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WeChat Mini Programmes generate US$115bil transaction value in 2019
AT TENCENT'S 2020 WeChat Open Class Pro event in Guangzhou on Jan 9, Allen Zhang, the founder of WeChat, shared his observations on the wider impact of technology and his thoughts for WeChat’s futur...
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As change accelerates, EY says insurers need profound transformation and the right talent
AS INSURANCE industry growth remains stagnant for another year due to low interest rates, the shifts in consumer demographics around the world coupled with heightened expectations for digital experien...
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Double Eleven expands its footprint to Malaysia
UNITED Kingdom-based games developer and publisher Double Eleven announced on Jan 22 their continued expansion with the opening of a new development studio in the first quarter of 2020 in Bangsar Sout...
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Google launches trio of new experimental apps to help people curb phone usage (VIDEO)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Jan 23 — To help smartphone owners understand just how much time they spend on their devices each day and therefore control or even reduce this amount, Google has announced three new ...
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Nine out of 10 parents feel their teens spend too much time playing video games
An American study conducted with 963 parents of teenagers aged between 13 and 18 years old shows that 86% of them felt their children devote too much time to video games.
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Britain lays out tough child data privacy rules
Social media sites, games and other online services won’t be allowed to "nudge” British kids into revealing personal details or lowering their privacy settings.
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No Reload facility at all entry toll plazas on PLUS highway during CNY
If you’re driving out of town during the Chinese New Year season, do take note that all Touch ‘n Go card reload facilities will not be available from 22 January until 3 February 2020.
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Celcom explores 5G technology to advance societies
CELCOM’S 5G journey continues with the exploration of seven 5G use-cases which consist of 5G Smart City and Industrial solutions throughout the island of Langkawi.
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Biztory’s crowdfunding raises US$255,294 in eight days
BIZTORY successfully attracted 96 investors in just eight days, raising a total of US$255,294 (RM1,039,860), becoming Mystartr’s first-ever successful crowdfunding project.
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Alleged Xbox Series X Live Photos Leaked Online
Microsoft first revealed its brand new home console, the Xbox Series X, during The Game Awards 2019 back in December.
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Vodafone Becomes Latest Member To Leave Facebook Libra Association
Vodafone, the UK-based telecommunications brand, has become the latest company to exit the Libra Association.
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Sony’s new ANC headphones have passed Malaysia’s SIRIM certification
The Sony WH-1000XM3 is one of the best noise-cancelling headphones you can buy at the moment.
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These 3 new Snapdragon chipsets support WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 but no 5G
Although 5G is the next wave for mobile connectivity, Qualcomm has announced three new chipsets that offer fast connectivity via 4G. These are the Snapdragon 720G, 662 and 460.
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Two Chinese-led groups bid for Singapore digibank license
Two Chinese-led groups have announced that they have joined the race for a digital banking license in Singapore.
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Ex-Tokopedia exec’s parking app Park+ secures $11m
Park+, a Delhi-based smart parking solution provider founded by former Tokopedia vice president for business Amit Lakhotia, has raised US$11 million in a round co-led by Sequoia India and Matrix Partn...
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AI-powered language app ELSA gives you confidence to speak English
For those who speak English as a second language, pronouncing every single word correctly can be a challenge.
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Bigo parent has invested in an ecommerce enabler. Here’s why the deal is intriguing
Shopline, a Hong Kong-headquartered software startup for online sellers, announced that it has raised US$20 million from high-profile investors.
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How ClassPass has succeeded in Asia where its competitors failed
Newly minted unicorn ClassPass is flexing its muscles in Asia, having outmanoeuvred competitors in the region.
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The 2020s’ newest unicorn has its sights set on Asia’s $30b mobile app market
We’re not even a month into the 2020s, but a US$210 million series D funding round has just made AppsFlyer the new decade’s latest unicorn, following in the footsteps of Israel’s Sisense, the UK...
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Digi 4Q net profit falls 9% to US$84.2m
DIGI.Com Bhd reported on Jan 22, a 9.23% drop in the fourth quarter ended Dec 31, 2019 (4Q19) net profit to US$84.2 million (RM342.92 million) from US$92.75 million (RM377.8 million) a year earlier as...
