In Taiwan, Jack Neo No Enough
By Lee Seok Hwai, Taiwan Correspondent In Taichung The Straits Times Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 SINGAPORE – Jack Neo has made some of Singapore’s most popular movies, but many of his most ardent fans are in Taiwan. Money No Enough 2, his 2008 film about family values, has been playing non-stop in a cinema in Taichung since May 20, 2009. That makes it the longest-running movie in Taiwan’s movie history. Some 150,000 people have watched it at the second-run Wonderful cinema, which screens movies at a fraction of the price charged at first-run houses. Wonderful’s owner, Mr Hwang Ping-hsi, 60, and a father of three grown children, is himself the movie’s No. 1 fan. …MORE
The tech world is definitely excited for the Consumer Electronic Show 2013 scheduled on Jan 7-13 in Las Vegas. The show is expected to be different from previous editions as Microsoft steps away from its long-running keynote, and Samsung and QuallComm step in to fill the gap. The more prominent role of the South Korean tech firm has fueled rumours that Samsung will unveil its flagship, the Galaxy S4, at the event. The S4 reportedly will sport 4.99 inches of HD display and its screen will have plastic cover instead of the classical glass cover. Samsung Galaxy S3 was released in early 2012 and still making great sales with plans of updating the device to Android 4.2 version in the first quarter of 2013
December 10, 2012 Joel Klaiman Columbia Records Chairman/CEO Rob Stringer has officially named Joel Klaiman as EVP/GM for the label. Klaiman arrives from Universal Republic Records , where he was EVP of Promotion and Artist Development since 2006. Last month , FMQB exclusively reported that Klaiman was expected to move very soon to Columbia as EVP/GM. In his announcement, Stringer said, “We are thrilled to have someone of Joel’s high caliber and experience join our team in a very important role.
By Benson Ang The New Paper Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 SINGAPORE – It was a great concert, befitting of the sky-high ticket prices. But it did not elicit great behaviour. The 15,000-strong crowd left Singapore’s latest iconic landmark, Gardens by the Bay – which won two top Asian design awards on Thursday – looking more like Garbage by the Bay. Ponchos, water bottles, empty cups and tissue paper were strewn all over The Meadow at Gardens by the Bay after pop star Jennifer Lopez’s concert on Tuesday night. Tickets to the concert, organised by MediaCorp, were among the priciest of recent concerts here. Standard tickets cost $158 and VIP tickets $348
Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australia n Dollar remains well supported despite negative political headlines out of Europe. Australia : The AUD found support overnight amid rising expectations for further stimulus measures in the United States this week. It traded within its recent narrow range and opened at 1.0480 against the Greenback this morning. The AUD has held ground despite a stream of weaker domestic data and disappointing Chinese trade figures seen yesterday. China ‘s November trade surplus fell to $19.6bn from $32bn in October. China ‘s exports rose 2.9% y/y vs. an expected 11.6% y/y whilst imports, though marginally weaker remained flat
Monday, Dec 10, 2012 5:25PM Written by Cyrus Langhorne G-Unit leader 50 Cent won big at Las Vegas over the weekend with his SMS Promotions, but he could have another fight on his hands after calling out Diddy’s manager James Cruz . Fif did not provide any context behind his comments but made sure to let off a diss directed at his head . “People never cease 2 amaze me. I don’t know why they start with me. They know they gotta see me. SMSaudio,” Fif tweeted Monday (December 10). “Old friends,new haters,same Sh!t true story.i been letting to much slid SMSaudio” “I ask puffy what he did to james Cruz to make him at like one of his girlfriends he said what happens in Miami stays in Miami.SMSaudio” ( 50 Cent’s Twitter ) According to reports, 50 and Cruz had a falling out during their Violator Management days
By Benson Ang The New Paper Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 SINGAPORE – It’s entertaining. It’s funny, even hilarious, when radio DJs call unsuspecting listeners pretending to be someone else. HOT FM91.3′s Rod Monteiro and The Married Men are famous for Kenna Plucked (army slang for get pranked), a twice-weekly segment. Now, even they are asking how far is too far when it comes to such pranks. This follows the case of a nurse in Britain who apparently killed herself after transferring a call from Australian DJs, who’d enquired after the hospitalised Duchess of Cambridge, pretending to be Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles. The Duchess was being treated for acute morning sickness at theKing Edward VII hospital in London.
Google announced an update to the Google Maps API which will make it easier to insert vector-base maps into applications. This will provide developers better and more comprehensive set of tools to integrate maps into Android Apps. The new API uses vector-based maps that support 2D and 3D views, and allow users to tilt and rotate the map with simple gestures. Included in the update are layers from Google Maps such as satellite, hybrid, terrain, and traffic, and indoor maps for many major airports and shopping centres in the user’s apps. Google launched the update on Monday, Dec 3, and is a part of Google Play services 2.0, allowing more simple and agile access to Google products within Android apps. The update will directly benefit users of Android OS once developers have integrated the new maps API to their applications. There are reports that updates will also soon be made available for iOS devices
The coming year, 2013, promises to be exciting times for the smartphone marker as innovations of hardware components and advance software features for smartphones are rolled out. Flexi phones, rolling screen, wireless control over drones, cars, and security cameras are what consumers should expect for the next 12 months in the mobile industry. Several manufacturing brands are developing flexi or bending phones, including LG. Google Nexus 4 was given more praises than criticism and features the Photo Sphere technology. ZTE and Samsung are both racing which one will release the first Octo-core processor-supported smartphone. Google Nexus 5 The Nexus 4 was just released only in October and fans are already looking for more in the future of Nexus 5