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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.
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The following is a combined, adapted translation of two articles written by Huang Youcan.
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KATHMANDU, Nepal said today it has banned popular Chinese digital wallets Alipay and WeChat to prevent the loss of foreign currency earnings from tens of thousands of Chinese tourists.
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The following is a combined, adapted translation of two articles written by Huang Youcan.
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SUBANG: Police today warned of a syndicate believed to be involved in duping Malaysians into becoming drug mules, amid a growing number of individuals being arrested overseas for attempting to smuggle...
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This article is co-written by Iris Deng.
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The two largest economies are increasingly at each others’ throats when it comes to trade between the two countries; United States and China.
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BEIJING: China may have no interest in continuing trade negotiations with the US now, as it sees little “sincerity” in US President Donald Trump’s recent approach, according to commentaries run by state media outlets Friday.
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BEIJING, May 17 — The United States is not sincere about wanting to resume trade talks with China and has damaged the atmosphere for negotiations with its recent moves, a state media social media ac...
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Australia's longest-serving government politician, conservative Kevin Andrews (above), is campaigning on Chinese social media app WeChat to fight off a challenge from a Chinese-speaking rival in Satur...
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The number of people who log into WeChat via a computer increased almost 10 times over a three year period.
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7.5 DEGREE, a Southeast Asian New Economy Information and Service Platform, announced on May 8 that it has secured an undisclosed amount of seed funding from East Ventures, an early-stage venture fund...
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KUCHING: A DAP assemblyman has described as “interesting” former prime minister Najib Razak’s response to her question to the Sarawak government on why it is spending an “outrageous” sum of ...
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Shenzhen is home to hundreds of thousands of vehicles, so it needs stringent regulations to control the heavy flow of traffic through its streets.
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KUCHING: Ninety-one non-existent loan cases were recorded in Sarawak with losses amounting to RM767,171.04 from Jan 1 to May 5, this year.
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In January, it seemed like everyone believed they could take their own piece of China’s social media market, currently dominated by Tencent.
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SIBU: The number of people in the state being conned in loan scam continues to rise with 91 cases reported and losses amounting to RM767,171 from January to May 5 this year.
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Jingyao Liu acted after US prosecutors declined to bring criminal charges against Liu, whose lawyers said the encounter was consensual.
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THE conventional idea usually given is that of young, nimble fintech upstarts that disrupt conventional, slower, established bank, "(but) the reality hasn't really transferred into that," said CIMB gr...
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Sogou, operator of China’s second largest online search engine, will develop the world’s first Arabic-speaking, artificial intelligence-based news presenter under a deal with the state-owned broad...
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In public squares across China, groups of middle-aged women and seniors regularly gather at dusk and dawn to dance in unison to music blaring from loudspeakers.
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THE Chinese are known as one of the most hardworking races in the world, but there is always a limit to everything.
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BBM, the chat app formerly known as BlackBerry Messenger, is shutting down next month.
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Porsche AG is exploring joint projects with Chinese technology giants including Tencent Holdings Ltd, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Baidu Inc to expand digital offerings in its largest market and bolster sales.
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Health watchdog warns that tobacco products are widely available on both social media and online retailers.
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BlackBerry Messenger for Android and iOS is shutting down due to an inability to compete against rivals and will be replaced by its subscription-based enterprise version that has message encryption.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The promise of quick cash landed a Grab driver in trouble when he found out that a syndicate running a money scam had duped him.
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The latest controversy in China’s tech industry centers on the intense work culture that often forces people to be on duty from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, six days a week.
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Chinese Internet firm Sina Corp will temporarily suspend its news app, blog platform and other products after it was found to have violated the country's Internet regulations, Chinese authorities said on April 17.
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MaGIC announces Dzuleira Abu Bakar to take over top job  Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC) has announced the appointment of Dzuleira Abu Bakar today by the Malaysian Ministry...
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Cash-strapped Internet users can tap into a wealth of footage to post on their social media feeds and pass off as their own.
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Billionaire Jack Ma again encouraged tech workers to embrace the industry’s extreme-overtime culture, defying a growing social media backlash.
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SMALLER businesses are often hesitant about new technology mainly due to investment costs and a lack of awareness.
