Tag Archives for Singapore

Innovative Complacency or the Wisdom of the Deceived?

  This is where I see a real problem for developed Asia: a complacency and disinterest in the role of technology and innovation. Or is it the clarity of vision from too much innovation? In a survey conducted by IDC … Continue reading

27. August 2016 by jeremy
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Mind the air-gap: Singapore’s web cut-off balances security, inconvenience | Reuters

A piece I co-wrote on Singapore’s decision to effectively air-gap most of its government computers — beyond security, military and intelligence. This is not something they’ve done lightly, but it does feel as if they might not have thought it … Continue reading

23. August 2016 by jeremy
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Singapore’s M1 aims narrowband deployment at the sea

Singapore telco M1 is getting Nokia to install an NB-IoT network atop its 4G one, interestingly with an eye not just to land but to sea.  NB-IoT stands for Narrowband Internet of Things, and is the GSM world’s answer to … Continue reading

22. August 2016 by jeremy
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Taxi Dating Apps?

I’ve been meeting a better class of taxi driver lately. It’s been made possible by something called GrabTaxi, which I have begun to think of as a dating app for passengers and taxi drivers. Of course, it’s not really, that … Continue reading

08. February 2014 by jeremy
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Digicel takes on the big boys in Myanmar

Here’s a piece I wrote about the, for some somewhat obscure, Digicel and its efforts to win a slice of Myanmar’s mobile pie. You can read the rest here. SINGAPORE, April 29 | Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:54pm EDT(Reuters) – Cellular operator … Continue reading

29. April 2013 by jeremy
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Singapore startup Viki aims to take local TV global

Viki has long interested me and their deal with Warner offered a news peg:  Who would want to watch a South Korean soap that was a flop back home? Lots of people, it turns out – something that Singapore-based startup … Continue reading

24. May 2012 by jeremy
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Inside the Web of Things

This is a slightly longer version of a piece I’ve recorded for the BBC World Service I’ve long dreamed of an Internet of things, where all the stuff in my life speaks to each other instead of me having to … Continue reading

22. December 2011 by jeremy
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The Fate of New Acquisitions: Whither or Wither?

By Jeremy Wagstaff I’m writing this on a Windows PC using a great piece of Microsoft software called Windows Live Writer. And that’s only part of the problem. As you no doubt know, Microsoft have announced they bought Skype, the … Continue reading

19. May 2011 by jeremy
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Why We Work in Starbucks

(this is a copy of my Loose Wire Service column, syndicated to newspapers; hence no links.) By Jeremy Wagstaff Why do we work in Starbucks? It’s a question I ask myself every day, because I usually find myself in one … Continue reading

11. April 2011 by jeremy
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