Being a multiracial country, Malaysia is blessed with plenty of festive seasons throughout the year. In conjunction with these celebrations, many companies took the opportunity to produce advertorials or short films to go together with the respective occasion. Of course, things are no different for this year’s Chinese New Year as well.
Microsoft has announced that it will be transitioning away from passwords in Windows 10 in an effort to increase security. The technology giant is a member of the Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Alliance, which also includes many other industry leaders like ARM, Google, and the Alibaba Group. What this means for the new operating system is still unclear, although the company has said that the feature is appearing in the technical preview.
It was only nine months ago that Lars-Ake Norling was introduced as DiGi’s new Chief Executive Officer but starting from 1 April 2015, the position will change hands once again. For the first time ever though, the position will be held by a Malaysian – Albern Murty, who is the company’s current Chief Operating Officer prior to today’s announcement.
South Korean online marketplace, 11street, has opened registration for a Malaysian version of its site. The e-commerce site plans to officially launch for consumers in April 2015, and is now looking for sellers to fill out the marketplace. It is also offering extra commercial benefits and perks for those who register to sell products on 11street.
Samsung Electronics has posted its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2014, and the news looks less than convincing. The company made some 5.29 trillion Won (about RM158.87 quadrillion) in profit, although that was down from the 8.31 trillion Won (about RM249.56 quadrillion) earned last year. This stands in stark contrast with its nearest rival Apple who yet again broke profit records on sales of its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
A traditional credit card reader is usually a wired device that is connected to a telephone cable which leave it restricted to cashier’s counter. That is certainly not the case with the new Maybank mPOS portable payment system that is designed to be used with smartphones and tablets.
The system is mainly aimed at SMEs and small retailers due to its low-cost entry point but it is generally meant for any merchants out there that require a mobile card payment solution. Launched earlier today, the bank has partnered with Maxis who has now include Maybank mPOS as part of its business solution.
HP has unveiled three new products under its Pro Slate and Elite family. The Pro Slate tablets come in a 7.9-inch and a 12.3-inch variant, both of which are aimed at enterprise and business professionals. The Elite convertible laptop features an 11.6-inch screen size and runs Windows 8.