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Oppo Reno 2: Free ANC wireless headphones and VOOC Powerbank at 1st sale roadshow
The Oppo Reno 2 is officially going on sale on the 26th October 2019.
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Review: Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro gives a flagship spin to a mid-range champion
THE Xiaomi Mi 9T smartphone is a great device.
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500 Startups invests in MyCash Online, gives ECF investors 44.2% returns
A GROUP of MyCash Online investors have recently accepted a buyout offer for their shares from VC company 500 Startups.
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Carousell tackles unauthorised goods with CROP
CAROUSELL on Oct 17 announced the launch of the Carousell Rights Owners Programme (CROP), a platform that tackles listings of unauthorised goods in collaboration with brand partners.
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Celcom Axiata launches solutions to grow and digitise retail businesses
CELCOM Axiata Bhd on Oct 17 launched ‘Celcom Business Suite’ for Retail, a one-stop digital communication and operational solutions specially designed to grow and digitise retail businesses.
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Tencent Utilises AI To Embed Video Advertisement Directly Inside Movies
These days, videos on the internet have a tendency of being interrupted by a video advertisement just as things are about to get interesting.
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Samsung To Fix Galaxy S10 Fingerprint Scanner Bug That Allows Anyone To Unlock Phone
Back in April, it was reported that the Samsung Galaxy S10’s ultrasonic fingerprint scanner could be fooled by a 3D-printed mould of a user’s finger.
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 Now Available In Malaysia; Includes Under Armor Edition
The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2, which was first announced back in August this year, is now officially available in Malaysia.
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Startup headed by ex-Apple engineer aims to eliminate smartphone buttons
SAN JOSE, Oct 17 — Sentons, a startup led by chip industry veterans, on Thursday began marketing technology that aims to do away with gadget buttons and said it is working with two smartphone makers...
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This app turns Samsung smartphones into payment terminals
Samsung has slowly been expanding beyond its already considerable reach, with apps like Samsung Pay already proving a big hit among Galaxy smartphone users.
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Xiaomi Mi A3 review: What a missed opportunity
I’ve always liked smartphones that run on stock Android.
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Vivo Nex 3 5G Malaysia: Everything you need to know
Vivo Malaysia has officially announced the Nex 3 5G. This is their latest flagship smartphone and it is also the first device to support 5G in Malaysia ahead of spectrum availability.
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The initiative focusses on the decentralised manufacturing program at home to empower and create female microentrepreneurs
Zilingo, the online fashion retail startup headquartered in Singapore, launches a women-empowering initiative called SheWorkz, seeking to give women at home a chance to monetise their free time and sp...
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Ento, a Malaysia-based startup, said that its main mission is to “build one of the world’s largest and smartest insect production facility including implementing key data sensors, cloud data framework, and automation
Malaysian cricket-based sustainable food technology startup Ento announced that it has closed a seed funding round led by Singaporean based Venture Capital firm, Rapzo Capital.
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Singapore fintech firm Global Digital Payments raises $1m in seed funding
Global Digital Payments (GDP), a fintech startup based out of Singapore looking to serve small to mid-size enterprises, has raised US$1 million in seed funding from angel investors.
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Ecommerce, ride-hailing fastest-growing sectors in SEA, Indonesia
Earlier this month, Google, Temasek, and consulting firm Bain & Company released the fourth edition of the e-Conomy SEA 2019 report.
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Drone startup Aerodyne raises $30m in round led by Intervest, Kejora
Aerodyne Group, a drone-based enterprise solutions provider in Malaysia, has raised US$30 million in its series B investment round led by Intervest and Kejora Ventures.
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One Championship, JustCo, and Axinan on the growth conundrum
Growth above all else. It’s the mantra that many, if not most, early-stage tech startups live by: If you’re adding customers at a fast enough rate, the logic goes, then revenues – and eventually...
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Vivo Nex 3 5G Hands-On: Easy On The Eyes, Less So In Hand
Vivo just launched the Nex 3 5G in Malaysia a few moments ago.
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New Sony PlayStation Controller Patent Hints At Cloud-Based Gaming
Earlier last week, Sony made a grand announcement, saying that its next-generation PlayStation 5 (PS5) console will be available next year.
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Is the Pixelbook Go just another Chromebook from Google? (VIDEO)
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 — So this isn’t the first time that Google has unveiled a Pixelbook, with the Chromebook earlier launched in 2017.
