Singapore is bubbling over with tech startups as seed money, talent, and interest are all coming together within its borders. Zopim is a Singapore startup that has achieved success in the online customer interaction space. Abhiroop Basu shares the general and cultural-specific challenges that Zopim faced as a startup.
From bits-and-bytes to brick-and-mortar, entrepreneur Howard Lo looks at how tech impacts a small business.
Howard spent 14 years in the tech industry working as a programmer, evangelist, and community manager for Microsoft. In 2009, he had lived his "dream" of middle-management long enough and opened a Japanese restaurant called Standing Sushi Bar. Trading in stock grants and software licenses for raw fish and cash, he enjoys mixing his passion for technology into the daily hustle of small business.
With cloud services, storage, and mobile apps pervasive today, employees are freed up to work from anywhere at anytime. What does this mean for work-life balance?
Offering multi-device support and more features, will messaging apps like LINE and Facebook Messenger, may snatch users away from WhatsApp?
Shop, click, and delivery in an hour. Singapore is a perfect place for this to happen, with its ubiquitous shopping malls and megamarts, so why isn't anyone doing it yet?
What if the best CEO for Microsoft turned out to be the one it already has? Ballmer has the experience, guts, and passion to succeed.
Windows 8.1 brings improved features that help boost the productivity for a small business.
Graph Search adds more content to what one can search, increasing its usefulness for businesses to keep tabs on what people are saying
With already a 10 percent in the smartphone maker, Fairfax Financial has put out an offer to buy BlackBerry for US$4.7 billion dollars. The question is why?
Microsoft had an existing strategic partnership with Nokia, so what's different in 2013 with the purchase of its devices and services unit compared to the 2011 partnership?
We're used to using the computer to collaborate with colleagues. What if your job means you're hardly online such as with restaurant staff? What are the tools that help an HQ coordinate and connect offline locations and teams?