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Celcom Xpax offers XP Lite, with customisable data quota
Celcom Xpax's new postpaid plan allows subscribers to upsize their data quota based on consumption.
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European police smash 'world's largest' TV piracy operation
European police officials said they have smashed 'world's biggest pirate streaming TV network' with five million customers in Italy alone.
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Govt to tackle online menace as it improves Internet access
PUTRAJAYA: The Government will work to tackle online menace like fake news, as it improves the nation’s access to the Internet under the National Fiberisation and...
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Celcom Axiata seeks collaboration rather than merger
PETALING JAYA: Celcom Axiata Bhd is seeking potential collaboration or partnership that will enable the mobile network operator to roll out its network at a much lower...
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Report: Almost 20,000 medical records of Malaysians available online
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18— Medical records of millions of patients around the world, including that of almost 20,000 Malaysians are freely available on the internet, and accessible from any computer ser...
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Medical records of Malaysian patients freely available online
SINGAPORE: Close to 20,000 patient records belonging to Malaysians were among millions of medical information freely accessible on computer servers worldwide, according to an investigation published ...
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The Sedition Act must die, Pakatan
SEPTEMBER 18 — What is alarming about the Pakatan government is the short memory of its politicians.
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On social media, Nepalis are forever at war
Nepali Internet has become a battleground for debates, which on most occasions, yield nothing but more outrage and resentment.
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QES sees earnings uplift in 2020
KUALA LUMPUR: The semiconductor industry and players forming part of its supply chain have been hit hard by the ongoing US-China trade conflict.
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Seven years on, graduates still face the same challenges
WHEN Digital News Asia first began in 2012, we did a number of stories about the state of our information and communication technology (ICT) graduates, their strengths and weaknesses, their employabil...
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Celcom celebrates Malaysia Day with a special gift for customers
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Celcom celebrates Malaysia Day with a special gift for customers
Idham Nawawi PETALING JAYA: In conjunction to the nation’s symbolic celebration of unity and the spirit of love for the country’s well-being and prosperity, Celcom reaches out to all its customer...
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Cubans flock to cryptocurrency to shop online, send funds
JASON Sanchez, 35, was able to start buying spare parts online last year for his cellphone repair shop in Havana thanks to the advent of cryptocurrency trading in...
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Najib would have fully approved of the PAS-Umno alliance
MP SPEAKS | Barisan Nasional Adviser Najib Abdul Razak would have fully approved of the PAS-Umno Alliance as his global kleptocracy is continuing to make waves – paving the way to make PAS and Umno ...
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Queen unfazed by detractors
PETALING JAYA: The King and Queen have never made any police report on “bad things said about us,” said Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah...
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The Star tops frequently read list
PETALING JAYA: The Star and The Star Online have come out tops as Malaysia’s most frequently read English language newspaper and online news portal, a media consumption study has found.
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Workshop guides teachers on Digital Makerspace
Participants engage in an activity during a segment of the workshop.
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Queen says she left Twitter due to personal reasons
PETALING JAYA: Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah says she deactivated her Twitter account out of personal reasons and not because...
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Singapore likely to profit most from 5G in region: report
An industry report concludes that Singapore is best placed among all SEA nations to capitalise on the new revenue opportunities generated by 5G mobile technology.
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Twitter user seeks forgiveness from Queen
PETALING JAYA - A Twitter user, whose tweets were screenshot and circulated on the Internet, has issued a public apology, seeking forgiveness from Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Is...
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The next generation of aircraft will track your bathroom visits
Attention airline bathroom loiterers: The next generation of Airbus aircraft will track how long you’ve been in there.
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Four arrested over inappropriate postings on social media
KUALA LUMPUR: Three local men and a woman were arrested and subsequently remanded by the police on Wednesday over their suspected involvement in recent postings on social media touching on religious a...
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Police to investigate inflammatory posts on Twitter against Raja Permaisuri
PETALING JAYA: Police have initiated an investigation after inflammatory comments were made on Twitter against the Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah.
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Maxis, Cisco team up to deliver leading converged ICT solutions
KUALA LUMPUR: Maxis Bhd has teamed up with technology leader Cisco to jointly deliver a wide range of market leading technologies for businesses in Malaysia.
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Malaysians urge Queen to reactivate her Twitter account
PETALING JAYA • Malaysians are rallying behind a campaign on Twitter to get their Queen, Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, to reactivate her social media account amid speculation that critic...
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Four arrested over inappropriate postings on social media
All of the arrests were a result of the cooperation of the police with MCMC, which has helped detect the owners of the social media accounts, said Huzir.
