[UPDATE, 28 AUG 1156PM]: We have finally received a copy of the actual, full official statement by SPAD which is not available publicly on SPAD’s website, even at the time this update is posted. The copy was sent to us by Uber. Read more to check it out.
[UPDATE, 28 AUG 1100PM]: Uber has come out with another statement, this time on its official blog. The company has also come out with #MalaysiaNeedsUber hashtag. Read more for the details.
[UPDATE, 28 AUG 1217PM]: We have received an official statement from Uber. Read more for further info.
[ORIGINAL POST, 28 AUG 1024AM]:
In yet another blow to Uber’s operations in Malaysia, the transport service which is rapidly gaining traction in Kuala Lumpur has been deemed illegal by the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD). This comes right after a recent public outcry by Gabungan Persatuan dan Syarikat-Syarikat Teksi Semenanjung Malaysia (Gabungan) as well as Sunlight Radio Taxi Service.
For the longest time free Spotify users on Android and iOS were able to use the music streaming service on mobile devices, albeit with some limitations. This option is now extended to Windows Phone users, who until yesterday could only access the service on a mobile if they had a premium subscription.
Looks like local taxi drivers are feeling the heat from Uber, too. After facing plenty of heated exchanges in other countries, where taxi drivers have mounted boycotts and governments even resorting to banning the service, Uber is now facing a similar response from local taxi drivers.
Navdy, a recent startup in San Francisco, US, has opened pre-orders for its new head-up display (HUD) device, also called Navdy. It can be mounted on the dashboard of your car, and will project imagery for navigation, or feed you alerts and information while driving. Unlike other dashboard mounted head-up displays out in the market, the Navdy unit is designed to project imagery that looks as though it appears out in front of the car, rather than a simple projection on a transparent plate.
Details about the long rumoured Google music streaming service are slowly being revealed as Android Police are reporting that it will be called the Youtube Music Key. It isn’t the most interesting of names, but it will bring some changes to how Google handles music; which includes the Google Play Music service. It will also provide more than just music, as the integration with Youtube will allow for the streaming of concerts and a few other features.
If you are into concerts, then you might have attended or at least were aware of MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014 that took place in Sunway Lagoon last weekend. However, if you somehow missed the show or just want to relive the concert once again, here’s a good news for you: you can do so starting from 20 August at 830pm through MTV Asia (Astro channel 713).
That’s not all though. You will also able to enjoy the show with enhanced audio output, provided that you have the right set of equipment.
Online music streaming service Guvera has announced its availability in Malaysia. Guvera was founded back in 2008 by founders Claes Loberg, Brad Christensen and Darren Herft with a goal to provide people access to tons of music online the legal way that award royalties to the artists and record labels responsible for producing it. Songs in Guvera are distributed DRM-free MP3 downloads either in 256kbs and 320kps format.
Razer has announced updated variants of the Black Widow keyboard, DeathAdder mouse, and Kraken 7.1 headset which utilise what they are calling the new Chroma feature. This is essentially a new customisable lighting pattern on the peripherals, but also includes an SDK that the company hopes will be used to integrate the changing colours into part of the gaming experience.
This year will mark yet another edition of the regional football tournament, AFF Suzuki Cup which will begin in October. The tournament will also signify another important occasion for our national football team: the launch of another brand new jersey (not the one shown above) by the team’s current kit manufacturer, Nike.
For this year’s launch though, the company will be taking a slightly different approach to introduce the new Harimau Malaya’s jersey to fans as compared to the iterations.