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Facebook moves to make more video ad money

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Thursday (Dec 14) moved to bolster its appeal and money-making potential as an online platform for viewing video similar to YouTube. The leading social network will next year test showing short ads before videos on a new 'Watch' section devoted to just that activity ......

Singapore Airlines launches chatbot for customer queries

SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines on Tuesday (Dec 12) announced that it has launched a chatbot designed to answer customer queries.  The beta bot, named Kris, is currently operating on SIA's Facebook page and will soon be made available on its website, said the company in a press release.  Custome...

Celebrities express support for bullied US boy after emotional video

LOS ANGELES: Several celebrities have reached out to Keaton Jones, a young Tennessee boy whose video questioning why bullies are mean, offering messages of support and encouragement. Jones' mother posted the video of him on Facebook, in which he is upset after she picked him up from school when he...

Dakota Crescent to be redeveloped into public housing site

SINGAPORE: Dakota Crescent, one of Singapore's oldest public housing estates, will be redeveloped into a public housing site, said National Development Minister Lawrence Wong on Monday (Dec 11). In a Facebook post, he said various options were looked at and a decision was made to build new HDB .....

Boys caught on camera damaging ofo bike lock at HDB void deck

SINGAPORE: Two boys have been caught on camera damaging the lock of an ofo rental bicycle in order to avoid paying for the fare.  The 55-second video, which was uploaded to Facebook on Friday (Dec 8), shows the two boys at the void deck of a Housing Development Board (HDB) block.  One of the ...