Intel's investment unit distributes the first batch of its US$100 million China Smart Device Innovation Fund to several Chinese companies including EyeSmart Technology and Shenzhen Fibocom Industrial Development.
By The Way
Eileen Yu checks out industry developments across the Asia-Pacific region, discussing their relevance to the global tech business landscape.
Eileen Yu began covering the IT industry when Asynchronous Transfer Mode was still hip and e-commerce was the new buzzword. Currently a freelance blogger and content specialist based in Singapore, she has over 16 years of industry experience with various publications including ZDNet, IDG, and Singapore Press Holdings.
Alibaba's e-commerce website offers self-collection service at more than 70 locations in the country through its collaboration with local postal service, SingPost, enabling online shoppers to pick up purchased goods themselves.
Singapore telco and IT security vendor unveil partnership to build security monitoring facilities in Singapore and Sydney, including "data stores" to address data sovereignty concerns.
Singapore government confirms plans to develop a "next-generation" satellite-based road system to enable distance-based pricing for motorists, but mentions nothing about what it would do to address privacy concerns.
China Huaxin acquires the French telecoms equipment maker's enterprise business for 202 million euros (US$255.58 million), sealing a deal that it had begun negotiating earlier this year.
Just days after announcing job cuts in its global PC business, the Japanese hardware vendor says it will invest US$1 billion over the next five years in Southeast Asia and wants to double sales to US$7 billion.
Expected to be ready for service in 2016, the SEA-ME-WE 5 undersea cable system will span 20,000km between Singapore and France and provide connectivity to several markets including Malaysia, Myanmar, India, and Pakistan.
It appears that hirers in Asia-Pacific don't regard long-term loyalty and retention as a critical component in their talent strategy, prompting questions over how these organizations ensure their long-term survival in the market.
Singapore government again underscores the need for private and public sectors, as well as researchers to boost the country's cyber ecosystem and urges better cooperation to combat cybersecurity threats.
Aerospace company will open its first cybersecurity analytics facility outside the U.S. as part of efforts to avail such capabilities and services to customers in the Asia-Pacific region. The new center is slated to open in 2015.