Circles.Life Price Plans

Circles.Life Price Plans
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Circles.Life is a Singapore-based consumer brand of Liberty Wireless. It is founded by three entrepreneurs, Rameez Ansar, Abhishek Gupta and Adeel Najam who had previously worked for Temasek Holdings, McKinsey, StarHub and other companies.

It is “sort of” the 4th telco in Singapore if you consider Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MNVO) a telco.

GlobalWebIndex Research on Mobile Messaging

GlobalWebIndex Research on Mobile Messaging
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Global Web Index is a market research company specialising in online consumer behaviour. They recently did a mobile messaging survey and the study revealed that WeChat now has the youngest demographic out of all competing social communications apps, with a third of its global active user base being 16 – 24 years old. WeChat has also experienced significant growth with an active user base increase of 156% globally, and a staggering 499% in Singapore between Q1 2013 to Q3 2014.

Thanks to China market, globally, WeChat has a 23% share of the Internet population using the service, 3% more than Facebook Messenger while in APAC, WeChat command a 38% share while Facebook Messenger share is half of it at 16%.

Microsoft To Acquire Nokia’s Devices & Services Business

Microsoft To Acquire Nokia’s Devices & Services Business
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Microsoft will pay EUR 3.79 billion (US$5 billion/S$6.36 billion) to purchase substantially all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business, and EUR 1.65 billion (US$2.17 billion/S$2.77 billion) to license Nokia’s patents, for a total transaction price of EUR 5.44 billion (US$7.17 billion/S$9.13 billion) in cash.

Under the terms of the agreement, Microsoft will acquire substantially all of Nokia’s Devices and Services business, including the Mobile Phones (Nokia Asha) and Smart Devices (Nokia Lumia) business units as well as an industry-leading design team, operations including all Nokia Devices & Services-related production facilities, Devices & Services-related sales and marketing activities, and related support functions.

Google Shutting Down Google Reader

Google Shutting Down Google Reader
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Google Reader was created in early 2005 by Google engineer Chris Wetherell and launched on 7th October 2005 through Google Labs.

I can’t remember when I first started using Google Reader, but my guess it would be around in 2006. Ever since then, I have been using Google Reader on a daily basis (even weekends and when I am on holiday).

Indoor Google Maps for Android Now Available in Singapore

Indoor Google Maps for Android Now Available in Singapore
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Starting today, with the release of Indoor Google Maps for Android in Singapore, you are able to determine where you are, what floor you’re on, and where are the shops located with regards to your current location in the shopping mall.

Detailed floor plans will automatically appear when you’re viewing the map and zoomed in on a building where indoor map data is available. And, in certain locations, you will have the option of using the indoor My Location feature to help you navigate your way inside. The familiar “blue dot” icon can indicate your approximate location, and when you move up or down a level in a building with multiple floors, the interface will automatically update to display which floor you’re on. All this is achieved by using an approach similar to that of ‘My Location’ for outdoor spaces, but fine tuned for indoors.

SingTel Experience Centre

SingTel Experience Centre
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SingTel Experience Centre is a technology showcase using “Minority Report” style-like body gestures to manipulate and interact with multimedia images (3 cities for now: Paris, Shanghai & Rio de Janeiro) on a giant 14m, 180° circular screen.

The center is open for the public and is located inside SingTel Shop at ComCentre (31 Exeter Road Singapore 239732), the opening hours are from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 9pm and on Sunday or Public Holiday, it is open from 11am to 8pm.

YouTube Singapore (youtube.com.sg)

YouTube Singapore (youtube.com.sg)
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YouTube Singapore is now official! YouTube makes its official debut in Singapore and it’s aim is to help Singaporeans find their favorite content and spread Singaporean content across the globe.

Its initial partners include music collection society COMPASS, leading sports rights agency World Sport Group, music distributor Valleyarm / Music Services Asia, and production companies Interactive SG, Oak Media, and Refinery Media.