I must admit, since I rejoined the ranks of public transport users, I was delighted to use the ShowNearby app on my Android to help me figure out which bus would arrive earlier and the fastest routes home. With this information, I figured I have been able to shave 10 to 15 minutes every day.
This ZDNet blog is hosted by lawyers from two law firms, Pinsent Masons and Olswang, who specialize in the Asia-Pacific ICT sector.
A couple of months ago, I was thumbing through Wired Magazine and came across an article headlined: "One of 12 shocking ideas that could change the world." The article referred to a small Danish company, called Specialisterne, which was earlier the subject of a Harvard Business Review case study.
Yup--the news is out--Singapore WILL face general elections with Polling Day falling on May 7.What's new about these elections: with the advent of technology, social media and its array of new tools will be on display for use by all and sundry.
The events unfolding in Japan have forced several entities to declare force majeure events which would give them protection from having to comply with contractual obligations.Several power companies, commodity suppliers and even the MotoGP have declared force majeure in order to postpone deliveries, orders and events.
Without sounding nostalgic, sometimes you only miss something after it is gone. It is the same feeling I felt when the government abolished the radio and TV (RTV) license on Friday with its budget announcement.
My editors often remind me that one prediction I made--the one about when general privacy laws would be passed in Singapore--has still not taken place. It has been that long that I can't even remember when the original prediction was made.
Singapore is about to introduce lemon laws with public consultation closing today. A lemon law allows consumers to seek redress for goods which are not up to the mark.
The papers last week screamed of the parliamentary debates involving Wikileaks. It was reported that recipients of the leaked information as well as those publishing it would be prosecuted.
Ever since my wife started her online maternity shop, the daily happenings at Singapore Post have become dinner table conversation at home.With packages being mailed out daily, delays resulting in customer complaints reach my ears.
As countries deal with the WikiLeaks fallout, many would also look at their laws to see if their regulations would adequately protect them in this instance as well as in future cases. How would Singapore law handle this situation?
In biblical days, the Valley of Elah saw a clash where the combatants lent their names to the phrase that now depicts a one-sided battle ending in favour of the smaller opponent.The highest court of Singapore delivered a judgement on Wednesday in favor of technology company, RecordTV, against Singapore broadcaster MediaCorp.
The recent rage in the news was all about cyberbullying after what happened at Rutgers and ACJC. Do our laws prevent bullying?
My office sits across the headquarters of Singapore's largest bank, which was the scene of what some called the most widespread Internet banking outage in Singapore this week.According to media reports, senior DBS management physically went down to bank branches, apologized publicly and promised investigations into the seven-hour long incident.
I don't practise in an area of law called Family Law. It is an area which deals with family relationships and primarily revolve around divorce (including maintenance and custody issues).
Like many powerful men before him, Jack Neo, once Singapore's most famous cross-dresser became Singapore's most famous adulterer.While many facets of public comment have surfaced--whether the acts were moral, whether there was undue pressure, the loyal response of the faithful wife, the defence of the friends and the daringness of the women involved--the same point intrigues me as with the cases of Hugh, Tiger, Kobe and Terry.