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Globalisation initiative a major boost for ict firms

PETALING JAYA: Over the past year, the increased awareness of the Internet of Things (IoT), e-commerce and cloud computing has prompted many Malaysian businesses to adopt new technological solutions for their day-to-day operations.

Mobile-friendly campaigns set to become mainstay of digital adex

COME next year, smartphones are expected to play a significant role in terms of its contribution to the country’s digital and mobile advertising expenditure (adex) amid more campaigns designed for mobile usage and higher penetration of smartphones in the market.

Alibaba to buy out UCWeb in China's biggest Internet merger

BEIJING: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd says it will buy all the remaining shares of mobile browser firm UCWeb in the biggest merger in Chinese Internet history, as the e-commerce giant steps up its spending spree ahead of its US listing.

HK shares of Tencent and peers helped by acquisition moves

HONG KONG: China's Hong Kong-listed Internet stocks are riding high thanks to an investment frenzy by Chinese tech companies as core players spend to build the foundations for future growth.

Telecoms sector in for tough times

THE outlook for the telecoms services industry remains positive next year with service providers set to generate cashflow via broadband growth and cost savings.

DiGi sees doubling of take-up rate for SME customers of M2M

KUALA LUMPUR: DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd expects to double the take-up rate of newly launched machine-to-machine (M2M) mobile service to 30% of the company’s small and medium enterprises (SME) customers in 12 months from 15% currently.

Google and Apple under scrutiny for flying "military-grade spy planes"

SAN FRANCISCO: Google Inc and Apple Inc are attracting renewed scrutiny of their practices due to privacy concerns - this time for flying "military-grade spy planes" over major U.S. cities as they race to shore up their rival 3D mapping services.

Nokia to shut Indian mobile money service

Nokia will close down Nokia Money, a financial service it runs in India, as it continues to narrow its focus on its phone business and location-based services.

Apple defends iPhone 'hot spot'-logging

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple is telling Congress that the iPhone's logging of nearby Wi-Fi hot spots and cell towers is meant to improve service, not stalk customers.

Customers stay despite high-profile data breaches

SAN FRANCISCO: Week after week, thieves break into corporate computer systems to steal customer lists, email addresses and credit card numbers. Large data breaches get overshadowed by even larger ones.