelief to any who …

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UnionBank is the first bank to use blockchain-based remittance from Singapore to Philippines

Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) recently became the first Philippine bank to successfully pilot blockchain-based remittance from Singapore to the Philippines.   This was done in partnership with OCBC Bank in Singapore, using the Adhara liquidity management and international payments platform.   Amid a continued push for financial inclusion for all Filipinos as aligned with the Philippine government’s mandate, …

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Great Eastern partners Doctor Anywhere to launch tech-enabled integrated health services to bolster healthcare coverage

Insurer Great Eastern (GE) and Singapore-based healthtech startup Doctor Anywhere have partnered launch a spectrum of integrated health and wellness tech services to provide greater convenience for GE’s customers. Both companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) last Friday (19 July) which will see the duo leveraging on platform, content and product resources, as well as tech and industry expertise to …

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Scoot to operate from Terminal 1 at Changi Airport from 22 October

Low-cost carrier Scoot will be operating from Changi Airport’s Terminal 1 instead of Terminal 2 starting from 22 October this year. The move seeks to facilitate the airline’s growth in the coming years, said Scoot in a joint press release with Changi Airport Group on Thursday (18 July). “Since April 2019, Scoot has launched eight new destinations in China, India, …

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Singapore ranks 11th globally as cyber threat source, Kaspersky detects over two million incidents in second quarter of 2019

According to the latest data from Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), more than two million incidents originating from servers located in Singapore have been detected within the second quarter of 2019, which places Singapore at 11th globally as cyber threat source from a country. The global cybersecurity company revealed the results from the data report in a press release on Wednesday …

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National Climate Change Secretariat seeks public feedback on Singapore’s long-term low carbon emissions strategy

The National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS) has launched an online public consultation exercise from 16 July 2019 to 30 August 2019 to seek feedback from the public regarding its long-term low carbon emissions strategy for Singapore beyond 2030. The NCCS is looking for fresh perspectives on measures and actions that the Government, businesses, households and individuals can take into practice, …

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