#Xbox Invites Fans to Beat #Lotus #F1 Team Driver #RomainGrosjean and Head of #Xbox #PhilSpencer for Ultimate Bragging Rights in “Forza Motorsport 6”

Greater Asia, SINGAPORE – 18 September 2015 – To celebrate the launch of “Forza Motorsport 6”an Xbox One exclusive title, Xbox is inviting all fans to beat the race timings set by Lotus F1 Team Driver Romain Grosjean and Head of Xbox Phil Spencer for a chance to win ultimate bragging rights in “Forza Motorsport 6”.

Lotus F1 Team Driver Romain Grosjean gunning for his best race time in Xbox’s exclusive “Forza Motorsport 6”
Lotus F1 Team Driver Romain Grosjean gunning for his best race time in Xbox’s exclusive “Forza Motorsport 6”

Called the “Forza Motorsport 6 #TimetoShine Challenge”, participating fans will need to better the race times set by Romain Grosjean (1 minute 52.703 seconds) and Phil Spencer (2 minute 00.343 seconds), using the 2015 Lotus F1 Team’s E23 Hybrid on the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps track in Belgium, for ultimate bragging rights against the two “Forza Motorsport 6” racers. Fans will need to set their time using the “Time to Shine Challenge” Rivals mode event in “Forza Motorsport 6”, which can be found in the Community Monthly channel of Rivals mode in the game. Fans who succeed in beating these times should post a screenshot of their race timings with the hashtag #TimetoShine, on their social media pages, in order to be recognized

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Create and Communicate on Any Device with @Logitech’s New Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse #M337 #K380

Singapore — September 3, 2015 — Today Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) introduced the Logitech® K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth® Keyboard and the Logitech® M337 Bluetooth® Mouse, giving you the freedom to work, create and express yourself on any device, anywhere.

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Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard

The Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard brings the comfort and convenience of desktop typing to your computer, smartphone and tablet. Express yourself on any computing platform anywhere in your home, and connect with up to three devices, instantly switching among them with the Easy-Switch™ buttons. The keyboard will recognize your connected device and automatically map keys to supported functions and shortcuts – making your typing experience familiar and comfortable. The Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard provides up to two years of battery life from the two AAA batteries included, and will be available in blue or black for a suggested retail price of $54.00.

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Logitech M337 Bluetooth Mouse

The Logitech M337 Bluetooth Mouse lets you create on virtually any computing device, whenever and wherever you choose. Its programmable navigation button puts control in the palm of your hand, allowing you to switch between applications, change between desktops, drag-and-drop files and images, replicate the three-finger swipe gesture that brings up mission control on a Mac computer, and bring up Task View on Windows 10. The mouse tracks reliably on just about any surface – from metal café tables to tile countertops to your favorite study desk – thanks to a laser-grade optical sensor. It is portable, includes a tilt wheel, has a curved shape and textured rubber grips that provide lasting comfort, and it can keep going for up to 10 months on one AA battery. Offered in three colors – Black, Blue and Red, the Logitech M337 Bluetooth Mouse will be available for a suggested retail price of $49.00.

By downloading Logitech Options Software, you can customize both the keyboard and mouse to enhance your experience and unlock a world of possibilities. Although they aren’t dependent on each other to work, the new keyboard and mouse look great together, featuring matching colors and a distinctive design.

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Availability

The Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard and the Logitech M337 Bluetooth Mouse are expected to be available in Singapore in September. Each device is sold separately.

Twitter Increases Advertiser Reach on and off Twitter with Twitter Audience Platform

Singapore, 21 AUG 2015 – Last year, Twitter launched the Twitter Publisher Network to help advertisers connect with audiences beyond the platform in thousands of mobile apps while using Twitter’s powerful measurement, targeting, and creative tools. Since then, Twitter has continued to test it with customers, listened to their feedback, and gained valuable insights. They are now excited to announce significant expansions to the TPN, including a new name to better reflect the evolution of the product: Twitter Audience Platform – a simple and effective way for advertisers to reach over 700 million people on and off of Twitter.

Firstly, Twitter is expanding beyond mobile app installs and re-engagements, by offering advertisers the ability to drive two additional objectives with the Twitter Audience Platform: Tweet engagements and video views. Both are now available for the first time in beta to all managed clients globally. Secondly, Twitter is launching new creative formats to help advertisers better engage with their in-app audience. See below.

Examples of brands engaging their audience using Twitter. 

The Twitter Audience Platform extended Samsung UK’s Promoted Videos by turning them into in-app video ads
@JBLaudio used the Twitter Audience Platform to reach its target audience in apps.

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IDA denies SingTel full regulatory relief

4 of 7 appeals over dominant licensee obligations rejected

By WINSTON CHAI

(SINGAPORE) After deliberating for 18 months, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) is standing firm on its decision to deny Singapore Telecom full exemption from government regulations designed to keep the country’s largest operator in check.

The telecommunications regulator has officially turned down four of SingTel’s seven appeals to be freed from so-called ‘dominant licensee obligations’ relating to the provision of business telephony services.

Under Singapore’s Telecom Competition Code, SingTel is subject to these stringent operating rules in areas where it is deemed to have a commanding market presence. The conditions were put in place to ensure SingTel deals with other telecommunications licensees in a fair and non-discriminatory manner. For example, it requires SingTel to offer other service providers access to parts of its infrastructure under prices and conditions set by the government.

SingTel submitted two appeals for regulatory relief to IDA in October 2007. The first ‘customer segment request’ applied to corporate clients who spend more than $250,000 a year on telecom services, while the second ‘market-based request’ was for six business telephony services.

