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Lenovo has officially launched a new laptop that it says is designed specifically for local SMEs. Starting from RM5,459, the 13-inch ThinkBook also marks the birth of a new SME-focused sub-brand for t...
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To keep up with the increasing demand for online shopping and to further differentiate itself from competitors, Shopee has announced a new service, called Shopee24 Express Delivery (Shopee24) which gu...
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Xiaomi has officially launched their latest member of the Mi 9 series in Malaysia and it is none other than the Xiaomi Mi 9T . For those of you who didn’t know, the Xiaomi Mi 9T is the global versio...
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If you’ve been awaiting the Malaysian official release of the Mi Band 4 and other Xiaomi products that haven’t been released in local Mi Stores, you aren’t alone.
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After recent news that 11street is now rebranded as PrestoMall, e-commerce platform Lazada has launched a similar campaign of their own; Go Where Your Heart Beats.
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LumenLab, the Asia innovation center of life insurance company MetLife, announced a collaboration with Singapore insurance cooperative NTUC Income and media organization Singapore Press Holdings (SPH)...
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IN CONJUNCTION with Malaysia Tech Week 2019 (MTW19), the early stage venture fund 500 Startups hosted the MTW’19 Pitch Pit with Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). Fintech dominated the sho...
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FOR better or for worse, over-the-top (OTT) players such as Skype, iflix, Netflix and WhatsApp are here to stay, if the players and consumers have their way.
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The UK is supposed to implement its age verification system for accessing porn online on 15 July.
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KHARTOUM, June 20 — In a lush garden cafe in Sudan’s capital, a group of youngsters sit eyes glued to mobile phone screens, seeking ways to bypass an internet blackout imposed by army rulers.
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The money transfer business is personal for Ismail Ahmed. It was cash wired by his family that allowed him to make the final leg of his journey from escaping fighting in his native Somaliland to London in 1988 to take up a university scholarship.
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Renault and Nissan said June 20 they had teamed up with Waymo, the autonomous vehicle unit of Google-parent company Alphabet, to explore the development of driverless mobility services in their home markets.
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If you’re looking for a flagship smartphone with a fluid experience, the OnePlus 7 is an interesting device to consider.
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Huawei’s international smartphone sales have dropped a whopping 40% since the U.S. imposed restrictions on the Chinese technology giant last month.
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Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst who works with TF International Securities, has been known to make accurate predictions on Apple’s future plans—and he’s recently shared a few nuggets of what to expect ...
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Indonesian unicorn Traveloka has launched a new feature that lets users discover travel-related activities and attractions and book them through its website and app.
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India-based mental health tech startup Wysa raised roughly US$2 million in a pre-series A round led by local early-stage venture fund Pi Ventures.
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This is an adapted translation of an article written by Liu Jingfeng and Wang Lin for Ran Cai Jing and published on Sina Tech Hui Yi died on June 5, 2019, though his passing wasn’t announced until...
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India is a hotbed for fintech innovation. Which company in the country is most likely to challenge the status quo in the finance industry?
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While TM has previously stated that it is already looking at alternative technologies including pre-5G network to help deliver high speed broadband to its customers, the situation faced by around 1 mi...
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NEW YORK, June 20 — According to the sources of tech publication CNET, Samsung will launch the next Galaxy Note at an Unpacked event on August 7 at the Barclays Centre in New York — the same place...
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If you see an unsolicited notification on your Google Calendar, don’t be too quick to click on the link.
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The US Federal Trade Commission is investigating allegations that Google’s YouTube violated rules about collecting data on and advertising to children, according to a person familiar with the matter.
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Google workers, shareholders and activists used the annual meeting of parent Alphabet Inc to protest a range of issues, including contractor rights, the tech giant’s business in China and the absenteeism of Alphabet chief executive officer Larry Page.
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YouTube is considering more changes to how content for kids shows up on the world’s largest video site as criticism mounts that it’s unsafe for children.
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Gobind Singh, the Minister of Communications and Multimedia, has urged TM to come out with a solution for Streamyx customers as soon as possible.
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Consumers in China, the world’s largest ecommerce market, have shifted to buying more goods from domestic brands in the country’s annual midyear online shopping festival amid the escalating trade ...
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Indian hospitality company Oyo Hotels & Homes is planning to invest US$300 million to expand into the US, Business Standard reported, citing the company’s CEO Ritesh Agarwal.