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Cops investigating Twitter insult against King, Queen
PETALING JAYA: Police have started investigations into a case where the King and Queen were allegedly insulted on social media.
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Twitter user seeks forgiveness from Queen
PETALING JAYA: A Twitter user, whose tweets were screenshot and circulated on the Internet, has issued a public apology, seeking forgiveness from Raja Permaisuri...
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Netflix, Apple cross swords in Indian streaming market
Competition in India's booming streaming market is heating up as Netflix joins forces with a director of Bollywood feel-good blockbusters and Apple launches its...
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Cuba denounces suspension of official Twitter accounts
The Cuban government on Sept 11 denounced the suspension of multiple official media Twitter accounts during a live TV address by President Miguel Diaz-Canel...
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Maxis, Cisco team up to deliver leading converged ICT solutions
KUALA LUMPUR: Maxis Bhd has teamed up with technology leader, Cisco to jointly deliver a wide range of market leading technologies for businesses in Malaysia.
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SoftBank-backed Delhivery gets $115m from Canada pension fund
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), a leading pension fund manager in Canada, announced it has bought an 8% stake in Indian logistics company Delhivery for US$115 million.
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Web resources on diabetic eye disease mostly poor quality: study
Diabetes-related eye disease is a leading cause of blindness, but finding accurate, readable information about it online isn't easy, a US study finds.
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Netflix loses title as No. 1 bandwidth-eating application
For years, Netflix has ranked as the biggest application in terms of bandwidth consumption on Internet networks, particularly during peak-period hours.
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Baidu invests US$200mil in Chinese AI firm Neusoft to develop smart city solutions
The investment extends an existing partnership between the two companies to develop smart city infrastructure.
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Kit Siang expects revival of 'plot to oust Dr M' when budget meet nears
Lim Kit Siang, who urged all Malaysians to watch the documentary film "M for Malaysia", reiterated his concern over the widespread circulation of fake news and hate speeches to divide the nation.
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Watch Dr M learn coding in new Microsoft video to promote STEM
In a new video to promote STEM skills, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad learns coding from 10-year-old Microsoft Malaysia Ambassadors Chloe Soh Ke Er and...
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Amazon bets big on India with mega-office
With 49 elevators moving a floor per second and zumba classes for its more than 15,000 employees, Amazon's new Indian headquarters, its biggest building globally...
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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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Green Packet to raise up to RM85m via private placement
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 10): Green Packet Bhd has proposed to raise up to RM85.17 million via a private placement to third party investors to be identified later, to fund future viable investments, besides...
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China’s 5G, industrial Internet roll-outs to fuel more demand for cybersecurity
Adoption of advanced technologies will inevitably result in bugs and security gaps, Qihoo 360 chief says.
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New era at Alibaba as Jack Ma rides into the sunset
Jack Ma steps aside on Sept 10 as chairman of Alibaba, ending a spectacularly successful 20-year run during which the charismatic former English teacher's e-commerce...
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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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Stronger laws to save our wildlife
THE front page of The Star on Sept 4 reported “IGP proposes whipping for wildlife poachers and smugglers” (online at bit.ly/star_wildlife).
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Kit Siang issues third challenge to Malaysian youth in racial harmony campaign
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 9 — DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang today issued another challenge to youth in the country, this time asking them to promote social media literacy.
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Jacqueline still ‘emotionally unstable’
TVB actress Jacqueline Wong (pic), 30, is still emotionally unstable following her cheating scandal, her elder sister revealed during a talk show, reports Sin Chew Daily.“She...
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Prizes make participants want to go ‘YES’ at StarWalk
PETALING JAYA: The platinum sponsor for the Penang StarWalk, YTL Communications, is offering a cash prize of RM70,000 as well as two three-day, two-night packages...
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Thailand fares badly in business digitalisation: UNCTAD
SINGAPORE and South Korea top the charts when it comes to companies receiving orders online, the Digital Economy Report 2019 released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) shows.
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China proposes collaborations with Malaysia in halal and tech sectors
CHINA has proposed a collaboration in areas of technology exchange as well as halal products and services with Malaysia during discussions about potential collaboration in the area of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and startups.
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Japanese angle on English dictionary development
IN developing dictionaries for English learners, it is important to incorporate words that reflect practical and contemporary use, suggested a Japanese associate professor specialising in English ling...
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DPM expresses concern over gadget addiction among people
KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today expressed concern over gadget addiction among the people, saying that they are too dependent on gadgets and digital device...
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Digital addiction: Get off your screens and talk to one another, says DPM
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has expressed her concern over gadget addiction among the people.
