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Tech Brief: Twitter Turns 10, New iPhone, And A Deer Livestream

Welcome to Tech Brief, your weekly wrap-up on all that’s happened in the tech and startup industries this week!  Twitter finally gives itself reason to celebrate, Apple releases a new thing that doesn’t cost as much as its previous things, a few hundred people around the world are watching a virtual deer on live video, and more in this week’s Tech Brief! Twitter Is 10! Twitter turned 10 on Monday, 21st March, and they made sure EVERYONE knew that, with a series of GIFs and videos from each country’s official Twitter account. Thank you for an incredible 10 years! We can't…
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Tech Brief: McDonald’s Brings VR to Kids, Singtel Woos Spotify Fans, Tech Supergiant Defies FBI

Welcome to Tech Brief, your weekly wrap-up on all that’s happened in the tech and startup industries this week!  This week, McDonald’s attempts to take over the faces of your children with its gaudy, oily Happy Meal boxes (all in the name of tech), local telco Singtel announces a VERY ATTRACTIVE price plan for Spotify subscribers and music lovers in general, Code School offers free online lessons on coding this weekend, Apple joined by its pals in its “f*ck the popo” saga, and more, all in this week’s Tech Brief, right here on DANamic.ORG! McDonald’s is about to take over…
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The Best Anti-Social Things To Do During Chinese New Year

Ah, the Chinese Lunar New Year, a time of family and traditions to celebrate the coming year and the hopeful harvest of abundance. But alas, we can do without the stifling gatherings, the strict codes (no black, really?) and most of all, attempting to converse with cousins, aunts and strangers you’ve only heard gossip about from your parents. So  to give you some entertainment after you collapse into a random armchair and whip out your phone, here’s some of the very best anti-social things to do at any gathering. Just remember to smile at relatives as they walk by, might…
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Tech Brief: GoPro Falls From Grace, Twitter Executive Shakeup, Instagram Ads Boom

Welcome to Tech Brief, your weekly wrap-up on all that’s happened in the tech and startup industries this week!  It’s been an exciting week – perfect for our very first Tech Brief here at DANamic.ORG. Let’s take a look at the biggest stories this week, involving Twitter, Instagram, and GoPro! Twitter Execs Leave Company, Stock Continues To Fall In the 3 months that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has spent at the top following his return, we’ve seen the switch from the classic “Favourite” star to the flamboyantly-animated heart-shaped “Like”. While rumours are swirling that the tweet limit might be expanded from…
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#ExplainAFilmPlotBadly: All You Need This Blockbuster Season

With Hollywood raining sequel after sequel upon us (we’ll talk more about this soon), being a movie buff gets a little exhausting sometimes. Thanks to the power of Twitter and bored people with an Internet connection, #ExplainAFilmPlotBadly is here to help you differentiate between the abused oft-reprised roles and their instalments on the silver screen. We rounded up the best of the worst summaries but, of course, here’s a warning: spoiler alert! An iceberg is badly damaged in a hit-and-run. #ExplainAFilmPlotBadly — Stephen Boylan (@SteveBoylan) December 13, 2015 #ExplainAFilmPlotBadly Paranoid billionaire afraid of immigrant pic.twitter.com/mCKj8zfg6C — Maggie Serota (@maggieserota) December…
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On Instagram Ads And Why We Should All Suck It Up

Co-written with Manfred Tham If Social Media were a class, discussions about ads and its place would be an ongoing assignment. The popular selfie and brunch-photo sharing app, Instagram, recently announced plans to monetise its business through ads – sponsored posts that will appear on timelines masquerading as updates from your friends and stalkees. Naturally, the response online has been… unbridled, to say the least. It all fits into the 3 logic laws of the Internet: 1) Never click on ads that contain the words “FREE” or “Congratulations”, 2) Never read a comment section, and 3) Always complain every time there is a new…
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The Best #sghaze Jokes On Twitter

All across Singapore, locals here have adopted a simple 3-step process to tackle the persistent haze this week: #1 Stopping whatever they’re doing, #2 Whipping out their phone, #3 Tweeting a complaint about it. Bonus points for effort: some take it one step further by attaching a picture of their VSCO Fade +12 surroundings. Truly the mark of a first-world nation. While Singaporeans may be predictable, our national pastime (no, not eating… the other one) of complaining is expressed through a variety of ways – some more entertaining than others. We present to you: the best jokes on Twitter about…
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