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Tokopedia has acquired local wedding services marketplace Bridestory and child activities marketplace Parentstory, Kompas reported, citing William Tanuwijaya, the Indonesian ecommerce giant’s CEO.
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Apple is contemplating on shifting between 15% and 30% of its manufacturing outside of China.
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Firefox users, take heed. Mozilla, it’s creator, recently released version 67.0.3 of the browser, and you may want to download this instant if you haven’t already done so.
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One of the reasons that smartphones these days have multiple cameras is so that they can take pictures in a variety of different scenarios.
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 20 ― Fortnite Creative Mode now has its own version of popular hide'n'disguise mode Prop Hunt, in which members of one team transform themselves into innocuous items while the ot...
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Facebook is getting a taste of the regulatory pushback it will face as it creates a new digital currency with corporate partners.
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Teacher admits to taking pictures at a playground and during class; crime discovered after he posted the photos to an Internet forum.
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Of the five biggest tech companies in the US, Microsoft is the only one that isn't currently in the crosshairs of US antitrust authorities.
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Twitter is removing the feature to tag a precise location – in terms of latitude and longitude – in tweets, due to lack of use.
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(Editor’s note: Here is an article from our archives which we think is still relevant) At times, your car can kill your weekends.
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While we are not sure whether it is mistake or otherwise but It seems that Lazada Malaysia has revealed the official price of Xiaomi Mi 9T for our market.
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 20 ― Tenth in the best-selling music and movement series, Just Dance 2020 is heading to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Google Stadia, with smartphone integration.
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 20 ― The Harry Potter equivalent of Pokémon Go, a mobile game that has players finding virtual creatures and objects using real world locations, is to launch in the US and UK on...
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Have you ever seen a colour that you thought would make the perfect eyeshadow for your outfit? Now, you could create it on the spot, thanks to a new 3D makeup printer.
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On June 18 the MacStories editor-in-chief reported that an alert appeared on his iPad running on iOS 13 beta 2 when he tried to delete an app with an active subscription.
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According to highly-regarded analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, three new iPhones will launch in the second half of 2020, two of which will support 5G.
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According to new preliminary US research, healthcare professionals could potentially use Facebook as a means of diagnosing conditions such as depression and diabetes.
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FINANCIAL technology has tremendous ability for the empowerment and betterment of people’s lives, but it can also marginalise others.
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FEEDLOOP, a marketing SaaS company, announced on June 19 that it has secured an undisclosed amount of seed funding from East Ventures and several angel investors.
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BLACKBERRY Limited on June 19  announced new features and capabilities for its BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Suite that provides the trust and interoperability organisations need to share and secure...
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HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, on June 19 announced a partnership with consultancy firm CGI and Google Cloud to move and store phone activation and performance data at the Google Cloud Region i...
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Oppo will be showcasing a smartphone at MWC Shanghai 2019 that offers a different way to solve the selfie-camera conundrum.
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Two days ago, Samsung’s U.S. support account tweeted a rather worrying warning to their smart TV customers: You should scan your smart TVs for malware every few weeks, specifically Samsung QLED smar...
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Stripe partners with small business platform Xero for payment options [Press Release] Xero, the small business platform, today announced a partnership with Stripe to develop payment options that help...
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Apple has asked its major suppliers to assess the monetary impact of moving 15% to 30% of its hardware production capacity from China to Southeast Asia as part of plans to restructure its supply chain...
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Brand Capital, the investment arm of Indian media conglomerate The Times Group, is set to invest up to US$6.5 million in Singapore-based skill verification platform Indorse.
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Earlier yesterday, Facebook made the existence of its cryptocurrency, Libra, official to the world, and set to launch in 2020.
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HMD Global, owners of the Nokia brand, has announced that it will be moving all phone activation and performance data of all HMD-made Nokia phones to its new cloud servers in the region of Hamina, Fin...
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Shareholder activists want Google parent Alphabet Inc to break itself up before regulators force the world's biggest Internet ad seller to split into different pieces.
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Huawei laptops are back on the US Microsoft website after it was removed earlier.
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Google is pouring US$1bil (RM4.17bil) into easing the high-priced housing headaches that it and its Silicon Valley peers helped give the San Francisco Bay Area.
