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SEREMBAN: The families of two teenage girls are pleading for them to return home after being reported missing for 17 days.
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Rakuten Head of Research, Kenny Shen recommends a BUY on A&M Realty with target price of RM2.20 or a potential upside of 26.4% based on FY18 PE16x and 1.3x B/V. The valuation is premised on the higher...
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Xiaomi recently announced that it was entering into an alliance with two of China’s most popular phone makers.
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Tencent Holdings Ltd’s comeback is taking a little longer than expected. The Chinese social media giant’s shares tumbled more than 4% after quarterly revenue fell short of analysts’ projections.
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Shanghai authorities have fined ride-hailing service providers Didi Chuxing and Meituan Dianping for using unlicensed vehicles and warned their smartphone applications could be suspended if they continue to fail to meet standards.
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Home to tech giants including Tencent, Huawei and DJI and a vibrant startup scene, Shenzhen is seeing rising public anxiety over data privacy amid digital drive.
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BEIJING, Aug 12 — Export-reliant Chinese companies are slashing prices, moving production abroad, creating new domestic markets and even rebranding goods as they try to survive the escalating trade ...
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The tech world will be watching Huawei this weekend, as thousands of developers and partners gather in the southern city of Dongguan, hopeful for a glimpse of the company’s future consumer business ...
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File photo for illustration purposes KUALA LUMPUR: Police detained four Chinese nationals believed to have been involved in the selling of fake gold in two separate raids in Jalan Tun Sambanthan here...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Police detained four Chinese nationals believed to have been involved in the selling of fake gold in two separate raids in Jalan Tun Sambanthan here yesterday.
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ALOR STAR: Two women and teenagers were among 16 individuals arrested for allegedly being members of a money-lending (Ah Long) syndicate in Sungai Petani yesterday.
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ALOR STAR: Two women and teenagers were among 16 people arrested for being alleged members of an unlicensed money-lending (Ah Long) syndicate following raids carried out on eight houses in the Sungai ...
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ALOR SETAR, Aug 8 —Two women and teenagers were among 16 people arrested for being alleged members of an unlicensed money-lending (Ah Long) syndicate following raids carried out on eight houses in t...
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CONSUMERS in Asia Pacific are some of the most advanced when it comes to digital engagement with financial services, with 73% of consumers believing that they should be able to accomplish any financia...
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Apple is making changes to the way iOS works that will restrict the way apps work in the background.
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Nintendo and Tencent earlier announced a partnership that would allow for the Nintendo Switch to be officially released in China—most of the gaming market in the country is taken up by mobile games ...
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Bytedance has started to recruit talent to build from scratch a general search engine for all internet users, the company announced via WeChat, KrAsia reported.
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The first quick response (QR) codes were created in 1994 by a subsidiary of Japanese automaker Denso Corporation to track vehicles during the manufacturing process.
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Before hogging headlines for missing a US$4.6 million lunch with Warren Buffett, cryptocurrency entrepreneur Justin Sun Yuchen was known for creating voice live-streaming app Peiwo, which has pushed t...
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An impressive report by the South China Morning Post (SCMP) called “China Internet Report 2019” has been circulating on the internet.
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U Mobile's new prepaid Unlimited Funz Pack gives users unlimited data for selected mobile gaming, social media and messaging apps from WhatsApp and Facebook to PUBG.
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KUANTAN: A man was cheated of RM9,500 after being duped into providing loan assistance to an individual who posed as one of his friends.
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U Mobile has just announced its new Unlimited Funz prepaid.
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U Mobile today has unveiled yet another offering for the prepaid segment of the market, in the form of the Unlimited Funz pack.
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KUANTAN (Bernama): A man was cheated of RM9,500 after being duped into lending money to an individual posing as one of his friends on WeChat.
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TiMi Studio and Nintendo-backed Japanese company have agreed to collaborate, but no further details are given.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Police have crippled an online international gambling syndicate targeting China gamblers with the arrest of 49 China nationals.
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Chinese consumers are spoiled with apps for just about everything they need to do in daily life – and that now includes sorting trash.
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Alipay’s mini program has indexed more than 4,000 different types of waste and has assisted more than three million people since its beta test phase.
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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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As uncannily realistic “deep fake” videos proliferate online, including one recently retweeted by Donald Trump, journalism schools are scrambling to adapt to an era of misinformation – or fake news.
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WeChat uses censorship mechanisms to screen images sent between users in one-to-one and group chats, according to the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab. The app can expand its blacklist of prohibited pictures by subjecting images to both real-time and retroactive analyses.
