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The #10yearchallenge is a golden opportunity for data miners

Hashtags and challenges have become part of internet culture – spanning across most, if not all, social media platforms. The latest trend on the Internet of Things is of course the #10yearchallenge where people share on social media two photos of themselves side by side, taken 10 years apart. It started right around the New Year and picked up traction …

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Huawei kicks off the New Year with second customer service centre in Singapore

Huawei, the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer, today announced that it will open its second Customer Service Centre in Westgate, Singapore on 11 January 2019. Huawei’s products and services are available in more than 170 countries, and are used by a third of the world’s population. Sixteen R&D centres have been set up in the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, …

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Nestlé adopts Workplace by Facebook as its global internal communication tool

Nestlé has adopted Workplace by Facebook as its global internal communication tool, to connect its workforce and better serve consumers. The announcement comes as the latest and largest wave of staff join the platform, part of a process that began only nine months ago. Today, around 210,000 of its employees worldwide use the platform to connect and collaborate. Workplace was …

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Razer asks gamers to mine cryptocurrency in exchange for store credit but is it worth it?

Although cryptocurrency is presumably dead with both Bitcoin and Ethereum losing its value over the last few months, Singaporean-founded gaming company, Razer is stepping up its game by introducing its latest pseudo crypto-mining software, dubbed SoftMiner. It intends for end users to run the software in return for the company’s Razer Silver digital currency. As written in their FAQ section, …

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Broadband in Singapore is the cheapest per megabit per month in the world

Cable.co.uk, with the assistance of international consumer insight consultancy BVA BDRC, analysed 3,303 fixed-line broadband deals in 195 countries that were gathered between 15 August and 20 September 2018. According to their analysis, Singapore’s broadband offers rank it as 118th most expensive in the world and 10th most expensive in Asia with an average monthly package price of USD50.43 (S$68.45). …

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Most fake accounts on Facebook set up “not with political intent,” but “with commercial intent”: Facebook’s EMEA vice president for public policy

Noting that most fake accounts are created "not with political intent," but "with commercial intent," which entail creating fake accounts to sell such accounts and even followers of such accounts, Facebook's vice president for public policy for Europe, Middle East and Africa Richard Allan explained that "there will be a three-month period" where "hundreds of millions of such accounts" are …

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In-app games and various other promotional materials being used by e-commerce players to pique Singaporean consumers’ interest in 11.11

What began as a day to celebrate the singledom of students at Nanjing University in 1993 turned into one of the world's biggest shopping festivals, thanks to commerce giant company Alibaba in 2009, and Singaporean consumers as well as businesses, particularly e-commerce ones, are not exempt from the hype surrounding 11.11. A recent study by iPrice Group has identified several trends utilised …

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ComfortDelGro embarks on autonomous vehicle trial in real traffic conditions

A trial of an autonomous shuttle bus service in real traffic conditions in the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Kent Ridge campus will be commenced in March 2019. ComfortDelGro announced in a press release on Monday (12 November) that the year-long autonomous bus shuttle operational trial will be carried out using the EasyMile EZ10 autonomous shuttle which will be funded by …

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