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The Honor 20 is going on sale in Malaysia starting this Friday, and if you prefer to get one for free, we are giving away a unit thanks to Honor Malaysia.
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redONE has just introduced a data roaming product which allows you to enjoy multi-country roaming with a single SIM.
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Nex.Life‘s no-frills home + mobile plan is now available across most parts of Malaysia.
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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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In Gaozhou, a city in China’s southwestern Guangdong province that is known for lychee, longan, and banana farms, finding quality medical treatment has long been an issue because of the lack of tale...
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Automo, an Indonesian online platform that helps tourists find drivers and car rentals, has raised about US$145,000 in a seed funding round, e27 reported.
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Public blockchain platform Zilliqa has teamed up with Singapore-based online payments service Xfers, which recently snagged an important e-wallet license in the country.
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He Gang, head of Huawei’s smartphone division, announced that the company’s upcoming Nova 5 will be equipped with a new Kirin processor. It’s the Kirin 810, and it’s pretty special in two way...
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One of the most common issue when it comes to delivering high speed fixed broadband especially in a high rise building in Malaysia is the ageing copper infrastructure.
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UPDATE (19 June / 2:50 PM): The Minister of Health, YB Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad has made an official statement regarding the blocking of the smoking ban hotline.
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he spoke with Facebook Inc's Mark Zuckerberg on June 18, inviting the social media tycoon to partner with him in a bid to promote universal internet access in Mexico.
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A month ago, AnyVision was preparing to announce an investment round and tell the world that the Israeli computer-vision and facial-recognition startup had the backing of two new high-profile investors.
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A state-backed cyberattack could secretly corrupt the records of British financial institutions over a period of months, posing a risk that banks would probably struggle to guard against on their own, a senior Bank of England policymaker said.
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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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A leading US House lawmaker on June 18 called on Facebook Inc to halt development on its new cryptocurrency and for company executives to testify before Congress, adding to global concerns about what the digital currency could mean for data privacy and security.
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Alphabet Inc's Google Calendar app users were unable to access their schedules on June 18 as the app faced technical issues globally.
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Public hospitals in city already under fire over concerns leaks led police to arrest those injured while protesting against a contentious extradition bill. Software developer says A&E program carries huge risk and was built with an ‘intentional back door’ that allows anyone to access data while leaving no trace.
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When Xiaomi announced the Mi 9T for the global market, there’s just one model which runs on a Snapdragon 730 processor.
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Feedloop, an Indonesian marketing software-as-a-service company, has secured an undisclosed amount of seed funding from early-stage venture capital firm East Ventures and several angel investors.
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Indonesia-focused venture capital firm Alpha JWC Ventures announced that NS Solutions Corporation, a Japanese information services company, has invested an undisclosed amount in its second fund.
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This article is from an episode of Matrix Moments by Matrix Partners India, a podcast featuring candid conversations on what it really takes to survive the startup world.
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Accelerating Asia, a regional network of startups and an early-stage venture capital fund, announced the 10 participating startups for its inaugural accelerator cohort.
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There have been plenty of rumours regarding Samsung Galaxy Note 10 for the past few months but if the latest chatter is accurate, the actual product will be shown to the world real soon.
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Performance analysts, traders, accountants and sales agents to lose out over next decade, according to CFA Institute survey. But CFA members also expect number of finance professionals to grow 16% over same period.
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Survey finds 71% of locals polled experienced at least one symptom of social avoidance because of anxiety and depression. Project teaches confidence by providing virtual reality environments.
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Since Japan launched its first deep space probe in 1985, the photographs have been taken in a relatively low-tech way, by pointing cameras at objects in the cosmos and letting them run. Whatever is captured gets sent back to Earth, where people cull the material for the most beautiful shots.
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Magic Leap Inc, a US startup that makes a headset to project digital objects onto the real world, accused one of its former engineers of stealing its technology to create his own augmented reality device for China.
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A smartphone-based relaxation app could help migraine sufferers reduce the number of headaches they get each month, a small study suggests.
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The Dr. Mario series is the latest Nintendo franchise setting up on mobile devices, and the match-three puzzle has a three-minute video which shows the basics of how to play Dr. Mario World.
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Spider-Man star Tom Holland and Hannibal Buress of Broad City feature in a trailer for video game Final Fantasy XIV, which has a new expansion out in July.
