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Established in 1967, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) aims to accelerate the economic and social growth in the region through joint initiatives and partnerships between member nations. We look at key ICT developments in these countries, with strong focus on IT developments in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines.

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Huawei commits $100M to fuel APAC startups

Huawei commits $100M to fuel APAC startups

Chinese tech giant will pump $100 million over three years into its Spark initiative, which aims to develop another four startup hubs in the region including Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines, and nurture 1,000 startups.

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Grab set for US IPO in $39B merger deal

Grab set for US IPO in $39B merger deal

Southeast Asian mobile platform has inked a merger deal with Altimeter Growth in what is touted to be the biggest US equity offering, at $39.6 billion, and is preparing a public listing on Nasdaq in "coming months".

April 13, 2021 by

Pine Labs acquisition to put Fave in India market

Pine Labs acquisition to put Fave in India market

Backed by investors that include Sequoia Capital and Temasek Holdings, Pine Labs has acquired the mobile payment app for $45 million, which will put the latter in the hands of consumers across 3,700 Indian cities by year-end.

April 13, 2021 by

The tech of Computex 2015

The tech of Computex 2015

Computex never fails to surprise its attendees with what can be done with technology, some items though, should never have left the drawing board.

June 4, 2015 by

Hack In The Box 2012 Malaysia: Like No Other

Hack In The Box 2012 Malaysia: Like No Other

Controversial Global hacking conference Hack In The Box just celebrated its ten-year mark in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event attracted hackers from all over the world and company participants that included Google, Mozilla, Microsoft, Amazon, sponsor 'friends' such as Megaupload, and many more.

October 16, 2012 by

A visit to Low Yat Plaza, Kuala Lumpur's shady electronics mall

A visit to Low Yat Plaza, Kuala Lumpur's shady electronics mall

Low Yat Plaza is a seven-story, 500+ retailer electronics mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is regarded as "IT heaven" and a place for outstanding bargains where haggling is the norm. Low Yat is also a buyer-beware marketplace. It's not out of the ordinary to walk out with defective goods and in 2006 the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs raided Low Yat Plaza, confiscating more than 27,000 copies of pirated computer software and movies. While in town for the Hack in The Box Security Conference, we paid a visit to this amazing electronics bazaar.

October 10, 2012 by

Hack In The Box SecConf Kuala Lumpur 2012: Setup

Hack In The Box SecConf Kuala Lumpur 2012: Setup

Notorious security conference Hack In The Box is about to celebrate its ten year mark in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Doors open to conference participants tomorrow, and we caught a few moments of setup in its calm before the storm.

October 9, 2012 by