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Samsung Galaxy S20 Price Rumours Appear Online; Comparable To Current Flagships At Launch
Earlier, Max Weinbach of XDA shared live shots of of the Samsung Galaxy S20, seemingly confirming the upcoming flagship line’s name.
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Intel Pulls PCIe 4.0 Support For Comet Lake Motherboards
While AMD continues lay claim to the desktop PC market with its 7nm Ryzen CPUs, Intel has clearly been having difficulty making the jump from 14nm to 10nm.
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Apple iPhone SE2 Reportedly Entering Mass Production In February
Apple is reportedly commencing the production of a new low-cost iPhone in February and is expected to be unveiled as early as March 2020.
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Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution To Premiere On Netflix On 27 February
Fans of the Pokemon franchise will know that Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution, the CGI remake of the first movie, is on its way.
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Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip is set to be lower-spec and more affordable than the Galaxy Fold
Now it's the turn of Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip phone, the brand's upcoming foldable screen model, to be the subject of online leaks.
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How to cope with China virus? Stay in and see The Flu
Threatened by a new virus outbreak, many Chinese have been turning to an online plague simulation game and a disaster movie called The Flu as part of coping mechanisms.
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Grab, Razer, AirAsia among firms exploring bids for Malaysia digital bank licence
Ride-hailing group Grab, gaming firm Razer, AirAsia, telecoms firm Axiata and lender CIMB are among companies looking to apply for digital banking licences in Malaysia.
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Play the original Half-Life games for free on Steam
You can play the Half-Life series for free on Steam, though only until the latest game in the franchise, Alyx, is released.
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Former Bank of Japan exec: Facebook spurred central banks to study digital currencies
The challenge posed by Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency likely prodded major central banks to set up a new group to study the potential for issuing their own digital currencies.
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Malaysian made aware of heart issue via his Apple Watch
Most smartwatches these days come with heart-rate-monitoring built-in.
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Huawei aims to release a sub-RM700 5G smartphone as early as end-2020
With 5G deployments increasing this year, the adoption of 5G will rely on the number of devices available.
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6 Ways To Get Things Done For CNY While Also Supporting Malaysian Startups
Chinese New Year is coming around the corner and if you’re still working right up until Friday, chances are that you’re wondering how you’re going to accomplish shopping, cleaning, transacting m...
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Previous Half-Life Games Are Free Until The Launch Of Alyx
Valve’s upcoming VR title, Half-Life: Alyx, launches in March this year.
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q GPU Pops Up For Gaming Notebooks
Gaming notebooks with NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX GPUs have been around for some time, with the top-of-the-line variant on the market being the GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q. That may change this year, seeing how...
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Grab Offering RM800 Incentive To New Drive-Partners Until 31 March
Grab is now offering RM800 to Malaysians as an incentive to sign up as the e-hailing service’s drive-partner from January to 31 March 2020.
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AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Officially Available In Malaysia
AMD’s Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics card has officially arrived on our shores.
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New low-cost iPhone to enter mass production in February
Apple Inc suppliers plan to begin assembling a new low-cost iPhone in February.
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Pokémon homage Temtem jumps into Early Access
If you evolved the Pokémon franchise, would it turn into Temtem?
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GM's Cruise heads down new road with new robotaxi concept
General Motors' self-driving car company will attempt to deliver on its long-running promise to provide a more environmentally friendly ride-hailing service in an unorthodox vehicle.
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Google releases three Digital Wellbeing apps to curb smartphone addiction
One of the apps even turns a user’s smartphone into a feature phone.
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China faces social media backlash with new virus outbreak
Hundreds of millions of Chinese web users have been furiously discussing the outbreak of a new deadly virus that’s killed nine people and infected hundreds.
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Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups after FBI complained
Apple Inc dropped plans to let iPhone users fully encrypt backups of their devices in the company's iCloud service after the FBI complained that the move would harm investigations,
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WhatsApp plans to introduce animated stickers, but users ask 'where is dark mode?'
WhatsApp is planning to introduce animated stickers but is this the update that users want?
