TM and NTPSB Signs Agreement To Develop Tech Park in Johor, Malaysia

by Terry Bass · 2 days ago · No Comments · 538 views

Aerial View over the Green Asian Trade Centre

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.

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Google Investigating Adwords Tampering In Malaysia And Singapore

by Farhan · 3 days ago · No Comments · 1.2k views

Google Maps Wall

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.

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PIKOM: ICT Sales Expected to Plummet by up to 30% Once GST is in Effect

by Andrew Cheng · 1 week ago · 5 Comments · 3.3k views

Cheah Kok Hoong-PIKOM ChairmanPIKOM Chairman, Cheah Kok Hoong

The National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) has shared its view of the ICT sector in Malaysia once the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is implemented on the 1st of April 2015. According to the association, we can expect to see up to 30% drop in sales once GST hits.

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HTC Appoints Cher Wang As New CEO, Peter Chou To Head Future Development Lab

by Farhan · 1 week ago · No Comments · 274 views

HTC Vive Virtual Reality Headset

HTC has had a reshuffle of personnel at the top level with current CEO Peter Chou transitioning to a new role within the company. HTC chairperson Cher Wang will be taking his place as CEO. The handover of position has been on the cards for some time now, with Chou already sharing some of his responsibilities with Wang prior to the announcement. The only unusual matter of note is the timing of the change.

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Sending Money Through Facebook Messenger Is Now Possible

by Terry Bass · 2 weeks ago · 3 Comments · 1.7k views


Facebook Messenger has introduced a new feature where it lets you send money to your friends – not kidding. The company’s new payment feature was introduced to enhance the features of the messenger, letting Facebook users easily transfer money with their debit cards.

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Windows Hello Brings Biometric Authentication To Windows 10

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · 2 Comments · 729 views

Windows Hello

Microsoft will be implementing a new means of user authentication in the form of Windows Hello. The system will allow users to replace passwords with more secure biometric authentication methods like facial recognition, iris scanning, or fingerprint sensors.

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Adobe Document Cloud Simplifies Document Management, Launches In April

by Terry Bass · 2 weeks ago · No Comments · 195 views


Adobe is upgrading its productivity tools with the launch of the Adobe Document Cloud. Based on a monthly subscription, the productivity suite will include a range of apps that extend its capabilities, letting users sign electronically, storing documents on the cloud and password-protecting files.

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Goh Peng Ooi Is Now Malaysia’s First Tech Billionaire

by Terry Bass · 3 weeks ago · 4 Comments · 6.6k views

Image credit: Munshi Ahmed (Forbes)

With his own Singapore-listed company, Goh Peng Ooi now holds the distinction of being Malaysia’s first tech billionaire. The Silverlake group of companies, founded by Goh, has seen its stock price increased four-fold since 2012.

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Samsung Acquires Battery Pack Firm, Looks To Electric Cars

by Farhan · 1 month ago · 7 Comments · 526 views


Samsung SDI has acquired Austria-based battery pack firm Magna Steyr. The move sees the South Korean company expand its portfolio of electric vehicle components, and raises questions of whether the company is eyeing an expansion into building its own electric cars.

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Prepare Your Feels and Laughter: Adverts and Short Films From Malaysian Companies For Chinese New Year 2015

by Chief Chapree · 1 month ago · 3 Comments · 2.8k views

Chinese New Year 2015 by Tenaga Nasional

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.

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Microsoft Planning To Move Beyond Password Security In Windows 10

by Farhan · 1 month ago · 3 Comments · 1k views


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.

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DiGi’s CEO Position Changes Hands Again: Now Goes To Albern Murty

by Chief Chapree · 2 months ago · 7 Comments · 2k views

DiGi Best of Internet Launch

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.

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