This week we talk about Yahoo being cool again and shed some opinion about tech blogs locally.
Researchers have proved that dropbox can be hacked! Despite Dropbox’s Encryption and 2 factor authentication security measures, 2 researchers have reverse engineered and hacked Dropbox. Dropbox responded by saying “We appreciate the contributions of these researchers and everyone who helps keep Dropbox safe. However, we believe this research does not present a vulnerability in the Dropbox client. In the case outlined here, the user’s computer would first need to have been compromised in such a way that it would leave the entire computer, not just the user’s Dropbox, open to attacks across the board.” http://www.businessinsider.com/researchers-prove-dropbox-can-be-hacked-2013-8
An article from business insider says XiaoMi is clobbering Apple in China. XiaoMi is the company that developed MiUI, a forked version of Android that I personally used when I was on my Samsung Galaxy S1. They have sinced started manufacturing their own mobile phones and provide users with a great experience. http://www.businessinsider.com/xiaomi-phones-2013-8
Evernnote has partnered Singaporean Telco Starhub, giving post-paid Starhub customers a complimentary one-year Evernote Premium subscription. On top of that Evernote has released Video notes, an exclusive feature only for Starhub Subscribers. Starhub is getting aggressive with those partnerships.
Linkedin is now targeting Universities – With over 200 academic institutions adopting LinkedIn University pages, current and prospective students can now see what their University’s successful Alumi are up to, allowing students to contact alumni that they find interesting.
Carousell partners SPH – Carousell, the hottest mobile market place in Singapore, announced their partnership with SPH Magazines to launch SheShops Marketplace, cross promoting items listed in the Fashion and Beauty categories of Carousell to SheShops, which is targeted towards readers of herworldPLUS and other SPH Magazines. Already they have over 200k listings. Go team Carousell!
AdLatte launces in Thailand – AdLatte, an app that rewards you for paying attention to it’s partners advertisements has launched in Thailand. It’s an interesting concept where the User is directly rewarded with points for watching/reading ads and answering a simple quiz. These points can be used to redeem for coupons, gift cards and rebates among other things. It is available on Android and iOS.
Singapore’s I2R developed a teleconferencing device. – Imagination to Reality(I2R) has developed a “attention-directed desktop telepresence robot”. For those of you who have watched The Big Bang Theory, this is pretty much Sheldon’s Virtual Presence Device. BUT REAL. There are some cool diagrams and pictures of the device in action in TechInAsia’s article so click the link in our show notes to check it out.
This week, we have a special guest with us. She is Lijiuan. She is an experienced lady from the F&B industry especially for wines. We listen to her problems in the space and see how Tech can help her solved her problem.
for those thinking of venturing your startup into the wine space, this is 30 mins well spent.
This is a super short week! So if you have taken 3 days of leave starting last friday, you would be enjoying a super long 10 days of holiday. But… that’s usually for those working in the corporate work. In the startup world, you are always working/selling.
We apologised for the late entry the week. Some technical issues came up and we doing our podcast this week at NUS Radio Pulze Thank you so much!
Also another great news, our podcast is now on iTunes! so please do support us and give us feedback. I also shared a post on how I build the launchbyte podcasting service