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Cyberpunk 2077 has installed itself as a number-one bestseller on Steam, while sweet Skatebird, charms the Itch.io chart and blazed through its Kickstarter campaign.
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Those that already own Minecraft: Story Mode have one week left to download it before it's completely withdrawn on June 25, 2019. For everyone else, the two-season run is still available for sale on Xbox 360, at the intentionally prohibitive price of US$1,099 (RM4,595) so don't buy it.
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A second indication that prestige PlayStation 4 game The Last of Us Part II will release early 2020 emerged when one of the game's actors appeared to say it would be out in February before being cut off by a public relations officer.
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Twitter explained in more detail late last week when users can expect to have access to the new Twitter for Mac.
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It’s not just you. Google Calendar is currently having an outage and you might not be able to view it at the moment.
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Facebook and 27 organisations have formed a non-profit association which aims to empower billions of people that are unbanked.
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Facebook is looking to provide financial services to over 1.7 billion people who currently do not have access to banks as well as many more who do.
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ACCELERATING Asia (AA), a regional network of startup programs and an early-stage venture capital fund headquartered in Singapore, has on June 19 announced the launch of its inaugural accelerator coho...
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SHOPLINE, the global smart commerce platform, has on June 18 announced the official expansion of its services to Malaysia following a soft launch earlier this year.
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IN SUPPORT of the persons with disabilities (PWD) community, Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (Digi) is providing lifetime offers on its best value plans for differently-abled customers from as low as ...
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Facebook has lifted the veil off its new cryptocurrency.
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NEW YORK, June 18 — Yesterday, Samsung’s US Support Twitter page both published and promptly deleted a post recommending QLED smart TV owners to scan their televisions every few weeks to protect ...
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Adobe announced that it’s almost ready for the full version release of Adobe Fresco, an AI-powered painting and drawing app developed for the iPad. The app was developed under the codename Project G...
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If you use Maybank cards to top up your eWallet, it appears that your double dipping days are almost over.
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Samsung has released a much-awaited update for the Galaxy Note 9 and with it, comes a dedicated night mode for the camera along with a few other enhancements including the latest security patch and bu...
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… and hey presto! 11Street Malaysia announced today that they will be rebranded as PrestoMall. The e-commerce platform will form part of Presto, a social marketing platform that allows you offers a ...
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It’s official, MoneyMatch is now the first to graduate Bank Negara Malaysia’s regulatory sandbox.
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Facebook announced its global cryptocurrency Libra will launch in 2020, making transactions with the cryptocurrency available through a subsidiary company called Calibra, which will live inside Facebo...
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It can sometimes take two days or more to get business, so Zheng Xiaopan found some shade, parked his truck, and made himself comfortable for the wait.
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The idea of foldable phones was a novel one, but it looks like it won’t be a mainstream thing any time soon.
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Klipsch, one of the world’s most renowned audio brands, held the global launch of its T5 True Wireless earbuds today in Singapore.
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Apple Inc could be seeing weaker-than-expected demand for its iPhone product line, especially in China, where trade tensions have been weighing down sales, analysts said on June 17.
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Cryptocurrencies live in a volatile, roller-coaster world, which Facebook is seeking to change with its new Libra digital money.
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Facebook already rules daily communication for more than two billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too.
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Sweden’s AB Volvo is joining forces with Nvidia to develop artificial intelligence used in self-driving trucks, in a boost for the US chipmaker that was ditched by Tesla last year.
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Lyrics annotation service Genius.com has accused Google of scraping its site and stealing its content, the Wall Street Journal reported.
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French pharmaceutical firm Sanofi said on June 18 it is partnering with Google to use artificial intelligence and deep analytics tools to sift through its data to find better treatments.
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From mobile food sharing to 3D-printed splints, London has been named the best European city for developing technology to solve environmental and social problems.
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When I first found out that Razer teaming up with Proton to develop a one-of-a-kind Iriz, my imagination went wild with the prospect of a little pocket-rocket decked to the roof with Razer products an...
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In the wake of news that the upcoming iPhone 11 will feature a Mate 20 Pro-like camera module, Apple’s reputation is seemingly up for another hit.
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Venture capital firm Gobi Partners announced that it has partnered with Malaysia Venture Capital Management Berhad (MAVCAP) and local conglomerate Sunway Group to launch their early-stage fund Malaysi...
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