A merchant on China's e-commerce website Taobao.com claims to have pink and yellow versions of the latest iPhone 6, which official launch date in the Chinese market has yet to be announced.
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.
Apple fanboys in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan can preorder the latest iPhone from September 12 and receive the smartphone on September 19, when it is available to nine countries in the first wave of its global launch. Surprisingly, China is left out of this initial list.
Changi General Hospital launches the country's first tele-heath initiative for heart failure patients, providing them with devices to monitor their health and remotely send the data to healthcare service providers.
As the "Internet of Everything" becomes increasingly pervasive, more information about individuals will be collected and analyzed, giving cybercriminals even more to work with.
Small and midsize businesses in the country will fork out S$520 million (US$415.26 million) on cloud this year, with the bulk of it to be spent on infrastructure-as-a-service and online applications.
IT security vendor sets up research facility in the Asian market to support threat intelligence as well as emergency threat response.
Government announces plans to boost its cybersecurity monitoring facility and set up an operations control center to respond to threats more swiftly. It will also appoint chief information security officers across various government agencies.
Online restaurant reservation service, Chope, inks partnerships with a lifestyle news website in China as well as TripAdvisor, as the three-year-old startup looks to reach more diners and F&B outlets in the region.
Singapore telco inroduces SmartBusiness portal offering a suite of cloud applications that include products from independent software vendors, as it looks to be one-stop contact point for small and midsize businesses.
More consumers in Asia are picking up 7-inch and above tablets with cellular voice capabilities, as they turn to single mobile devices to make calls, watch movies, and text.
China's second-largest e-commerce player receives a funds injection after the Singapore investment firm buys up 602,139 shares for US$17.2 million. Temasek also forks out US$12.8 million for Chinese security software maker, Cheetah Mobile.
China's largest listed telecoms equipment company launches three of its latest smartphones running Android KitKat 4.4 and appoints local reseller Polaris, which will distribute the handsets exclusively in the country.
Asia-Pacific economies are more likely to be the targets of advanced persistent threats attacks than their global counterparts, with most frequent attacks in South Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, reveals FireEye's study.
Storage manufacturer is reportedly investing 1.05 billion ringgit (US$327.51 million) in the Malaysian state over five years, with plans to purchase land of up to 70 acres.
Malaysian government is assessing the need to ban access to Facebook following incidents of abuse, but critics say any such move is primitive and will face strong opposition. The country has 15 million Facebook accounts.