Archive for June 2014

HTC One (M8) now available in Amber Gold

OK, I must say that nobody is surprised by this announcement. Right from the start everyone is expecting a Gold colour version of the popular HTC One (M8). And here it is.

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The HTC One (M8) 16GB Amber Gold will be available in Singapore from today at S$958.

Is your business prepared for the football fever in Brazil?

The biggest sporting event of the year is here! But are businesses involved in live sporting events prepared for the football fever?

Here is an infographic from CA Technologies with quick facts on how the technology landscape surrounding the beautiful game has evolved from 2010 to 2014.

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LINE urge users to change password

LINE is urging its users to change their password after more than 300 incidents of user accounts accessed by third-parties, including three that involved cash trades resulting in financial loss.

The unauthorised access occurred between late May and June 2014. However, LINE confirmed that the company has not been hacked. The accounts were hacked presumably after shared passwords with other online services were leaked somewhere else. So far, all the breaches occurred in Japan.

If you have an account with LINE, now is a good time for you to change your password. If you are using the same password on other account, it would be wise to change them too.

Desperados – World’s first tequila flavoured beer

There is a new beer in town. Desperados, the world’s first and leading tequila flavoured beer is now in Singapore. With an unique combination of gold-coloured, full-bodied lager beer and a kick of tequila flavour, Desperados has a distinct taste of light bitterness and refreshing citric notes. Don’t be intimidated by the 5.9% ABV. Desperados is surprisingly easy to drink even the ladies will love it.

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First launched in 1995 in France, Desperados has become a forerunner in the new flavoured beer segment with presence in 70 countries around the world today. Globally, it is exceptionally well-received, with double-digit growth in the last six years accelerated by its growth in key markets.

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Desperados is available in its signature 33cl long neck, thick glass, embossed transparent bottle at leading party bars, pubs and nightclubs like Zouk, Attica and Pump Room; and convenience stores and supermarkets like FairPrice Finest and Cold Storage.

Cybercrime costs businesses US$445 billion worldwide

A new report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and sponsored by McAfee, part of Intel Security, shows the significant impact that cybercrime has on economies worldwide. The report, “Net Losses – Estimating the Global Cost of Cybercrime,” concludes that cybercrime costs businesses approximately $400 billion worldwide, with an impact on approximately 200,000 jobs in the U.S., and 150,000 jobs in the EU.

The estimated annual economic losses due to cybercriminals for Singapore alone amounts to as high as S$1.25 billion, which accounts for almost 0.41% of Singapore’s annual GDP.

The most important cost of cybercrime comes from its damage to company performance and to national economies. Cybercrime damages trade, competitiveness, innovation, and global economic growth. Studies estimate that the Internet economy annually generates between $2 trillion and $3 trillion, a share of the global economy that is expected to grow rapidly. Based on CSIS estimates, cybercrime extracts between 15% and 20% of the value created by the Internet.

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