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Saudi Crown Prince hacked Jeff Bezos’s phone, analysis suggests
Jeff Bezos’s mobile phone was hacked following an exchange between the Amazon.com Inc chief executive officer and Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman on encrypted messaging service WhatsApp,
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Xiaomi smartphone deals. Mi MIX 3 & Mi 9 | ICYMI #255
Chinese New year is around the corner and that means there will be jam along the way. To have a smoother ride, Plus has prepared a time advisory  on when you should travel on the north south highway...
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Purported Huawei P40 Pro caught on camera
The Huawei P40 series is expected to be revealed very soon and it will feature an upgraded camera setup that will take zooming to the next level.
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Pocophone F1 Receives Stable Android 10 Rollout
The new year has been ushering a slew of good news for POCO fans.
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You Need To Re-register For The Maybank App’s Secure2u If You Upgraded To Android 10
Most Android version upgrades are as seamless as they get, with your apps updating themselves at the end.
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'Mario Kart Tour' prepares second multiplayer test
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 22 ― A second round of multiplayer testing is on course for Mario Kart Tour, no subscription required.
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Facebook to boost site safety with 1,000 more UK staff
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 22 ― Facebook yesterday said it plans to create 1,000 more London-based jobs this year to improve safety on the social network with the aid of artificial intelligence.
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Five budget variants of flagship smartphones that will hit the market in 2020
Over the past few years, it's been increasingly popular for leading smartphone manufacturers to launch "lite" versions, or less expensive derivatives, of their flagship devices.
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Radiohead launch massive online archive featuring rarities
The British band recently took to Twitter to announce the Radiohead Public Library, which warehouses their entire catalogue in chronological order.
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A new battleground in the web browser wars: privacy
Can Google, after pioneering and protecting an apparent invasion of privacy, sell its browser to consumers as a privacy-first service?
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Close call: Malaysian's Apple Watch alerts him to a silent heart condition
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22  — Farhat Haniff bought an Apple Watch, like many people do, in an effort to get fitter.
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IBM proposes artificial intelligence rules to ease bias concerns
IBM called for rules aimed at eliminating bias in artificial intelligence to ease concerns that the technology relies on data that bakes in past discriminatory practices and could harm women, minorities, the disabled, older Americans and others.
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The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra's camera set to be a heavy hitter
Details of Samsung's new flagship phone, slated for release on Feb 11, have already been leaked on the web.
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Samsung Malaysia is giving away over 1,000 phones this Chinese New Year
To celebrate Chinese New Year, Samsung is running a huge smartphone giveaway with a total of 1,094 smartphones that are worth RM1.2 million in value.
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AppsFlyer raises US$210mil in Series D funding led by General Atlantic
APPSFLYER, the global attribution leader, on Jan 21 announced a US$210 million (RM852 million) Series D funding round led by General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm based in New York.
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UST Global inaugurates first Infinity Lab in SEA, new delivery centre in Penang
UST Global, a digital transformation solutions company, on Jan 21 announced the launch of its first Infinity Lab in Southeast Asia and its third delivery centre in Malaysia at Penang.
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TM ONE collaborates with Korea’s FNSV for blockchain secure authentication solutions
TM ONE, the enterprise and public sector business solutions arm of Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) and FNS Value Co, Limited (FNSV) of Korea on Jan 21 signed a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) for the appo...
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Google CEO: Artificial intelligence is too important for authorities to ignore
Artificial intelligence technology will surely play a big part in our future, and the CEO of Google and parent company Alphabet, Sundar Pichai, is calling for new regulations over AI technologies.
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This Oppo Reno is the second 5G smartphone to be certified in Malaysia
Following the Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G, Oppo has just gotten the green light by SIRIM for its first 5G smartphone in Malaysia.
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Realme Buds Air sold out within 28 minutes in Malaysia
The Realme Buds Air had gone on sale today and all units were sold out in less than half an hour.
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Meituan Dianping co-founder Wang Huiwen to retire amid management revamp
One of the co-founders of Meituan Dianping, Wang Huiwen, is expected to retire this year, as China’s largest on-demand services provider conducts a revamp of its senior management.
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Indian mobility startup Zoomcar raises $30m from Sony, others
Indian self-drive mobility startup Zoomcar has raised US$30 million as part of its ongoing US$100 million series D round led by existing and new global investors such as Sony Innovation Fund, the vent...
