Posts Tagged ‘Internet’

New arrival: ERA Realty Network launches FindPropertyAgent.sg web portal

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

The new web portal enables buyers to look for properties based on how reputable and experienced the agents selling those properties are.

The web portal offer properties sold exclusively by almost 7,000 ERA property agents. The company’s agents account for almost 50% of the market share of transacted real estate deals in Singapore.

The web portal offer properties sold exclusively by almost 7,000 ERA property agents. The company’s agents account for almost 50% of the market share of transacted real estate deals in Singapore.

The free-to-use web portal offers buyers an objective ranking of ERA property agents based on their experience and client rating.

This gives the buyer greater peace of mind when considering a specific property that they have found through a search in the portal.

You can search for properties on sale or for rental and see a geographical spread of those available on a map.

You can search for properties on sale or for rental and see a geographical spread of those available on a map.

Property agents who have the most completed transactions will be ranked on top.

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New arrival: ESET Version 10 home internet security software

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

The new security solutions for Windows devices include new features to guard against threats like webcam hacking and data theft. Subscription prices for the various configurations below.

The new line of security solutions for home Windows computers.

The new line of security solutions for home Windows computers.

ESET has launched version 10 of its line of security solutions for home users using Windows computers.

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Version 10 of the ESET security solutions were launched in Singapore at The Westin.

The solutions are available online now for download and annual subscription prices for 1 computer are listed below.

  • ESET NOD32 Antivirus: US$20
  • ESET Internet Security: US$30
  • ESET Smart Security Premium: US$50
  • ESET Multi-Device Security
    • for 3 devices: US$50
    • for 5 devices: US$70

More details from the press release below.

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Opening: HubSpot opens official APAC HQ in Singapore

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

The company which provides solutions for inbound marketing expects to create 150 new jobs for Singapore-based employees over the next three years.

Anyone for free-flow beer on tap in the pantry of HubSpot's new offices at Mapletree Anson? Surely a draw for the 150 potential employees the inbond marketing company is aiming to hire in Singapore over the next three years.

Anyone for free-flow beer on tap in the pantry of HubSpot’s new offices at Mapletree Anson? Surely a draw for the 150 potential employees the inbond marketing company is aiming to hire in Singapore over the next three years.

HubSpot’s Singapore office — affectionately known as SingSpot — joins Sydney, Australia as the second HubSpot office in Asia Pacific and will act as the company’s regional headquarters.

“HubSpot has an incredible opportunity for growth in Asia Pacific and we could not be happier to be celebrating that with a new office and a commitment to hiring 150 new employees. HubSpot’s Singapore-based team will be core to the impact that we’re making across Asia Pacific and the growth and success of our customers in the region,” said JD Sherman, HubSpot President & COO.

HubSpot first came to Asia Pacific in 2014 in an effort to extend HubSpot’s global reach and make an impact with the many mid-market companies and data-driven marketing and sales professionals in the region looking for a more personalised and integrated way of doing business.

With a larger presence in Singapore and employees spanning nearly all aspects of HubSpot’s business including sales, marketing, services, and support, HubSpot can build on the tremendous momentum and growth that has taken place over the past two years.

Located at Mapletree Anson, Hubspot’s new Singapore location features some unique and exciting features, including:

  • Dedicated quiet space
  • Mother’s room
  • Snack-stocked kitchen with on-tap beer
  • Games room
  • “Hidden” lounge space with game console

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Infographic: Top social networks and web services during Sochi Olympics

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

The 2014 Winter Olympics took place from 7-23 February in Sochi, Russia. Avaya came up with these infographics on usage of devices, traffic and the top 10 web services during the closing ceremony.

The Top 10 most popular web services accessed during the Closing Ceremony of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

The Top 10 most popular web services accessed during the Closing Ceremony of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Avaya is the Official Supplier of Network Equipment for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

Avaya estimated that at any given time, up to 120,000 devices might be connected to its network.

On top of this, some 1,500 televisions would be broadcasting 36 HD IPTV channels, with 6,500 IP phones bringing seamless connectivity to volunteers and officials.

Click o the chart to find out what were the Top 5 moments of the closing ceremony.

Click o the chart to find out what were the Top 5 moments of the closing ceremony.

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Tips: Google’s seven top tips for Safer Internet Day

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Since today is “Safer Internet Day”, here are seven “Don’t” tips from Google that can help you stay safe on the Internet.

Are you ready for a Safer Internet?

