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Huawei Confirms The Mate 30 Series Does Not Come With Google Mobile Services
The relationship between the US and Huawei right now is shaky at best.
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BCG vaccine for long term protection, yes or no? — Boo Soon Yew
SEPTEMBER 19 — I write in sad response to the predicament of the family that is mourning the loss of their 19-year-old girl due to tuberculosis and indeed my sincere condolences to them.
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Russia hands Google small fine for advert infraction
MOSCOW, Sept 19 — Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service said today it had fined Google 100,000 roubles (RM7,234) for circulating adverts for financial services by Ali Trade, a company it said did ...
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Huawei Mate 30: Here’s how to watch the live stream at 8pm today (VIDEO)
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — The Huawei Mate 30 series will be launching this evening and it’s taking place in Munich, Germany.
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Huawei promises smartest 5G phone, but who will be brave enough to buy?
FRANKFURT, Sept 19 — Huawei launches what could be the world’s smartest 5G phone today, but its fate in Europe will hang on whether customers will buy a device lacking access to software and apps ...
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Amazon’s Alexa masters Hindi (and Hinglish) in time for Deepavali
The voice assistant introduced to India in 2017 gets a major local makeover for one of the largest retail markets.
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Apple Arcade could boost ranks of videogame players
Apple Arcade, rides a trend of videogames played by subscribers instead of purchased as downloads or disks.
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Huawei Mate 30: Here’s how to watch the live stream at 8PM
The Huawei Mate 30 series will be launching this evening and it’s taking place in Munich, Germany.
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Apple Arcade could boost ranks of video game players
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 19 — Apple’s entry into online games with a low-cost subscription plan is expected to bring a fresh set of consumers into gaming and potentially reshape the multibillion-dollar...
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Facebook Works With Ray-Ban Parent Company Luxottica For Its AR Glasses
It’s been awhile since we last heard of Facebook’s plans of making its own smart glasses.
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Zuckerberg sets talks in Washington on 'future regulation'
Facebook CEO expected in Washington for private talks with policymakers as the social network faces a myriad of issues.
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Zuckerberg set for talks in Washington on ‘future regulation’
WASHINGTON, Sept 19 — Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg was expected in Washington today for private talks with policymakers as the leading social network faces a myriad of regulatory and leg...
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Huawei woos tech world with US$1.5bil and 5G secrets
BEIJING: Huawei Technologies Co is offering up its most valuable 5G secrets and US$1.5bil to software developers, courting the global tech community at a time the United...
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Huawei promises smartest 5G phone, but who will be brave enough to buy?
FRANKFURT: Huawei launches what could be the world's most powerful and feature-packed 5G smartphone on Thursday, but the fate of the device in Europe will hang...
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Report: Facebook partnering with Ray-Ban owner Luxottica to create AR glasses
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18 — While Facebook is known to be developing its own set of augmented-reality glasses, CNBC reported yesterday that the company has partnered with Luxottica, the owner of eyewea...
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After 3 straight profitable years, Transferwise eyes Asia expansion
International money transfer startup TransferWise reported a revenue jump of 53% to £179 million (US$223 million) for the financial year ended March 2019, amid the growing wave of digital-led banks t...
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Facebook unveils new Portal video chat, TV streaming devices
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18 — Facebook Inc unveiled new models of its Portal video chatting devices today, making the company’s first foray into TV streaming hardware but offering a limited selection o...
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After 3 straight profitable years, Transferwise eyes Asia expansion
International money transfer startup TransferWise reported a revenue jump of 53% to £179 million (US$223 million) for the financial year ended March 2019, amid the growing wave of digital-led banks t...
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AIA Indonesia joins Gojek’s series F round
Indonesian tech titan Gojek received an undisclosed amount of investment from local life insurance company AIA Indonesia as part of its ongoing series F round.