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Qualcomm Debuts Snapdragon 720G, 662 And 460 4G Chipsets
Qualcomm has unveiled three new Snapdragon 4G SoCs with the 720G, 662 and 460 chipsets.
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Internet Explorer Security Flaw Actively Being Exploited; Fix Still On The Way
In this day and age, one really shouldn’t be using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer as their default browser anymore.
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ILLEGEAR IONIC Ultrabook Now Available; Priced From RM3899
High performance custom laptop maker ILLEGEAR enters the new year with the unveiling of the IONIC ultrabook.
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Canon unveils the EOS-1D X Mark III, its new flagship DSLR priced at RM29,999
PETALING JAYA: Canon Malaysia unveiled its flagship DSLR – the EOS-1D X Mark III – a significant upgrade from its predecessor, the venerable Mark II.
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French diplomat: France, US agree to extend digital tax row talks
Presidents Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump have agreed to extend negotiations on a dispute over a French tax on digital giants to the end of the year.
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Uber sells meal delivery service in India to competitor
Ride-share giant Uber has sold its meal delivery business in India to Zomato, one of its local competitors, as it steps up efforts to achieve profitability.
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Here are the recommended travel times on the North-South Expressway during CNY
Chinese New Year will be a busy season for the North-South Expressway.
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He Started A Niche Crowdfunding Site That Caters To Mandarin-Speaking Creatives In M’sia
MyStartr is a Malaysian site for both reward based crowdfunding and equity crowdfunding (ECF), the latter of which has become a favoured form of crowdfunding.
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Zomato acquires Uber Eats in India
Indian food app Zomato announced today it has acquired Uber’s food-delivery business in the country in an all-stock transaction that gives the US-based ride-hailing firm 9.99% ownership of Zomato.
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Ecommerce enablers: Southeast Asia’s next big opportunity?
In 2014, Nuttapon Boonpinon was just one of the thousands of people making a living as an online marketplace vendor.
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Nubia Red Magic 5G Features Low Latency Wireless Cast Support
Last week, Nubia CEO Ni Fei revealed that the company’s next generation Red Magic 5G gaming smartphone will feature a 144Hz display.
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Japan Plans To Launch 6G Tech In 2030
While 5G is all the rage right now, Japan may already be planing its next step.
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The Mi 10 Pro 5G could be the fastest charging Xiaomi smartphone yet
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 ― We’re expecting to see the latest flagship from Xiaomi some time in February, and there are already a plethora of rumours surrounding the impending Mi 10 lineup.
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Facebook targets growth in Britain with 1,000 hires this year
LONDON: Facebook will hire 1,000 people in London this year in roles such as product development and safety as it continues to grow its biggest engineering centre outside the United States after Brita...
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Alphabet CEO backs temporary ban on facial-recognition, Microsoft disagrees
The European Union's proposal for a temporary ban on facial-recognition technology got a cool response from Microsoft President Brad Smith.
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PC download charts: Three Kingdoms XIV, Karlson hit the heights
The Chinese battlefield heroics of Romance Of The Three Kingdoms XIV prove popular on Steam, while milk-obsessed, parkour-based Karlson leaps for indie fame.
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Tesla rebuffs US safety recall petition, says no unintended acceleration in vehicles
Tesla Inc said on Jan 20 that there was no unintended acceleration in its vehicles, as it responded to a petition to a US safety regulator to investigate and recall around 500,000 of the company's electric cars over the alleged defect.
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Google chief urges 'proportionate' AI regulation
As the European Union puts the digital revolution at the heart of policymaking it should take a "proportional approach" to regulating artificial intelligence, the CEO of Google said Jan 20.
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Apple's Cook says global corporate tax system must be overhauled
The growth of Internet giants such as Apple has pushed international tax rules to the limit, prompting the OECD to pursue global reforms over where multinational firms should be taxed.
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One QR code for all? DuitNow QR | ICYMI #254
If you are looking forward to 5G in Malaysia, it seems like the demonstration projects were officially launched in Malaysia.
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Deal: Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 slider phone now going for RM1,289, but you need to be quick
Bored with your typical candy bar smartphones?
