South Korean government is drawing up a 10-year plan to promote and develop 3D printing into a new growth market for the country, as well as better coordinate current research efforts.
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.
Virtualization vendor inks deal with SoftBank's telecom and IT reseller subsidiaries to offer its infrastructure-as-a-service offering in Japan, making it the first Asian market to offer the VMware service.
iPhone maker dismisses suggestions that the "frequent locations" function on the smartphone can monitor the location of the user's movements, noting that personal data is encrypted and stored locally on the device.
Country's third-largest handset manufacturer is facing liquidation if local telcos refuse to participate in a debt-for-equity swap scheme initiated by Pantech creditors.
Country passes bill that will allow rights owners to secure court injunctions instructing ISPs to block access to websites that contain copyright-infringing content.
India's second-largest public traded company, Reliance Industries met with South Korean ICT businesses, mobile hardware device developers, and manufacturing sites.
Fueled by demand for semiconductors used in mobile devices, country clocks a new high of US$83.83 billion in the first half of 2014, up 3.2 percent over the same period last year.
Minister for Communication and Information Yaacob Ibrahim insists the country's SingPass system isn't vulnerable, noting that last month's security breach could have been the result of weak user passwords.
LG Chem inks a deal with two state-run Chinese companies to build a facility that will manufacture battery packs for electric vehicles. Located in Nanjing, the plant is expected to be operational by end-2015.
Korean handset manufacturer's annual sustainability report says 59 of its suppliers in China failed to ensure proper work conditions and provide adequate safety equipment at their plants.
Level of virtualized systems among Asian organizations remains low and needs to speed up for cloud to be more widely adopted, says Dimension Data exec, who adds there are security concerns too, though, these are diminishing.
Unified Inbox was just about to launch its cloud-based communications tool when Edward Snowden rocked the industry, forcing the Singapore startup to rethink how it delivers its services via the cloud.
Two-year-old startup MyRepublic is looking to become the country's fourth mobile operator, arguing that consumers are still "underserved" in a mobile market that needs more competition.
Number of unlicensed software installations inched up to 62 percent last year compared to 60 percent in 2011, and led to lost commercial value worth US$21.04 billion in the Asia-Pacific, reveals latest BSA piracy survey.
Filing 2,179 patents for mobile phone technologies, the Korean smartphone maker claims top spot among its peers worldwide, according to stats from Thomson Reuters report.