augmented reality

Future of work: Tech-enabled freedom

SINGAPORE (Aug 6): Imagine hosting an international business conference from a deck chair on a beach, through a laptop and virtual reality device. Midway through your presentation, a robot brings you a cocktail. It does not matter that you are in surf shorts — the audience, also plugged into VR devices, only sees an augmented reality (AR) image of you on a stage. Not too far-fetched? That is because all that technology is already available.

Asiatravel proposes placement to raise nearly $1 mil to develop augmented reality tours

SINGAPORE (Mar 22): has entered into conditional share and warrant placement agreements with Jacfun and Yalla.Digital Inc. that will see the company raise close to $1 million to increase its general working capital and develop its augmented reality (AR) digital tours.

Asiatravel will issue a total of approxmately 16.7 million new placement shares – 12.5 million shares to Jacfun and 4.2 million to Yalla – at 6 cents each.

Publicis announces plans to hire and train Singaporeans in digital and innovation capabilities

SINGAPORE (Feb 22): Publicis Communications Singapore says it is launching a new initiative to “create made-in-Singapore white label innovations catered for the global market”, which includes the hiring and training of Singaporeans to strengthen its employees’ digital and innovation capabilities.

Publicis Communications is the subdivision of French multinational advertising and public relations (PR) company Publicis Groupe.

5 ways factories of the future are likely to evolve

SINGAPORE (Jan 20): In the early 1900s, Ford’s Model T came in only one colour. And yet, the same variant of the Model T accounted for close to half of the cars in the world in 1920.

Now, the Ford F-150 pick-up has 16 equipment option categories – including selection of preferred colour, engine, and trim – which work out to more than 600,000 variants of the same vehicle to be produced in Ford’s factory.

Forget the uniformity associated with factories. The way products are rolling off the factory floor have changed radically – and are likely to continue evolving.


Singtel’s VC unit launches second instalment of Innov8 Connect programme

Singtel Innov8 logo

SINGAPORE (Sept 13): Singtel Group’s venture capital arm, Singtel Innov8, on Tuesday announced it is opening applications to the second instalment of its Innov8 Connect programme.

Innov8 Connect is a programme for start-ups to work with Singtel on solving real-world business challenges faced by the telecommunications group.

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