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Path uploads your entire iPhone address book to its servers

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Path uploads your entire iPhone address book to its servers 8 Feb 2012 – Singapore It all started innocently enough. I was thinking of implementing a Path Mac OS X app as part of our regularly scheduled hackathon. Using the awesome mitmproxy tool which was featured on the front page...
Path uploads your entire iPhone address book to its servers

PayPal trials QR code mobile shopping on Singapore’s metro service

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PayPal is using smartphone-crazy Singapore to trial an interesting initiative which allows phone owners to buy goods on the go using a QR code reader application. The experiment is taking place at 15 stations on the country’s metro system (SMRT) where the eBay-owned payment company is showcasing gifts from eight...
PayPal trials QR code mobile shopping on Singapore’s metro service
US 8th graders fail to score in global top 10 for math and science

Still Smiling, Eduardo? Senators Schumer, Casey Want To Collect Your $67M In Facebook Taxes Anyway

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Another development in the ongoing story of how Eduardo Saverin has given up his U.S. citizenship to avoid paying $67 million in taxes related to Facebook’s IPO: the U.S. government doesn’t want him get away with it quite so fast. Today, Senators Charles Schumer and Bob Casey are expected to...
Still Smiling, Eduardo? Senators Schumer, Casey Want To Collect Your $67M In Facebook Taxes Anyway

Startup Labs launches a fund for entrepreneurs in emerging markets [video]

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Startup Weekend has been instrumental in inspiring entrepreneurs all over the world to build and launch thousands of startups. But what happens when the weekend comes to an end? Do the startups continue to grow or do they fizzle out into oblivion? Cue Startup Labs, a seed-stage fund started by...
Startup Labs launches a fund for entrepreneurs in emerging markets [video]

Australian plane aborted landing because its captain was “preoccupied with his phone”

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A mobile phone was to blame for an aborted landing in Singapore but, in contrast to what you might expect, it was the captain’s own device that set things off. According to The Australian Transport Safety Bureau, the May 27 2010 Jetstar flight JQ57 cancelled its landing 150 metres from the...
Australian plane aborted landing because its captain was “preoccupied with his phone”

Facebook co-founder Saverin under fire for renouncing U.S. citizenship

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Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin has come under increased scrutiny following news that he had renounced his U.S. citizenship to become a resident of Singapore. The move drew criticism as reports pointed out that the move would save Saverin — who owns a part of Facebook — millions of dollars in...
Facebook co-founder Saverin under fire for renouncing U.S. citizenship

What's In A Name? $1M, If You're Called MobileApps.com. And At Least One Big Fish May Bite, Says CEO

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The market for mobile apps is booming — but not, it seems, for MobileApps.com, one of the many app aggregating marketplaces that have been set up in the last several years to ride that wave. The Singapore-based site that used to sit at that address has closed down after “failing...
What's In A Name? $1M, If You're Called MobileApps.com. And At Least One Big Fish May Bite, Says CEO

Ecommerce, search and social media in China by the numbers [Infographic]

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We’re a fairly skeptical bunch when it comes to infographics. While we love the idea of telling a story visually, we believe that the originality is long gone and it is a medium that is all too frequently misused – something tech journos/bloggers are as much to blame for. Every now and...
Ecommerce, search and social media in China by the numbers [Infographic]

‘Walking Around Naked On The Internet’: McAfee Says 17% Of PCs Globally Lack Malware Protection

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Some eye-opening stats out today from McAfee, the Intel-owned IT security company: a study of 28 million computers in 24 countries has found that 17 percent of all PCs do not have any form of security at all on them against viruses, worms, spyware and other Internet malware – a transgression...
‘Walking Around Naked On The Internet’: McAfee Says 17% Of PCs Globally Lack Malware Protection
Google doubles down on pride, says 'LGBT rights are human rights'

New York is beaten by Tel Aviv, LA and Seattle in a new global ranking of the top 20 startup ecosystems

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A new report released today by Startup Genome ranks the world’s top 20 startup ecosystems. While there’s no surprise what comes out on top, the overall list makes for some interesting reading. The Startup Genome used data collected by users of its Startup Compass tool, launched last year, which helps tech...
New York is beaten by Tel Aviv, LA and Seattle in a new global ranking of the top 20 startup ecosystems

Google's 'biggest ever' Street View update doubles special collections, refreshes 250,000 miles of roads

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Google's eponymous mapping system has received plenty of good press recently, but the company knows it can't take some time out to enjoy its position. As such, Mountain View's pushing out what it calls the biggest update to Street View it has ever undertaken, refreshing 250,000 miles of road...
Google's 'biggest ever' Street View update doubles special collections, refreshes 250,000 miles of roads

Developers ask why Path is grabbing names, numbers and emails from user’s phones

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A brief post from Arun Thampi, an iOS developer based in Singapore, has sparked an outcry among Path users. Thampi was poking around the Path API for a hackathon when he stumbled on request which sent his entire contact list including names, emails and phone numbers to Path. “Now I...
Developers ask why Path is grabbing names, numbers and emails from user’s phones

