Posts Tagged: singapore government


big-money

Singapore government to pump $48 million into six venture capital funds

The six selected venture capital funds are: Jungle Ventures, Golden Gate Ventures, Walden International, SBI Ven Capital, New Asia Investmen...

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 6:54 pm
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Singapore government reveals latest measures to turn country into an innovator’s haven

Criticize the Singapore government all you want for its tightened labor policies, which has made it harder for startups to hire good foreign...

  • March 10, 2014
  • at 3:15 pm
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Singapore plans to introduce programming lessons in public schools to boost the economy

Update on January 15: Added a statement from IDA about its plans. The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), a government agency...

  • January 14, 2014
  • at 2:38 pm
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Singapore government to tax some bitcoin transactions

Singapore-registered companies who buy and sell bitcoins or exchange the digital currency for other goods and services must pay taxes for th...

  • January 8, 2014
  • at 5:12 pm
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anonymous

Condemn Anonymous, but thank them, too

As November 5 came and went, the online community was awash with a mixture of relief, ridicule, and even disappointment at how uneventful th...

  • November 8, 2013
  • at 6:45 pm
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ida-down

19 Singapore government websites taken down simultaneously for “planned maintenance”

Update: Tech in Asia quoted an AsiaOne article stating that the Singapore Police Force was investigating the outage of government sites. Tha...

  • November 2, 2013
  • at 4:59 pm
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Live blog: One-on-one with Philip Lim, CEO of Exploit Technologies

Exploit Technologies is the commercialization arm of A*STAR, a research agency of the Singapore government. Philip Lim joined Exploit Techn...

  • March 2, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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Singapore’s YES! Startup seed fund no more, resurrects as ACE Startups

The YES! Startup scheme, a government seed fund that has been around since 2008, is no more. It is being replaced by ACE Startups, which w...

  • January 19, 2012
  • at 12:55 pm
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Entrepreneurs and investors pour grievances during Dr Tony Tan Q&A

Their main gripes: Poor implementation of government funding in startups, and not enough foreign talent in Singapore.

  • August 4, 2011
  • at 5:10 pm
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JTC LaunchPad BLock 71

Like lego blocks, Singapore government to double size of the Block 71 startup experiment

Block 71, a government experiment to bring the startup community under one roof, will double its capacity by the end of the year from its cu...

  • March 12, 2014
  • at 2:25 pm
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Singapore to give local companies even more money to adopt new tech

In Singapore’s Budget 2014 address, Finance minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam announced a new raft of measures and extensions of existin...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 6:09 pm
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Silicon Straits

Silicon Straits founder wants to bridge startup and government hollow chambers

James Chan is the Singapore-based founder and CEO of Silicon Straits, a ‘tech venture foundry’ focused on Southeast Asia. James is also ...

  • January 13, 2014
  • at 3:32 pm
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Singapore government decides not to interfere with Bitcoin

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the country’s central bank, has decided not to intervene on whether businesses can accept B...

  • December 23, 2013
  • at 4:31 pm
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ida-down

IDA blames outage of Singapore government websites on technical issues, denies hackers involved

Updated with statement from IDA issued on November 4. An incident report (embedded below) purportedly by the Infocomm Development Authority ...

  • November 4, 2013
  • at 1:47 pm
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In Singapore, ACE finalizing new measures to promote entrepreneurship in schools

The Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) is working with the Ministry of Education on a new program to develop entrepreneurs in schoo...

  • September 25, 2012
  • at 10:01 am
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Live blog: One-on-one with Michael Yap about S’pore as an Interactive Digital Media platform

VentureBeat founder and editor-in-chief Matt Marshall will be having a discussion with Michael Yap, Deputy CEO and Executive Director of Int...

  • March 1, 2012
  • at 11:24 am
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Are Entrepreneurs in Singapore Over-Reliant on Government Grants?

Singapore is an interesting place to start up a business. We have a lot of access to capital, both from the private and public sectors. Some...

  • December 21, 2011
  • at 9:08 pm
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Singapore is most innovative country in Asia?

Singapore has been ranked the most innovative country in Asia and third in the world by the latest Global Innovation Index just released by ...

  • July 9, 2011
  • at 12:43 am
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