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Qishin Tariq

bytz@thestar.com.my

Recent and archived articles by Qishin Tariq

14 Nov 2018 | 1:17 PM

As travellers overshare, travel companies offer better holidays

With eager travellers always willing to share everything about their latest holidays, it’s no surprise that travel technology companies are mining the data to market trips in a smarter, targeted manner.

Garcia says the Expedia app has been downloaded over 250 million times. — YAP CHEE HONG/The Star
12 Nov 2018 | 6:47 PM

Hotlink is now rewarding its subscribers just for logging into its app

Hotlink introduces a new reward programme that gives users points for just logging into the app and the points can be traded for vouchers, freebies and even plane tickets.

The telco revealed that about half of its four million Hotlink subscribers use its app. — QISHIN TARIQ/The Star
12 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

eSports brain drain: A new hope?

Local eSports industry insiders believe that building an ecosystem to foster, support and retain eSports talents needs to start from university.

College students duked it out at the Taiwan Excellence Intercollege Battle Ground 2018 Grand Finale event, showing how much the local eSports industry has grown. — SAM THAM/The Star
12 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

eSports brain drain: Playing for keeps

As eSports begins to gain recognition locally as a competitive sport that merits the same prestige, sponsorship and prizes as traditional sports, are Malaysian athletes willing to stay or will they find their fortunes abroad?

Members of PSG.LGD and OG sit in their booths as they play in their grand final Dota 2 match on Day 6 of The International 2018 on Aug 25, 2018 in Vancouver, Canada. Yap’s team PSG.LGD won US4.1mil (RM16.82mil) for placing second at the tournament. — AFP
9 Nov 2018 | 6:33 PM

Get moving with famed Finnish cartoon in ‘Moomin Move’

Location-based AR game Moomin Move based on the Finish children's cartoon is now available worldwide with its latest update, that also introduces more multiplayer functions.

Moomin Move is now available worldwide with its latest update, that also introduces more multiplayer functions. — Tribered
9 Nov 2018 | 1:40 PM

Vine returns next year as Byte

Short-form video sharing service Vine – which was bought then shut down by Twitter – is making a comeback under the new name, Byte.

Vine returns as Byte, lead by one of the original co-founder  co-creator Dom Hofmann. - Byte
8 Nov 2018 | 6:09 PM

Fitness tracker sales slow as users favour smartwatches

While global sales of smartwatches are growing steadily, sales of health trackers are expected remain flat, especially in matured markets, according to market data.

8 Nov 2018 | 12:01 PM

Coming soon: delete-able messages on Facebook messenger

Made a mistake on Messenger? Apple users will soon be able to delete it, like on WhatsApp.

Made a mistake on Messenger? Apple users will soon be able to delete it, like on WhatsApp. — Facebook
7 Nov 2018 | 5:00 PM

Flickr limits storage to 1,000 files per user

Starting next year, users with free Flickr accounts can only store up to 1,000 photos or videos, with the excess to be deleted unless they upgrade to a pro account.

Starting next year, Flickr is introducing a limit of 1,000 files for free users. — Dreamstime/TNS
5 Nov 2018 | 6:26 PM

Unifi Mobile offers unlimited data pass for Deepavali at RM55

Share all of your Deepavali festivities online with Unifi Mobile's #Bebas2Njoy unlimited data pass add-on promotion for prepaid customers.

Enjoy unlimited data with Unifi Mobile's #BEBAS2NJOY offer for prepaid customers this Deepavali. — Bloomberg

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