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Deal: Xiaomi Mi 9 now going from as low as RM1,289
Xiaomi is having a Chinese New Year promo for its Snapdragon 855-powered smartphones.
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No Google, no problem⁠—Huawei breaks sales record in 2019
Huawei has reportedly shipped more than 240 million smartphones in the global market in 2019, beating their record from 2018 (200 million)—despite their ongoing issues the U.S. government.
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How This M’sian Startup Modernises Elderly Care So That Nursing Homes Aren’t The Only Option
In 2020 itself, the number of people aged 60 and above would reach the 3.5 million mark, according to Universiti Malaya’s Social Wellbeing Research Centre.
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Singapore chatbot startup Pand.ai secures pre-series A funding
Singapore-based conversational AI startup Pand.ai has raised an undisclosed amount of pre-series A funding from Bualuang Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Bangkok Bank.
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Tencent to broaden overseas investments, target smart retail activities
Internet giant Tencent plans to broaden the scope of its international investments, eyeing more startups and new market segments such as smart retail.
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Pomelo absorbs Thai ecommerce platform Looksi
Thailand-based Pomelo announced the completion of its deal with Looksi, the fashion ecommerce platform of local conglomerate Central Group.
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Singapore startup Kristal.AI banks $6m to expand into APAC, Middle East
Singapore-based digital wealth management platform Kristal.AI has secured US$6 million in a series A round led by India’s Chiratae Ventures and other influential names such as the Desai Family Offic...
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Letter to readers: When the world’s richest men collide
Dear readers, Competition is the lynchpin of innovation.
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Myanmar animation firm Joosk secures funding in Nest Tech-led round
Joosk Studio, a Myanmar-based digital animation company, announced that it has raised a six-figure investment in a funding round led by Vietnam-based venture capital firm Nest Tech VN.
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MassMutual Ventures launches $100m second fund for Southeast Asia
MassMutual Ventures (MMV), the venture capital arm of US-based insurance firm Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), announced that it has launched its US$100 million second fund fo...
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Lenovo VR Classroom 2 Kit Is Made For Education
Lenovo has a new VR headset kit called the VR Classroom 2.
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Opera Allegedly Offering Predatory Loans Via Android Apps
As a web browser, Opera has some stiff competition, to say the least.
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Merkel seeks to delay German Huawei position until after March EU summit, say sources
BERLIN, Jan 21 ― Chancellor Angela Merkel has asked her conservative lawmakers to wait until after a March EU summit before taking a position on whether China's Huawei can take part in the rollout o...
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TikTok and Fortnite partner for dance competition
Massive clout potential for contest entrants and a canny route past copyright claims for Fortnite developer Epic Games.
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The Red Cross is teaching Fortnite players to save, not take, lives
Teaching online video game players to save lives, not take them – that is the aim of a new product developed in an unusual collaboration between the creators of the wildly popular Fortnite games and the International Committee of the Red Cross.
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New game release: Maze Machina skips over flip-tiled mouse trap
For a brave, blue-cloaked, heroic mouse, there's one way out of this 4x4 mechanical labyrinth: getting the best of a cog-powered army with a dose of smart thinking and some nimble feet.
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Fave’s 2020 business trends with actionable insights for retail merchants
FAVE, a Southeast Asian digital merchant platform released a new report, entitled "2020 retail trends in Malaysia: The merchant's guide to profit-boosting strategies & smarter business growth." The re...
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DBS launches industry-first solution to transform B2B payments and collections
PAYING suppliers and vendors with cash could soon be a thing of the past for Singapore’s 28,000 coffee shops, hawker centres and restaurants.
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Mobile learning platform to support learning for the Malay community launched
HOOTY Mobile Learning Platform and Ilham Academy Sdn Bhd launched IlhamAcademy.com, the first of its kind Malay mobile learning platform to educate the community online in Malaysia, particularly in fi...
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Malaysia to champion 5G in Southeast Asia
MALAYSIA is set to carve its name in the global arena with the implementation of 72 5G Demonstration Projects (5GDP) throughout the country led by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commissio...
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Cyberpunk 2077 follows Marvel's Avengers with September delay
At first expected on April 16, the very highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 is following Marvel's Avengers in leaving early 2020 in favour of a September launch.
