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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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Alibaba takes more cloud products global, eyes APAC growth

Alibaba takes more cloud products global, eyes APAC growth

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.

August 15, 2018 by

Grab offers APIs to drive new services on app

Grab offers APIs to drive new services on app

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".

July 10, 2018 by

Four telcos set up global cybersecurity group

Four telcos set up global cybersecurity group

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.

April 12, 2018 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

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

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