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The Infocomm Media Development Authority (“IMDA”) published enhanced security requirements for new home routers sold in Singapore. The finalised Technical Specifications for Residential Gateways (“RG”), commonly known as home routers, take into account feedback from the public and industry, following an earlier consultation exercise. The Technical Specifications will come into effect in six months, on 13 April 2021. Home routers …

Singtel has been recognised as the Employer of Choice in Asia at the recent HR Fest Awards 2020 for being an all-rounder in its HR practices. The company was lauded for its excellent work-life balance initiatives, rewards schemes, diversity and inclusion policies, talent management, succession planning and training and development programmes. Ms Aileen Tan, Singtel’s …

Diamond could conduct electricity like metals when it is deformed to strains at the nanoscale, according to predictions from a study by an international team of scientists led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. Using computer simulations, the team, which also includes researchers from the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology …

Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat announced Singapore’s Safer Cyberspace Masterplan 2020 at the opening ceremony of the virtual Singapore International Cyber Week. Building on the 2016 Singapore Cybersecurity Strategy[1], the Masterplan outlines a blueprint for the creation of a safer and more secure cyberspace in Singapore. Developed in consultation with industry and academic partners, it …

According to a recently published report by CB Insight, Grab is the highest-funded fintech startup (currently private, up-and-coming company) in the world. The Singaporean business is also a ride hailing and food delivery provider, partly explaining why the startup’s funding is so far ahead of its fintech peers. Grab started out by offering taxi bookings and only later …

As more venues reopen over the next few months, the public must remain vigilant and safeguard itself from COVID-19. Temperature monitoring for signs of fever is one of the key means to identify potential COVID-19 cases. For venues with high footfall such as shopping malls, offices and places of worship, the temperature screening process has …

The DBS 2020 Digital Treasurer Survey has revealed that businesses in Singapore continue to lead in digitalisation efforts across the Asia-Pacific (APAC). Polling around 1,700 corporate treasurers, CEOs, CFOs and business owners across the region, the survey showed that in terms of digital readiness, close to half (45%) of Singapore’s corporates have a well-defined strategy …

The government of Singapore and Apple announced their partnership on the health initiative LumiHealth, a personalized program to encourage healthy activity and behaviors using Apple Watch. The first-of-its-kind program was designed by Singapore’s Health Promotion Board in conjunction with Apple as part of the country’s Smart Nation initiative, a national effort to leverage technology to …

Earlier this summer, marine specialists reeled up a shipping-container-size datacenter coated in algae, barnacles and sea anemones from the seafloor off Scotland’s Orkney Islands. The retrieval launched the final phase of a years-long effort that proved the concept of underwater datacenters is feasible, as well as logistically, environmentally and economically practical. Microsoft’s Project Natick team deployed the Northern …

SGINNOVATE announced two initiatives to create more job opportunities for Singaporean students, fresh graduates and mid-career professionals looking to start a career in Deep Tech. More than 200 apprenticeships and full-time roles will be offered in over 30 Deep Tech companies and startups at a virtual showcase to be held on Sept 12. Positions available …