Are you ready for a Safer Internet?

Here are seven tips from Google of things you need to start doing right away to stay safe online.

  1. Don’t use the same password for everything: It’s like handing your house keys (and every other key) to everyone you meet.
  2. Don’t have an “easy” password: If your password contains the word ‘password’ or numbers in sequence, think again. One way to create (and remember) a complex password is to think of a phrase or sentence (perhaps the lyrics to a song you like?) and use the first letter of each word to create the password. Or think of places you’ve lived, and spell them backwards. Something, anything!

  3. Don’t rely solely on a password: It’s so yesterday to have only a password for your most important accounts. Turn on two-factor authentication. Like your bank’s OTP, an SMS code or mobile app that gives you a second code when you’re accessing your account from an unfamiliar computer will give you extra peace of mind.
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Infographic: Microsoft Consumer Safety Index on online safety behaviours in Singapore

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

In conjunction with international Safer Internet Day (SID), Microsoft has today released the results of its third annual Microsoft Computing Safety Index (MCSI).

To support Safer Internet Day, Microsoft is also asking consumers to “Do 1 Thing” to stay safer online and commit to doing so on a new, interactive website.

To support Safer Internet Day, Microsoft is also asking consumers to “Do 1 Thing” to stay safer online and commit to doing so on a new, interactive website. Click to view/download the full infographic.

The MCSI survey measures the online safety behaviour of almost 10,500 consumers in 20 countries, including Singapore and the US, UK, Australia, China and India.

“The Internet is an integral part of our daily lives; we email to stay connected, share photos and videos, pay bills, and shop,” said Stephanie Hung, Director, Public Sector, Microsoft Singapore.

The latest survey revealed that online trouble has resulted in an estimated US$23 billion in worldwide financial losses in 2013, with financial loss due to compromise of professional reputation being the most costly.

To support Safer Internet Day, Microsoft is also asking consumers to “Do 1 Thing” to stay safer online and commit to doing so on a new, interactive “SaferOnline” website.

Microsoft Consumer Safety Index reveals impact of poor online safety behaviors in Singapore.

Microsoft Consumer Safety Index reveals impact of poor online safety behaviors in Singapore. Click to view/download the full infographic.

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Infographic: 10 IT innovations that changed our lives

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

Technology advancements and developments move so fast these days it’s so easy to take them for granted. For those old enough, can you remember the world before the Internet came about?

Developed by SolarWinds Head Geek, Lawrence Garvin, this infographic explores tech developments - from wireless networking and virtualisation to basic screenshot tools and everything in between - which have significantly impacted our lives, but that we perhaps never thought we actually needed. Click to view full enlarged version.

Developed by SolarWinds Head Geek, Lawrence Garvin, this infographic explores tech developments – from wireless networking and virtualisation to basic screenshot tools and everything in between – which have significantly impacted our lives, but that we perhaps never thought we actually needed. Click to view full enlarged version.

And not too long ago, before the proliferation of mobile devices, wasn’t it so troublesome to make a call or check something out while on the road?

These innovations have definitely made it much easier for us to do many things that used to be so much more tedious and time-consuming to accomplish.

But here’s some food for thought – has our lives actually become easier?

Do you sometimes feel that life in the past was somewhat more blissful?

Perhaps it is our human propensity to fully utilise our time that – instead of sitting back complacently to enjoy the extra time gained from IT innovations – we try to use the additional time gained to do even more.

And the bosses certainly expect that.

On top of that, thanks to greater global and mobile connectivity, your boss can contact you no matter where you are.

And if he/she is in the opposite time zone, start getting used to taking calls in the middle of the night.

The result is that our lives have become more hectic.

Perhaps, life back then was really more blissful.

Apart from the list above that was compiled by Lawrence Garvin, the rest of this post reflect my own thoughts about the impact of technology on our lives.

The line of thought may sound negative, but I still love the beauty of technology, especially its ability to help the less fortunate.

Infographic: How to shop online safely with peace of mind

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

This is the time of the year when The Great Singapore Sale 2013 (31 May to 28 July) hits Singapore. But if you’re not in Singapore, or if you’re thinking of doing some of your shopping online, here are some tips for buying things online – safely.

For the details to each of the above tips, click the image to view the full enlarged version of the infographic.

For the details to each of the above tips, click the image to view the full enlarged version of the infographic.

Start by securing the device you use to do your shopping, be it a notebook or a smartphone.

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