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The China government and Chinese companies will cut business ties with United States firms selling arms to Taiwan, China's Foreign Ministry said yesterday, declining to give details of the sanctions i...
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Nur Syukeri at the court after sentencing yesterday.
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BEIJING, July 15 — China’s government and Chinese companies will cut business ties with US firms selling arms to Taiwan, China’s Foreign Ministry said today, declining to give details of the san...
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The following article is an adapted translation of this piece, originally published by Lanchi Venture Capital on WeChat and republished on 36Kr. It has been edited and reorganized.
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The following article is an adapted translation of this piece, originally published by Lanchi Venture Capital on WeChat and republished on 36Kr. It has been edited and reorganized.
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KUALA LUMPUR - A woman was promised RM15,000 (S$4,939) for providing photos of her foot, buttocks and even a full frontal nude photo but ended up being blackmailed for RM800. The 23-year-old, who ...
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The Chinese government is trying to extend its oversight of sensitive subject matter to trade, economics, and business – in addition to politics, religion, and race – by muscling in on the ownersh...
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The China Internet Report 2019 offers insight into key China technology trends, with deep dives into 11 key sectors and expert commentary from industry leaders. China currently holds the most number of 5G patents, and has 5G pilot projects going in over a dozen cities with a total population of 167 million.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A sales executive thought it was easy money so she agreed to pose for photos of herself in the nude.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A woman ended up being blackmailed for RM800 on social messaging app WeChat after she was lured into a modelling job by taking photos of her foot, buttocks, as well as a full frontal nude photo.
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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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SONGSTRESS Datuk Seri Siti Nurhaliza is giving her adoring fans more intimate details of her life through a new YouTube channel, reported Kosmo!.
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Visiting Seoul and hungry for spicy tteokbokki or rice cakes near your hotel or vacation rental? A newly launched app will connect tourists in South Korea with locals in real time via chat.
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Years after Sohu.com, once known as one of China’s leading internet portals, fell from grace by missing the mark in some of the hottest realms of the mobile internet age – social media, live broad...
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On Chinese social media, there’s nothing unusual about users getting suspended or permanently banned for discussing politically sensitive topics, either privately or publicly.
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IPOH - The family of a 29-year-old man paid RM13,000 (S$4,263) to secure his return after he was conned into taking a job in the Philippines.
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IPOH: The family of a 29-year-old man paid RM13,000 to secure his return after he was conned into taking a job in the Philippines.
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IPOH, July 4 — A Malaysian man promised a job in a casino in the Philippines was allegedly cheated of RM13,000 and forced to work in an illegal online gambling centre by a Chinese national, Perak MC...
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Lee (second left) shows the thumbs up after using his smartphone to scan the QR Code for the WeChat account.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Hong Leong Bank Bhd (HLB) is allocating between 60% and 70% of its total capital expenditure (capex) of RM220mil in the financial year ending June 30, 2020 (FY20) for digital capabilities enhancement and initiatives.
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HONG Leong Bank Bhd (HLB) revealed at the HLB Digital Day that 64.4% of its customers were utilising digital and mobile platforms for banking transactions as at the end of 2018, an increase of more th...
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BEIJING: Several Chinese banks have expressed interest in issuing Panda bonds to help Malaysia out of its financial woes.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 2): Hong Leong Bank Bhd (HLB) is allocating between 60% and 70% of its total capital expenditure (capex) of RM220 million for the financial year ending June 30, 2020 (FY20), for dig...
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Hong Leong revealed today at their media briefing, a growing customer adoption of its digital platforms.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 2 — Amidst a host of messenger apps and competition, WhatsApp has to be commended for its longevity and, for most part, consistency.
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Tencent Holdings Ltd and Paytm plan to invest about US$100mil (RM413.77mil) in Indian streaming service MX Player, according to a person familiar with the matter, as local and foreign companies compete for a piece of the country’s burgeoning online video market.
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Amidst a host of messenger apps and competition, Whatsapp has to be commended for its longevity and, for most part, consistency.
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First facility opened in Hong Kong in 2001 – now there are 369. On the mainland, the industry has grown by more than 122% each year.
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A maps app that offers to read your messages.
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WeChat Pay Malaysia today has announced the arrival of its new feature called SmartOrder which can be used in selected food and beverages (F&B) outlets in Peninsular Malaysia.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 25): Luxury condominiums, bungalows and commercial offices are being used as call centres for international gambling syndicates in the country to attract gamblers via the web or g...
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Customers can avoid lines and shouting for a waiter's attention with WeChat Pay's Smart Order service that offers digital menus for in store orders.
