Eyes on APAC:

August, 2017


August 30, 2017  9:30 PM

Singapore to develop common QR code system for e-payments

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Cash is still king in Singapore, especially at mom-and-pop shops that have to pay credit card fees that do not make business sense for small transactions. In a bid to encourage greater adoption of e-payments, the newly-formed Payments Council is setting up a taskforce to develop a common QR...

August 24, 2017  8:30 AM

Emerging Asia most vulnerable to malware

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Bangladesh and Pakistan have the highest malware encounter rates around the world, followed by two other countries in the ASEAN region – Cambodia and Indonesia, according to Microsoft’s latest Security Intelligence Report. That those countries were most susceptible to malware is...


August 18, 2017  3:16 AM

Australia’s national recycling scheme is role model for the region

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Australia has always been ahead of the curve – at least in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region – when it comes to recycling of electronics goods. While most APAC countries are still coming to terms with green practices, Australia has had its National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (NTCRS)...


August 8, 2017  9:38 AM

Digital engagement critical as football clubs look to grow APAC fan base

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With just days before the English Premier League (EPL) kicks off, legions of football fans in Singapore can once again cheer for their favourite teams in pubs and homes across the city-state. The exact number of EPL fans in Southeast Asia is unknown, but going by regular visits by top clubs like...


August 3, 2017  8:31 AM

China does not need VPNs to innovate

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During the conference call on Apple’s third-quarter earnings, CEO Tim Cook touched on the company’s decision to pull out VPN (virtual private network) apps from its China app store. The reason: Apple had...


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