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[Singapore] Smart Nation: Data Works

[Singapore] Smart Nation: Data Works

Bringing together tech companies, developers, and public organisations to debate the latest data trends Synopsis: As the world enters a data revolution, businesses and organisations are just beginning to understand how data can be used and to explore the many possibilities this can offer. For the first time ever, IDA is presenting an unique two-day

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Will this Singaporean startup revolutionise mobile phone cameras?

DynaOptics has created a technology that makes cell phones achieve true optical zoom without the need for protruding lenses and extensions Meet DynaOptics, a small Singaporean startup working on a new technology in the field of camera optics that just clinched first prize at Techventure 2014. “I want to see our technology in every mobile phone

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The Monetary Authority of Singapore embraces cloud computing

MAS’ consultation on the proposed new outsourcing notice and updated guidelines has important changes relevant to cloud services Financial institutions and cloud service providers should be relieved following the release of MAS’ consultation on the proposed new outsourcing notice and updated guidelines. The message to take from the consultation is that cloud services are OK, provided

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ACE is being revived; goes private

Action Community for Entrepreneurship will aim at creating a conducive entrepreneurial environment in Singapore. Deputy Chairman and entrepreneur Dr Steven Fang will lead Started in 2003 as a collaboration between the government and entrepreneurs with the aim to create a conducive entrepreneurial environment in Singapore, the Action Community for Entrepreneurship, or ACE, is being revived. ACE has now

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Uber for Business launches in Southeast Asia

The business-friendly platform allows companies to set up an Uber account and manage transportation budgets US-based transportation company Uber has launched Uber for Business, a platform that allows companies to set up an Uber account and manage transportation budgets, in Southeast Asia, with emphasis on Singapore. According to an official statement, Uber for Business promises to ‘say goodbye to

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[Singapore] NUS-ISS Leadership Conference: Omni-channel

Omni-channel is redefining the customer experience; customer engagement on multi-levels for improved brand visibility, loyalty & resonance   Synopsis: About this Conference The emergence of omni-channel marketing is fundamentally changing the concept of business operating models, offering service delivery and customer engagement activities that blend online and offline channels easily. Though the omni-channel movement is

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[Singapore] Innovate Now! Session on The Sharing Economy

Get insights on the future and potential of collaborative consumption from the insiders and pioneering start-ups. Synopsis: Join Airbnb, The Innovators Network, SUTD, Padang & Co, MoolaSense and others in the upcoming Innovate Now! Session on The Sharing Economy. Get insights on the future and potential of collaborative consumption from the insiders and pioneering start-ups.

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[Singapore] Startups and Public Relations

Join us for a workshop on startups and public relations, and learn how to engage stakeholders in your business Synopsis: Startups = opportunities + challenges So you have your idea, your product, your company; now what? How do you make it real, make it work? What do you need to do to… …secure funding? …recruit the

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[Singapore] Kopi Chat for Entrepreneurs: Eddie Chau

Kopi Chat happens every month for the startup community by experienced entrepreneurs Synopsis: Kopi chats is a series of talks for the start-up community, served specially by NUS Enterprise alongside a good fresh brew of local coffee. To find out more, go to www.blk71.com, drop us a mail at blk71@nus.edu.sg, or reach us on +65

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[Updated] Preschool SaaS startup LittleLives nabs funding; heads global

Potential markets include Africa, China and the US. How will LittleLives fare? Singapore-based preschool Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) startup LittleLives has today announced receiving a six-figure amount of funding from angel investor Lee Han Shih, Founder, Potato Productions. According to an official statement, the three-year-old firm will use the funds to expand globally. Potential markets include Africa,

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[Singapore] OzAPP Awards Road Show: “Meet the Angels”

Learn what venture capitalist Bill Tai looks for in companies at Singapore’s installment of the OzAPP Awards Synopsis: With Singapore’s start-up scene heating up, angel investors are needed to bridge the gap between self-financing and institutional investors. But where do founders and angels meet? How do angels get access to great deal flow? And how can

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PropertyGuru and Emtek join forces to lead Rumah to the top

With this partnership, KMK will acquire an undisclosed minor shares of PropertyGuru Indonesia Hot news coming through. PropertyGuru has just published a joint venture with Emtek Group’s subsidiary PT Kreatif Media Karya (KMK) as an attempt to develop Rumah, PropertyGuru’s property platform that has served more than two million customers in Indonesia. The partnership was

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Thailand’s Pomelo Fashion now in Singapore; soon to enter Malaysia

Ten thousand registered users in Singapore so far. How will Singaporeans react to this Thailand-based Korea-style fashion e-commerce website? Thailand-based fashion e-commerce website Pomelo Fashion announced last week that it has officially launched in Singapore. For background, the online-only brand was first launched in Thailand a year ago with a focus on Korea-designed and -manufactured

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Evernote CEO Phil Libin: Making decisions out of fear

Fire fast, hire for communication skills and talents, and stop the negativity from killing off innovation Communication skills are key, regardless of job titles, said Phil Libin in conversation with e27 yesterday. As the CEO of Evernote — a note-taking and archiving tech company with a headcount of 385 — Libin no longer interviews potential staffers. “I

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