Alibaba's e-commerce website offers self-collection service at more than 70 locations in the country through its collaboration with local postal service, SingPost, enabling online shoppers to pick up purchased goods themselves.
By The Way
Eileen Yu checks out industry developments across the Asia-Pacific region, discussing their relevance to the global tech business landscape.
Eileen Yu began covering the IT industry when Asynchronous Transfer Mode was still hip and e-commerce was the new buzzword. Currently a freelance blogger and content specialist based in Singapore, she has over 15 years of industry experience with various publications including ZDNet, IDG, and Singapore Press Holdings. Eileen majored in Journalism at The University of Queensland, Australia, where she wrote an honours thesis titled: To Censor or Not: The Great Singapore Dilemma. In her By The Way blog, she enjoys seeing how far she can push the line when blogging about technology, government regulations, and politics in Singapore and the rest of Asia.
Singapore telco and IT security vendor unveil partnership to build security monitoring facilities in Singapore and Sydney, including "data stores" to address data sovereignty concerns.
Singapore government confirms plans to develop a "next-generation" satellite-based road system to enable distance-based pricing for motorists, but mentions nothing about what it would do to address privacy concerns.
China Huaxin acquires the French telecoms equipment maker's enterprise business for 202 million euros (US$255.58 million), sealing a deal that it had begun negotiating earlier this year.
Just days after announcing job cuts in its global PC business, the Japanese hardware vendor says it will invest US$1 billion over the next five years in Southeast Asia and wants to double sales to US$7 billion.
Expected to be ready for service in 2016, the SEA-ME-WE 5 undersea cable system will span 20,000km between Singapore and France and provide connectivity to several markets including Malaysia, Myanmar, India, and Pakistan.
It appears that hirers in Asia-Pacific don't regard long-term loyalty and retention as a critical component in their talent strategy, prompting questions over how these organizations ensure their long-term survival in the market.
Singapore government again underscores the need for private and public sectors, as well as researchers to boost the country's cyber ecosystem and urges better cooperation to combat cybersecurity threats.
Aerospace company will open its first cybersecurity analytics facility outside the U.S. as part of efforts to avail such capabilities and services to customers in the Asia-Pacific region. The new center is slated to open in 2015.
Recent security incidents and evolving legislations, including cross-border policies, highlight the need for businesses and consumers to assess potential risks and decide how much they are willing to absorb.
Businesses need security tools that are integrated, coordinated, and able to communicate with each other across the network to provide unified "context-aware" protection, says Sophos CTO.
StarHub, DHL Express, and TES-AMM partner to expand e-waste recycling initiative that will see 100 bins placed across Singapore, providing the public a way to get rid of their unwanted IT devices and equipment.
Both security incidents occurred overnight involving a local mobile operator and entertainment company, putting customer data at risk and questioning the ability of enterprises in the country to adequately protect their clients.
Online retail accounts for just 1 percent of the total market and is expected to remain through to 2018 amid tough competition from physical stores and delays in infrastructure rollout to boost broadband connectivity.
Chinese networking giant's new research site in the Sophia Antipolis technology hub is its 17th in Europe and will focus on chipset design and embedded technology.