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ViewQwest expands U.S. connectivity with New York point of presence

ViewQwest expands U.S. connectivity with New York point of presence

ViewQwest has announced that it has established a point of presence in New York to enable faster connectivity between Singapore and the U.S. East Coast.

Google to buy Twitch for US$1 billion

Google to buy Twitch for US$1 billion

Google has reportedly reached a deal to buy livestreaming video network Twitch for US$1 billion, according to a VentureBeat report citing "sources familiar with the matter."

Marvel gives you access to 13,000 comics at US$0.99

Marvel gives you access to 13,000 comics at US$0.99

In celebration of the Comic-Con currently held in San Diego, you will get access to the entire Marvel Unlimited catalog of 13,000 comics for a month at just US$0.99.

Edward Snowden says Dropbox is "hostile to privacy"

Edward Snowden says Dropbox is "hostile to privacy"

Dropbox may be one of the Internet's most popular cloud storage services, but NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden isn't a fan. In a recent interview with The Guardian, Snowden called Dropbox a "targeted, wannabe PRISM partner" that is "very hostile to privacy."

Google+ drops controversial real name policy after three years

Google+ drops controversial real name policy after three years

For three years, Google has forced Google+ users to use their real names, or face a ban from the social network. This week, Google changed its tune, allowing users to use any name they choose, in the "hope that today's change is a step toward making Google+ the welcoming and inclusive place that we want it to be."

Google adds bitcoin price conversions

Google adds bitcoin price conversions

Good news for anyone who obsessively tracks the roller coaster ride that is bitcoin currency value, the digital currency has now been added to Google's currency conversion feature.

Fiber broadband: Know what you're signing up for

Fiber broadband: Know what you're signing up for

Price is important when signing up for a fiber broadband plan, but it's certainly not everything. In this article, we explore what else makes for a good Internet experience, from typical download speeds and symmetric plans, to traffic shaping and latency.

New Amendment to Copyright Act Makes it Mandatory for ISPs to Block Piracy Sites

New Amendment to Copyright Act Makes it Mandatory for ISPs to Block Piracy Sites

The Singapore government passed an amendment to the Copyright Act yesterday which will force Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to comply with court orders filed by content companies.

Preparing Your Home for Fiber Broadband

Preparing Your Home for Fiber Broadband

Superior bandwidth that enables richer online content not possible before, it makes little to no sense to not go for fiber broadband when your existing ADSL or cable broadband contract is up, or when you're wiring up your new home. Here's a quick primer on getting your premise ready.

Music Streaming Possibly Replacing Downloads in the Future

Music Streaming Possibly Replacing Downloads in the Future

With Nielsen's recent report on music consumption in the US, it seems like music streaming will soon replace digital downloads, much like how the latter has taken over physical album sales. Read on to find out more.

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