After a stellar 2014 when it recorded the biggest U.S. IPO, Alibaba's chairman and founder Jack Ma warns the Chinese internet company faces difficult tasks in the road ahead.
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 15 years of industry experience with various publications including ZDNet, IDG, and Singapore Press Holdings. Eileen majored in Journalism at The University of Queensland, Australia, where she wrote an honours thesis titled: To Censor or Not: The Great Singapore Dilemma. In her By The Way blog, she enjoys seeing how far she can push the line when blogging about technology, government regulations, and politics in Singapore and the rest of Asia.
As Internet of Things gain more traction this year, such devices are expected to attract the attention of cybercriminals who will also return to social engineering tactics to launch attacks, predicts Sophos.
Country's largest carrier SK Telecom says it will be unveiling new devices this year aimed at driving the company's growth in smart home and Internet of Things.
Government has invested significant resources to build a "smart nation" supported by big data analytics, but it also needs to dedicate sufficient effort in addressing data security and privacy concerns.
Thai authorities have instructed the country's internet service providers to monitor and remove online content, without the need to obtain prior approval, that are offensive to the government and royal family.
Local lawmaker calls on House of Representatives Committee to launch an inquiry to investigate the country's internet speeds, which clock very low compared to Asian neighbors Singapore and Thailand.
Google's e-mail service apparently is no longer accessible in China and fingers are pointing to the country's Great Firewall filtering system as the reason for the outage.
Pyongyang dismisses allegations it breached the system of South Korean nuclear power operator, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, which saw a spate of cyberattacks over the past week.
Data including usernames, passwords, and e-mail addresses belonging to customers of China's official online train ticketing site, 12306.cn, have been leaked, according to an IT security vendor.
Chinese authorities reportedly have asked the world's largest chipmaker maker to lower its patent fees and unbundle its licensing agreements, following a year-long antitrust investigation.
Chinese government will allow only those with full security clearance to be involved in government projects, potentially leaving foreign players out of such contracts.
Chinese smartphone maker is looking to develop just two to three core devices, dropping products that have not been competitive in the market, and focus on voice-control capabilities.
Indian e-commerce giant chalks up another US$700 million in funds from new and existing investors and applies to become a public company in Singapore, but dismisses IPO talk.
Chinese internet company inks new partnership with local smartphone maker to produce a new range of mobile devices, branded under the existing Dazen name, which will be distributed primarily online.
Acquired by Lenovo in January this year, the smartphone maker says the Chinese market is too significant to be overlooked and it will tap its parent company's resources to grow its market share.