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March 22, 2019  8:33 AM

Is open source lock-in possible?

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Earlier this week, open source software company Suse announced that it is strengthening its presence in the Asia-Pacific region following its acquisition by growth investor...

March 8, 2019  5:41 AM

Getting farmers up to speed with farm tech

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Improving crop yield using artificial intelligence (AI) has been a hot topic as researchers and tech suppliers cast their sights on an industry that isn’t exactly the forerunners in applying...


February 22, 2019  7:55 AM

Google opens developer space in Singapore

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Inspired by the cafes in Silicon Valley that developers hang out at to meet fellow coders and potential employers, Google has opened a similar space at its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore for the developer community in Southeast Asia. The first of its kind for Google in the region, the...


February 12, 2019  8:27 AM

Live from Singapore – can two AI bots fall in love?

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In the run-up to Valentine's Day, toothpaste brand Closeup has teamed up with MullenLowe, a Singapore creative agency, to discover if love can overcome all boundaries (even firewalls), with a unique experiment to discover whether two AI bots can fall in love. The two bots, Sol and Num, were...


February 1, 2019  5:45 AM

Malaysia mulls over Huawei’s role in 5G networks

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Malaysia has become the latest country to look into the security concerns surrounding Huawei, which has been accused by mostly western powers of conducting corporate espionage and potentially installing...


January 25, 2019  5:12 AM

Singapore’s growing cyber security influence in ASEAN

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At a recent event marking the launch of Trend Micro’s regional headquarters in Singapore this week, the company’s executives cited Singapore’s vision and influence over ASEAN in cyber security matters as one of the reasons for choosing the city-state as its regional hub. Yet, it was only...


January 18, 2019  6:20 AM

Australia’s CSIRO unveils AI platform to improve off-farm decision making

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Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and rural technology start-up Digital Agriculture Services (DAS) have launched a new platform that uses artificial...

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January 11, 2019  8:27 AM

COI report offers stark reminder on cyber hygiene

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The Singapore government’s Committee of Inquiry (COI) that looked into the unprecedented cyber attack on SingHealth’s IT systems released a


December 19, 2018  7:33 AM

Will 2019 be the year of the blockchain?

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The plummeting prices of bitcoin may have dampened the mood of cryptocurrency investors, but that has not stopped proponents of the underlying blockchain technology from deploying real-world blockchain...


November 28, 2018  12:00 PM

China is growth engine for mobile data traffic

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Being the world’s largest mobile market, China has unsurprisingly topped the charts when it comes to the growth in mobile data traffic. According to the latest figures from Ericsson, mobile data traffic in China during the third quarter of 2018 grew close to 79% year-on-year – the highest...


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