Thursday, 4 Jul 2013
The Asia Internet Coalition (AIC), a Hong Kong-based association formed by eBay, Facebook, Google, Salesforce and Yahoo, sent a letter in June to Singapore's Minister for Communications and Information (MCI) Yaacob Ibrahim on the new licensing framework for online news sites.
Google has just taken up a 7% stake in Vevo for an estimated US$45 million, which means it's worth about US$650 million. Vevo serves music related videos, and is currently one of the most viewed channels on Youtube.
Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013
Yahoo has just announced its acquisition of Qwiki, a start-up company that created an iPhone app which lets users create short movies using photos, video clips and music tracks. The deal was said to be worth an estimated US$50 million.
Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013
Maxthon has partnered with AMD to release its new Windows-based Maxthon Cloud browser, which is optimized for AMD's next generation of Accelerated Processing Units (APUs).
Monday, 1 Jul 2013
Yahoo has recently announced that it will be shutting down a total of 12 products in order to concentrate on products that have more value to the company.
Friday, 28 Jun 2013
Microsoft has announced Internet Explorer 11 will support SPDY and WebGL. Early adopters can look forward to speedy web browsing, and interactive 2D and 3D graphics without the need for any plug-ins.
Monday, 24 Jun 2013
Mozilla announced last week that they will be collaborating on the Cookie Clearinghouse, or CCH, with Stamford Law School's Center for Internet and Society (CiS). However, this development will mean more delays to the launch of its cookie-blocking feature that was announced in February this year.
Thursday, 20 Jun 2013
Yahoo has just announced that inactive (for at least 12 months) Yahoo IDs will be freed up so that new or current users can sign up for the Yahoo ID they have their eye on.
With less than two weeks until Google Reader shuts down, Feedly has announced that their cloud service is now live, providing users a way to import their Reader feeds and replace Reader's backend completely. Nine first apps running on Feedly cloud have been announced, as well as a new Web version.
Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013
Singapore's population data is now on OneMap through the new Population Query service. This is a collaboration between the Department of Statistics and the Singapore Land Authority to enable users to visualize demographic data on a map.