Having invested hundreds of million acquiring the Microsoft OS since 2010, the Chinese government is choosing to hang on and looking for Win XP-specific security products to protect user data.
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.
With cloud the main enabler of machine-to-machine communications, questions about data security that remain unaddressed will continue to hinder wider deployment of Internet of Things.
Korean vendor's consulting unit, LG CNS, is seeking out growth opportunities in cloud computing and big data, which it believes will be further driven by the emergence of smart devices such as smart glasses.
Giant will work with China Telecom in Shanghai to set up a big data analytics facility to study gamer behavior and habits, and apply these into future product designs.
Trading under the ticker WB, the Chinese microblogging service cuts its shares offer to 16.8 million at US$17 each, due to concerns over slowing user growth and slowing U.S. IPO market.
India's largest outsourcing vendor, Tata Consultancy Services expects robust growth for the year fueled by more outsourcing activities, even as it rounds up its fourth quarter with a 51 percent climb in profits.
Virtualization vendor says it will invest up to US$500 million over the next three years to support its expanding operations in the Indian market, which is second in size and scale to its global headquarters.
Governments should adopt a light touch approach in regulating virtual currencies and instead allow technology to help protect consumer interests, says Singapore-based Bitcoin broker, Coin Republic.
Virtualization vendor's ambition to offer the tools needed in a mobile-cloud era, spanning from the network to the desktop, evokes memories of Sun Microsystems' failed "The Network is The Computer" campaign.
Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning has completed development work on a new security feature, called Kill Switch, which it wants to make available in all smartphones sold in the country.