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Facebook releases rules for Its Independent Content Board
Facebook Inc, ahead of a congressional hearing on violent content, revealed the charter for an independent oversight board that will make irreversible decisions about what posts stay up and come down,...
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Washington Post ad tech platform aims at Google-Facebook duopoly
The new self-service ad-buying interface called Zeus Prime would be offered to other newspapers as part of its Arc Publishing platform.
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Google Pixel 4 expected to launch on October 15 at “Made by Google” event
Google is set to launch the Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, and a host of other devices at the “Made by Google” event that will happen on the 15th of October 2019.
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Washington Post ad tech platform aims at Google-Facebook duopoly
WASHINGTON, Sept 18 ― The Washington Post yesterday unveiled a new ad tech platform touted as a way to help newspapers counter the loss in online revenue to major platforms Google and Facebook.
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Oracle unveils more autonomous software to boost Cloud growth
Oracle Corp unveiled an operating system that runs without the need for human oversight.
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Google expected to unveil new Pixel phone on Oct 15
Google on Sept 16 sent out invitations to an Oct 15 event starring "things Made by Google", with a new Pixel smartphone expected in the line-up.
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Google Confirms Pixel 4 And Pixel 4 XL Launch Date; Phones To Be Revealed 15 October
After months of secrets shots and rumours of the Pixel 4 series spilling on to the internet, Google has finally set a launch date for its upcoming flagship devices.
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Vietnam’s social media crowd swells with new entrant to take on Facebook, Google
HANOI, Sept 17 — A new social network has entered the already crowded field in Vietnam as the communist party squeezes US tech giants Facebook and Google with a new cybersecurity law.
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Bill Gates says Big Tech companies shouldn’t be broken up
Bill Gates doesn’t think it’s a good idea to break up the biggest US tech companies as some politicians have suggested.
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ICYMI #170: Vivo V17 Pro Malaysian launch, Samsung Galaxy A30s & A50s price, Huawei Mate 30 Porsche edition & more
The successor of the Vivo V15 Pro will be making its debut soon and we do not have to wait long for the local launch.
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Google expected to unveil new Pixel phone on Oct 15
NEW YORK, Sept 17 — Google yesterday sent out invitations to an October 15 event starring “things Made by Google”, with a new Pixel smartphone expected in the line-up.
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Huawei Mate 30 Pro and Porsche Design edition revealed
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 16 — The Huawei Mate 30 series will be announced this coming Thursday and this could be their first devices to launch globally without official Google apps and services.
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Huawei Mate 30 Pro and Porsche Design edition revealed
The Huawei Mate 30 series will be announced this coming Thursday and this could be their first devices to launch globally without official Google apps and services.
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Huawei’s Ren Zhengfei ready to sell 5G tech to Western buyers
Ren Zhengfei, the billionaire founder and chief executive of Huawei Technologies, said he is ready to share its 5G technology with potential Western buyers.
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China’s Smart Fabric banks $100m in round led by Tencent, Sequoia China
China’s Smart Fabric, which develops a service-as-a-system cloud enterprise resource system for the textile industry, has raised US$100 million in a series C round led by Tencent and Sequoia Capital...
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YouTube 'creators' fret over impact of new child protection rules
YouTube's new rules, set to go into effect in four months, have stoked fears in the YouTube community of creators and vloggers.
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How does HarmonyOS work? Huawei breaks it down for us
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 16 — The on-going issues between the US Government and Huawei have been well documented, and repercussions could include a permanent ban on licensed Google apps and services for ...
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How does HarmonyOS work? Huawei breaks it down for us.
The on-going issues between the U.S. Government and Huawei have been well documented, and repercussions could include a permanent ban on licensed Google apps and services for Android on Huawei devices...
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YouTube ‘creators’ fret over impact of new child protection rules
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 15 — Samuel Rader quit his job three years ago to work full time on his YouTube channel, Sam and Nia, featuring videos of his family life.
