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Singapore firms suffer downtime due to fibre network disruption
2 days ago
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Despite 62% of Singaporean firms using cellular connectivity, weekly disruptions in fixed line/fibre networks have caused up to four hours of downtime for 25% of firms over the past year, states a Cradlepoint survey.
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AlphaSense doubles ARR to $200m & appoints new CMO
Last week
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AI search platform AlphaSense doubles its annual recurring revenue to $200m within two years, appoints experienced IPO strategist Heather Zynczak as Chief Marketing Officer.
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EMURGO & Huawei Cloud forge tech alliance to boost Cardano's reach
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EMURGO partners with Huawei Cloud to bolster the Cardano ecosystem, integrating Huawei's cloud infrastructure into Cardano's public blockchain network, with potential benefits for Asia-Pacific and Africa.
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Singapore's TDCX named amongst Outsource Accelerator's top 20
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Singapore's TDCX has been ranked amongst the top 20 in the global Outsource Accelerator 500, the only Southeast Asian BPO to achieve the recognition.
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M1 launches innovative sonic branding to enhance customer experience
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M1, Singapore's top telecom provider, debuts innovative sonic branding designed to resonate with their target audience and celebrate Singapore's diverse culture.
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Kacific & Microsoft partner to bridge Asia Pacific's digital divide
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Kacific Broadband Satellites and Microsoft partner to provide high-speed internet to 750 rural educational and healthcare facilities across Asia Pacific.
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Adyen report unveils Singapore's evolving fintech landscape
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Adyen's 2024 Retail Report reveals swift adoption of cashless transactions in Singapore, with 31% ditching wallets and 47% comfortable with QR codes.
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Giga! boosts app accessibility for Singapore's disabled community
Last week
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app development
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StarHub's Giga! enhances digital inclusivity for People with Disabilities (PWDs) in Singapore through new, integrated accessibility features and continued free service, endorsing the Digital for Life initiative.
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TCS Sustainathon Malaysia 2024 challenges STEM gender gap
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Over 200 Malaysian students from 30 universities joined Tata Consultancy Services' Sustainathon, developing innovative strategies aimed at bridging the gender gap in STEM fields.
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Communication gap between C-suite & cybersecurity leaders
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There's a worrying communication gap between C-suite execs and cybersecurity leaders, despite agreement on the importance of cybersecurity risk mitigation.
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Southeast Asia sees 43m local cyber threats to businesses in 2023
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Southeast Asia saw nearly 43 million cyber threats to businesses in 2023, with Singapore's incidents surging by 67% YoY, according to Kaspersky.
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LTP partners with Finery Markets to enhance crypto spot transactions
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Digital asset service, LTP, is now facilitating institutional clients to engage in crypto spot transactions via Finery Markets' FM Liquidity Match, enhancing the crypto industry's interlink.
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Singapore's digital divide: Wealth impact on tech use
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digital divide
Study reveals 84% of Singaporeans heavily utilise mobile apps and digital services, but disparities exist among demographics.
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Singaporeans value seamless, secure digital experiences, survey finds
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Singaporeans prioritise simple, secure online experiences, with 73% considering a brand switch for passwordless logins, reveals a survey by Ping Identity.
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Singapore marketers predict shift towards social media retail in 2024
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HubSpot's study reveals 9 out of 10 Singaporean social media marketers predict a rise in direct-to-consumer sales on social media platforms in 2024, highlighting the shift towards social media as a primary retail channel.
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Four-day week could become standard by 2029 – report
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One third of Singapore's workforce predicts a four-day work week to be standard by 2029, according to a recent survey.
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SendQuick wins Bronze Globee Award for cybersecurity innovation
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Singaporean firm SendQuick secures Bronze Globee Award win in the Authentication Solution category at the 20th Annual 2024 Globee Awards for Cybersecurity.
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Rackspace Technology appoints Ramesh Babu as Southeast Asia Cloud Leader
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cloud services
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Rackspace Technology appoints Ramesh Babu as new Public Cloud Go-To Market Leader in Southeast Asia, ramping up its initiative to become the region's trusted cloud partner.
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Kaspersky detects 500k phishing attempts on SEA businesses
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Nearly 500,000 financial phishing attempts were detected in Southeast Asia in 2023, with the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia seeing the highest numbers.
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UK banks join Singapore's cyber scam defence programme launch
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phishing
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In a united effort, SIM Academy, Singtel CSI, and UOB have launched Defence Against Cyber Scams, a programme aimed at increasing cyber resilience through prevention and combat strategies, with UOB's staff being its first beneficiaries.
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StarHub introduces LifeHub+ for streamlined health services access
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StarHub launches LifeHub+, a one-stop platform integrated into its app offering comprehensive health and wellness services, enhancing access to healthcare in Singapore.
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Vultr & Singtel team up to boost cloud GPU capacity in Asia
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Vultr partners with Singapore’s Singtel to enhance NVIDIA GPU cloud capabilities in Southeast Asia, allowing greater access to AI infrastructure across several countries.
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Jobstreet's 2024 report surveys hiring trends in Singapore
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Jobstreet's 2024 survey unveils Singaporean hirers' optimism for an active job market early in the year, with plans to grow staff numbers and a focus on compensation and benefits.
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Bonzai to enhance digital ad viewability performance
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digital marketing
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Digital advertising platform Bonzai releases 'Fillboard', a premium ad format designed to optimise viewability and maximise brand engagement.