IDA reached a final decision this week after three rounds of public feedback and interviews with other industry players over the past 18 months.

‘SingTel’s request is far broader than its three previous exemption requests,’ IDA’s deputy director-general of telecom and post Andrew Haire said in a letter to SingTel on Tuesday.

‘If IDA were to grant SingTel’s request in its entirety, SingTel would be relieved from dominant licensee regulation for all telecommunication services it provides to government and business customers who spend at least $250,000 a year on telecommunication services.’

Full exemption in this customer segment would mean that SingTel would be unshackled from dominant licensee stipulations for most of the services it provides to businesses with a telecom budget below $250,000, he added.

Given these considerations, IDA decided to reject SingTel’s first customer-segment request. However, the regulator will grant SingTel regulatory relief for three of the six market segments contained in its second request.

According to Mr Haire, the backhaul and terrestrial international private leased circuits (IPLC) segments ‘are now effectively competitive’ and SingTel will be freed from its dominant licensee obligations in these markets. In addition, the regulator will continue to exempt SingTel in the international managed data services market.

These exemptions, however, will not be extended to the remaining three Singapore-centric business segments detailed by SingTel.

‘IDA has concluded that because effective competition has not yet taken root in the business local telephony service, LLC (local leased circuit) and local managed data service, IDA will not grant exemption in those markets,’ Mr Haire said.

The rulings are expected to kick in by June 16. When contacted, SingTel did not confirm whether it will appeal to IDA. ‘We are reviewing the decision. However, we welcome IDA’s decision to relieve us from dominant licensee obligations in respect to the terrestrial IPLC market and the backhaul market,’ a SingTel spokesman said.

Source: The Business Times

Can we drive “armored-vehicle” on the road?!

 

If you are an entrepreneur or business developer, you are constantly fighting for sales otherwise you will lose out in this highly-competitive market. Time is everything! As a sales person or entrepreneur (especially those at the early stage of startup), you need to be highly efficient even on the move!

 

Meeting your clients is like engaging a fire fight. You need weapons and transportation for wars. Your products are your bullets and your car should be like your armor vehicle. Besides transportation capabilities, armor-vehicles have fighting and communication capabilities. Question here, “besides transportation, what else can our car do?”

 

I am sure all of us agree that car is a liability. Why? Simply because we do not see much of owning a car except for the ERP (for those who don’t understand, it is the acronym of Electronic Road Pricing), car loans, petrol charges and road taxes. We need to look at uses or applications of car beyond transportation.

 

I come across the term “Mobile Office”. One of the examples is to convert your vehicle into a mobile place. I believe this is the area that can be further explored. In fact Volkswagen (Stock Quotes: VOW.DE) has the concept of such car. Below are some of the photos of Volkswagen T6.  

 


 


 


 

The T6 model has won the “Best Lifestyle Interior” in the Interior Motives Award 2008. (Source: Car Body Design)

 

I am using this example only to prove my point that we need more applications on wheels. In fact, I believe that the design of the concept car can be further developed to suit the needs of the mass (especially entrepreneurs who might not have an office to work since office rental can be quite expensive).  Sounds hard? But it is not very hard for the technicians to change or modify your car parts. If you watch MTV channel, there is a TV program called “Pimp My Ride” that actually helps to “renovate” your car.

 

 

Enough of Wonderland! Let’s get back to reality. In Singapore, we have seen car loves spend ten thousands of dollars just on installing lighting and car audio system. I am sure there is a demand of office usages on cars. But, Can we have such car modification in Singapore? Bear in mind, you might be installing additional battery (approval from LTA – Land Transport Authority ) to power up your equipments such as communication devices which might transmit wireless signal (approval from IDA – Infocomm Development Authority).  Things are not going to be that simple. I believe there are more factors to consider.

 

I am very willing to hear more. Please drop your comments.

 

Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?

I am glad to participate in the seminar: Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? organized by LCI Executive Seminars. Thanks to BLOG2u for informing me of such enriching seminar!

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The seminar is about effective communication. David Goldwich is the instructor of this seminar. He has a BA degree in political science with a focus on political communication, organisational theory and psychology. He also has an MBA with a specialization in Business Mgt and Organisation and a JD degree. In the United States, David practiced law for more than 10 years and is also trained as a mediator.As a trainer, David’s specialisation is in communications and presentation, negotiations, creativity and innovation.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The seminar is a whole day event yet David is able to make what seemingly long-hours lesson into one that is filled with laughter and learning values. All of us have enjoyed the seminar. Rest assure, you will discover the secret of effective communication.

 

Basically, David’s seminar can be summarized into the following:

 

  1. Communicate to express, not to impress
  2. Seek first to understand, then to be understood
  3. you learn more by listening than by talking
  4. People do things for their reasons, not yours
  5. People have two reasons for everything: One that sounds good, and the real one
  6. People often act based on emotion and justify their actions with reason
  7. Perception is reality. People see what they want to see, and hear what they want to hear.
  8. Whoever frames the questions wins
  9. Make it easy to say “YES”
  10. People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.  

 

Something in the seminar that is new to me is the Chinese character shown in the below picture.

 

The ancient Chinese has placed a lot of emphasis on the importance of listening. Very interesting.

 


 

Besides using your ears to hear, listen with your heart, watch very carefully for nonverbal signals and treat the speaker like a king. I think this is the most fundamental of effective communication.

 

If you want to know more about the upcoming event from LCI Seminars, please visit http://www.lciseminars.com/programmes.htm#SES

 

 

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