Weekly Round-up – SocialBaker / Edifier / CharaExpo 2017 / HBO / Epson / ISACA / Gogoro / Canon / MineCraft

There have been many updates this week that was not covered in time. Here’s a quick re-cap.

iPhone Pre-orders Among Telcos

The iPhone pre-orders, for iPhone 8/8 Plus was in full swing since the launch at Cupertino. Social media analytics shop, SocialBakers, derived the following from their observations.

Socialbakers, a leader in social media analytics did a quick scan of their Facebook pages to determine whose post on iPhones had the best level of engagement. They also compared with the companies’ posts over the week to gauge their best performing post for the current week.

Highlights based on their individual posts on the iPhone pre-order registration:

  • Singtel – It was their best performing piece of content in the last 7 days – 3101 interactions from a fanbase of 452K fans. Reactions per 1k fans is 6,87
  • Starhub – The post was the 3rd best performing post of the week for them – 701 interactions from a fanbase of 343K fans. Reactions per 1k fans is 2,04
    • M1 – It was their 3rd best performing piece of content in the last 7 days – 378 interactions from a fanbase of 195K fans. Reactions per 1k fans is 1,94

Luna HD – e25HD

The Luna HD – e25HD is a set of Bluetooth speakers designed to stand out and amplify the living room. It comes with 3inches bass driver as a 3/4 inch tweeter, producing sounds that are sure to elicit thrill and excitement.
It comes with the following specifications.


  • Total Power Output:   15W x 2 + 22W x 2
  • THD + N:                      10%
  • SNR:                             ≥85dBA
  • Input sensitivity:          600mV ± 50mV
  • Frequency response : R/L : 50Hz~20KHz ±6dB
  • Tweeter unit:              Φ19mm silk dome magnetically shielded, 6Ω
  • Speaker unit:               Tweeter/Mid-range: 19mm, 4Ω / 4 inch (116mm) 6Ω
  • Passive driver:             3 inch DIMENSION: 122 x 212 x 222mm (W x H x D)
  • Weight:                       3.6Kg net | 4.15Kg gross
  • UPC code:                    6923520264650 (Black) /  6923520264674 (Red)


CharaExpo 2017

CharaExpo 2017 concluded successfully with a record turnout of 19,247 guests across Southeast Asia. The two-day event held on 9 and 10 September at Suntec Convention Centre was attended by anime enthusiasts, cosplayers and fans of trading card games.

HBO at the Emmy’s

HBO dominates the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy® Awards with 29 wins, the most of any network for the 16th consecutive year, announced today in Los Angeles. BIG LITTLE LIES swept 8 Emmys®, including outstanding Limited Series, and Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie. THE NIGHT OF and VEEP each won five Emmys®. The former won Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie, while the latter won Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series.


Singapore, 19 September 2017 – Epson, a global leader in printing technologies and
market leader for ink tank printers, has launched its new A4 duplex integrated ink tank
printer, the new L-series printers that offer one of the lowest printing costs in the market.

The new integrated L-series printers significantly lower the total cost of ownership to
businesses with its ultra-high page yields. Each complete set of 4 ink bottles yields 7,500
black and white pages and 6,000 colour pages to help businesses lower their operating

The new integrated ink tank printers consist of the L4150, L4160, L6160, L6170 and L6190

All five models will be available at major retailers from 22 September 2017 onwards.

CSA and ISACA MOU (during SICW2017)

The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding happened during the Singapore International Cyber Week 2017 this week. The MOU is signed, to jointly enhance Singapore’s cyber security capabilities and workforce, using ISACA-developed training, assessment tools and certification.

The MOU will see both parties collaborating around workforce development to bolster professional knowledge and performance in governance, risk and compliance roles and strengthen cyber security content and practice-sharing platforms in Singapore and beyond.


Gogoro, the makers of electric SmartScooters with replaceable batteries, completed a $300 million Series C investment round that includes new investments from Temasek, an investment company headquartered in Singapore, Generation Investment Management, Sumitomo Corporation and ENGIE.


Canon announced newest PIXMA TS9170, TS8170, TS5170 photo all-in-one and the PIXMA TR8570 office all-in-one printers. This new line-up of printers boasts of a unique feature that is set to reinvent the way we remember our favourite moments of friends and family. With the new Message in Print app, a physical photo print is more than meets the eye with the use of technology that enables messages to be embedded within photos as a surprise for the recipient.

Canon’s new 6-ink system delivers breathtaking colour reproduction with an expanded colour gamut. With the new Photo Blue ink in the 6-ink systems for the PIXMA TS9170 and TS8170, photos graininess are minimised to reveal finer details. With ink cartridges available in standard and XL capacities, small businesses can enjoy lower costs of print using XL cartridge on the PIXMA TR8570 Office All-In-One printer.


Following their announcement at E3 in June 2017,  players using console, mobile, VR and Windows 10 versions of Minecraft are
all one big, happy Bedrock Engine family with the release of the Better Together Update. Say goodbye to
“Minecraft: Xbox One Edition” or “Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition” and hello to a universal “Minecraft”. Here’s a
fancy new trailer to celebrate!

For the full announcement and more information, head over to Minecraft.net!

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