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Adultery website unwelcome in Singapore, says minister

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The Singapore expansion plans of an international dating service promoting adultery has ignited a social media protest and a sharp rebuke Friday from the city-state’s social affairs minister.

Posted: October 25th, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Yahoo! settles copyright lawsuit with Singapore Press Holdings


US Internet giant Yahoo! has settled a two-year lawsuit filed by Asian media group Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) over the reproduction of its news content without permission, both firms confirmed Monday.

Posted: October 1st, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Asia snaps up Apple’s first gold-coloured iPhone

People purchase the Apple iPhone 5 at the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue September 20, 2013 in New York. Some people waited as long as fifteen days in line outside the store to be the first to buy the phone. AFP

Asian consumers have snapped up Apple’s first gold-coloured iPhone, but many were left disappointed and frustrated at missing out during Friday’s highly anticipated global launch of the 5S.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Apps and Softwares,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

US ‘deeply concerned’ by Singapore Internet rules

A protestor covers his mouth with a Singapore fifty-dollar note during a rally at a free-speech park on June 8, 2013, to protest new government licensing rules for news websites that they say curtail freedom of expression. The United States said Monday, July 8, 2013, it was "deeply concerned" by what it called a "new restrictive" law.  AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN

The United States said Monday it was “deeply concerned” by what it called a “new restrictive” law in Singapore for licensing online news websites.

Posted: July 9th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Rights watchdog urges Singapore to drop Internet rules


Human Rights Watch urged Singapore on Friday to drop new licensing rules for news websites, saying the “onerous” regulations would limit access to independent media.

Posted: June 7th, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Web ‘blackout’ in Singapore to protest new online rules

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Over 130 Singaporean bloggers blacked out their homepages Thursday to protest new licensing rules for news websites they say will muzzle freedom of expression.

Posted: June 6th, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Singapore tightens rules on news websites


Singapore’s official media watchdog Tuesday announced licensing rules for news websites, including the local Yahoo! portal, that will subject them to the same regulations as traditional media.

Posted: May 28th, 2013 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Office bullying video sparks outcry in Singapore


A Singapore company supervisor caught on video slapping a male intern is in trouble after the clip went viral on the web and sparked a public outcry.

Posted: May 22nd, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Internet ‘floggers’ cash in on food-mad Asia

This picture taken on January 5, 2013, shows a worker walking past a pork burger advertisement poster inside a restaurant in Kuala Lumpur. As a Hindu who cannot eat beef, Tashny Sukumaran satisfies her meat cravings with pork burgers, a new food passion she discovered via her native Malaysia's vibrant food-blogging, or "flogging," scene.  AFP /MOHD RASFAN

As a Hindu who does not eat beef but craves other meat, Tashny Sukumaran discovered her new passion for pork burgers through her native Malaysia’s vibrant food-blogging, or “flogging,” scene.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Cyber strikes a ‘civilized’ option: Britain

Britain's Minister of State for the Armed Forces, Nick Harvey, speaks about the "New Forms of Warfare: Cyber, UAVs and Emerging Threats" at the Institute for Strategic Studies, or IISS Shangri-la Security Summit, Sunday June 3, 2012 in Singapore. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Pre-emptive cyber strikes against perceived national security threats are a “civilized option” to neutralize potential attacks, Britain’s armed forces minister said Sunday.

Posted: June 3rd, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Facebook co-founder Saverin to stay in Singapore


Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin intends to stay in Singapore but has no plans to take up citizenship after giving up his US passport, a move that could save him millions in taxes, his spokesman said.

Posted: May 16th, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Guns, grenades and iPads for Singapore soldiers

SINGAPORE – New recruits to Singapore’s military, air force and navy are to get a new standard-issue item of equipment besides their rifle — the iPad. The defence ministry said Monday it will be issuing “about 8,000″ of the sleek, touch-screen tablet computers — already wildly popular with the city-state’s tech-savvy youth — to recruits [...]

Posted: June 27th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

Nokia packs a surprise with its all-screen smartphone

NOKIA FINALLY unveiled its flagship smartphone, and it is not what we have anticipated. In a surprising move, Nokia president and CEO Stephen Elop presented the N9, a breakthrough device that runs not on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 operating system but on MeeGo, an already ditched, open-source OS that the Finnish giant co-developed with Intel [...]

Posted: June 26th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

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