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Super Smash Bros Ultimate outlines Byleth, next two years
The 80th fighter joining the wildly popular SSBU is Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses, the eighth such character from the lesser-known series.
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Get RM699 off on a Samsung Galaxy Fold if you pay by instalment
If you’re interested in getting the Samsung Galaxy Fold, here’s an easier way to own it while enjoying some extra savings.
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Telcos working hand in handto ensure successful 5g rollout
Telekom Malaysia Bhd ™ group chief executive officer (CEO) Datuk Noor Kamarul Anuar Nuruddin said the company is in a good position to help the country to deploy 5G. TM, he noted, has the most ext...
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DuitNow QR to be supported by 32 banks and 4 eWallets by mid-2020
With the rise of eWallets and QR-based payments, the retail space is getting cluttered with a bunch of QR codes.
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India might be the last frontier for Netflix in the global streaming war
This report was first published on KrAsia.
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Tokopedia eyes dual listing in US, Indonesia in 3 years
Indonesian ecommerce unicorn Tokopedia is looking to list in its home market and in the US within the next three years, Tokopedia president Patrick Cao told Nikkei Asian Review.
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At 5G big bash, Mahathir hammers home economic message
IN AN event attended by the who's who of the Malaysian telco world, Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamed (pic, above) was the guest of honour at the 5G Demonstration Projects Ceremony in Langk...
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Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G Live Images Leaked; Features Quad Cameras And 65W Charging
The upcoming Snapdragon 865-equipped Mi 10 was previously announced by Xiaomi Vice Chairman Bin Lin last year during the Snapdragon Tech Summit held in Hawaii.
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Nintendo Patent Depicts Switch Accessory That Is Both Stylus And Joy-Con Strap
Nintendo has filed for a patent of a new accessory for its Switch handheld console hybrid.
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Fortnite Liferun Game Mode Has You Save Lives Rather Than Take Them
Fortnite has a new game mode called Liferun.
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Apple gains footing in court feud with ex-executive turned rival
A former top chip engineer at Apple Inc may have a hard time shaking off a breach-of-contract lawsuit the iPhone maker filed against him after he quit and launched his own processor company.
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Facebook’s ‘failed’ Libra cryptocurrency is no closer to release
Facebook Inc’s Libra cryptocurrency starts 2020 looking no closer to release, with authorities in its base in Switzerland raising fresh questions about its suitability as a global currency.
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Snap CEO Spiegel says TikTok could grow bigger than Instagram
Snap Inc Chief Executive Officer Evan Spiegel says TikTok could become bigger than rival Instagram.
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Report: Khazanah and Telenor U-turns again on Axiata merger
A report from Bloomberg indicates that a “potential deal” between Khazanah and Telenor is being discussed—again.
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Google’s new move is good for internet users, bad for advertisers
Google has announced a plan to move away from third party cookies, with the initiative behind the move (Privacy Sandbox) set to take its place.
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As a Long Time Fintech Observer, I’m Not a Fan of e-Tunai — Here’s Why
In this past couple of days, the e-Tunai programme seems to be all everyone is talking about and understandably so — free money tends to have that effect on people.
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Malaysia’s Largest Co-Making Space Wants To Give Creatives A Chance To Make Retail Great Again
From INVADE, the team that brought Malaysians Artbox 2018 and 2019, a new creative-centric space has popped up in the Klang Valley, and this time it’s one that’s taken up a more permanent residenc...
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Here’s how this company is tackling the challenges of enterprise tech adoption
Tech is part of our everyday lives, and nowhere is that more evident than in the office.
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Bytedance reportedly builds gaming division to tackle Tencent head-on
TikTok owner Bytedance has built a gaming division to lead its entry into mobile gaming, a market led by rival Tencent, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
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Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge Animated Film Will Debut In Mid-2020
Warner Bros. Animation is currently working on an animated Mortal Kombat movie called Scorpion’s Revenge.
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Alleged Live Photos Of POCO F2 Lite Leaked; Key Specs Revealed
Leaked photos of a smartphone bearing the name “POCO F2 Lite” have recently been provided to tech Youtuber RevAtlas on 17 January.
