Tech

Apple spotlights services with TV, gaming and credit card offerings
CUPERTINO/CALIFORNIA (Mar 26): Apple Inc attempted to reintroduce itself on Monday as an entertainment and financial services company that also makes iPhones as it launched a streaming television service, a credit card and an online gaming arcade. With appearances by Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg, the world’s second-most valuable technology company lifted the curtain on a television and ...
ST Engineering partners BYD for new autonomous bus platform
SINGAPORE (Mar 21): ST Engineering has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with BYD to include the Chinese automobile manufacturer’s electric buses in its Land Systems arm’s portfolio of autonomous bus platforms. This comes as part of ST Engineering’s plans to form a consortium, in response to the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the Singapore Economic Development ...
Synagie eyes 'pocket insurance' market with new mobile app
SINGAPORE (Mar 18): E-commerce company Synagie has launched an insurance mobile app called Kiasu.me targeting the “pocket insurance” market, where premiums are low enough to be paid with “pocket change”. Available on both iOS and Android devices, the app will focus on offering pay-as-you-use lifestyle insurance policies starting with its first product, Device Shield, a 12-month ...
Nvidia nears deal for Israeli data centre chipmaker Mellanox
(Mar 12): US chip supplier Nvidia Corp has agreed to buy Israeli chip designer Mellanox Technologies for US$6.8 billion ($9.2 billion), beating rival Intel Corp in a deal that would help the firm boost its data centre and artificial intelligence business. The all-cash offer of US$125 per share represents a premium of 14% to Mellanox’s closing price on Friday. Mellanox shares rose 8.2% to ...
SATS plans to tap ready-to-eat meals business
SINGAPORE (Mar 11): SATS plans to tap the rising demand for ready-to-eat meals. The airport ground handling and airline catering services provider says it will start a $25 million kitchen and food technology business that can preserve nutritional qualities and optimise taste while extending shelf life. It will initially cater to airlines, but SATS plans to later sell food and snacks minus ...
Five gadgets to look out for this year
Sennheiser AMBEO soundbar Sennheiser has launched its new AMBEO soundbar, designed to deliver 3D sound that places the listener inside the sound experience. Thirteen drivers and virtualisation technology deliver 5.1.4 surround sound without additional speakers. LG rollable OLED TV LG has introduced its rollable 65in OLED TV, which it claims to be a world first. Now, TVs can be ...
Temasek-backed Impossible Foods to contest Bill Gates' Beyond Meat in Singapore
SINGAPORE (Mar 6): Starting today, blocks of Impossible Foods Inc.’s plant-based meat will be delivered to eight restaurants in Singapore to be made into a variety of cuisine from burgers and ‘meatballs,’ to char kway teow and ‘beef’ Wellington. Headquartered in California, the Temasek-backed firm’s entrance into Singapore comes hot on the heels of its rival Beyond Meat, a Los ...
Singapore is Asia's most ready nation for autonomous vehicle adoption
SINGAPORE (Feb 13): Singapore continues to remain at No.1 in Asia in terms of readiness to embrace autonomous vehicles (AVs) and second in the world after the Netherlands, unchanged from a year ago. This is according to KPMG’s 2019 Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index (AVRI), which was established with the intent to provide an understanding of various countries’ preparedness and openness to ...
Can Apple remake itself as a services play?
SINGAPORE (Feb 4): The headlines around Apple, until recently the world’s largest company, have been focused around a saturated market for its smartphones and falling sales of its high-end phones in China. While Apple’s earnings per share are still growing, mainly owing to a massive US$75 billion ($101.3 billion) annual share buyback plan, its revenues fell 5% in the December quarter from the ...
Singapore Medical Group subsidiary launches telehealth platform HiDoc
SINGAPORE (Jan 31): Singapore Medical Group (SMG) subsidiary HiDoc today launched its new telehealth platform, which is meant to provide first-of-its-kind telehealth and video conferencing services while giving accredited specialists access to patient health records. Image: HiDoc co-founders CTO Carolyn Goh and CEO Christina Low The platform aims to deliver medical diagnosis within 24 hours ...