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YouTube settlement latest in struggles over children
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 15 — A settlement requiring Google-owned YouTube to pay US$170 million (RM708.6 million) and change how they serve up ads on videos aimed at children marks the latest twist in a ...
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The Shift6m is what a more sustainable smartphone looks like
Unlike other smartphones, the Shift6m is easy to repair and is sourced sustainably. The phone's German manufacturers are hoping that their device's...
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Epson projector comes with ‘ambient light rejecting screen' for daytime viewing
Epson's LS500 Laser Projection TV is a projector that has been optimised to offer TV viewers a crisp and clear image even during daylight hours.
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Google agrees nearly €1b tax settlement with France
PARIS, Sept 13 — US internet giant Google has agreed a settlement totalling €965 million (RM4.46 billion) to end a tax dispute in France under an agreement announced in court yesterday.
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Huawei Willing To Share 5G Technology To Western Buyers; Wants A Level Playing Field
Ren Zhengfei, the CEO and founder of Huawei Technologies, recently expressed his willingness to share the company’s current 5G technology with potential companies in the West.
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Gojek provides training to start-ups in search for Indonesia’s next unicorn
Indonesia’s on-demand services app Gojek has teamed up with start-up accelerator Digitaraya to provide training to start-ups.
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Google will promote original reporting with algorithm change
Original reporting will be highlighted in Google's search results, the company said as it announced changes to its algorithm.
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Google Earth leads to remains of missing Florida man in lake
It took 22 years, but a missing man's remains were finally found thanks to Google.
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Google Assistant on the Pixel 4 could handle your calls-on-hold for you
The Google Pixel 4 series is slated to be launched sometime in October 2019, and there has already been a slew of rumours that point towards significant upgrades to Google’s flagship series of smart...
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JD.com, Thailand’s Central Group launch financial services app
JD.com and Central Group, a Thai conglomerate involved in merchandising, real estate, and retailing, have launched a financial services app called Dolfin.
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As Vietnam’s penchant for ecommerce grows, keep an eye on these logistics startups
Vietnam has the fastest-growing appetite for online shopping in Southeast Asia.
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Google Doodle celebrates the Moon Festival
Google's Doodle pictures the Moon Festival, bringing the different regional traditions and styles of mooncake into the sun/moon light.
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Ren Zhengfei says he is ready to sell Huawei’s 5G tech to a Western buyer
Comments from Ren come as the Chinese telecoms giant remains in the middle of US-China trade war.
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Google agrees €945mil tax settlement with France
US Internet giant Google has agreed a settlement totalling €945mil (RM4.3bil) to end a tax dispute in France.
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As Vietnam’s penchant for ecommerce grows, keep an eye on these logistics startups
Vietnam has the fastest-growing appetite for online shopping in Southeast Asia.
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Google Pixel 4: What we know so far
With the Pixel 4 series launch likely taking place next month, rumours and leaks about the flagship series are arriving at record pace.
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Google to pay US$1b in France to settle fiscal fraud probe
PARIS, Sept 12 — Google agreed to pay close to €1 billion (RM4.5 billion) to French authorities to settle a fiscal fraud probe that began four years ago in a deal that may create a legal precedent...
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Michael Kors’ new Wear OS smartwatches look pretty darn sleek
Michael Kors isn’t a brand that is normally associated with smartwatches, per se, but they’ve just announced 3 new models that look pretty darn good—the new wearables also sport Google’s Wear ...
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VCs remain bullish on Vietnam as the region’s next growth market
In 2018, Google and Temasek described Vietnam’s internet economy as akin to “a dragon being unleashed,” predicting the sector to reach a value of US$33 billion in 2025.
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Samsung Launches PlayGalaxy Beta App; Streams Games From PC To Galaxy Note10 Devices
At this stage, it’s not wrong to say that game streaming is picking up momentum, with services such as Valve’s Steam Link, NVIDIA’s GeForce Now, and Google’s upcoming Stadia cloud-based servic...