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Maxis keen to deliver best 5G innovation
LANGKAWI, Jan 20 — Maxis Bhd is keen to deliver the best innovation to benefit the people and businesses as soon as the necessary 5G spectrum is made available.
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Leica M10 Monochrom black-and-white camera costs a whopping RM38,400
Leica’s latest monochrome digital camera boasts its highest resolution yet – 40-megapixel – with a matching sky-high price: RM38,400.
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Tencent says to step up investment overseas and in smart retail
Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings said it will step up its investment overseas and in industries such as smart retail, having already invested in more than 800 companies.
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Samsara opens pre-sales for its smart and connected luggage
Just a few weeks after announcing the newest version of its smart carry-on suitcases with WiFi connectivity, Samsara Luggage has officially opened pre-orders online.
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YouTuber slammed for faking ankle injury to get free business class upgrade on flight
An Australian YouTuber has been widely criticised for using a fake ankle injury as an excuse to get an upgrade to business class for free on a Cathay Pacific flight.
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Tesla moves a step closer to opening first European factory with German property deal
US electric car pioneer Tesla has agreed to buy a property on the outskirts of Berlin, bringing it a step closer to opening its first European factory, local authorities said on Jan 19.
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Twenty-nine game bargain bundle helps Australian recovery
Humble Bundle's Australia Fire Relief Bundle collects 29 PC games, from Hollow Knight and Crawl to Feather and Frog Detective 1.
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'You're stealing our water': Germans protest against Tesla gigafactory
Around 250 Germans on Jan 18 protested in the outskirts of Berlin where electric car startup Tesla is planning to build a gigafactory, saying its construction will endanger water supply and wildlife in the area.
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EU industry chief dismisses fears strict security rules could delay 5G
European industrial policy chief Thierry Breton dismissed claims that relying on European companies to build a 5G network would delay its rollout.
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Huawei P40 Pro leak reveals five-lens rear camera apparatus
Last week tech leaker Evan Blass tweeted an image of what is purportedly Huawei's upcoming flagship P40 Pro, revealing its ceramic body and 6-part rear camera bump.
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US agency examining Tesla unintended acceleration complaint
The US government's auto safety agency is looking into allegations that all three of Tesla's electric vehicle models can suddenly accelerate on their own.
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Volkswagen's new smart air conditioning system reacts to someone saying 'I'm cold'
Last week Volkswagen revealed that its new Air Care Climatronic air conditioning system and its Smart Climate menu are being integrated into the latest Golf hatch.
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Tun Mahathir: Malaysia on track to rollout 5G in Q3 2020
The 5G Malaysia demonstration projects were officially launched by Prime Minister Tun Mahathir in Langkawi.
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EU MPs: Apple’s Lightning cable is bad for the environment
The next round of iPhones is expected to finally feature USB-C charging (thank heavens), with Apple already using USB-C ports on certain MacBooks and iPad Pros.
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No more GrabRewards Points for cash payments after 15 March 2020
Grab has announced an update for its GrabRewards Points which will take effect in mid-March. To support the Malaysian Government’s cashless initiative, Grab will continue to offer 3x GrabRewards Poi...
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Samsung Galaxy S20 full spec sheet revealed? | ICYMI #253
On today’s episode of ICYMI, we are going to talk about the Honor V30 Pro’s score on DXOMark. The full spec sheet of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S20 has surfaced online.And also, you can now rent ...
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Standard Chartered to target young customers in Hong Kong digibank race
Standard Chartered, the 162-year-old lender, is ready to join the virtual banking race in Hong Kong with good prices and convenient services aimed at capturing the tech-savvy younger population, accor...
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Australian neobank Volt bags $48m in series C funding
Australia-based Volt Bank has raised A$70 million (US$48.1 million) in an oversubscribed series C equity funding round from undisclosed investors.
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Masayoshi Son’s investment woes worsen with Oyo layoffs
The layoffs at Indian hospitality startup Oyo are troubling, coming just months after the near collapse of US-based WeWork, a high-profile investment that has cost Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank US$4.6 bi...
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Rising startups: ecommerce ecosystem gets funding
Which are the startups that are on the path to becoming the next big thing?
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