• Former CEO of collapsed Mt.Gox bitcoin exchange arrested in Japan: reports
    Former CEO of collapsed Mt.Gox bitcoin exchange arrested in Japan: reports Reuters - 21 hours ago

    Mark Karpeles, the former head of defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, was arrested on Saturday in connection with the disappearance of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of the virtual currency, Japanese media reports said. The French-born … More »

  • Uber valuation tops $50 bn with latest funding: report
    Uber valuation tops $50 bn with latest funding: report AFP News - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Global ridesharing startup Uber has closed a deal raising nearly $1 billion in fresh capital, pushing its valuation to more than $50 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The report, citing people familiar with the deal, said investors … More »

  • Yahoo buys fashion website Polyvore
    Yahoo buys fashion website Polyvore Reuters - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc said on Friday it agreed to buy fashion start-up Polyvore to help drive traffic and strengthen its mobile and social offerings. Yahoo, which did not disclose terms of the deal, said Polyvore will accelerate its 'Mavens' … More »

  • Yahoo buys social shopping website Polyvore
    Yahoo buys social shopping website Polyvore AFP News - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Yahoo on Friday said it is adding to its lengthy roster of acquisitions with a deal to buy social shopping website Polyvore. The pioneering Internet firm planned to use Polyvore to beef up the e-commerce potential of its digital magazines and other … More »

  • Car hacking risk may be broader than Fiat Chrysler: U.S. regulator
    Car hacking risk may be broader than Fiat Chrysler: U.S. regulator Reuters - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The cybersecurity issues that led Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV to recall 1.4 million vehicles this month could pose a problem for cars and trucks from other automakers, the top U.S. auto safety regulator said … More »

  • Food tech startups raking in cash: survey
    Food tech startups raking in cash: survey AFP News - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Farm and food tech startups were red-hot in the first half of 2015, pulling in $2.06 billion from investors, a new survey showed Friday. The amount of money pouring in -- amid an overall boom in tech investments -- could be revised since some of … More »

  • Retro arcade racing fuels trio of hot new games
    Retro arcade racing fuels trio of hot new games AFP Relax - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Three games are poised to take on 1980s- and 90s-inspired arcade racing with renewed vigor, as "Power Drive 2000," "Slipstream" and "Drift Stage" look to classics like "OutRun," "Power Drift" and "Rad Racer" for authenticity and inspiration. … More »

  • Uber valued at about $51 billion after latest funding round: WSJ
    Uber valued at about $51 billion after latest funding round: WSJ Reuters - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Uber raised close to $1 billion in the round, bringing its total funding to more than $5 billion, WSJ reported on Friday, citing one of the people. Investors in the latest round include Microsoft Corp and the Indian media conglomerate Bennett … More »

  • Nvidia recalls some Shield tablets due to battery fire fears
    Nvidia recalls some Shield tablets due to battery fire fears Reuters - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    (Reuters) - Nvidia Corp said it was recalling some of its Shield 8-inch tablets in the United States as the battery in these devices can overheat, posing a fire hazard. The Android-based tablet, which has a price tag of $300-$400, is targeted at … More »

  • Facebook's Zuckerberg and wife are expecting a daughter
    Facebook's Zuckerberg and wife are expecting a daughter Associated Press - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his pediatrician wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby. … More »

  • Facebook CEO Zuckerberg and wife expecting a baby girl
    Facebook CEO Zuckerberg and wife expecting a baby girl Reuters - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby girl, he said on his Facebook page on Friday. Zuckerberg, 31, did not say when their daughter is due but … More »

  • Uber, driver attorneys maneuver toward crucial hearing
    Uber, driver attorneys maneuver toward crucial hearing Reuters - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Uber Technologies Inc is jostling with drivers suing for reimbursement of their expenses in advance of an important hearing next week in the fight over whether drivers are independent contractors or employees entitled to benefits. Three drivers … More »

  • With Star Wars relaunch, the Force is with Electronic Arts
    With Star Wars relaunch, the Force is with Electronic Arts Reuters - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Electronic Arts Inc is back from the "dark side". EA said on Thursday that "extremely strong" preorders for "Star Wars: Battlefront" were behind its decision to raise its full-year revenue forecast to $4.45 billion from $4.40 billion. "(EA) is … More »

  • Qualcomm wins appeal in $173 million ParkerVision case
    Qualcomm wins appeal in $173 million ParkerVision case Reuters - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    By Andrew Chung NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld a lower court's decision to clear Qualcomm Inc in a patent lawsuit by wireless chip developer ParkerVision Inc, allowing it to escape a $173 million verdict for … More »

  • Start-ups in spotlight at new Hong Kong tech meet
    Start-ups in spotlight at new Hong Kong tech meet AFP News - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Tech entrepreneurs gathered in Hong Kong Friday showing everything from next-generation wearables to "smart" sex toys as investors seek to tap into the Asian market, seen as a breeding ground for start-ups. The inaugural RISE technology conference … More »

 
  • VEP registration to start on August 15

    NUSAJAYA: Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) registration for Singapore-registered cars entering Johor will begin on August 15, said Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi.Once registered, and after purchasing a special card, these Singapore vehicles will be allowed into Johor checkpoints for free for a one-month trial period.Aziz said that those who fail to register their vehicles will not be permitted to enter the state via the Causeway in Johor Baru nor the Second Link in Gelang Patah when the VEP takes effect on Sept 1. ...

  • Nadal to lead Indian Aces in 2015 IPTL

    New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Multiple Grand Slam champion and former World No.1 Rafael Nadal will make his debut in Season 2 of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), scheduled from December 2 to 20, as the marquee player of defending champions Indian Aces. This time the tournament will have five teams with the inclusion of Japan Warriors, who will join the Aces, the UAE Royals, Philippine Mavericks and Singapore Slammers. The event will start in Japan and conclude in Singapore.

  • Nadal to lead Aces in 2015 IPTL

    New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Multiple Grand Slam champion and former World No.1 Rafael Nadal will make his debut in Season 2 of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), scheduled from December 2 to 20, as the marquee player of defending champions Indian Aces. The team-based tournament will have five teams this time with the inclusion of Japan Warriors, who will join Aces, the UAE Royals, Philippine Mavericks and Singapore Slammers. The tournament will start in Japan and conclude in Singapore.