Is Singapore foolish to give out local money to foreign startups which may end up taking their Singapore-funded innovation back to their home country?
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An offbeat look at how life and social issues link back to the tech business landscape.
Eileen Yu began covering the IT industry when Asynchronous Transfer Mode was still hip and e-commerce was the new buzzword. In her B.T.W blog, she takes an offbeat look at issues about life and finds a connection to the tech and business landscape. Eileen is senior editor at ZDNet Asia, where she oversees the business tech news site.
Singapore's content regulator MDA has instructed SingTel to share the next three seasons of the English Premier League with pay TV rival, StarHub. The decision brings an end to a long-drawn saga which had put the country's cross-carriage rule under scrutiny. However, SingTel is appealing against the decision.
Yahoo angered many of its staff when it banned home-working, but this dramatic step--while widely unpopular--may be what it is needed to rebuild employee camaraderie and rebuild a sense of belonging in the ailing company.
Would you pay S$389.97 in subscription fees before a new release is likely due, compared to a one-time S$200 to own and use the software as long as you wanted? Will Microsoft now release new versions more regularly since it's asking its customers to pay a premium yearly subscription to use the product?
Service outages, spotty network coverage, and poor customer management must be resolved quickly if Singapore is to be regarded as a connected society.
The tech industry in this part of the world has seen a year punctuated with sex, lies, and accusations. How will you mark 2012's IT milestones?
Have Singapore businesses really been using big data technology for the past 10 years?
When tapped creatively, SoloMo tools can yield tremendous returns on investment. That's something which is still widely missing today.
Imagine a chip that can be inserted into a pill dispenser in a patient's home. The machine would then read the data stored in the chip and automatically dispense the required prescription.
China is playing spy games? Prove it with real facts and actions, otherwise, stop thinking and behaving like you're the greatest country in the world.