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Google annouces online only shopping event for Singapore on Feb 2-4

Google annouces online only shopping event for Singapore on Feb 2-4

Google’s event, the first of its kind outside India, will see up to 60 brands across all sectors of retail and is meant to capitalise on the pre Chinese New Year shopping craze Singaporeans love to shop, there are no two ways about that. In fact, the country’s Great Singapore Sale (GSS) event in the

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Rivals unshaken by Google’s Flight Search launch in India

Users can search directly for flights within Google or access google.co.in/flights to quickly find, compare and book flights Boosting competition in the online travel booking space, Google has recently launched its flight search tool in India allowing users to find and compare airfares online and book tickets directly on an airline portal or through a

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BBM emerges most popular messaging app in Indonesia

WhatsApp Messenger occupied the second place followed by LINE Google Indonesia has compiled a list of the most popular search during 2014 and according to the trends, BlackBerry was the most wanted instant messaging service throughout the year, beating last year’s champion WhatsApp Messenger and Line in the third place. Now this is interesting, considering that


Weekly Cornerplay: Google ads can drive store visits…or not

In this edition of Weekly Cornerplay, Jeffrey Yuwono takes a closer look at Google’s metric for store visits Google announced a few days ago the initial roll-out of a new ‘store visits’ metric for AdWords. Essentially, it is an attempt to trace conversion from an ad click to an actual store visit. According to Google: With the holiday

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5 key takeaways from Google’s Indian online shopping study

The number of online shoppers in India is expected to grow almost three times to 100 million by 2016 Growing penetration of Internet and preference for shopping online has driven the e-commerce market in India, which will touch US$15 billion by 2016, tech giant Google said. Compared to eight million in 2012, about 35 million people


Quit your job without having a panic attack: Google’s Steven Feiner

Called ‘The art of resignation’, Feiner’s book for would-be entrepreneurs reveals how they can quit their corporate jobs gracefully Steven Feiner wasn’t surprised when he found out that more people in the United States had searched Google for ‘resignation’ (5.1 million queries) than ‘Superbowl’ (3.8 million queries) over the last 12 months. He had seen the


Weekly Cornerplay: Inbox by Google is same-same but different

Jeffrey Yuwono reviews the invite only Google Inbox in this edition of Weekly Cornerplay; says it won’t change your life Inbox is a new mail client that The Verge calls “a total reinvention of email from Google.” Which is a bit of an exaggeration, but does demonstrate the excitement many in the tech press have for it. Inbox is invite


[Singapore] Singapore Developer Meetup November at Google Agenda

SG Android Developers Meet up Synopsis: Singapore Developer Meetup November at Google Agenda 6:30pm – 6:45pm Refreshments & Social Food and drinks courtesy of Google 7:00pm – 7:45pm Faster, Better, Cheaper : Build apps on the Google Cloud by Melina Lee Want to create an application and have it scale quickly at high performance? How


Weekly Cornerplay: Microsoft’s wearable is imminent, but what’s the point?

Jeffrey Yuwono expresses doubts over Microsoft’s coming wearable device in this edition of Weekly Cornerplay According to Forbes, Microsoft will launch its wearable device in the coming weeks in time for the holiday season. It’s a health-focussed device and will work with Android, iPhone and of course Windows Phone. I had written my concerns about the


Google eyes Asia with upcoming Nexus 6 smartphone

As evidence of the shift of power to Asia, Google plays to the booming market’s demands by making the huge Nexus 6 ‘phablet’ this year’s flagship Every year around October and the months leading up to it, we are bombarded with the latest leaks and rumours around Google’s upcoming flagship smartphone in its Nexus line. The


Google Primer offers bite-size marketing lessons for startups

Google looks to give startups the best shot at success with its new marketing advice app Primer, available for free on iOS (and soon Android) Google has launched free ‘experimental’ app Primer in a bid to help startups market themselves more effectively. The app aims to offer a ‘no-nonsense’ primer through case studies, insider tips


[Singapore] Google for Entrepreneurs day

Join us at Google For Entrepreneurs Day on 17 October and find out how best to tips on making Android work for your business Synopsis: Back at Blk71 for 2014, this year’s event focuses on the following three topics: What’s New on Android: Latest Android APIs, Best Practices and our Favorite Trips and Tricks Material


Weekly Cornerplay: Why Android Wear is like a pimply teenager

Android Wear is immature but has potential for greatness, says Jeffrey Yuwono Last week, we reviewed the Moto 360. Today, we take a closer look at Android Wear. The future of the smartwatch is to be the primary entry point for your digital life. The device you scan first to get an update on what’s happening, and the preferred device