Singapore e-commerce aggregator eyes interoperability across APAC marketplaces
Apart from acquiring Amazon third-party sellers, Singapore-based Rainforest will look to buy fast-growing brands that sell on Asian e-commerce platforms and build tools to help them centrally manage their transactions across these different marketplaces.
APAC SMBs prioritise remote work support, online sales
Digitalisation and providing support for a remote workforce are key IT priorities for small and midsize businesses in Asia-Pacific, where they face challenges having to identify alternative sales and delivery channels as well as boost employee productivity.
Microsoft wants to unite APAC governments with cybersecurity council
US software vendor pulls together 15 policy makers from seven Asia-Pacific markets, including Indonesia, Singapore, and South Korea, to form a cybersecurity executive council that it hopes will exchange threat intelligence and resources in a "timely and open manner".
Facebook to lay subsea cables boosting connectivity between Asia, America
Touting them as the first transpacific subsea cables to run a new route across the Java Sea, Facebook says the networks will boost capacity and connectivity between Asia and North America, and Google has been roped in as a partner in one of them.
Myanmar's proposed cybersecurity Bill draws wide condemnation
Sent to internet service providers for feedback just days after the February 1 military coup, the draft security laws have been described as draconian -- giving the government sweeping powers to access user data -- and can undermine Myanmar's offshore data services.