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NEW YORK, July 22 — US stocks rose today, lifted by technology companies, as investors eyed fresh US-China trade developments during a busy week of corporate earnings with results from marquee names...
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It’s a sign of the times when farmers make more money advocating for the industry on social media than actually farming.
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Google agreed to pay US$11mil (RM45.2mil) to end a lawsuit accusing the Internet giant of discriminating against older job applicants.
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Google is poised to pay a modest US$13mil (RM53.4mil) to end a 2010 privacy lawsuit that was once called the biggest US wiretap case ever.
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I’m a fan of Samsung’s Tizen-based smartwatches, I really am.
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If you’re a huge FC Barcelona fan, the limited edition Oppo Reno 10X Zoom with FCB colours is coming to Malaysia very soon.
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Remember how WhatsApp discovered a vulnerability that allowed spyware known as Pegasus to be injected into a phone via a voice calls?
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First, Spotify and Netflix. Then, it was Epic Games with their battle royale cult favourite, Fortnite.
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By this point, we’ve seen several concepts and renders of Google’s upcoming Pixel 4 series.
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Google has removed seven apps that are essentially stalker apps from the Play Store.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 22 ― First, Spotify and Netflix.
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Google says it wants to make it easier for users of its Maps app to find and rent shared bikes, which are now estimated to number around 18 million in cities around the world.
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The Pixel 4 series has already been subject to several leaks—earlier, renders by well-known leakster, Steve H. Mcfly (@Onleaks) shared a few high-res renders of the upcoming Pixel 4 XL via Pricebaba...
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There are a few ways to protect your privacy when it comes to Alexa and other voice assistants.
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Google collects users' data from Android smartphones in order to direct targeted advertising to them. You can limit this collection with a few changes in settings.
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OSLO (July 20):  Recent research in Norway showed that reading from mobile and computer screens has a negative impact on one's concentration and patience, Xinhua news agency reported quoted public br...
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What’s happened to Hongmeng OS?
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The Pixel 3a is Google’s new affordable mid-range device that promises to offer a similar camera experience as their flagship Pixel 3.
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SINGAPORE, July 20 — Hysteria surrounding FaceApp went viral within hours of a sharply worded warning being posted online on Monday (July 15).
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Tech website 9to5Google is reporting that Google could be developing a version of Android adapted to 3G and 4G phones without touchscreens.
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The Vivo S1 is coming to Malaysia very soon and it is different from the one that’s sold in China.
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Sony recently launched the A9G 4K HDR OLED TV, it’s latest addition to its MASTER Series TV lineup.
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Tech giants Google and Facebook could be tracking your visits to adult sites even when you set your browser to private or incognito mode, according to the authors of a recent study on privacy standards of porn websites.
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Software engineer Sun Ling became a cyber star in China after she responded to an online question: how can you get an overseas education if you are dirt poor?
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Sony recently announced the launch of their latest ANC pair of headphones, the Sony WF-1000XM3. The truly wireless headphones is Sony’s latest iteration in their acclaimed 1000X lineup, and will be ...
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While the US Congress talks about reining in big tech companies, Europe is taking action.
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Facebook endured a second day of criticism from Congress over its plan to create a digital currency as senior House Democrats asked Facebook to scale back the project and threatened legislation that would block big tech companies from getting into banking.
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FaceApp, the Russian-based app that allows users to alter their face through the use of AI, recently resurfaced with a new ability to change the age on a photo.
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The CES gadget show is cracking down on its dress code, introducing more sessions focused on women and minorities and creating a new “sex tech” category after a debacle over a robotic personal massager for women.
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Among dozens of smart speaker vendors that have emerged in China, Baidu currently leads the pack with 3.3 million units shipped in the first quarter.
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Several dozen activists chanted and held banners on July 15 outside Amazon’s Seattle headquarters calling on the company to stop providing technology to US government immigration authorities, in one of several pressure campaigns focused on the commerce giant during its Prime Day summer sale.
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CHANTILLY, July 18 — France yesterday said it would push ahead with its law to tax tech giants that has sparked a row with the United States, saying that an international accord was the only way to ...
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FRANKFURT, July 17 — Amazon has reached a deal with Germany’s anti-trust authority to overhaul its terms of service for third-party merchants, acting to appease regulators as the European Union an...
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 17 — To celebrate World Emoji Day today, Apple previewed designs for a handful of diversity-focused icons from the upcoming emoji set that will officially launch this fall.
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More inclusive and diverse emojis are coming soon to Apple and Android devices.
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AT Baidu’s annual Create AI Developer Conference in Beijing last Tuesday, co-founder and CEO Robin Li was delivering his opening address, talking about driverless cars when a young man burst onto th...