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DPM expresses concern over gadget addiction among people
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 7 — Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today expressed concern over gadget addiction among the people, saying that they are too dependent on gadgets and dig...
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China and Malaysia take first step towards possible halal, tech sector tie-ups
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 7 — China has proposed a collaboration in areas of technology exchange as well as halal products and services with Malaysia during discussions about potential collaboration in the...
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Digi introduces Home Fibre broadband plans with up to 1Gbps speed in Sabah
Users can choose from four different monthly plans namely Digi Home Fibre 50Mbps for RM99, 100Mbps for RM129, 500Mbps for RM159 and 1Gbps for RM199.
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Anti-Alexa: This Sonos speaker won’t record your conversations
Sonos Inc, an Internet-connected speaker maker trying to compete with Google, Amazon.com Inc and Apple Inc, unveiled a new product for people who worry those tech...
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Facebook Watch signs video partnerships with news publishers in Europe
Facebook Watch has signed video partnerships with France's Le Monde, Germany's Axel Springer and Sweden's Expressen, among other news outlets, to deliver original...
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8chan owner vows changes in House testimony over links to mass shootings
8chan, the online message board linked to several recent mass shootings, plans to restrict parts of the website during a "state of emergency", the site's owner Jim...
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Malaysian drivers hit it off after hitting each other's vehicles
Getting into a car accident is always a bummer.
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Optimise Govt social aid to ensure target groups reached — Lim
PUTRAJAYA (Sept 5): The Government will need to rationalise and optimise a total RM107 billion in social expenditure allocated under the 2019 Budget, especially those channeled as Government aid.
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Optimise govt social aid to ensure target groups reached: Guan Eng
PUTRAJAYA: The government will need to rationalise and optimise a total RM107 billion in social expenditure allocated under the 2019 Budget, especially those channeled as government aide.
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Finance minister urges for prudent use of govt social aid to ensure target groups benefit
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 5 — The government will need to rationalise and optimise a total RM107 billion in social expenditure allocated under the 2019 Budget, especially those channelled as government aide.
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Asia’s richest man is handing out free 4K televisions
Three years after elbowing into the Indian wireless phone market with free calls and data, billionaire Mukesh Ambani is back at it.
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British farm moo-ves into new tech with 5G collars on cows
On the dairy farm of the future, the cows are going wireless.
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Axiom Telecom data exposure included debit numbers, passwords
An online database from one of the leading retailers of Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co mobile phones in the Middle East was exposed, including prepaid debit...
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Ceritalah: Let’s not be afraid of telling our stories of depression
SEPTEMBER 4 — As much as social media gets derided these days, I’m thankful it exists.
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He’s bus-y exploring Malaysia
PETALING JAYA: Most people prefer to take a bus journey in the shortest time possible but not Lam Ching Fu.
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Startups sell Spotify-like apps to offset your carbon footprint
Sally Rogers took public transport, bought locally-grown food and looked for sustainable products out of concern for the environment in San Francisco. Then she realised...
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The pros and cons of using machine learning to prevent fraud
It’s that time of the month again.
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S-E Asia Internet economy on steep growth trajectory
PETALING JAYA: South-East Asia is the world’s fastest-growing Internet region, where it is predicted that the Internet economy is on a steep growth trajectory and expected to reach US$240bil by 2025...
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Why the govt needs a spokesperson
It cannot be business as usual.
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Dennis: Include local assemblymen, MPs for speedy implementation of National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan
NFCP focuses on fibre networks to enable greater digital connectivity but alternative technologies such as wireless networks and satellite technology will also be deployed wherever conducive.
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Dr M and the rise of Harapan
COMMENT | Reading and learning about our nation’s history has led my curiosity to read about the political leader that shaped the nation.
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TM falls 9.1% in active trade following recent price rally
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 29): Shares in Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) fell as much as 9.1% in active trading this morning, following the release of its result for the first half ended June 30, 2019 (1HFY19) yest...
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Unbecoming of a chief minister to be trigger-happy, says Chong over Abang Johari’s remarks
Chong holding up a copy of The Borneo Post dated Aug 28, 2019 during the conference.
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Quick take: Telekom Malaysia falls 7%, top loser on Bursa
KUALA LUMPUR: Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) is the top loser on Bursa Malaysia this morning despite posting a 12% growth in its net profit.
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EVENING 5: Five things you need to know today
Dirty dealings. Corporate battles.
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TM's 2Q net profit improves 12% on lower operating costs
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 28): Telekom Malaysia Bhd's (TM) net profit for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019 rose 12% year-on-year (y-o-y) to RM114.18 million or 3.04 sen per share from RM101.93 million o...
