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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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Google opens first cloud region in Indonesia

Google opens first cloud region in Indonesia

US tech giant opens its first Indonesian cloud region in Jakarta, offering three cloud zones and services include Cloud SQL, Cloud Spanner, and BigQuery, with plans to run 150,000 hands-on training labs this year.

June 23, 2020 by

Philippine digital bank snags $21M in Series A

Philippine digital bank snags $21M in Series A

Tonik Financial has secured $21 million in its Series A round, which it will tap to kickstart its digital bank services next quarter in the Philippines where it estimates has a $140 billion retail savings market.

June 14, 2020 by

Malaysia to get quicker access to COVID-19 test results

Malaysia to get quicker access to COVID-19 test results

Comprising Gribbles Pathology, Quantum Diagnostics, and Clinipath Malaysia, the private laboratory consortium is set to roll out a COVID-19 collection and testing programme that aims to conduct more than 5,000 tests a day, with a 24-hour turnaround.

April 8, 2020 by

APAC firms should realise cloud not always cheaper

APAC firms should realise cloud not always cheaper

Businesses today still assume cloud always will be the cheaper option, overlooking the impact of fluctuating consumption and data flow, notes IBM's CTO for global tech services, who adds that governments looking to build their own private cloud over security concerns could consider public cloud as a viable alternative.

April 6, 2020 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

Google opens first developer hub in Singapore

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.

February 28, 2019

Grab opens Malaysian research facility

The new research lab will be the mobile app developer's seventh worldwide and will focus on using machine learning to improve driver safety and developing real-time communications functions, such as VoIP calls over its GrabChat messaging platform.

December 13, 2018

APAC unlicensed software rate drops

Rate of unlicensed software in Asia-Pacific dipped to 57 percent last year from 61 percent in 2015, but the region remains home to the highest percentage of such software worldwide. Read more: https://zd.net/2Jd2GK7

June 6, 2018