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Coronavirus And The Digital Economy

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A year has passed since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Singapore. Ensuring a strong testing capability continues to be one of the nation’s key strategies to contain the spread of the stealthy virus, as large-scale testing allows for the early detection and isolation of cases before they infect others. Within a year, …

ST Engineering’s earth observation and geospatial analysis business, ST Engineering Geo-Insights (“Geo-Insights”), today announced that it has partnered with BlackSky, a leading provider of real-time geospatial intelligence and global monitoring services, to provide its customers in Southeast Asia an expanded satellite imaging and insights portfolio that now includes BlackSky products and services. In addition to …

The R&D ecosystem in Singapore has been studying various measures that can help support the safe reopening of the economy as we open up in phases. On top of current safe management measures such as wearing of mask, maintaining safe distancing, limiting social contacts and observing good personal hygiene, these additional solutions will help support …

Dell Technologies today announced an investment of US$50 million (approx. S$66 million) over three years since 2019 in the establishment of a Global Innovation Hub (GIH) in Singapore. Of that planned investment, US$23 million (approx. S$30 million) will be invested this year. Supported by Digital Industry Singapore (DISG), these investments will go towards accelerating developments …

DBS is launching Singapore’s first green car loan, the DBS Green Car Loan, to encourage car owners in Singapore to reduce their carbon footprint. Available from 1 March 2021, the DBS Green Car Loan provides a 1.68% p.a.[1] car loan to all customers purchasing new and used electric and hybrid vehicles. The rate is currently …

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As we welcome the new year, many of us have been reflecting on how much things have changed since 2020. One stark transformation that comes to mind is how quickly office environments have evolved. In the past 12 months, we have ushered in a different workplace era – one with hybrid work arrangements, a decentralised …

Singtel has expanded its 5G network coverage, bringing 5G indoors at VivoCity, the largest mall in Singapore. Running on 3.5GHz spectrum and advanced small cell radio dot technology, Singtel’s 5G network offers customers ultra-fast speeds of up to 1.2Gbps and a consistent and seamless 5G experience whether they are indoors or outdoors at VivoCity. To …

The term deep tech was coined by Swati Chaturvedi, CEO of Silicon Valley-based investment firm Propel(x), to differentiate tech startups built on commonly available technologies and tech companies that engage in long-term scientific and technological research and development (R&D) for the next level of innovations. General tech startups built on existing technologies often provide an …

ST Engineering has launched Plasma ResoShield®, an industry-first anti-microbial coating solution with fusion resonance technology that fully meets aviation requirements. The technology is able to neutralise pathogens before they land on surfaces coated with Plasma ResoShield®, and its innovative neutralising capability also promises high-impact protection lasting up to a year upon application. ST Engineering is …

Home owners, especially those staying in noisy districts, can look forward to greater living comfort with a new invention by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Design and Environment (SDE) that reduces outdoor noise and improves indoor ventilation. Called the Acoustic Friendly Ventilation Window (AFVW), this novel system cuts environment noise …