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SHANGHAI: Richard Liu, the founder of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com Inc, has weighed in on an ongoing debate about the Chinese tech industry's gruelling overtime work culture, lamenting that years of growth had increased the number of "slackers" in his firm who are not his "brothers."
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SHANGHAI, April 13 — Richard Liu, the founder of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com Inc, has weighed in on an ongoing debate about the Chinese tech industry’s gruelling overtime work culture, lament...
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In an economy where the “recovery” hasn’t trickled down to low-income Malaysians, and where many middle-class Malaysians are living paycheque to paycheque, that is a lot of prey in the water.
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SHANGHAI, April 12 — Alibaba Group founder and billionaire Jack Ma has defended the gruelling overtime work culture at many of China’s tech companies, calling it a “huge blessing” for young wo...
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COPENHAGEN, April 10 — Danish jeweller Pandora is turning to traditional Chinese symbols such as peach blossom in a new collection aimed at reviving its fortunes in the world's biggest market for lu...
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DESPITE talk that he bears a resemblance to Indonesian pop idol Tulus, Malaysian singer-songwriter Ippo Hafiz is not banking on his looks to break into the Indonesian market, Utusan Malaysia reported.
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One sentence from Grab Holdings Inc.
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HONG KONG: Tencent Holdings Ltd. set the size for a five-tranche dollar bond issue at US$6 billion on Wednesday, making it the biggest dollar offering in Asia so far this year.
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APRIL 3 — Much as I think having plenty of options is great, I’m finding the overwhelming amount of digital payment options a mite overwhelming.
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Tencent Holdings, operator of China’s biggest social media and video gaming business, has proposed to buy back 10% of its shares in a bid to shore up its share price.
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China’s shoppers last year spent a record US$41.5 trillion on their phones as both online shopping and in-store expenditure rose.
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MALAYSIA is still in the very early stage of e-wallet adoption, says Poshu Yeung, the vice president of Tencent International Business Group, the developers of the WeChat social media and mobile payme...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Utilising the cashless system in the country can reduce corruption, according to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (pix).
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WeChat has announced that it is working on expanding its current merchant base for WeChat Pay MY, in the country.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 — As expected, Apple announced a whole slew of services.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 114 Chinese nationals were arrested on suspicion of being involved in an online gambling racket involving millions of ringgit in bets a day during a raid here last night.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 114 Chinese nationals were arrested after they were suspected of being involved in an online gambling racket involving millions of ringgit in bets a day, during a raid here, l...
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HONG KONG, March 21 — Chinese internet giant Tencent said today net profit plunged 32 per cent in the fourth quarter in its sharpest quarterly decline as the company weathered tightened regulations ...
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HONG KONG (Reuters): Tencent Holdings, Asia's second-most valuable listed firm, reported on Thursday a sharper-than-expected 32% fall in fourth-quarter profit, the most on record for a quarter, as a regulatory review by China weighed on its gaming business.
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Class members must add more than 1,000 new contacts to make the grade.
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Facebook, already the leader in enabling you to share photos, videos and links, now wants to be a force in messaging, commerce, payments and just about everything else you do online.
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KUALA LUMPUR: An 18-year-old girl was cheated of RM23,000 for a “free” iPhone 8.
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KUALA LUMPUR: An 18-year-old girl was scammed a whopping RM23,000 on the pretext of getting an iPhone 8 for "free".
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KLANG: An online gambling syndicate headed by a Chinese national, operating from a semi-detached house in Bandar Parklands here was busted when police raided the venue today.
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Mark Zuckerberg says he wished he had listened to advice about learning from WeChat years ago.
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In response to the rising number of Chinese tourists to France, the country's national railway company has launched an account on the mobile payment and instant messaging app WeChat, often described as the Chinese version of WhatsApp.
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BUTTERWORTH (Bernama): The Penang Immigration Department crippled an online prostitution syndicate that used the WeChat application and foreign call girls after a raid on a hotel in Jalan Baru, Perai, Friday (March 8).
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Facebook’s pivot to focus on private messaging and multiple services looks a lot like what Chinese app WeChat has been doing for years.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 7): RHB Banking Group (RHB) announced today that its unit, RHB Indochina Bank Ltd, has partnered Pi Pay to provide Cambodians with a free cashless payment platform.