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iPhone 7 128GB now going for RM1,849, iPhone XS from RM4,099
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 — The iPhone 7 and iPhone XS have been discontinued by Apple but you can now enjoy pretty good deals through a couple of authorised retailers in Malaysia.
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China propaganda app fraught with security concerns, says report
BEIJING, Oct 17 — A widely downloaded Chinese propaganda app that quizzes users on Communist Party heroes and military achievements may be “studying them right back” through data collection and ...
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Intel to share gender, racial pay data most companies conceal
Intel Corp says it will publicly release employee pay data, broken down by race and gender later this year.
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Universal Studios park in China to have facial recognition tech
The Universal Studios amusement park under construction in Beijing will admit visitors using facial recognition technology.
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Nursing mothers stage climate protest against Google in London
About 150 mothers with babies and young children defied a police ban on climate protests to stage a 'nurse-in' outside the London offices of Google.
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ICYMI #192: Asus ROG Phone II Malaysia, Google Pixel 4, Pixel Buds, & B40 petrol subsidies
Today’s episode of ICYMI covers a two exciting new launches: the Asus ROG Phone II in Malaysia, and the global unveiling of the Google Pixel 4.
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Deal: Fast charge your iPhone 8, XS, XR and 11 for less than RM60
The iPhone 11, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X and the iPhone 8 are capable of supporting fast charging but unfortunately, the devices are shipped with the same old slow 5W charger.
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Running a business is hard as it is, which is why digital transformation has to be the next big step you should take for your business
With today’s growing consumer demands, digital transformation operates at the center of every business solution geared towards solving problems from different areas: whether we’re talking about a ...
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If you are just thinking about starting a business or already running a company, you can benefit from more than 30 different grant programmes
In Singapore, 99 per cent of the companies are Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). They make up 47 per cent of the GDP.
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Meet the 20 top-funded fintech companies in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia is about to see an overhaul of its financial system. Which company in the region is most likely to challenge the status quo?
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Why reading a book in this smart Shanghai toilet may be a bad idea
Shanghai has built around 150 smart public toilets, but you’d better not spend longer than 15 minutes inside or an alert will be sent to municipal workers to check on you.
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Indian security startup MyGate bags $56m from Tencent, Tiger Global, others
India-based startup MyGate has raised US$56 million in a series B round from Tencent Holdings, JS Capital, and Tiger Global Management.
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Blizzard Dishes Out Six Month Ban To Hearthstone Collegiate Team For Holding “Free Hong Kong” Sign
Blizzard dropped its banhammer on a Hearthstone collegiate team from American University for voicing out pro-Hong Kong statement.
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This week’s new game picks: ‘Ring Fit Adventure’, ‘Disco Elysium’, ‘Little Town Hero’
NEW YORK, Oct 17 — Nintendo looks to create another mainstream hit through social fitness game Ring Fit Adventure, the immersion of classic role-playing games is recalled in Disco Elysium on PC and ...
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Apple criticised for sending some browsing data to Tencent
Apple Inc recently came under fire for sending web browsing data, including IP addresses, to China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd, the latest criticism of how the company operates in the world’s most popu...
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Internet game 'Fortnite' back with a new chapter
Fans of Internet gaming sensation Fortnite rejoiced as a new chapter began.
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Ministry suspends Petrol Subsidy Programme microsite which exposed users’ bank account details (updated)
The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) has suspended the newly-launched Petrol Subsidy Programme microsite after a tech portal...
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Italy to introduce web tax on digital giants from 2020
Italy approved a new tax on digital companies, including US tech giants, as part of its 2020 draft budget.
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Stand a chance to win a Proton X70 when you subscribe to Celcom Home Broadband
Celcom is kicking off its 90 Days of Awesomeness campaign where they are giving away RM500,000 worth of prizes to those that sign up for their Celcom Home Broadband Plans.
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Alex Kong of TNG Fintech confirmed that the Hong Kong-based fintech startup had never realised its US$115M in Series A funding to Tranglo
The minority shareholders of a Malaysian fintech company, Tranglo Sdn Bhd (Tranglo) have filed an oppression suit against TNG Fintech Group Inc (TNG Fintech), which acquired its 60 per cent equity in ...
