Archive for June 2014

CommunicAsia2014 and Enterprise2014

CommunicAsia2014 and Enterprise2014 is back at Marina Bay Sands Singapore from 17 to 20 June 2014 with a strong emphasis on mobility and connectivity, featuring cutting-edge technology updates and latest products from leading global industry players and thought-leaders.


An extensive line-up of product launches and showcases will elevate the excitement quotient at CommunicAsia2014. Huawei will be launching the Ascend P7 Android smartphone for the first time in Asia at CommunicAsia2014. NEC is also launching the SmartDECT handset G966 for the first time in Asia. The sophisticated handset provides enterprise-grade capabilities and proven DECT voice quality to contribute to the effectiveness of staff in various industries

BioSenze’s self-administered diagnostic kits will be launched for the first time worldwide. The kit provide accurate readings for common health tests utilising the patient’s blood, urine or saliva samples. These metered readings are transmitted to cloud servers via the patient’s smartphone and the patient’s health dashboard is reflected in the mobile application that is available on multiple platforms. This reduces the cost and time required for conducting these diagnostic tests and at the same time, improves the efficiency in doctor-patient consultation.

Some of the world’s leading companies in their respective areas of expertise have joined CommunicAsia2014 and Enterprise2014 for the first time, such as Aglient Technologies, BIMAR, Ericsson, KTsat, NEC, Sennheiser, Siemens and Toshiba.

The refreshed CommunicAsia2014 Summit will unveil 14 keynotes as well as seven new tracks that highlight current trends and challenges related to BYOD/CYOD, Big Data and Internet of Things, Mobile Banking, Payments and wallets and more, featuring over 200 well-respected industry thought-leaders and C-level speakers from industry giants such as EMC Corporation, Google Enterprise, Huawei Technologies, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), KORE Wireless, Mastercard, MediaCorp, Robert Bosch, SES, SingTel, StarHub and Twitter.

ThoughtBuzz enhances Omnio G with DataSift Twitter Analytics

ThoughtBuzz recently announced their integration with DataSift, a social data platform that helps to aggregate, process and deliver social data for businesses, to provide advanced Twitter analytics for marketers and analysts.


Through the integration of DataSift’s Twitter API and data sources, ThoughtBuzz’s Omnio G users can expect more advanced and relevant analytical capabilities, particularly for Twitter. With this integration, Omnio G will now be armed with 100% Twitter firehose capability which allows it to make unlimited calls to Twitter and guarantees capture of 100% of firehose data. Additionally, Omnio G users will gain complete access to Twitter’s historical data to tap upon for historical trends and insights.

ThoughtBuzz will add advanced analysis on top of the Twitter data and provide more comprehensive qualitative and quantitative insights for its clients. These insights will empower decision makers in their strategy development and help companies maintain relevance in the market.

Martian Notifier – A smart watch with style

Most people won’t associate smart watch with style. Well, not the Martian Notifier. The Martian Notifier is an attractive looking analog watch with an integrated OLED readout that delivers real-time alerts and notifications just like any smart watch.


Martian Notifier works with both Android and iOS. Comes with Smart Notifications App that allows 3 unique levels of notification support. You can filter the notification types you want to send to the watch so that you will only receive what’s important to you. You can customise the vibration patterns for each type of alert so that you can identify the type of message without looking at your watch. And finally, you can recall the most recent message with just a tap of the watch face or scroll through multiple past notification for a quick review.

The integrated OLED readout delivers real time alert and notifications such as Caller ID, Calendar, Weather, texts, email (POP or IMAP), Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, favorite games, bank alerts, fitness stats, news headlines, and all other alerts your smartphone allows.

The Martian Notifier has 2 batteries, a lithium polymer rechargeable battery and a button watch battery. The lithium polymer rechargeable battery powers the Smart Alerts and can last around 5 days on a single charge. But don’t worry if the lithium polymer rechargeable battery runs out of battery. You can still tell the time using the analog watch.


The Martian Notifier is now available in Singapore at a retail price of S$199. Available at Axtro Sports, DigiVue @ Funan IT Mall, Perfect Watch @ Sim Lim Square, Technobay @ Tangs Orchard (Level 4), Courts Megastore and EpiCentre.

World Cup on Twitter

The FIFA World Cup is happening now and Twitter is the best social media platform for you to get the latest updates on the games. The official hashtags for the World Cup are #WorldCup and #Brazil2014

Do you know that the most followed players at the 2014 World Cup is Cristiano Ronaldo, followed by Neymar Júnior, Wayne Rooney, Andrés Iniesta and Mesut Özil.

Here are some interesting stats about the World Cup Twitter scene in Singapore.


Beware of Singapore Company Register

I’ve blogged about this last November. Lately I notice a lot of people are getting letters from Data Register Pte Ltd (formerly known as Company Register Pte Ltd) again. The letter goes something like this.


The letter above might seem like a official letter from a Government agency but it is not. It is actually just a marketing mailer.

This letter is not from Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA). ACRA had issued two public alerts in November last year and January this year saying that ACRA has no links to Data Register Pte Ltd.

You are not obliged to register with the Singapore Company Register database. It is actually ok if your company’s information is deleted from the Singapore Company Register database. This database is different from the BizFile database managed by ACRA.

Do note that there is a S$490 annual fee if you choose to register with Singapore Company Register database. My advice to all business owners is to read the letter carefully.