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Facebook Messenger app succeeds in APAC

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The power of messenger

Nearly six in 10 mobile internet users in the Philippines used Facebook Messenger. Close to half of mobile internet users in Malaysia and Vietnam did as well, and penetration was over 40% in Indonesia. Singapore follows Indonesia very closely, with nearly 4 in 10 using Facebook Messenger. It is in fact, Facebook Messenger continues to rank among the top 3 apps downloads across OS in Singapore in October, after 3 months in the top positions. This is more striking when… More

Home Alone with only the Television!

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Remember the days when we all gathered in front of our TV set and watched whatever was aired on prime-time? Sometimes if we were lucky, we even got to watch our favourite game provided your dad allowed it! Times have… More

The Heartbleed bug – What should you know and what can you do about it?

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What is Heartbleed? You may have heard of “HeartBleed” recently due to the widespread media coverage of the HeartBleed vulnerability. So what exactly is HeartBleed and what can we do to protect ourselves from it? First of all, why is… More

I’m a Legal Alien: An Englishman in Shanghai.

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Rainy day in Shanghai – not being used symbolically, honest. [pic: flickr/leniners]

Day 1. Hello, Nihao, welcome to Shanghai. Your years in Singapore will have prepared you well for ‘real Asia’, don’t worry about a thing. OK, I maybe should have worried, at least a bit. I arrive at Pudong International Airport,… More

Mums’ media habits have gone beyond TV

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Internet has dominated Mums’ time in a day, in fact, it seems to be the key thing Mums are engaged with throughout the entire day. TV on the other hand had become an after-dinner-cum-family-entertainment activity. Even so, findings from Aegis’… More