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Insignia Ventures’ first fund was at US$120 million last year, claimed to be the largest maiden vehicle by a Southeast Asian venture capital firm
Insignia Ventures Partners, Singapore-based venture capital group announces that it has closed an oversubscribed second fund at US$200 million, The Business Times reported.
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Here are 5 growth hacking tips that can be essential for your business
Growth hacking is the revolutionary element in the world of startups, entrepreneurship and marketing which has changed the fate of millions of startups and business ventures providing a sudden, long-l...
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7 Details About The Google Pixel 4 You Should Know Before Buying It
Every year, Google Pixel launches are roughly the same, and the Pixel 4 is no different.
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I Played 4 Games For 3 Straight Hours On This Phone, But My Fingers Shut Down Before It Did
Over the years, gaming while on-the-go, or rather mobile gaming as an industry itself has grown massively.
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The basics of tracking metrics for your startup
This article is from an episode of Matrix Moments by Matrix Partners India, a podcast featuring candid conversations on what it really takes to survive the startup world.
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Singapore’s Insignia Ventures Partners closes second fund with $200m
Singapore-based Insignia Ventures Partners has closed its second fund, drawing in US$200 million from premier institutional investors such as sovereign wealth funds, university endowments, foundations...
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SoftBank may invest $5b to rescue WeWork, source says
SoftBank is in talks to provide WeWork with about US$5 billion of rescue financing weeks after the co-working firm’s parent, the We Company, filed to withdraw its initial public offering.
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Analoguye Pocket Is A Modern Tribute To Classic Handheld Devices
Nintendo’s Game Boy is undeniably something that helped define handheld gaming devices.
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Program Subsidi Petrol Microsite Found Disclosing Recipient’s Bank Account Details
We have received an update from the Ministry regarding this issue.
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Google says no India launch for radar-enabled Pixel 4 smartphone
NEW YORK, Oct 17 — Google will not launch its newest Pixel 4 smartphone in India, the company has said, disappointing consumers with a decision reportedly based on its refusal to disable a feature t...
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Google’s new Pixel Buds will provide you with your own bubble to listen to music and take calls
NEW YORK, Oct 17 — The Mountain View titan took to its Made by Google 2019 conference to unveil the new generation of its wireless Pixel Buds with noise-cancellation technology.
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Google Stadia to debut next month with Red Dead Redemption 2 among launch titles
Google's video game streaming service, Stadia, will launch for early access customers from Nov 19, with Red Dead Redemption 2 and Mortal Kombat 11 among day-one titles.
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Google has launched its new generation of smart speakers
Google took advantage of its Oct 15 event in New York to unveil the new generation of the brand's WiFi routers and smart speakers.
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With the new funding, Alodokter plans to develop a new insurtech product that protects as well as educates consumers
Indonesian healthtech startup Alodokter has closed a US$33 million Series C funding round led by Sequis Life which included the participation of Philips, Heritas Capital, Hera Capital, and Dayli Partn...
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AMC Theatres launches On-Demand movie streaming service
In an effort to compete with movie streaming services like Prime Video and iTunes, AMC Theatres has launched its own On-Demand film renting and buying service.
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Microsoft rolls out four levels of filtration for Xbox Live text-based communication
Microsoft is giving gamers more control over the type of text content they receive from fellow Xbox Live players.
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There are no two ways about it, anyone who wants to run a successful retail business these days is going to need to have a good handle on marketing
Thanks to the internet, everyone is expected to be able to keep a step ahead of the curve and make use of the latest marketing techniques.
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MyCash partners Bangladeshi bank to bring financial inclusion to migrants
SINGAPORE-based MyCash Online (SG) Pte Ltd and The Premier Bank Ltd , a private bank in Bangladesh, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for fintech collaboration to strengthen financial inclusi...
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Zalora partners FarEye to enhance shopping experience
ZALORA, an Asian online fashion destination partnered with FarEye - a SaaS platform for visibility, to improve its logistics operations and help Zalora achieve cost-effective deliveries.
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Digi launches centralised platform to manage subscriptions
DIGI Telecommunications Sdn Bhd announced the availability of MyDigi Subscriptions by EasyAdd, offering customers the convenience of subscribing and managing multiple subscription services from a sing...
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Logitech Launches Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Designed For Chrome OS
In conjunction with Google’s launch of the Pixel 4 and Pixelbook Go, Logitech announced its first set of “Made for Google” wireless keyboard and mouse.
