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.
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.
Country's Ministry of Industry and IT plans to allow private companies to invest in the country's broadband market, as part of efforts to quicken the liberalization of the sector.
Kingsoft Cloud Group officially launches its full suite of cloud services including hosting, storage, and developer database, and hopes its links with security and smart devices will give the company a competitive advantage.
Singapore telco launches Crowdtivate website that provides a platform for entrepreneurs in the country and region to campaign for funds and other related support to kickstart their ideas.
It does apparently to the U.S. government, which reportedly will be scrutinizing Lenovo's move to buy IBM's server business to ensure it doesn't lead to a backdoor access to U.S. national secrets and infrastructure.
South Korean tech giant moves to restructure through internal mergers and diversify its portfolio as it looks to reduce its reliance on the electronics business, which currently contributes over 75 percent of the group's profit and revenue.
Faced with tough competition from Chinese manufacturers and market slump, South Korean tech giants including SK, LG, and Samsung are finding it tough to keep their solar businesses running.
Hong Kong government agencies forked out over HK$26 million (US$3.35 million) over 2012 and 2013 building mobile apps that few end up downloading. Another HK$12.9 million will be spent over the next two years.
Guy who founded the "mail-order" PC business took the company private because investors wouldn't let him "be bold and take risks", and the reasons Dell went public in the first place no longer mattered.
Singapore's National Trades Union Congress announces plans to issue the country's OneKey two-factor authentication device to its members, who can use the token to log into and transact on the NTUC portal.