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United States President Donald Trump has once again put Google in his crosshairs, saying on Tuesday that his administration would look into what he claimed were “seemingly treasonous” ties between...
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Meredith Whittaker, who helped lead employee protests at Google over the search giant’s military work, artificial intelligence and policies, is leaving the company.
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US senators used a Congressional hearing on July 16 to push the idea of overhauling a law that protects YouTube, Facebook and other Internet services from being sued for the content users post.
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US President Donald Trump said on July 16 his administration would investigate whether Alphabet Inc's Google supports the Chinese government, following accusations that a company official refuted hours later at a Senate hearing.
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Google’s chief executive officer told US Senator Mark Warner that the company has ended some partnerships in China, the lawmaker said July 16 on Bloomberg Television.
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Amazon has reached a deal with Germany's antitrust authority to overhaul its terms of service for third-party merchants, who had complained of unfair treatment when selling through the world's biggest online retailer.
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Amazon.com Inc has a promotion for US shoppers on Prime Day, the 48-hour marketing blitz that started July 15: Earn US$10 of credit if you let Amazon track the websites you visit.
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Payments giant Visa has invested in Gojek as part of the ride-hailing unicorn’s ongoing series F fundraise.
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Borderlands 3 is one of this year’s highly anticipated titles, and fans of the franchise are hoping that they’d be able to play the game with friends, regardless of the platform, at launch.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 ― The Xiaomi Mi A3 will be introduced tomorrow but we managed to get our hands on a unit thanks to retailer Mobile2Go. This is Xiaomi’s new Android One powered smartphone ...
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Machine-learning technology has beaten humans at games of chess and Go to worldwide fanfare. A demonstration of its eerily lifelike prowess in making phone calls to unsuspecting people went viral.
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We’re in the heat of the summer blockbuster season, when Walt Disney Co is taking over theatres with releases like Toy Story 4 and live-action versions of Aladdin and The Lion King. There’s another aspect of the season Disney is effectively capturing: summer vacations – and reams of data on the things you do inside its amusement parks.
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PARIS, July 17 — French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire yesterday urged the G7 club of top world economic powers to find an international solution to taxing digital giants at their meeting outside P...
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SEATTLE, July 17 — Amazon.com Inc has a promotion for US shoppers on Prime Day, the 48-hour marketing blitz that started Monday: Earn US$10 (RM41) of credit if you let Amazon track the websites you ...
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WASHINGTON, July 16 — President Donald Trump said today he wants his administration to “take a look” into whether Google has been working with the Chinese government — an allegation swiftly de...
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Malaysia Internet Exchange (MyIX), also known in the Malay language as ‘Persatuan Pengendali Internet Malaysia’ - a non-profit initiative by the Government of Malaysia, and the largest Internet Ex...
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The US government may soon approve licenses that would allow several of its own companies to restart trade with Huawei once more.
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US technology giants are headed for their biggest antitrust showdown with Congress in 20 years as lawmakers and regulators demand to know whether companies like Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc use their dominance to squelch innovation.
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The Malaysia Internet Exchange (MyIX) said it has recorded a new Internet traffic peak point of 412Gbps in May, compared to 391Gbps in 2018.
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You know those long lines at the toll plaza, caused by that one driver with his hazard lights flashing up front?
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Ever since Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies faced a potential ban on the use of Google’s Android OS after being placed on a US blacklist, company executives have kept the market guessing a...
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Brian O’Kelley built AppNexus Inc to help companies advertise anywhere on the Internet. Its software plugged into virtually every digital ad-trading hub, including those from Google, the biggest ad seller, and Google’s YouTube video service. By 2014, AppNexus was valued at US$1.2bil (RM4.93bil).
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The company that brought you free digital maps and email wants to do the same thing for your drone.
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AFTER a false start, Star Media Group Bhd is finally getting a CEO — Andreas Vogiatzakis, who is not from the newsroom but is a prominent veteran in the advertising industry.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 16): Malaysia Internet Exchange (MyIX) said after just over five months into 2019, the MyIX network recorded a new highest traffic peak point of 412Gbps in May 2019.
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FROM being so vocal in the past, DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang has not only grown quiet since Pakatan Harapan captured Putrajaya after the 14th General Election, he appears to have “mudah lupa (forgett...
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PARIS, July 15 — A row over taxing tech giants is set to dominate a meeting of G7 finance ministers near Paris this week, with the world’s leading industrialised nations already riven by disruptiv...
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The elusive HongMeng OS, developed by Huawei, has been regarded by many as an alternative to Google’s Android OS.
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It’s about that time of the year again, where glances of Google’s next-generation Pixel flagship devices begin making their appearance in public.
