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[Infographic] LinkedIn Opens Office In Hong Kong

Earlier today LinkedIn announced the opening of Hong Kong office, its 25th office globally and 9th office within Asia Pacific.

Yahoo! Launches Mobile Video, Smart And Targeted Ads Across Southeast Asia

Yahoo! unveils three products - Mobile Video Ads, Smart Ads and Targeted Ads - that bring tailored, targeted and interactive rich media ads to mobile devices in its Southeast Asian markets.

Four Singapore Startups Enter Global Business Plan Competition by DFJ and Cisco

Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) and Cisco has announced four local startups - TheMobileGamer, Phokki, E-Thermity and Zimplistic - as the Singapore entrants to their recently announced global business plan competition.

BT, SPRING And IE Announces New Magazine for SMEs

A new magazine that focuses on the needs of Singapore's small and medium-sized businesses, The SME Magazine, will be hitting the streets.

[Singapore][Infographic] Talent Not As Passive As We Think: LinkedIn

While some 73-percent of Singaporean professionals consider themselves "passive talent", around six out of seven of those are actually open to job offers, according to LinkedIn's internal data.

Wonga Launches Fraud Hotline To Combat Phishing Scam

A common SMS and email phishing scam in South Africa is using the company name of the short term lender Wonga to defraud consumers.

The Rise Of The Virtual Office

A recent end-2010 financial study conducted and compiled by the Office Business Center Association International (OBCAI) that surveyed 442 office business centers shows a significant acceleration in virtual office growth in 2009, to 18.3% from 7.8% in 2008.

SPRING Announces New Entrepreneurship Training Scheme for PMETs

SPRING Singapore announces an entrepreneurship training scheme to equip professionals and executives who aspire to be entrepreneurs with relevant skills to start and run a business.

[Singapore] Will Number 8 Prove Auspicious For Microsoft?

Microsoft today debuted the Windows Phone 8, its highly anticipated smartphone operating system, in Singapore, showing off a slew of Windows Phone 8 phones from smartphone vendors Samsung, Nokia and HTC.

Money No Enough? Wrong!

Surprise, surprise.  For local entrepreneurs who complain that it is difficult to get funding for their businesses, it would shock them to know that...

Nimble Offers Free Year Of Software To Startup Accelerators

Social relationship management platform Nimble is launching a program that would see it offer startups a year of free access to its social relationship software through partner startup accelerators.

Blackbox Launches The Startup Genome Project

So can innovation be identified, traced, and replicated? That's what new Silicon Valley technology startup accelerator Blackbox is trying to find out with the Startup Genome Project.

Emerging from Under the Radar

CNET has a story on four new web publishing startups that recently featured at the Under the Radar Conference - music publisher AudioMicro, content tracking...

41% Of Attack Traffic Originates From China – Akamai

According to data in the latest State of the Internet Report provided by Akamai Technologies, 56% of all malignant traffic observed by its customers - such as Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks - originate from the Asia Pacific/Oceania region, with China contributing a full 41%.

[Singapore] Risky Public Wif-Fi Use Puts Mobile Users At Risk Of Identity Theft And...

According to an Avast survey of close to 200 Singaporeans, the Internet security solutions provider discovered that a whopping 86 percent of survey participants prefer to join unprotected Wi-Fi networks over secure ones that require a password.

11,660 New Millionaires In Singapore

It's official. According to this AsiaOne story, the annual Merrill Lynch and Capgemini World Wealth Report has reported that the number of Singapore millionaires...

Mobile Payment Platform Swiff Launches in Singapore; Targets Other Markets

Swiff (, a new mobile payment platform that allows cashless credit card payments using mobile phones and mobile tablet devices as credit card or debit card terminals, launched in Singapore last week.

[Singapore] Mobile Marketing To Be Most Powerful Tool By 2015: Experian

Eight out of ten Singapore-based marketers surveyed in a recent study say that mobile will be one of the most important tools to engage with customers in the next two to three years.

UNWTO Calls On Tourists To ‘Buy Local’

UNWTO's "One Billion Tourists: One Billion Opportunities" campaign got the public to vote on ideas that would have the greatest benefit for the people and places they visit and to pledge to follow that tip when traveling. The winning tip? 'Buy Local'.

[Singapore] IBM, Microsoft And Accenture Most Desired Employers: LinkedIn

LinkedIn today revealed data showing that the top three most in demand employers in its network for Singapore are IT giants IBM and Microsoft, followed by consulting firm Accenture.

[Europe] Rockstart Accelerator Launches New Founders Program

Amsterdam-based startup accelerator Rockstart has announced a new program that aims to support ten teams of founders with 99 mentors for 100 days, followed by an additional three-month summer program and ending with a 25-day road trip to Silicon Valley.

Social Media and U.S. Politics: A Colligent Report

We've all known that social media has played, and will continue to play, a huge role in politics. The question is: how much influence and impact does it really have? A new report, recently released late last month by social media research and analysis company Colligent, aims to shed light on this.

[Singapore] DBS Earmarks S$1 Million For Social Enterprises

Singapore-based bank DBS today announced that they will be providing social enterprises in Singapore with project grants of up to S$1 million to help them with their business expansion plans and help boost their social causes.

Books Actually Has Moved!

Books Actually, a quaint bookstore run by Kenny and Karen whom we've interviewed before, is now at No.5 Ann Siang Road! They've added more than...

[Singapore] Golden Gate Ventures And JFDI Asia Form Strategic Alliance

Singapore-based technology startup accelerator Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI.Asia) today announced a strategic tie-up with Golden Gate Ventures, another startup accelerator also based in Singapore, that will see the latter's co-founders Vinnie Lauria, Jeff Paine and Paul Bragiel join JFDI.Asia's "bootcamp" accelerator program as mentors with immediate effect.

[US] Rutgers Partners H360 Capital And NJIT To Attract Tech Companies To Newark

Rutgers' Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development, has announced a partnership with a minority-run early stage venture capital firm, H360 Capital, and NJIT’s Enterprise Development Center, to attract technology companies to Newark, New Jersey.

Significant Percentage Of Global Email Traffic Is Spam: Cloudmark

Research compiled from messaging threat protection service provider Cloudmark’s Global Threat Network places the United States as the top country in the world in terms of volume of email spam, followed by Brazil and France. Asia Pacific countries rated fairly low on the global scale when it came to volume of email spam sent, but they do exhibit a high incidence of spam among total emails sent.

[Singapore] Mobile Security Concerns Continue To Surround BYOD: SolarWinds

A recent study by IT management software provider SolarWinds of 150 150 IT decision makers at Singapore SMEs reveals challenges surrounding BYOD at the workplace.

[U.S.] [Infographic] Small Business Scorecard August 2012: SurePayroll

According to the latest SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard for August 2012, 82-percent of small business owners did not seek lending so far this year. And of those that did, only 32-percent had difficulty convincing the banks to hand over the money.