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Focusing on Macs makes sense, say experts: 'many high-value targets love to use Macs'
Microsoft is finally ending its extended support for Windows Vista, which means no more security patches or other updates. If you're one of the hold-outs, it's time to act
Victims of whaling attack not named, but it's not the first time a big multinational has been targeted, and it won't be the last
Starting a company is similar to a baby learning how to walk – it requires a lot of hard work, perseverance and the willingness to rough it out. Every step of the way requires in-depth consideration, time, effort and money. Instead of bumbling along trying all kinds of methods, hear directly from seasoned entrepreneurs who’ll impart the necessary knowledge you need in the early stages of your startup at Tech in Asia Singapore 2017’s Startup 101 stage – you’ll thank your foresight i...
Entrepreneur First co-founders Matt Clifford and Alice Bentinck address the crowd at the company’s first Singapore demo day. Photo credit: Entrepreneur First. Company builder Entrepreneur First completed its inaugural Singapore program in an Investor Day that saw 12 teams pitch to investors and industry players. The UK-based company launched its first international branch in Singapore a little more than a year ago in partnership with Infocomm Investments, now SGInnovate. Entrepreneur First...
A fake egg found on sale in China in 2012. Photo credit: China Daily. China has a fake food problem. Counterfeit soy sauce, rice, and eggs are among the potentially deadly items found for sale. Now Alibaba, the nation’s top online shopping company, wants to fight back against fake foods by using blockchain, the tech behind Bitcoin. Jack Ma’s US$270 billion ecommerce firm today announced it’s going to begin experimenting with blockchain, a digital ledger system that’s a so...
Apple says it hasn't been breached, but is facing a ransom demand, payable in cryptocurrency ... or iTunes gift cards
Case again raises the issue of how organisations can protect themselves against rogue employees
Is this defendant protected by the Fifth Amendment over revealing his password? Campaigners think he is - and predict that the case might go to the Supreme Court
Watch out for attacks that start with social engineering and sending convincing-looking emails targeted at companies
Flying to the US or the UK? We've got some tips on how to pack your devices and secure your data if you're flying out of one of the airports or on a carrier named in the bans
Photo credit: Pixabay. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) continues to make it easier for investors to set up new funds and operate in the city-state. Today it announced it has opened a public consultation on a new corporate structure for investment funds. People can submit their comments on a number of questions posed in the consultation paper. At the moment, investment funds in Singapore use three types of legal structures: unit trusts, entities formed under Singapore’s Companies Act,...
Photo credit: Qlapa. Indonesian marketplace for handmade products Qlapa today announced it has closed its series A round, led by Aavishkaar Frontier Funds, an impact investor from India. Existing backer Kapan Lagi Networks also put in a “minor” investment. The sum was undisclosed. “In our seed round, we were trying to achieve product-market fit and get initial traction in the local market. In the past one and half year, numbers have supported our thesis in the market potential,” said fou...
Facebook has been a disruptive force in the advertising world. It incited a shift of focus from promoting content on mass media to tailoring content for personal connections. Capitalising on the power of targeted advertising, the social media behemoth utilises its social network of over one billion active users to create growth opportunities for businesses. To help you get the biggest bang for your buck, we’ve put together some tips that will help transform your business’ social reach. Hop o...
The News Lens’ Mario Yang (left) and Joey Chung (right). Photo credit: Tech in Asia. While the media industry flails and self-flagellates over fake news and the inscrutable powers of the Facebook newsfeed, Joey Chung sounds like he has no doubts as he explains that his media startup is now maturing and ready for primetime. Joey, the CEO and co-founder, started The News Lens mid-2013. It has now grown to six million readers across four editions of the site in Chinese and English, staffed by...
Genie, Carro’s automobile financing subsidiary. Photo credit: Carro. It was around September last year that Singapore-based used-car marketplace Carro ran into issues trying to get loans for its customers approved in a timely fashion. That was a problem because most car buyers in Southeast Asia finance the purchase through a loan. So buyers who don’t have access to credit can’t afford to buy cars – which is a problem for Carro. So the startup decided to build its own financing se...
Suppose you want to compare loans, credit cards, or insurance plans. Depending on where you live, your destination would be different: Moneysmart in Singapore, Cermati in Indonesia, or RinggitPlus in Malaysia. Look at how complicated the financial comparison landscape is in Southeast Asia: Now, on the surface, RinggitPlus doesn’t stand out – except that it claims to be the number one player in Malaysia, an assertion iMoney would challenge. But Jirnexu, the company behind the website...