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Google said it was conducting an internal review after it discovered confidential audio had been leaked by a contractor of private conversations with its digital assistant.
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Last month, Huawei filed to trademark HongMeng as a name for its Android alternative mobile  operating system.
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Facebook has reportedly agreed to a settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC). According to reports, the social network has agreed to pay out a hefty US$5 billion (~RM20.57 billion) for an...
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YouTube has a message for thousands of creators who work with the digital video giant: Advertising isn’t the only way to make money.
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Amazon.com Inc is amazing at turning mundane corporate management decisions into global news events.
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On the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, Google is making available little-known information about the Apollo 11 mission, which set off from Cape Canaveral in the US on July 16, 1969 and enabled Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to become the first people to walk on the surface of the moon.
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VULNERABILITIES in Android has opened the door for a piece of malware to infect an estimated 25 million phones worldwide, including 15 million devices in India, and over 800,000 devices in Southeast A...
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 13 ― Google said it was conducting an internal review after it discovered confidential audio had been leaked by a contractor of private conversations with its digital assistant.
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After eight iterations of the Galaxy Note, Samsung will be finally be ditching the 3.5m headphone jack with the upcoming Galaxy Note 10.
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 12 — On the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, Google is making available little-known information about the Apollo 11 mission, which set off from Cape Canaveral in the ...
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Google is delving into social media again with a hyperlocal service, Shoelace which tries to connect people in the same area via their interests.
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Malicious apps from a campaign called “Agent Smith” have been downloaded to 25 million Android devices, according to new research by cybersecurity firm Check Point.
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When it comes to discussing about the future of ecommerce, one thing is clear: it will grow exponentially, especially in Southeast Asia.
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If you use Android’s Google Assistant, chances are you’ve noticed your phone occasionally waking up without your “OK Google” prompt.
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Those who have given the Instant Camera Translation feature on Google Translate a go will know that it’s very much a hit-or-miss experience.
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Google contractors regularly listen to and review some recordings of what people say to artificial-intelligence system Google Assistant, via their phone or through smart speakers such as the Google Home.
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France adopted a pioneering tax on Internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook on July 11, despite US threats of new tariffs on French imports.
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Google has been known to hide neat little pop-culture references within its pages to surprise users (remember finger-snapping Thanos?), and it seems that they’re up to old tricks again.
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Internet giant Google has inserted a hidden tennis game into related search results to mark the 2019 Wimbledon tennis championships, whose finals take place over the weekend of July 13 and 14.
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 12 ― Internet giant Google has inserted a hidden tennis game into related search results to mark the 2019 Wimbledon tennis championships, whose finals take place over the weekend...
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NEW DELHI: A string of successful bets on ports, mining and commodities helped transform Gautam Adani (pic) from a nondescript diamond trader into a tycoon with a net worth of US$10bil.
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LONDON, July 11 — Britain today unveiled draft legislation for a “digital services tax” on global tech giants, which it plans to impose until leading economies reach an agreement on the contenti...
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PETALING JAYA: The family institution is the main deterrent against sex offenders, especially children who prey on other children.
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NEW YORK, July 11 — Wall Street stocks pushed higher today, shrugging off data that showed increased inflation and a burgeoning trade controversy related to a French tax on large technology companie...
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Imagine an Android malware called Agent Smith.
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Google Translate adds 60 more languages to its mobile app's instant camera translation – including Bahasa Malaysia, Hindi and Mandarin – that allows it to translate to 100+ languages apart from English.
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PARIS, July 11 — France today rejected a US investigation into its plans to tax internet giants which could trigger punitive tariffs, saying “threats” were not the way to resolve disputes.
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This article is from an episode of Asia VC Cast, a podcast hosted by Daniel Song.
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WASHINGTON, July 11 — US President Donald Trump yesterday ordered an investigation into France's planned tax on technology companies, a probe that could lead to the United States imposing new tariff...
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A pair of Singaporean crypto boffins has just pocketed US$1.5 million in seed funding for their new startup, Torus.
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China’s tech giants are courting American influencers by taking part in VidCon, a conference for YouTube stars, to having their own private events right down the road.
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Ride-hailing giant Go-Jek has secured an investment from Siam Commercial Bank Pcl, the Thai lender that counts King Maha Vajiralongkorn as its biggest shareholder, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Executives from Amazon.com Inc, Apple Inc, Facebook Inc and Alphabet's Google will testify before a US House of Representatives congressional committee next week in a hearing to discuss the tremendous market power wielded by online platforms.
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A pair of Singaporean crypto boffins has just pocketed US$1.5 million in seed funding for their new startup, Torus.