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Google Removes A Further 24 Malware-Infected Apps From Play Store
Less than a month after Google removed the malware-riddled Camscanner app from its Play store, the search engine found itself pulling down even more infected apps.
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Google Pixel 4: What we know so far (VIDEO)
LOS ANGELES, Sept 12 — With the Pixel 4 series launch likely taking place next month, rumours and leaks about the flagship series are arriving at record pace.
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Waymo eyes deploying self-driving technology in trucking: CEO Krafcik
Waymo is exploring deploying its self-driving technology in the trucking industry, CEO John Krafcik said on Thursday, as it works with industry partners to seize a...
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Google gets EU court boost in fight over Hungary advertising tax
Google got a boost in a tax case at the European Union’s top court that’s made the search-engine giant an unlikely ally of EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager in a clash...
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LinkedIn CEO says tech regulation risks stifling innovation
The combative relationship between Silicon Valley and global regulators has been at the centre of attention for much of the past two years.The combative relationship...
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Advertising executives point to five ways Google stifles business
US authorities investigating Alphabet Inc's Google for anti-competitive behaviour have recently begun probing the company's US$116bil-a-year advertising business.
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Eight key products from IFA 2019
While there was an absence of truly revolutionary products at this year's IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany, a few brands attracted significant attention with their...
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Electronic Arts to begin cloud gaming test: FIFA, Titanfall, Need For Speed anywhere
Video game publisher EA is launching a public test of its Project Atlas technology, allowing participants to play FIFA 19 and others on PC, with the intention of bringing...
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Advertising executives point to five ways Google stifles business
US authorities investigating Alphabet Inc's Google for anti-competitive behaviour have recently begun probing the company's US$116 billion-a-year advertising business.
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Advertising execs point to five ways Google stifles business
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 12 — US authorities investigating Alphabet Inc's Google for anticompetitive behaviour have recently begun probing the company's US$116 billion(RM483.4 billion)-a-year advertising...
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Apple’s iPhone 11 vs its closest competitors (VIDEO)
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 12 — How exactly does Apple’s latest flagship measure up to the flagships from Samsung, Huawei, and Google?
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Momentum grows for a digital watchdog to regulate tech giants
With Big Tech accused of everything from decimating industries to abusing privacy, calls are growing for the creation of a federal regulator.
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Gojek, Digitaraya launch startup accelerator program
Indonesian unicorn Gojek has launched an accelerator program called Gojek Xcelerate, in partnership with local startup hub Digitaraya.
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Alleged Google Pixel 4 XL Specifications Leak Online; Runs On Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC
Less than a day after images of the Google Pixel 4 and its supposedly new bright orange colour made its way online, another leak has managed to find its way online.
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Eight key products from IFA 2019
BERLIN, Sept 11 — This year’s edition of the IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany, which closes its doors today, September 11, likely won’t be remembered as one of the most eventful.
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Electronic Arts to begin cloud gaming test: ‘Fifa,’ ‘Titanfall,’ ‘Need for Speed’ anywhere
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 11 — Video game publisher Electronic Arts (EA) is launching a public test of its Project Atlas technology, allowing participants to play Fifa 19, Titanfall 2, Need for Speed Riva...
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Facebook bans self-harm images in fight against suicide
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 11 — Facebook Inc will no longer allow graphic images of self-harm on its platform as it tightens its policies on suicide content amid growing criticism of how social media compa...
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Google hit with sweeping demand from US states over ad business
US state attorneys general investigating Google are ordering it to turn over a wide range of information about its advertising business, according to an investigative...
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Google's Nest Hub Max officially goes on sale
Google's newest and largest smart home display hit the market on Sept 9.
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Google bans ads for 'unproven' therapies, including stem cells
Google said on Sept 6 that it was banning online ads for unproven medical treatments including most stem cell and gene therapy.
