The #MYCyberSALE starts today and will last until 1 October 2014. This initiative, led by Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) sees the participation of some 4,500 merchants offering a variety of discounts and deals. MDeC is using the campaign to promote e-commerce among internet users in Malaysia; although most Malaysian probably do not need much encouragement to buy things online.
Ever since OnePlus One was revealed to the world earlier this year, it has received tremendous amount of attention from consumers throughout the world mainly due to its combination of premium specifications and low price tag. OnePlus even go as far as calling the device as the “2014 flagship killer“.
Even though OnePlus One is not officially available in Malaysia just yet, quite a number of users have already obtained the smartphone from oversea judging from the device’s thread in our forums but soon, you don’t have to go through extra steps in order to get your hands on the smartphone.
The square screened BlackBerry Passport will be available in Malaysia starting from next month as a Celcom exclusive until the end of October. After this time, the unusually shaped smartphone will arrive on other telcos and appearing off contract in stores. Celcom will begin selling the phone on 10 October, for RM639 on contract.
In case you didn’t know, Astro has a separate pricing policy for its home and commercial customers. In another words, your favourite mamak establishments, hangout spots and hotels actually paid differently for their Astro subscriptions as compared to what you fork out for your home.
In fact, Astro actually charges its commercial customers between RM 20 to RM 150 per individual channels while home users are charged according to the packages that they subscribed to. However, that changed recently as Astro has now started to offer channel packages for commercial establishments and hotels.
Geek On Gadgets has revealed the contents of a confidential internal document from Microsoft concerning the future of Nokia and Windows Phone. It would appear that the Microsoft Mobile division is slowly moving away from the two brands, with the Lumia 830 and 730 being the last two smartphones to carry the Nokia name.
Music streaming service Spotify will begin rolling out video advertisements to mobile users. This will only affect those using the service for free, and thankfully the ads will not automatically start playing on tablets or smartphones; instead it will ask users to opt into watching the advertisement in exchange for blocks of uninterrupted listening time.
Samsung has announced yet another tablet at its press briefing at IFA 2014. The ruggedized Samsung Galaxy Tab Active is designed for productivity, yet is equipped with features that allow it to be taken into places that would be too unfriendly for regular tablets. It also has enterprise users in mind, which looks like it is meant for the travelling businessman.
Good Old Games, or GOG, has always been the place to find DRM free games for those who want to avoidbeing locked into Steam or any other DRM. It is now also a place to get DRM free movies, or at least it will if talks with Hollywood executives go well. For now, the new Movie tab on GOG.com will contain a documentaries about gaming and internet culture; the kind of thing that resonates with its main customers.
It appears that rumours of Google buying out Twitch were completely untrue. News has surfaced that it is Amazon who have successfully come to an agreement to purchase the video game streaming service. This has been corroborated by reports from the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. What Amazon intends to do with its new acquisition is still unknown, although there are indications that the service will be allowed to operate independently for now.
The world’s largest social media platform has just implemented a feature that allows it to track consumer behaviour across platforms. Facebook announced on a blog post yesterday that it would now allow advertisers to track consumers who had clicked on mobile ads and subsequently moved to a desktop to make a purchase. While the idea is for brands and stores to better understand how people use the internet to shop, it might not be so enticing for consumers to be consistently watched while on the internet.
The team at Crytek USA has officially left the company to strike out on their own once again. David Adams, CEO of Crytek USA, had quit three weeks ago and took the core developers from his existing company with him. The same core developers that had followed him to work at Crytek; and THQ before that. This new company, Gunfire Games, is currently looking for projects, but is hoping to make a return to the Darksiders series.
Ubisoft consultant Teut Weidemann has come out with a statement declaring that Riot Games’ League of Legends has an inherently flawed system. The conclusion was reached as a result of examining the metrics of the game from public tracking services; as well as shareholder reports, press releases, and conference talks. Essentially, Weidemann believes that LoL is only surviving because of its massive playerbase.