Vietnam 

Ministry issues ICT reference framework for smart city development – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

The ICT reference framework for the development of smart cities (version 1.0) has been issued by the Ministry of Information and Communications. — Photo cafef.vn HÀ NỘI — The ICT (information and communication technology) reference framework for the development of smart cities (version 1.0) has been issued by the Ministry of Information and Communications as a basis for localities and businesses to develop smart city projects.  The ICT reference framework is a set of functions to link smart regions, applications, and urban services to ensure consistency and synchronisation in smart city development,…

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Ecommerce 

Alibaba ties up with Audi, Renault and Honda to offer smart voice services in cars in China

Alibaba Group Holding announced partnerships with auto giants Audi, Renault and Honda on Tuesday, as the e-commerce juggernaut rolls out voice discovery services in cars at a time when smart speaker devices have become a battlefront among internet companies.Under the agreement, new cars with smart and internet-enabled features from the companies in China, will integrate Tmall Genie Auto, an artificial intelligence (AI) platform developed by Alibaba AI lab.Alibaba Group Holding announced… Source link

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Singapore 

Ampotech’s smart device can track your energy usage at home, Digital, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Singapore’s first smart public housing estate, Punggol Northshore, will be ready next year, complete with smart electrical distribution boards that track energy usage. But there is no need for those who do not own one of the 1,400 flats there to feel left out. Ampotech, a spin-off from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star), has developed a smart power-monitoring device compatible with existing homes that can track how much energy each household appliance consumes. This means, for example, that home owners can zero in on appliances…

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Home 

In the trade war with the US, China should fight smart – and weakening the yuan or selling its US Treasury notes wouldn’t help

Will China weaponise or weaken its currency as a retaliatory measure amid rising trade tensions with the United States? And will Beijing offload a trillion dollars in US Treasury holdings? These are some of the most frequently asked questions of late, given that trade talks seem to be deadlocked. Both the US and China have seemingly taken a tougher stance and are now preparing for a prolonged dispute. Certainly, both options are available and probably feasible for the Chinese government, since… Source link

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Smart money pulls out of China’s equity market via Hong Kong as hopes of trade war’s resolution fade to gloom

Smart money is accelerating its pullout from China’s equities after riding Asia’s largest stock market to its crest in the first three months of 2019, as hopes of a resolution in the year-long US-China trade war gave way to pessimism about economic and earnings growth amid the impasse in the row.Capital pouring into the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock markets via Hong Kong, or the so-called northbound funds, posted a net outflow of 10.9 billion yuan (US$1.58 billion) on Tuesday, the highest daily… Source link

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Vietnam 

QTSC among finalists at IDC Smart City Asia Pacific Awards – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Online public voting has opened for the IDC Smart City Asia Pacific Awards in which Việt Nam’s QTSC Integrated Operation Centre solution (QTSC IOC) is a finalist in the Administration category. — Photo courtesy of QTSC HCM CITY — IDC Asia-Pacific has chosen 57 finalists from more than 170 entries in the 2019 Smart City Asia Pacific Awards for public voting. The annual awards seek to identify, benchmark and gather public opinion through voting on the best projects each year across 12 functional smart city strategic domains: administration; civic…

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Chinese AR start-up develops smart glasses to help police catch suspects

Using a pair of glasses to detect and locate criminals might sound like a futuristic scene from a Hollywood film, but it has already become a reality in China. Beijing-based augmented reality (AR) company Xloong created such a set of smart glasses for Chinese police in 2017, according to a company brochure. When wearing the AR glasses, police can access real-time facial, identification card and vehicle plate information that are linked with a national database. The company said the AR glasses … Source link

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Singapore 

Smart Nation: PM Lee taught his father to use the computer, Singapore News

If you were surprised to learn that the late Lee Kuan Yew worked on the draft for his memoir on a computer, you’re not the only one. In an exclusive Toggle interview with Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday (April 28), hosts Kym Ng and Evelyn Lam were both astonished to hear that his father had learned how to use a computer at 70 years of age. When asked how the younger generation can help the silver generation bridge the technological divide in the move towards being a Smart Nation, Singapore’s prime minister suggested that…

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Vietnam 

Vingroup officially launches Vinhomes Smart City – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  An overview of Vinhomes Smart City project. — Photo courtesy of Vingroup HÀ NỘI Vinhomes Joint Stock Company, a member of property developer Vingroup, launched the Vinhomes Smart City project in Hà Nội on Tuesday. The project is located on a 280ha area on Thăng Long Avenue, Hà Nội. The firm decided to upgrade Vincity Sportia project to Vinhomes Smart City – a dynamic smart urban area. After upgrading, the project will possess advantages in scale, utilities and smart ecosystems. The project will follow the models of successful smart urban areas such as Singapore,…

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Huawei’s first quarter revenue increases 39 per cent as it keeps focus on network gear, smart devices

Huawei Technologies, the world’s largest telecoms equipment vendor and a top 3 smartphone brand, said it registered strong growth in all business segments in the first three months this year, indicating resilience in the face of US pressure to curtail its participation in the roll out of global 5G network infrastructure.Huawei generated revenue of 179.7 billion yuan (US$26.8 billion), an increase of 39 per cent year-on-year. The company’s net profit margin in the first quarter was about 8 per… Source link

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