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China's Alibaba to offer mobile phone services in June

Alibaba's Tmall and Taobao sites already sell everything from clothes and furniture to car tires and medicines. But soon they'll also be offering 3G data and voice call plans as well, the Chinese e-commerce giant said Thursday.

With the 2014 Kia Soul, we finally get a touchscreen that isn't a drag

The touchscreens in cars I've tried up to now have largely been frustrating--herky-jerky, hesitant. You jab the screen repeatedly and glance over (which you're not supposed to do) to see what the holdup is. That's because most of these touchscreens use resistive technology, which is notoriously unresponsive.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

Outbrain appoints Gulshan Verma as Country Manager

He will lead the company’s expansion in India

IT GOVERNANCE

Google reportedly wants to make email encryption easier, but don't hold your breath

Still responding to the National Security Agency surveillance revelations, Google is reportedly preparing to help users beef up Gmail security with end-to-end encryption. The search giant is working on a way to make Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) encryption easier to use for Gmail fans, according to a report by Venture Beat.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

10 ways to become a business consultant

In the first of a series of monthly blogs, Lou Markstrom provides 10 useful tips on how IT pros can gain the consulting skills they need to succeed.

LEGAL

Airbnb preps for New York court battle by scrubbing site of 'bad actors'

Airbnb meets New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in an Albany court Tuesday afternoon armed with economic stats, tales of hosts just barely scraping by, and a site freshly wiped of more than 2,000 NYC listings.

OUTSOURCING

Offshore service providers in AP to brace for increasing competition: Gartner

Latin American and Eastern Europe countries now compete more aggressively for offshore deals.

PROJECT MGMT

Shortage of project managers sends businesses scrambling

When it comes to project management, many organisations find themselves understaffed and that's putting them at a competitive disadvantage, according to a study by ESI International.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Legal insight: The wrong development contract

If your project is agile, and your contract isn't, you may be signing up for a major dispute, writes Stuart van Rij of Wigley & Company..

CLOUD COMPUTING

Avoiding the Cloud is not detrimental: SolarWinds

Businesses will not be at a significant competitive disadvantage if they do not deploy a public Cloud solution, according to SolarWinds.

DATA CENTER

Dimension Data targets to quadruple its data centre business by 2018

The urgent global need for data centre transformation is driving demand for next-generation data centre

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Lytro returns with Illum, a very expensive light field camera

Lytro, the company whose light field camera technology made waves a few years ago, is back with even fancier hardware.

INDUSTRIES

Airbnb preps for New York court battle by scrubbing site of 'bad actors'

Airbnb meets New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in an Albany court Tuesday afternoon armed with economic stats, tales of hosts just barely scraping by, and a site freshly wiped of more than 2,000 NYC listings.

INTERNET

Telekom Malaysia's HyppTV wins London award for second time

For the second consecutive year, HyppTV has secured another win at the TV Connect Industry awards, held recently in London.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

What kind of tablet does $5,000 get you?

Can your tablet withstand a 2-meter drop or be submerged in water for 30 minutes and keep functioning? The new $5,000 tablets from Xplore Technologies can.

NETWORKING

The inaugural Internet of Things Asia Exhibition and Conference held in Singapore

Three homegrown innovations developed by A*STAR’s Institute for Infocomm Research were on display

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Russian leaker resurfaces, claims Microsoft will issue second Windows update this year

A notorious Windows leaker dubbed 'Wzor' says Microsoft will issue yet another update to Windows 8.1 later this year, evidence of an even-faster acceleration in the company's development tempo.

SECURITY

Guest View: Best practices to mitigate future incidents like the Heartbleed bug

Recently, Singaporeans were made aware of 'Heartbleed', a major encryption flaw that affects OpenSSL web servers.

STORAGE

Dell launches virtual storage accelerator, aims to boost SAN performance

Dell released a new virtualized storage accelerator appliance called Fluid Cache for SAN on Tuesday, designed to help customers keep data-intensive applications working quickly under load.

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BLOGS

Big data, big dilemmas

Isn’t this the truth? ‘Because sometimes things happen to people and they’re not equipped to deal with them’.

Blurred Lines -- Living on the Edge of Digital and Physical Worlds

The “cyber physical” is changing the way we experience everyday life.

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