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Singapore’s Ryde to launch carpooling service here on Nov 1
Its founder and chief executive officer Terence Zou says unlike e-hailing service or taxis, the RydePool service aims to encourage carpooling as a communal and eco-friendly...
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Urban humans: Cities go up, down and high-tech to combat rising threats
Driverless transport, underground shops, heated bike paths, armed street patrols – this is not the setting for a dystopian novel but it could soon be the city where you...
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Your next vacation may be virtual
As populations age, tourism hotspots get more crowded, and overseas travel becomes less sustainable, ANA and its competitors are betting that they can make money by...
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'League Of Legends' creator unveils new titles – 'Wild Rift' and 'Legends Of Runeterra'
The creator of League Of Legends said it’s working on six new games. They include Wild Rift, a version of its flagship title for mobile and console devices that will debut next...
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Almost 90% of Chinese workers trust a robot more than their human managers, survey finds
Two thirds of survey respondents said they are optimistic and grateful about having a robot co-worker.
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'Fortnite' launches Chapter 2 after 'Call Of Duty' challenge
Epic Games' launched a Chapter 2 reboot of its battle royale smash hit Fortnite, drawing the eyeballs of millions of gamers globally as it bid to halt defections to rivals...
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Drones help Ghana's farmers ward off birds – and drought risks
Researchers are experimenting with drones that can help farmers protect their crops from the effects of climate change and ward off hungry birds at the same time.
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Google touts privacy options, but still depends on your data
Google's latest phone and smart-home devices came packaged with a not-so-subtle message: Google cares about your privacy. Does it?
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Reddit's first content sharing integration is with Snapchat
On Oct 14, Reddit launched its first content integration ever; Snapchatters can now share Reddit content with their friends on the platform.
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Microsoft and Girl Scouts partner to offer five technology badge workshops to troops
Girl Scouts can now earn up to five STEM badges through a new partnership with Microsoft that brings free technology workshops to troops in store.
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China wants centralised digital currency after bitcoin crackdown
As Facebook readies to launch its answer to bitcoin, China is set to introduce its own digital currency, one that could allow the government and the central bank to see what...
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 finally arrives in Malaysia, priced from RM1,099
If you’re looking for a new smartwatch from Samsung, the new Galaxy Watch Active 2 is finally here.
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Also, Hong Kong-based on-demand space booking platform BOOQED raises US$1.68M in seed funding, and AI-powered customer lifecycle platform CleverTap completes US$35M in Series C funding
Crimson Education raises US$20M Series C funding to fuel expansion [Press Release] Crimson Education, a global edtech startup that offers personalised courses to help students get a spot in coveted u...
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This is RoomMe’s extension of Series A funding this year after raising funding from Singapore’s Vertex Ventures
RoomMe, Indonesia-based co-living startup that helps manage and market the properties for homeowners on its platform for co-living lifestyle and flexible stay duration, announces that it has secured S...
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Edtech startup Crimson Education bags $20m in series C round
Crimson Education, a global edtech firm based out of New Zealand, bagged US$20 million in a series C round led by Hong Kong-based Chow Tai Fook Education Group, which injected US$10 million.
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Indonesian co-living startup RoomMe secures series A funding from BAce, Vertex, KK Fund
RoomMe, a startup operating co-living services in Indonesia, has secured an undisclosed sum of investment in a series A round led by Ant Financial-backed BAce Capital, a venture capital fund dedicated...
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Lowyat TV: Budget Smartphone Comparison – realme 5 vs Vivo Y17
It can be tough trying to pick a smartphone when you’re looking for those that just barely crossed over from entry-level into the mid-range.
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Fortnite Chapter 2 Now Official; Features New Map, Game Mechanics
Epic Games has finally opened the gates for Fortnite Chapter 2 after having its players staring at a black hole for almost two days.
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ASUS ROG Phone 2 Malaysia: Everything you need to know
New year new gaming phone and this time it’s ASUS’ turn to launch their brand new beast of a smartphone, the ROG Phone II.
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Google’s new Pixel Buds are truly wireless headphones, and they’re always listening to you
Google has joined the arms race for truly wireless headphones, after the tech giant unveiled the Google Pixel Buds—their first attempt at wireless earbuds.
