Apple court triumph forces tough choice for EU’s tax crusade
Apple Inc’s July court triumph over a massive European Union back-tax order is forcing antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager to make a tough choice: Challenge a ruling that faulted the EU investigation or accept judges’ criticisms and re-examine a case started more than six years ago.
Unifi 500Mbps “Mistake” | ICYMI #411
On today’s episode of ICYMI, we have a few things that you might have missed for this weekend. First up we are going to talk about the latest Apple Watch that you might be able to get on a Celcom ...
ByteDance asserts control of TikTok and contests US$5bil fee
ByteDance Ltd emphasised it will remain in control of a hived-off TikTok Global business, appearing to contradict US President Donald Trump’s statements about how the new entity will be directed by Americans and pay an unusual US$5bil (RM20.56bil) fee to the US government.
Is Malaysia ready for full implementation of virtual learning?
If not for the incident that went viral involving Universiti Malaysia Sabah student Veveonah Mosibin, who was forced to climb a tree to get an Internet connection to sit for an online examination, most people would have remained blissfully unaware that not all Malaysians enjoy high-speed Internet access.
In California, WiFi minivans help disadvantaged students
A minivan with a WiFi router attached to the dashboard and a satellite antenna on the roof is helping 200 disadvantaged students in Santa Ana, close to Los Angeles, cope with the rigors of distance learning during the coronavirus pandemic.
Judge temporarily halts US govt ban on WeChat
NEW YORK: A judge has approved a request from a group of US WeChat users to delay looming federal government restrictions that could effectively make the popular app nearly impossible to use.
US to ban TikTok and WeChat on Sunday
The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from US app stores starting tomorrow night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over con...
Digerati50: A hand at cyber-securing Malaysia
Digital News Asia (DNA) continues its series that profiles 50 influencers who are helping shape Malaysia’s Digital Economy, from Digerati50 2020-2021 (Vol 4), a special biennial print publication re...
US to ban TikTok downloads, block WeChat use
The United States on Sept 18 ordered a ban on downloads of popular the video app TikTok and effectively block the use of the Chinese super-app WeChat on US national security grounds, escalating a fight with Beijing over digital technology.
Nintendo reveals new Monster Hunter games for Switch
Nintendo Co announced a series of new games for its popular Switch console on Sept 17, including two titles from Capcom Co’s blockbuster Monster Hunter franchise that could further boost sales momentum for the hybrid hand-held.
German hospital hacked, patient taken to another city dies
German authorities said on Sept 17 that an apparently misdirected ransomware attack caused the failure of IT systems at a major hospital in Duesseldorf, and a woman who needed urgent admission died after she had to be taken to another city for treatment.
Instagram down: Users experience brief outages, technical problems
Instagram was evidently hit by widespread technical problems on Sept 17, with users reporting issues including the inability to log in or access their feed. The issues appeared to be mostly resolved in under an hour, with Facebook blaming an errant network-configuration change.
Facebook plans Ray-Ban smart glasses as it eyes AR
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18 — Facebook on Wednesday announced it would launch its own smart glasses next year which connect to smartphones as part of an alliance with eyewear titan EssilorLuxottica. The ...
TikTok’s owner is gaining confidence Beijing will okay US deal
TikTok-owner ByteDance Ltd is getting more confident its envisioned alliance with Oracle Corp will pass muster with China’s regulators, a critical step in the political clash over the popular video app, people familiar with the matter said.TikTok-owner ByteDance Ltd is getting more confident its envisioned alliance with Oracle Corp will pass muster with China’s regulators, a critical step in the political clash over the popular video app, people familiar with the matter said.
Merchantrade Acquires Valyou From Telenor Group
Merchantrade, a digital money services business operator and e-money issuer, has acquired a 100% stake in Valyou from the Norwegian Telenor Group following a competitive bidding exercise.
Oracle would get access to TikTok code in proposed deal
Oracle Corp will get full access to review TikTok’s source code and updates to make sure there are no back doors used by the company’s Chinese parent to gather data on the video-sharing app’s 100 million American users, according to people familiar with the matter.
The GoPro Hero 9 Black is now available in Malaysia
The GoPro Hero 9 Black has just been launched, along with a couple of significant upgrades over its predecessor: 5K video recording, a front-facing display, and a new HyperSmooth 3.0 stabilisation fea...
ByteDance’s bid to keep most of TikTok faces major hurdles
China’s ByteDance faces an uphill struggle to convince the White House to allow it to keep majority ownership of its popular short video app TikTok in the United States, according to former national security officials and regulatory lawyers.
Sony’s new US$500 PlayStation 5 will launch Nov 12
Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 5 video game console will cost US$500 (RM2,065) and launch Nov 12, the company said on Sept 16, setting up a holiday battle with Microsoft’s Xbox Series X over whose new console will turn up under more Christmas trees this year.