Posts Tagged: Singapore


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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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Singapore newspaper Straits Times hacked by ‘The Messiah’ from Anonymous collective

Update: The article was edited to reflect that a blog from the Straits Times was hacked. The blog may not have the same content management s...

  • November 1, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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‘Anonymous’ hackers threaten war with Singapore government

Update: The Messiah has hacked into a Straits Times blog. A hacker group claiming to be the notorious Anonymous collective has put up a YouT...

  • October 31, 2013
  • at 7:29 pm
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Dropmysite gets new CEO, to launch smartphone backup service Dropmymobile

Former Google business development head of Southeast Asia Charif El Ansari has taken over as CEO of Dropmysite, a company with cloud backup ...

  • October 30, 2013
  • at 11:25 am
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Why blocking extra-marital affair site Ashley Madison in Singapore makes sense

Singaporeans are agitated by the fact that Ashley Madison, a site for married folks to hook-up, has intentions to “launch” in Singapore ...

  • October 28, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Singapore-based Start Now changes business model, aims for employees to volunteer

This article is part of our coverage of 2012 Startup Arena participants. We’ve been tracking their progress since they pitched at last yea...

  • October 26, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Milky Way founder: being a mother has made me a better businessperson

If there’s one thing you need to know about e-commerce in Singapore, it’s definitely booming in the past few years. Blogshops are hot, l...

  • October 25, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Malaysian financial comparison startup iMoney raises $2 million

iMoney, a free online personal finance platform that helps users make comparisons between loans, credit cars, and other banking services, to...

  • October 24, 2013
  • at 6:30 pm
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India’s Komli Media raises $30 million to grow its Asian online ad market

Today Mumbai-based digital media and ad platform Komli Media has announced that the company has raised a round of funding from its new inves...

  • October 24, 2013
  • at 12:30 pm
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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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Japanese video-editing app Moso is now gone, but Piktochart and Payroll Hero are thriving [Startup Asia Preview]

This article is part of our coverage of 2012 Startup Arena participants. We’ve been tracking their progress since they pitched at last yea...

  • November 1, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Razer CEO tells students it’s okay to waste time, get an ‘F’

Tan Min-Liang, the Singapore-born CEO and creative director of gaming hardware Razer, is like a mini Steve Jobs. Besides emulating the Apple...

  • October 30, 2013
  • at 1:02 pm
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Disenchanted with web advertising, ex-Googler starts real-time language learning site Fluentlee

For years, David Bebko, a lifetime marketer, harbored the dream of starting his own company. Yet in 2011, he ended up joining Google as the ...

  • October 29, 2013
  • at 3:05 pm
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The secret tricks of Singapore’s video game shops

Video game retail is a tough business. And while Qisahn’s owner Soon Qishan is a savvy businessman, he has experienced his fair share of o...

  • October 26, 2013
  • at 11:38 am
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Plateculture founders: the concept might be feminine but we’re a very masculine startup

Malaysia-based startup PlateCulture is an Airbnb for food. It allows users to eat home-cooked meals from someone’s home. The concept is as...

  • October 25, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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The story of Qisahn, Singapore’s hottest video game shop

In the time between doing our interview with Qisahn’s owner Soon Qishan and writing this article (just four days, mind!), two members of o...

  • October 25, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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New concert ticketing app GigOut is up all night to get lucky

New concert ticketing app GigOut is up all night to get lucky

Music lovers and concert goers across Asia have a new app in the form of GigOut. Made by a Singaporean startup, GigOut’s iPhone app ag...

  • October 24, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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7 Asian startups get a boost with new Intel Capital funding

This morning, Intel Capital – the VC arm of chipmaker giant Intel – revealed that it has ploughed funding into seven Asian start...

  • October 23, 2013
  • at 12:04 pm
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