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B40 Petrol Subsidy: Check if you’re eligible online
As announced during Budget 2020, Malaysians under the B40 (Below 40%) group will be able to enjoy petrol subsidies for RON95 petrol.
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Meetings leave much to be desired--you'll want to use this phrase to help change that
I’m convinced that two things will be the death of us all.
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Looking east
According to PWC’s Asset & Wealth Management 2017 report: Embracing exponential change; wealth management in APAC is poised to be one of the fastest-growing sectors in the next few years.
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He’s Giving Up 7 Years Of Performing On Luxury Cruises To Bring His Magic Shows Back To KL
You must have heard of local magician Zlwin Chew by now.
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6 Differences Between Grab And The New Ryde App In Malaysia
Ryde is a Singaporean startup that provides carpooling (RydePOOL), taxi (in partnership with Trans-Cab) and private-hire car (RydeX) services.
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Which are the top-performing VC funds in Southeast Asia?
Venture capital funds from East Ventures (EV), Openspace Ventures, Vickers Venture Partners, and Golden Gate Ventures have been named by investment data provider Preqin as the top performers in Southe...
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RedDoorz announces aggressive expansion plans, future IPO
Hotel booking and management platform RedDoorz is aiming to go public around 2022 and has aggressive plans in the pipeline to reach this goal, founder and CEO Amit Saberwal said during a media briefin...
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Techstars alumni Booqed raises $1.7m from Colliers, others
Hong Kong-based startup Booqed has raised US$1.68 million in seed funding from Colliers, Techstars, and Lazard Korea to drive its product rollout, marketing, and hiring.
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Tokopedia begins talks for last funding round prior to IPO
SoftBank- and Alibaba-backed unicorn Tokopedia has initiated discussions with potential investors for a private funding round, which is likely to be its last before a dual stock market listing.
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Ex-Lazada exec gets $33m funding for healthcare startup Alodokter
Indonesia-based healthcare startup Alodokter today announced its biggest ever investment – US$33 million, more than double the total it previously raised since launching in 2014.
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Google Pixel 4 Will Not Be Getting Free Unlimited, Full Resolution Photos Backup
Google’s Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are now out in the wild, but it seems that the new flagships will be lacking one crucial offer upon availability.
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ASUS ROG Phone II Now In Malaysia: Price Starts From RM 3,499
Following its recent revelation, ASUS today has officially launched the ROG Phone II in Malaysia.
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Honor wants people to try the Honor 9X ahead of global launch
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 ― Honor president, George Zhao is offering early bird access for their latest Honor 9X series.
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The new Google Pixel 4 is here—but one thing is missing
The Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL are finally here, with Google having unveiled the duo at the Made by Google 2019 event.
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ICYMI #191: Oppo Reno 2, Oppo Reno 2F, Realme X2 Pro & Vivo Nex 3 5G Malaysia
The Oppo Reno 2 and the more affordable Oppo Reno 2F is officially launched in Malaysia and both of these smartphones come with a quad camera setup. And the Vivo Nex 3 5G with a waterfall display  w...
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West Malaysia has completely switched over from Analogue to Digital TV
On 15th October, the analogue TV shutdown in the Northern and Eastern region of Peninsular Malaysia has been completed at 12:30 am.
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With this, ZEN's early investor Asia Internet Holdings, a a joint venture of Rocket Internet and Ooredoo Telecom, has exited
ZEN Rooms, an economy and mid-range hotel aggregator in Southeast Asia, has received an undisclosed sum in investment from Yanolja, a leading travel group in South Korea.
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Social commerce firm Mall91 gets $7.5m from Go-Ventures, Beenext, others
Indian social commerce startup Mall91 has raised US$7.5 million in a series A round led by Go-Ventures, the investment arm of Indonesian ride-hailing unicorn Gojek.
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South Korea’s Yanolja invests further in Rocket Internet’s Zen Rooms
Rocket Internet’s Zen Rooms, a budget hospitality company in Southeast Asia, announced it has inked a deal with South Korean hotel booking platform Yanolja that involves an additional investment, ac...
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SoftBank-backed Appier acquires Japanese behavioral data firm Emin
Taiwan-based AI startup Appier announced it has acquired Tokyo-based behavioral data provider Emotion Intelligence (Emin).
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20 unicorns will emerge in Southeast Asia by 2030, predicts Asia Partners’ Nick Nash
It’s a “golden age” for aspiring unicorns in Southeast Asia, according to Nick Nash, co-founder of growth equity investment firm Asia Partners.
