Ahead of its release on 5 May, Microsoft Malaysia together with the help of participating retailers throughout the country have begun to accept pre-order for Surface 3 starting from this week onwards. In case you missed it, Senheng Malaysia was among the first retailer to confirm the pre-order program last week but the list has since grow significantly.
Former smartphone maker Nokia is reportedly considering the sale of its mapping business to boost its credit rating. Nokia still operates one of the most comprehensive mapping services in the world through HERE maps, which provides data to automobile satnav makers and other technology companies like Microsoft and Yahoo.
In conjunction with the Chinese company’s 5th birthday, Xiaomi held its Mi Fan Festival – a huge online sale party to celebrate the occasion – yesterday. Within a 12-hour period, 2.11 million phones were sold and the company recorded a total revenue of CNY2.08 billion (about RM1,216,059,360).
Seagate announced a new data recovery service for its surveillance range of drives in Malaysia. Called Seagate Rescue, the company’s data recovery service is catered to businesses and companies in Malaysia which rely on surveillance products for content analysis as well as security purposes.
Microsoft filed for the appropriate paperwork that would allow it to begin handling cashless transactions, a move that indicates that it is preparing to reveal its own e-payment service. This is not entirely a surprise, considering that Windows 10 will support both NFC and Host Card Emulation (HCE) payments.
WD has announced several new network attached storage (NAS) devices for its My Cloud line. These new NAS systems extend into several different series, which include the My Cloud Expert and Business Series. If you’re a prosumer or is running a business, you might just find these NAS devices interesting.
Google Malaysia has just announced that AdSense, the giant company’s online advertising platform, is now available in Bahasa Malaysia. Many websites and blogs rely on AdSense to generate income for their sites, and while the availability of it in Bahasa Malaysia might not seem like a big deal, it does offer several benefits.
International market research firm IDC foresees the GST having no impact on the Malaysian smartphone market with the industry expected to grow some 27-percent year-on-year in Q4 2014. This stands in stark contrast with the PC market which is expected to decline slightly due to the increased prices, with the PC industry not expected to stabilise until at least 2019.
Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) and Nusajaya Tech Park Sendirian Berhad (NTPSB) have collaborated on developing a technology park in Iskandar Malaysia, Johor. The three-part agreement covers a range of services including connectivity, data centres as well as cloud services. Not only that, smart services will also be readily available to all business owners in the park, covering both safety and security aspects.
Google is investigating allegations of tampering with an Adwords account, and circumventing a digital advertising agency by dealing directly with the client; a Singaporean government linked company (GLC). A Singapore-based Google executive directly approached the client, while the unidentified advertising agency’s Google Adwords account was mysteriously suspended.