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Telekom Malaysia Q2 net profit up 12% to RM114m on lower costs
KUALA LUMPUR: Telekom Malaysia Bhd's net profit rose by 12% to RM114.18mil in the second quarter ended June 30, 2019 (Q2FY19) from RM101.93mil a year ago as...
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National connectivity plan give equal Internet access to urban, rural folk – Gobind
Gobind Singh Deo – Bernama file photo KUALA LUMPUR: The Cabinet has approved the implementation of an RM21.6-billion national connectivity plan that gives equal access to the Internet for both the ...
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Gobind: RM21.6b national connectivity plan to provide equal internet access to urban, rural areas
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28 — The Cabinet has approved the implementation of an RM21.6-billion national connectivity plan that gives equal access to the Internet for both the urban and rural population i...
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Tourism Ministry planning a study on impact of MM2H programme
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 28): The Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry is planning a study on the comprehensive impact of the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) Programme.
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Tourism Ministry planning a study on impact of MM2H programme
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 27): The Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry is planning a study on the comprehensive impact of the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) Programme.
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Virtual banking is happening now — BNM Governor
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 27): Virtual banking is already happening in Malaysia, although the digital bank licensing framework will be issued for industry consultation by year-end, Bank Negara Malaysia govern...
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Bank Negara governor: Virtual banking is happening now
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27 — Virtual banking is already happening in Malaysia, although the digital bank licensing framework will be issued for industry consultation by year-end, Bank Negara Malaysia gove...
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Netflix has now shipped 5 billion DVDs to its members
Netflix has shipped a total of 5 billion DVDs to its customers since first sending out those iconic red envelopes 21 years ago.
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Singaporean company Bigo Technology selling content moderation services, starting with Indonesia
Bigo’s AI-powered content moderation system boasts 99% accuracy in identifying illegal content such as pornography and violence. Company sees an opportunity...
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Celcom committed to advance digital societies in Sabah
KOTA KINABALU: Celcom Axiata Berhad announced yesterday its continuous commitment to further develop and enhance connectivity in Sabah, targeting both urban and rural communities, with the expansion o...
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Celcom committed to advancing digital development in Sabah
CELCOM Axiata Bhd announced on Aug 26 its continuous commitment to further develop and enhance connectivity in Sabah, targeting both urban and rural communities, with the expansion of the telco’s hi...
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Trade war, a case of mixed fortunes for Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR: Just when you thought the move by the US to delay imposing tariffs will provide some breathing space to the global economy, China’s move to impose new retaliatory tariffs on US$75 bill...
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Investigation into Zakir's speeches almost complete, says IGP
PETALING JAYA: The investigation into controversial preacher Zakir Naik's allegedly incendiary remarks in his public speeches is almost complete, says Datuk Seri...
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Amazon’s Cloud-computing empire faces threat from edge of the network
Amazon.com Inc, Microsoft Corp and Alphabet Inc quietly dominate the world of Cloud computing, but there’s a threat looming on the horizon.
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Google, Apple say protecting Kazakhs from government snooping
Google and other tech giants have said they will block an Internet security certificate issued by Kazakhstan's authoritarian government over concerns it can intercept...
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Google counters Apple, Firefox with a plan for online privacy
Google outlined a plan to try and make surfing the web more private while still allowing enough targeted advertising to keep publishers – and itself – in business.
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Let us all strive to be peacemakers
IT is sad that in my beloved country today, there are many smart and intelligent people who are saying or doing stupid things.
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Russia's Mail.ru expands in car sharing with YouDrive stake
Russian Internet group Mail.ru has teamed up with investment firm Proxima Capital to buy a controlling stake in car-sharing operator YouDrive, which it may fold into its planned food and taxi joint venture with state-run Sberbank.
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Amazon’s cloud-computing empire faces threat from edge of the network
Three companies – Amazon.com Inc, Microsoft Corp and Alphabet Inc – quietly dominate the world of cloud computing.
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TIME offers private connectivity to AWS Direct Connect
TIME dotCom recently achieved the AWS Service Delivery designation for AWS Direct Connect, which authorises it to provision private connections to AWS through its TIME Cloud Interconnect Direct servic...
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Chinese paper attacks Twitter and Facebook for shutting accounts
Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc’s move to close accounts that the companies said were backed by China and attempting to manipulate news about the protests in Hong Kong drew swift backlash from Chinese state media and Internet users.
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We are neither anti-Malay nor anti-Islam, says rejuvenated Parti Bumi Kenyalang
KUCHING, Aug 21 — Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) president Voon Lee Shan today rejected claims that the party is anti-Malay, anti-Muslims, and pro-Chinese. Proving that the party is multi-racial, Voon s...
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