• Samsung glamor days over as it fights to save mobile market share
    Samsung glamor days over as it fights to save mobile market share Reuters - 4 hours ago

    By Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - For four years Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has basked in the success of its Galaxy smartphones, making billions of dollars competing with Apple Inc in the premium mobile market. The coming years are set to be more … More »

  • The demise of hitchBOT: 'Bad things happen to good robots'
    The demise of hitchBOT: 'Bad things happen to good robots' AFP News - 8 hours ago

    Envisioned as a social experiment to see if its kind could trust humans, the talking humanoid got its answer -- sadly -- when it was found dismantled and left for dead in Philadelphia. "If we get the OK from the creators to repair or replace the … More »

  • Twitter shares close at all-time low on growth worries
    Twitter shares close at all-time low on growth worries AFP News - 8 hours ago

    Twitter shares fell to an all-time low on Monday, weighed down by doubts that the popular messaging platform isn't growing fast enough to thrive. Twitter shares were down more than five percent to $29.25 at the close of official trading on the New … More »

  • Sprint names new CFO in management shake-up
    Sprint names new CFO in management shake-up Reuters - 9 hours ago

    (Reuters) - Sprint Corp, the No. 3 U.S. cellular operator, said Chief Financial Officer Joseph Euteneuer will be leaving the company and named Tarek Robbiati as his successor in one of many executive changes announced on Monday. Robbiati, who will … More »

  • Attack targets Trump website, Gawker posts old cell number
    Attack targets Trump website, Gawker posts old cell number Associated Press - 10 hours ago

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's corporate website was the target of a cyberattack Monday, the same day a celebrity gossip website published an old mobile telephone number for the billionaire businessman. … More »

  • Microsoft buys firm that boosts sales through games
    Microsoft buys firm that boosts sales through games AFP News - 11 hours ago

    Microsoft announced on Monday that it has bought a startup with a winning way of using game play to boost the performance of sales teams. Microsoft did not disclose financial terms of the deal in which it acquired Texas-based Incent Games, … More »

  • AT&T, as new owner of DirecTV, offers TV-wireless discount
    AT&T, as new owner of DirecTV, offers TV-wireless discount Associated Press - 12 hours ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T customers will save $10 a month and get a single bill for their TV and wireless services under a new package the company is offering after its $48.5 billion purchase of satellite TV company DirecTV 10 days ago. … More »

  • German carmakers buy Nokia maps to fend off digital rivals
    German carmakers buy Nokia maps to fend off digital rivals Reuters - 13 hours ago

    By Edward Taylor and Eric Auchard FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German carmakers BMW , Audi and Mercedes , will pay around 2.5 billion euros ($2.8 billion) to buy Nokia's maps business, beating out high-tech rivals for location services seen as key to the … More »

  • ICANN posts proposal to end US oversight of Internet
    ICANN posts proposal to end US oversight of Internet AFP News - 13 hours ago

    Under the plan, nonprofit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) would create a separate legal entity that would be contracted to handle key technical functions of the online address system. A "Customer Standing Committee" … More »

  • Summer Games Done Quick: Four impressive speedruns on 'Tetris,' 'Mario,' and more
    Summer Games Done Quick: Four impressive speedruns on 'Tetris,' 'Mario,' and more AFP Relax - 15 hours ago

    This year's charity event Summer Games Done Quick brought the gaming community together in the US city of St. Paul, Minneapolis for a week of fast-paced gaming to beat popular and rare titles as fast as possible, with over $1.2m raised for charity … More »

  • China to restrict drone, supercomputer exports
    China to restrict drone, supercomputer exports Reuters - 16 hours ago

    China will restrict the export of drones and supercomputers from Aug. 15 to help protect national security out of fears such equipment could fall into the hands of militant groups, state news agency Xinhua said on Monday. While its technology lags … More »

  • India orders hundreds of porn sites blocked
    India orders hundreds of porn sites blocked AFP News - 16 hours ago

    India has ordered more than 800 porn sites blocked for "objectionable" content, a government official said Monday, igniting a row about freedom of speech in the world's biggest democracy. The telecommunications department has directed Internet … More »

  • Hackers take down part of German federal prosecutor's website
    Hackers take down part of German federal prosecutor's website Reuters - 17 hours ago

    Hackers blocked part of the German federal prosecutor's office, a spokeswoman said on Monday, but she could not give any details about the scope of the attack or the possible perpetrators. The attacks were claimed by a group demanding Berlin end … More »

  • PC download charts: 'Rocket League,' 'PuniTy'
    PC download charts: 'Rocket League,' 'PuniTy' AFP Relax - 19 hours ago

    "Rocket League" remains Steam's bestselling hit four weeks after release, "PuniTy" hails the now unavailable Guillermo del Toro and Hideo Kojima collaboration "P.T.," and "Cosmonautica" hits the heights upon its debut come Monday, August 3. … More »

  • Photos of next Samsung phablet and curved phones leaked
    Photos of next Samsung phablet and curved phones leaked AFP Relax - 19 hours ago

    A tech blogger that has earned the reputation of being the king of leakers has revealed photos claimed to show the latest iterations of Samsung's phablet and curved phone. Evan Blass, best known by his handle @evleaks, has posted photos of what are … More »

 
  • Najib receives courtesy call from Asean foreign ministers

    KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today received a courtesy call from ASEAN Foreign Ministers at Putra World Trade Centre, here.Malaysian Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman was in attendance at the event which took place after Najib opened the 48th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting at the same venue.The foreign ministers were Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi from Indonesia, Albert Ferreros del Rosario (the Philippines), K.Shanmugam (Singapore), Tanasak Patimapragorn (Thailand) and Phim Binh Minh (Vietnam). ...

  • Facebook Tracked SG50 Conversations This Year, No Surprise Who Came Up Tops
    Facebook Tracked SG50 Conversations This Year, No Surprise Who Came Up Tops

    This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post.  It’s no surprise, Singapore: Lee Kuan Yew was the most talked about topic on social media this year, according to Facebook. His passing on 23 March brought a nation together, and also online, to pay their respects and tributes in their own ways. The touching tribute video of The post Facebook Tracked SG50 Conversations This Year, No Surprise Who Came Up Tops appeared first on Vulcan Post.

  • 4 Lessons from Startupbootcamp FinTech Singapore
    4 Lessons from Startupbootcamp FinTech Singapore

    It is done! The 1st cohort of Startupbootcamp FinTech 2015 Singapore had its Demo Day last Wednesday in Gardens By the Bay, Singapore, where the 11 FinTech teams graduated from the 3 months program. With more than 650 attendees it was by far the largest Demo Day of its kind in Asia, and hell yeah,