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Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) will acquire a 10 percent stake for 333 million euros (US$445.06 million) in the German incubator, in a deal aimed at driving development in mobile and online payment tools.
Country's longest serving head of state, Mahathir Mohamad, says he regrets promising not to censor the web and accuses the internet as playing a major role in undermining public morality.
Thammassat University launches digital services for its four libraries allowing users to borrow e-books, making it the first Thai education institute to offer a digital library.
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.
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.
German software vendor currently operates three data centers in Japan and Australia, and is looking to launch at least three more in the region. Globally, it's aiming to have 20 locations by end-2014 including China and India.
Still widely regarded a storage vendor, Hitachi Data Systems is now eager to transform itself as a cloud technology provider and ink deals with telcos in the region to white-label its products.
Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, and Google are part of a growing number of global cloud players looking to compete in the Asian market, but the region's local players can still gain the upper hand with the right cards.
Predictions of open office spaces supported by cloud computing are unlikely to come true in Asia until web connectivity is more robust and pervasive, and bosses no longer demand to "see" their staff during work hours.
Global online population will hit 3 billion by end-2014, with two-third from developing nations and Asia-Pacific home to the largest population. Mobile subscribers will reach 7 billion.
Local merchants transacting on PayPal saw their online exports climb 38 percent in 2013, says the e-payment vendor, for whom overseas business now accounts for over half its total revenue. Mobile contributes 15 percent of its overall payment volume.
Chinese smartphone darling, Xiaomi, has kicked off its global expansion plans in Singapore where its Android devices will go on sale this Friday, marking the company's first foray into markets outside of Greater China.
India's IT outsourcing exports are projected to climb 13 to 15 percent in fiscal 2015 to hit US$99 billion, with growth fueled by higher spending by banks and other sectors amid better global economic landscape, Nasscom projects.
Two-third of organizations in Asia use some form of cloud--whether private, hybrid or public. Some 40 percent currently use infrastructure-as-a-service, 39 percent tap platform-as-a-service, reveals ZDNet study.
Comprising 11 Asia-Pacific mobile operators, Bridge Alliance introduces a new machine-to-machine alliance that aims to address interoperability issues and offer help to businesses deploying the technology.