Apple Announces Record Pre-Orders For iPhone 5: 2M in 24 Hours

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Apple today announced that it managed to rack up 2 million pre-orders for the iPhone 5 in 24 hours, two times as many as it managed for the iPhone 4S last year, which sold over 1 million devices during its first 24 hours of pre-order sales. That’s a new record,...
Apple Announces Record Pre-Orders For iPhone 5: 2M in 24 Hours

Seed-sized A*STAR antenna could open the door to 20Gbps wireless

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Antennas have often capped the potential speed of a wireless link -- the 450Mbps in modern 802.11n WiFi routers is directly linked to the use of a MIMO antenna array to catch signals more effectively, for example. That ceiling is about to get much higher, if A*STAR has anything...
Seed-sized A*STAR antenna could open the door to 20Gbps wireless

Japanese advertising giant Dentsu buys UK-based Aegis for $5 billion

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Japanese advertising giant Dentsu has continued its global focus after agreeing a $5 billion (£3.2 billion) deal to acquire fellow advertising player, according to a statement from the UK-headquartered group. The move will rapidly accelerate Dentsu’s plans to further expand its presence overseas, as Aegis is particularly strong in Europe, but...
Japanese advertising giant Dentsu buys UK-based Aegis for $5 billion

New iPad still coming to Apple Stores at 8AM on Friday, don't worry

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Getting a little bit antsy in your respective Apple Store queue? Don't worry, Cupertino let it be known that its new iPad is on-track for an 8AM debut this Friday. The "resolutionary" (Apple's fault, not ours) tablet will be reaching Apple Stores on March 16th at 8AM local time...
New iPad still coming to Apple Stores at 8AM on Friday, don't worry
Third Nokia Lumia 800 firmware update reportedly improves battery life
Lytro inks retail deals with Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and international distributors

LG Optimus True HD LTE's European assault begins in Portugal, Germany and Sweden

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While the latest LTE and HD equipped addition to LG's Optimus line has already landed across Asia (Korea, Japan) and North America (US - AT&T, US - Verizon, Canada) under a few different names, the newly rebranded Optimus True HD LTE is finally prepared for a European debut. As...
LG Optimus True HD LTE's European assault begins in Portugal, Germany and Sweden

Twitter Gains Another Googler, Former Managing Director Of Commerce In Asia Pacific, Aliza Knox

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Twitter has hired away another Google employee, and this time it’s someone with a heavy focus on commerce. The Googler is Aliza Knox, who ran Business and Sales for Shopping, Offers and Wallet across Asia Pacific as Managing Director of Commerce. Knox has confirmed this with TechCrunch this evening. Knox...
Twitter Gains Another Googler, Former Managing Director Of Commerce In Asia Pacific, Aliza Knox

Ad startup Marin Software takes a late-stage $30M

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Marin Software, a San Franisco startup focusing on online advertising, has just announced a $30 million round of fundraising. This is the company’s sixth round of funding in as many years. Marin offers an all-in-one platform for managing display, search, social, and mobile marketing. It mainly focuses on clients spending...
Ad startup Marin Software takes a late-stage $30M

To fuel expansion in Asia, gaming social network Xfire secures $3 million

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Xfire, which operates an online community for gamers, has raised $3 million in new funding. The company previously secured $4 million in financing from Intel Capital in 2011, so this round brings its total of capital raised to $7 million. Likely, the investment round will be joined by additional backers...
To fuel expansion in Asia, gaming social network Xfire secures $3 million
Tired Of Being Twitter For Voice, Bubbly 2.0 for iPhone Becomes "The Instagram Of Voice"

MobileApps.com, the 'AdSense for mobile apps', shuts down - domain can be yours for $1 million

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Singapore-based startup MobileApps.com, which launched its mobile app discovery platform to some fanfare last year, recently decided to call it quits and re-focus on ‘rich media ads’. The company had raised $400,000 in seed funding from Tokyo-based mobile company I-FREEK. This morning, founder and CEO Alvin Koay published a press...
MobileApps.com, the 'AdSense for mobile apps', shuts down - domain can be yours for $1 million
The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement: ACTA struggles to pass in Europe

Xfire Raises $3M To Expand Gamer Social Networking In Asia

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Xfire, which offers social networking tools for gamers, just announced that it has raised $3 million in new funding. The round was led by Singapore-based IDM Venture Capital. It’s apparently targeted specifically at expanding Xfire’s presence in Asia — the company recently announced that it’s partnering with China Youth Goyor...
Xfire Raises $3M To Expand Gamer Social Networking In Asia

Apple iTunes store to open in Philippines, Singapore

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Apple appears ready to open the virtual doors to its iTunes store in the Philippines and Singapore, putting an end to over three months of rumors sparked by a "Parental Control" setting in iTunes 10.6....
Apple iTunes store to open in Philippines, Singapore

Official announcement: new iPad to go on sale in 10 countries on Friday at 8 am

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Apple announced today that the new iPad will go sale this Friday starting at 8:00 am local time. It will debut in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK; along with Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. With a long pre-order...
Official announcement: new iPad to go on sale in 10 countries on Friday at 8 am
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