Singapore 

TV Streaming Services in Singapore: Price Comparison of Netflix vs HOOQ vs HBO & More, Digital, Lifestyle, Singapore News

I’m at that stage in life when everyone around me is getting married and moving into new homes, and I can safely say that TV streaming services have officially taken over cable television. Most people I know have Netflix subscriptions, but only their parents still have “SCV”. But while it is the most popular, Netflix isn’t the only competitive paid TV streaming service available in Singapore. Depending on your budget and preferred genre, you can pick from HOOQ, HBO Go, Viu and more. Here’s a helpful comparison of what’s available,…

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Huawei delays sale of Mate 30 smartphones in Europe as trade ban bars access to Google apps, services

Huawei Technologies will delay sales of its newly launched Mate 30 smartphone series in Europe, the company’s biggest market outside China, because the handsets have no access to Google apps and services under a US trade ban.The new flagship line – comprising 4G and 5G versions of the Mate 30 and the Mate 30 Pro – will start pre-orders in mainland China next week and will be available in Southeast Asia sometime next month, according to a Huawei spokesman late on Thursday after the product’s… Source link

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Even protesters use the services of ‘protest-resistant’ utilities stocks, making them a defensive investment option, analysts say

Fewer mainland tourists may come to Hong Kong to buy Chow Tai Fook’s 24-carat lucky piggy bracelets or Gucci handbags. Locals may stay home from dim sum restaurants, swanky malls and flat sales. But one thing is for sure: nearly all of us in this magnificent city reeling from months of demonstrations will shower, scan the internet and use electricity – including protesters.That explains why analysts are talking about Hong Kong-listed utilities as “protest-resistant” stocks.Some stocks have been… Source link

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E-wallet MoMo to promote non-cash payment in public services – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    Di Động Trực Tuyến Services Joint Stock Company operating MoMo and FPT Information System signed a strategic co-operation agreement. — VNS Photo HCM CITY — Di Động Trực Tuyến Services Joint Stock Company operating MoMo and FPT Information System (FPT IS) on Thursday signed a strategic co-operation agreement to use MoMo e-wallet in hospital management FPT.eHospital and e-government FPT.eGov. Accordingly, the model will be piloted in some hospitals and provinces and then replicated nationwide. Millions of people would have a more convenient and quick payment channel at hospitals or…

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‘Girlfriend experience’ – Singapore rent-a-date services promote squeaky clean fun, Lifestyle, Singapore News

In many Asian cities, where the cost of living is high and careers often come first, it’s hard for people to find a partner. Online dating has become accepted, but new solutions to the rising number of lonely singles have emerged. In Singapore, men and even some women are choosing to rent a date instead of looking for long-term love. This isn’t prostitution, which has long been legal in Singapore. The businesses offering dates for rent go out of their way to ensure their services are squeaky clean – some…

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Work needed on non-cash payments for public services – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  The Government targets non-cash payments being accepted by 70 per cent of power companies by 2020. Photo cafef.vn HÀ NỘI Governor of the State Bank of Việt Nam (SBV) Lê Minh Hưng has asked relevant agencies to help implement non-cash payments for public services, including tax, electricity, water, hospital and education fees. Under the instruction, Hưng instructed the SBV’s branches in cities and provinces nationwide to propose effective measures for the People’s committees to further promote non-cash payments for public services as mentioned in the Government’s Decision No 241/QĐ-TTg. Among…

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Deloitte China acquires Hong Kong architecture firm WCWP in nod to expansion in real estate, infrastructure advisory services

Deloitte China has acquired Hong Kong architecture firm WCWP International Limited for an undisclosed amount, in a deal described by an insider as “niche”, but one that points to a future where consultancy firms offer in-house real-estate advisory services as well.The acquisition will significantly enhance Deloitte’s advisory services in real estate, infrastructure and reorganisation, while WCWP will enjoy access to a wider market.“More than ever, our clients are looking for a one-stop shop… Source link

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Baidu expands cloud services in Singapore to catch up with rivals Alibaba, Tencent

Internet search giant Baidu has launched cloud computing services in Singapore, as the company moves to catch up with Chinese rivals Alibaba Group Holding and Tencent Holdings in Southeast Asia’s biggest information technology market.Nasdaq-listed Baidu will focus on supporting mainland Chinese companies expanding in the region, as well as meeting the requirements of domestic firms for “high-performing, secured and reliable” cloud services, the company said in a statement on Monday.It is… Source link

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China plans to allow foreign investment in VPN services as part of Beijing trial in latest opening up move

China’s effort to further up open up and attract foreign investment continued with the city of Beijing unveiling plans to allow overseas firms to invest in virtual private network services within a trial zone by the end of the year.Foreign investors will be allowed to invest in virtual private network (VPN) services, which allow users to bypass China’s Great Firewall to access services such as Google and Facebook which are currently blocked, although foreign ownership in such providers will be… Source link

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Rising on the top: elevator industry leader KONE uses IBM Cloud platform to build IoT-based maintenance services

[Sponsored Article]In Hong Kong, packed with high-rise buildings, elevators play a crucial role in transportation. According to government figures, at the end of 2017 there were 66,200 elevators in Hong Kong, but 53 percent of them (35,200) were more than 20 years old.There is an urgent need for modernisation solutions, bringing existing elevators up to the required safety standards and ensuring the safety of passengers and other building users.Companies that adapt to change quickly and… Source link

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