All 10 Asean members concur on the need for a formal cybersecurity mechanism to facilitate coordination efforts across the region, outlining cyber diplomacy, policy, and operational issues.
Amid Alibaba's increased efforts to build up its cloud footprint, Google also is beefing up its coverage in Asia-Pacific where it says it will operate seven cloud regions by early-2019, up from just one region two years ago.
Currently representing just 7 percent of GDP, Asean's digital economy can drive an uplift of US$1 trillion by 2025 across the region, but digital trade barriers and lack of seamless cross-border payments are key barriers.
Chinese internet giant talks up new product releases such as Anti-Bot Service and its datacentre footprint in Asia-Pacific as key differentiators against cloud rivals, Amazon Web Services and Google. Its machine learning specialist also urges need for governments looking to build smart cities, such as Singapore, to ensure its citizens benefit from such initiatives.
KT has won a $47 million project to build a large-scale fibre-optic cable network in the northern regions of Luzon Island in the Philippines.
Ride-sharing operator raises another US$1 billion from a group of financial backers that include Vulcan Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners, following a previous US$1 billion pledge from Toyota Motor.
Corporate mindsets must first be transformed for any digital transformation initiative to be successful in Asia-Pacific, where companies are fixated on technology rather than on the need to establish new business models.
Ride-sharing operator adds grocery delivery to its offerings and introduces GrabPlatform to allow other providers to integrate their services with its app, as it aims to become an "everyday superapp".
Banks, telcos, and e-commerce players in the region now offer their own payment platforms, but PayPal believes its global reach and security infrastructure will ensure its market relevance.
Rate of unlicensed software in Asia-Pacific dipped to 57 percent last year from 61 percent in 2015, costing software vendors an estimated US$16.4 billion in losses, compared to US$19.1 billion in 2015.
A quarter of Asia-Pacific companies have experienced a security incident, while 27 percent aren't even sure because they haven't conducted any data breach assessment--even as the region is estimated to have lost US$1.75 trillion last year due to cyberattacks.
Game accessories maker says it plans to buy up the remaining 65.1 percent shares in MOL Global for US$61 million and merge both companies' virtual credit platforms, zGold and MOLPoints.
South Korea and Taiwan also are on the top 20 list of global markets that saw the most bot traffic last year, while China was the third most common origin of malicious traffic, behind leader United States and Russia.
Singtel, SoftBank, Etisalat, and Telefónica have banded to form the Global Telco Security Alliance, pledging to share data on cyber threats and tap each party's resources to support customers worldwide.
Consulting firm says it has purchased Singapore-headquartered Rainmaker Labs in a move to beef up its digital and mobile offerings.
Computex never fails to surprise its attendees with what can be done with technology, some items though, should never have left the drawing board.
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.
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.
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.
The artificial intelligence system runs on Alibaba's cloud computing infrastructure and is the first to be deployed outside its domestic Chinese market.
Korean carmaker does not reveal how much it is investing in the Southeast Asian ride-sharing operator, but says the two companies will jointly develop mobility services.
The US online retailer finally introduces Amazon Prime in Singapore but the launch has been described as "piecemeal", which should give Alibaba even more room to expand its own footprint in the region.