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Singapore Riots: First In 40 Years

Singapore Riots: First In 40 Years

By Lindsay McCane December 9, 2013

Singapore witnessed their first riot in over 40 years over the weekend, which led to the arrest of 27 people. Following a fatal accident that killed an Indian worker, more than 400 people took to the streets in one of …

PayPal Announces First Collaboration with Government Agency on Mobile Commerce

Update:  When asked about PayPal pursuing other collaborations wtih government agencies, Anuj Nayar, the director of globalcommunications at PayPal, tells us:

Our mobile strategy in Asia Pacific covers 5 areas:

1. Provide consumers with a simple, fast, secure checkout experience on the mobile phone.

2. Provide merchants with an easy integration of their online shopping site with the mobile phone.

Twitter Hot in UK, Overshadowed by Plurk in Singapore
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Twitter has entered the top 100 most visited websites in the UK according to Hitwise. It came in at number 91 beating out Expedia UK, Gumtree, easyJet, Digital Spy, and Money Supermarket, which Hitwise research director Robin Goad refers to as "online heavyweights."

Twitter traffic has multiplied by 27 over the last year, and this is only the main site. It doesn’t take into account access via third party applications or mobile phones.

Google News Launches for Singapore
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Today Google announced the addition of Google News Singapore to the Google News family. This is the first new version of Google News since October, when they announced Google News in the Telugu language, and at the end of September when they announced the Polish version.

Bloggers In Singapore Question Escape Of Militant
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The state controlled media and government in Singapore have been heavily criticized by bloggers for not providing details about how an Islamic militant escaped from prison.

Monday Morning Link Fest …
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From Apple to Microsoft to Google, there is hot news written. Below are some of the more interesting articles involving eBusiness and search today.

Another obvious patent gets paid off by Apple. Apple has agreed to pay Burst a $10 million payment for infringing on its 1990 streaming video technology patent.

Singapore Bans Xbox Game For Lesbian Scene

The Xbox 360 video game Mass Effect has been banned in Singapore because it features a lesbian scene between an alien and a human.

eBay Works To Keep Buyers, Sellers Interested

I’ve never had a serious grudge against eBay or complaint about its site.  Nonetheless, it’s been months since I’ve visited an online auction for personal reasons, and eBay is trying hard to reverse this sort of behavior.

YouTube, Others Succeed In Singapore
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Stories about growth in Asia tend to involve China – it’s hard to ignore 1.3 billion potential users.  But there are other countries in the region, and in one of them – Singapore – Hitwise’s Sandra Hanchard has recorded some impressive growth.

eBay Expresses Interest In Southeast Asia

Like Google and Yahoo before it, eBay is eyeing Asia and the best ways to succeed in that region.  And although eBay is focusing on a slightly different group of countries, it, like Google, intends to concentrate on the mobile market.

Singapore Internet Marketers & eBay Auction Specialists

…If you haven’t heard the news, you need to read this post.

The second installment of Jo Han Mok and Matt Bacak’s Internet Millionaire Incubator hits Singapore this Friday.

Google Earth Gets Book Search Layer

To research a place’s past, you could drive around looking for historical markers.  Or you could call up Google Earth; a new default layer allows users to “explore locations through the lens of the world’s books.”

Google Sallies Forth Into Singapore
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After months of rumors, Google has finally opened an office in Singapore.  The search engine giant is also reportedly in talks to open a research and development center on the island city-state – yes, let another round of rumors begin.

Google R&D To Set Up Shop In Singapore?

According to recent reports, Google is preparing to invade Singapore (in a friendly, build-a-research-and-development-center kind of way). This center would be the company’s first such establishment in Southeast Asia, although Google has yet to officially confirm the reports.

Singapore Jails Internet Forum Posters

Two Singapore men were jailed today for posting racist remarks on an Internet forum for dog lovers, the Associated Press reports.

MSN Search Toolbar Has International Appeal

Last Friday evening, MSN took their search toolbar to the International community by releasing an updated version, which increases the amount of language support given to foreign countries.

In-Flight Live TV Coming

First, there was the expansion of in-flight wi-fi so that you could remain connected to the net on your flight across the Atlantic or Pacific.