Asia's growing population needs to have a bigger voice in the global development of new products, which also will need to cater to the region's increasingly young workforce and change in consumption from transactions to subscriptions.
Six years after launching its Tokyo office, the social networking platform sets up a second regional office in Singapore to support its Southeast Asian and Indian operations, where it has been seeing high growth rates.
Cloud vendor has identified health and life sciences as well as retail amongst key growth sectors and is looking to triple its headcount in the Asia-Pacific region over the next 18 months.
Hackers exploit 7-Eleven's poorly designed password reset function to make unwanted charges on 900 customers' accounts.
Governments participating in the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity have laid out new five-year goals to "co-create a connected digital future" for the region that include the development of data privacy and cybersecurity policies and regulations, but admit that--given the number of countries involved--the rollout of some components will be challenging.
Mobile data traffic in Southeast Asia and Oceania will climb seven times to 16 exabytes per month by 2024, with growth fuelled by "rapid early momentum and enthusiasm" for 5G, reveals a study by Ericsson, which anticipates the mobile technology will account for 12 percent of subscriptions in the region by then.
While coy over how the Huawei-US debacle may impact other Chinese technology vendors, Alibaba Cloud executives play up their "in Asia, for Asia" focus and investment in the region as a key competitive advantage over its US competitors, including AWS, Microsoft, and Google.
Laws of physics, economics, and land will drive enterprises towards hybrid cloud environments, says VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger, who also urges the need to transform security, which has become too complex for businesses to manage.
Singapore Post and Synagie have partnered to offer cloud-based warehousing and fulfilment services aimed at small and midsize businesses in Singapore and Southeast Asia, as the two companies look to tap the region's booming internet economy.
Just 31 percent of Asian consumers believe their personal data will be managed in a trustworthy way by businesses offering digital services, with 40 percent revealing their trust has been compromised whilst using such services.
With cloud market players Alibaba and Google ramping up their regional data centre footprint, Amazon Web Services is relying on the "breadth and depth" of its service offerings and platform maturity to maintain its competitive edge.
Vietnam is the fastest-growing in mobile payments, clocking a 24 percent climb from last year, with 61 percent of its consumers tapping such services. Globally, China leads with 86 percent of its population tapping mobile payments, followed by Thailand at 67 percent.
Slated to open in Jakarta by early-2022, the new region will encompass three availability zones and be the cloud vendor's ninth Asia-Pacific region, joining others such as Singapore, Beijing, Seoul, and Tokyo.
Toyota Japan says hackers might have stolen details of 3.1 million Toyota and Lexus car owners.
As part of efforts to drive its aim of building an "everyday super app", the Singapore-headquartered company increasingly is gathering and analysing customer data, including location and payment history, but it says it collects "only data that is necessary" to deliver its services.
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.
Internet giant unveils a physical space, occupying 7,200 square feet within its Singapore office, that it says offers various resources for developers from Southeast Asia, including hands-on mentorship, networking opportunities, and access to Google technologies.
‘Aggressive’ and ‘intense’ competition from a carrier in India as well as only counting prepaid customers who are actually paying for a service saw Singtel Group drop 40 million mobile customers in the most recent quarter.
Australia telco claims its new rapid restoration service will reduce outages on subsea cables to under 30 minutes.
Singapore's ST Telemedia Global Data Centres has unveiled plans to build a 75,000 square metre data centre in central Bangkok through a joint venture partnership with Thai industrial platform provider, TICON.
The software vendor's cloud customers in Southeast Asia now can tap its Azure Availability Zones in Singapore, giving them access to a region with at least three separate physical data locations.
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.
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