When at first GOO fail, GOO try again, and again.You gotta give it to Google.
By The Way
ZDNet's Asia senior editor Eileen Yu takes 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, where she oversees the site's Asia coverage.
Over 2,000 exhibiting companies congregated at CommunicAsia 2011 here this week, touting revolutionary technologies and top-of-line products and services.As with most trade exhibitions, product demos were the order of the day and most of the major booths had numerous reps ready and eager to showcase their organization's technology works.
I was watching one of those home design shows on TV recently when I found myself faced with that question: what if it all ends and we're forced to depend on our own resources? Will we be able to survive?
Earlier this week, local papers reported that access to information--on bus arrival times--used in Singapore third-party mobile apps had been cut off by the country's primary bus operator, SBS Transit. Over 10 of such apps including SG Buses, SG NextBus and ShowNearby, with a user base of 1 million, had relied on SBS Transit's Intelligence Route Information System (Iris) to provide the data.
Tomorrow, 2.2 million Singaporeans will take to the polls and vote in the nation's most heavily contested General Elections since its independence.
Mike Lazaridis, co-CEO and founder of Research In Motion (RIM), made news headlines this week after he abruptly ended an interview with BBC when the reporter began fielding questions about the company's security-related scuffles in India and the Middle East. The BlackBerry maker last year faced a potential service ban in the countries if it did not yield to the respective government's request to access data transmitted via the mobile device.
Election fever is heating up in the island-state and the politicking has gone into full swing, showcasing the good, the bad and the ugly.This little red dot I call home is expected to hold its General Elections anytime over the next two months, and one that is described as Singapore's first election since the uprising of social networking sites.
Most of us now surf regularly on our mobile devices, but try doing that while overseas and you might grow a few extra strands of grey hair when you return home to a phone bill for hundreds of dollars--or thousands, if you're a Facebook stalker--in data roaming charges. So, a question begs to be asked: does it really cost our operators so much to support our need for ubiquitous connectivity?
So it's now thinner, lighter and comes in two colors. No, I'm not talking about Steve Jobs...
Every household in Singapore probably did a little jolly jig on Friday when the government announced radio and TV license will be abolished, finally.During his budget speech, Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam explained that license fees were "losing their relevance" with increasing media convergence where anyone can now receive broadcast content over the Internet and mobile devices, and TV ownership is no longer limited to middle- and higher-income groups.