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SINGAPORE (Apr 22): “I’m a kiasu Singaporean. Being first in line for this is a privilege that will never happen again.”Justin Zheng, who was the first in line to eat at US burger chain Shake Shack in Jewel Changi Airport on its April 17 opening day. He started queuing at 4.30am.

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IBM partners IMDA to roll out 'New Collar Apprenticeship' initiative after layoffs in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Aug 16): International Business Machines (IBM) is joining the Infocomm Media Development Authority’s (IMDA) Company-Led Training programme under its TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA) initiative to roll out their first “New Collar Apprenticeship” initiative outside of the US.

Through the apprenticeships, IBM Singapore intends to also employ and train non-degree holders for infocomm technology (ICT) jobs within the technology industry.

IBM soars most since 2009 after forecasting revenue growth

(Oct 18): After more than five years of declining sales, IBM says it will finally show investors it can grow again. Wall Street cheered, sending the shares up the most in more than eight years.

Some of that sales boost will come from one of the company’s legacy hardware businesses, rather than the new services such as cloud and data analytics on which IBM has been pinning its prospects for growth.

MAS-led consortium develops 3 software prototypes for inter-bank payments using blockchain

SINGAPORE (Oct 5): A consortium led by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) announced Thursday that it has successfully developed software prototypes of three different models for decentralised interbank payment and settlements with liquidity savings mechanisms.

The three software models are among the first in the world to implement decentralised netting of payments in a manner that preserves transactional privacy.

Razer, Carousell among top tech companies to work for in Singapore

SINGAPORE (July 12): Gaming devices maker Razer and e-marketplace platform Carousell are among the best tech companies to work for in Singapore, according to the  Singapore Computer Society (SCS).

See: Razer is said to target an IPO at up to US$5 bil valuation

Tech titans take top three spots for companies Singaporeans want to work for

SINGAPORE (May 23): Google, Facebook and Apple topped the three companies Singaporeans want to work for, believing they will obtain a happier work life, according to a JobStreet.com survey.

IBM and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ launch blockchain partnership

SINGAPORE (Sept 16): IBM is working with the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) to explore the use of blockchain technology in creating and managing business contracts and transactions.

The two partners hope to eke out efficiency by automating processes such as invoicing and payment.

IBM and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ launch blockchain partnership

SINGAPORE (Sept 16): IBM is working with the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) to explore the use of blockchain technology in creating and managing business contracts and transactions.

The two partners hope to eke out efficiency by automating processes such as invoicing and payment.

IBM sets up blockchain centre in Singapore

SINGAPORE (July 12): IBM is planning to set up a centre for blockchain innovation in Singapore, in joint partnership with Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), and other parties in public and private sectors, as well as the academia and SMEs.

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