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Facebook bans self-harm images in fight against suicide
Facebook Inc will no longer allow graphic images of self-harm on its platform as it tightens its policies on suicide content amid growing criticism of how social media companies moderate violent and p...
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Here’s when Honor and Huawei devices get EMUI 10 based on Android 10
With Android 10 now official, it’s time for smartphone makers to roll out the latest OS version to its current devices.
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Latest Google Pixel 4 Leak Shows Phone In Bright Orange; Gesture And Astrophotography Mode Confirmed
October is less than a month away, yet leaks of its upcoming Pixel 4 flagship continue to find their way to the internet.
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Apple to reveal streaming service prices while iPhones on ‘holding pattern’ until 5G
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 10 — Apple Inc is set today to announce pricing for its forthcoming streaming TV service as well as updates to its iPhone lineup, as the tech giant reaches a turning point where ...
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Google’s Nest Hub Max officially goes on sale
NEW YORK, Sept 10 — Google’s newest and largest smart home display hit the market yesterday.
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Delivery drone unveiled by a startup joins air race for commerce
A startup hoping to challenge more established drone delivery giants such as Amazon.com Inc is unveiling a pod-like craft that it predicts could someday be used by stores...
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Google and Facebook can’t count on consumers saving them: opinion
The scrutiny of giant technology companies and the inevitable anxiety that follows are now so commonplace that they have become rote.
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Google’s ad practices draw nationwide probe by US states
A nationwide group of US states opened an investigation into whether Google’s advertising practices violate antitrust laws, targeting the heart of the search giant’s...
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Media Prima Digital sees REV Asia senior execs leaving
THE departure of several key people from REV Asia Holdings Sdn Bhd, the digital media outfit bought by Media Prima Bhd for RM105 million in 2017, has raised questions about its plans to boost its digi...
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Facebook is eyeing engineers at New York banks in hiring spree
Watch out Wall Street, Facebook Inc is coming for your engineers.
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US states launch antitrust probe of Google, advertising in focus
Attorneys general from 48 US states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico formally opened an antitrust probe yesterday into Alphabet's Google, in a sign of growing government scrutiny of US techno...
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Frankly Speaking: Beware of dotcom bubble 2.0
In February 2000, The Edge ran a cover story titled “Dot.com gamble — Fool’s gold or shrewd bet?” It highlighted the Wall Street mania that had also arrived in Malaysia, with a number of compa...
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US states launch antitrust probe of Google, advertising in focus
WASHINGTON: Attorneys general from 48 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico formally opened an antitrust probe on Monday into Alphabet's Google , in a...
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Nintendo Switch Online adopts less predictable release schedule in Japan
Nintendo's Japanese division has adjusted expectations for the timing of retro game releases for Switch Online subscribers, departing from a regular monthly schedule in...
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Michael Kors takes its smartwatches up a notch
Michael Kors is upping its smartwatch game with the launch of three new models.
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How will we play in the future?
The entry of a new giant in the gaming scene spells big and exciting changes for gamers.
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What venture investors need to know about the gaming space
SEEMINGLY ubiquitous, the impact that PC, console, and mobile games are having on societies around the world is undeniable.
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Kai OS: No-frills alternative to Android arrives on budget phones
A growing number of smartphone brands are now switching to an alternative operating system called Kai OS to power budget phones that still do WhatsApp...
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Assassin's Creed maker Ubisoft launches subscription service Uplay+
Games producer Ubisoft has launched a new subscription service for games, now available for PC gamers for a monthly fee.
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Addicted to porn
Dear Dr. G, I email you with a great deal of regret and shame.
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It's 1979 at IFA 2019
At this year's IFA, Sony displayed a Walkman, Nokia brought its latest flip phone, and Samsung showed off a series of vibrantly coloured refrigerators.
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5G takes centre stage at IFA 2019
In the absence of a new generation of high-end smartphones from Apple, Huawei, or Google, Fall's biggest high-tech event happens in Berlin.
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