Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Back from heat and cold again…to face a bad Apple

Hi guys… I’m just back from Europe and just experienced the most extreme of weather changes. The cold in UK was chilling after the Olympics and then the 40 degree Celsius heat wave in France was a testing experience. That is why I have been so quiet of late.

When I was in London, I chanced upon Creative Technologies products in Curry’s shelves. It got me thinking. It was then when it was announced that Apple won the lawsuit against Samsung. It won over US$1 billion which can be increased by the judge later.

Whilst I am not for Samsung, I am not happy with the conduct of Apple too. Apple ripped off Creative technologies when it went into the iPod business. Mr Sim Wong Hoo tried hitting back and obtained some compensation but Creative never found its footing since. You want to talk about respecting creativity and designs, Apple certainly does not have that great a track record. My heart goes out to Mr Sim who tried so hard to build one of the awesome Singapore companies which tried to make an impact.

I am in the midst of finalizing our hotel development and I am so happy that everything looks quite pretty now as we have transformed the whole building into an amazing piece of work. We are still quite a few months away from actual operations and I am looking forward to it. The people from one of the leading property firms swung by to take a look and they were quite intrigued by the concept. I hope to introduce a whole new hospitality concept to Singapore and pray that we are mature enough to accept new stuff.

Till the next update, take care and God Bless!

Your Friend,
Andy Ong