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Luxury condominiums, bungalows and commercial offices are being used as call centres for international gambling syndicates in the country to attract gamblers via the web or gaming applications.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Luxury condominiums, bungalows and commercial offices are being used as call centres for international gambling syndicates, say police.
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GEORGE TOWN: Penang police crippled an online gambling syndicate that had been raking in profits up to RM240,000 a day from its Indonesian market after raiding four premises used as call centres in Su...
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Enterprises in Malaysia are getting help from a Singapore firm to sell their products in online markets in South-east Asia and China.
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Following the earlier virtual banking announcement by Bank Negara Malaysia Governor, Datuk Nor Shamsiah, it was revealed to the press at MyFintech Week 2019, that the framework is 50% ready.
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The global video and electronic games market will generate US$152.1bil in 2019, up 9.6% over last year as gaming morphs into content and communication, according to a report by gaming analytics firm Newzoo on June 18.
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Failure to use text a sign of ‘poor discipline’ according to employer.
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 18 — Facebook Inc revealed plans today to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, the latest development in its effort to expand beyond social networking and move into e-commerce a...
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SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK: Facebook Inc revealed plans on Tuesday to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, the latest development in its effort to expand beyond social networking and move into e-commerce and global payments.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Macao Cultural Affairs Bureau and Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) are organising a five-month mega international arts and culture event called Art Macao.
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LONDON, June 17 — Facebook is set tomorrow to unveil a bid to bring cryptocurrency payments into the mainstream, reportedly with the endorsement of governments and financial giants.
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CONTROVERSIAL investment scheme JJ Poor to Rich (JJPTR) founder Johnson Lee is trying to make a comeback via a new platform.
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In 'The Legend Of Mir', warriors and sorcerers battle creatures from an ancient universe. Now, WeMade Co’s long-time videogame hit is at the centre of a string of legal battles that could serve as a rallying cry for foreign companies harbouring grievances against Chinese rivals.
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BEIJING, June 15 — Those who insult Chinese people should pay the price in order to deter would-be offenders from following suit, Chinese state media said in a sharply worded commentary, after remar...
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WASHINGTON, June 15 ― US President Donald Trump said yesterday “it doesn't matter” if Chinese leader Xi Jinping attends the Group of 20 summit later this month in the Japanese city of Osaka, pre...
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SHANGHAI, June 14 — Haitong International Securities Group Ltd has cut ties with UBS Group AG, two people at Haitong told Reuters today, following a comment about Chinese pigs by the Swiss bank’s ...
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BEIJING/SHANGHAI: Haitong International Securities Group has cut all business ties with UBS Group AG after the "Chinese pig" comment by the Swiss bank's global chief economist, two sources at Haitong told Reuters on Friday.
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HONG KONG: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has filed confidentially for a Hong Kong listing, people familiar with the matter said, moving closer to what is potentially the city’s biggest share sale since 2010.
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SUNGAI PETANI: An environmental group here claims the air pollution levels in many parts of town as well as the larger Kuala Muda district have reached “very unhealthy” levels despite official num...
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KEPALA BATAS: A 51-year-old senior bank officer was cheated of approximately RM3.38mil in a love scam which began when the victim met a man on a dating app.
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India aims to curb cash – but this time it wants to do it properly.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A woman, who befriended a ride-sharing driver on WeChat, is now RM25,000 poorer after she left her belongings in his car.
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USING your phone as a wallet is old hat in China. Using it as a checkout counter? Not so much yet.
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Shenzhen caught in crossfire of tech war as country’s most advanced technologies, from AI to drones and robotics, being developed in the area.
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When Tencent Holdings Ltd made its first big foray overseas with an adaptation of its blockbuster mobile game 'Honour Of Kings' in the summer of 2017, executives thought they had a sure-fire success on their hands.
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PETALING JAYA: Social media has become a boon for those involved in the drug trade.
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BEING able to respond to technology trends is critical to the success of any company.
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The Yunnan tourism app has attracted more than 23 million users.
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Facebook has been in contact with US and British financial regulators with a view to launching its own cryptocurrency next year.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A 27-year-old woman who went on a holiday to China with her boyfriend in March has not returned home.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A woman who went on a holiday with her boyfriend to China has failed to return to Malaysia and her family is seeking information on her whereabouts.
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Yunnan, the ancient province in southwestern China famous for hand-picked tea, snow-capped mountains, and the mystical hidden paradise of Shangri-La, is undergoing a digital makeover.
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Dear readers, The world may be focused on unicorns, but Tech in Asia is looking out for the diversity of startups looking to break out.
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THE United States ranks low in the credibility stakes.