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Riot Games Announces League Of Legends: Wild Rift For Consoles And Mobile
Riot Games, the company behind League of Legends (LoL), officially announced that it was bringing its wildly popular MOBA to both the mobile and console ecosystem.
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Twitter says world leaders 'not above' its rules
WASHINGTON, Oct 16 ― Twitter said yesterday world leaders are “not above” the rules of the online platform and could see their messages removed or demoted for egregious conduct violating its ter...
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Budget 2020: Accelerating transition to a Digital Economy
Malaysia is already doing quite well as an economy that is transitioning to a digital economy.
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Google Unveils New Pixel Buds; Retails At US$179
Google kicked off its Made by Google event today, not with its Pixel 4 smartphone, but with the unveiling of its 2nd generation Pixel Buds.
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Google in smartphone push with motion-sensing Pixel 4
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 16 ― Google stepped up its smartphone ambitions yesterday with updated Pixel handsets, touting a move toward computing with a simple hand wave or spoken command.
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Microsoft has released keyboards featuring keys dedicated to Office and emojis
Microsoft has created two new keyboards with keys dedicated to Office and emojis, merging work and play.
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Facebook researchers use maths for better translations
Designers of machine translation tools still mostly rely on dictionaries to make a foreign language understandable.
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Workana bets on Malaysia as springboard for growth
FREELANCE and gig economy marketplace platform Workana is confident that its move to set up its Asian headquarters in Kuala Lumpur will bear fruit in the near future, according to its co-founder Tomas...
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Pikom lauds attention given to the digital economy in Budget 2020
AS THE representative of the tech industry in Malaysia, Pikom is supportive of the government’s various incentives outlined in Budget 2020 recently.
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Indonesia’s StickEarn raises US$5.5mil in Series A funding
STICKEARN, a leading Indonesian offline-to-online advertising technology company, announced on Oct 15 that it has closed an oversubscribed Series A round of funding of US$5.5 million.
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SPIL and Deliveree announce strategic partnership
PT SALAM Pacific Indonesia Lines (SPIL) and Deliveree have entered into a strategic partnership, combining SPIL, a container shipping company with Deliveree's next-gen logistics technology, jointly pr...
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Google Pixelbook Go Offers New Processor Options, Larger Display, Bigger Battery, and Hush Keys
True to the rumours that we’ve heard a few weeks before, Google today has officially unveiled the new Pixelbook Go laptop.
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Google Pixel 4 Series Is Official; Features Snapdragon 855, 6GB RAM, New Dual-Camera
Just like how last year’s Google Pixel 3 series was the search engine’s worse kept secret, both the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL now seem to share that same mantle.
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Apple Addresses Allegations For Sending Users’ Browsing Data To Tencent
Apple recently came under fire after the company was discovered to have been sending its consumers’ Safari browsing data to a Chinese company.
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Here’s a cheaper Oppo Reno 2 option priced under RM1,600
Oppo Malaysia has also introduced the Oppo Reno 2 F and it’s a more affordable mode under the Reno 2 series.
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Also, South Korean AI edutech Mathpresso raises funding, and Sungaporean dental 3D printing startup Structo also receives US$14.5M funding
gojek reveals five startups selected into its Xcelerate’s first cohort [Tech In Asia] Indonesia’s gojek announced five startups from the first cohort of its accelerator programme in partnership w...
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This M’sian Duo Is Taking On A “Failed” Business Model, And They’re Armed With Only RM1,000
Whether you’re tired or just don’t have the time, most of us can admit that it’s far easier to order takeout nowadays rather than cook.
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Bytedance ramps up hiring for video games biz in challenge to Tencent
This article is co-written by Celia Chen.
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Garmin Announces Vivoactive 4 In Malaysia; Priced At RM1750
It wasn’t too long ago when Garmin announced the Venu for the local market.
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realme X2 Pro With 64MP Main Camera Now Official; First Flagship realme Device
realme as a brand has mostly been entrenched in the mid-range of the smartphone market.
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Fortnite Chapter 2 Trailer Leaks Online ; Includes Fishing and Boat Fights
Fortnite’s Season 10 ended last Sunday with an event known simply as “The End”. What players didn’t expect was the entire game going down, along with its social media accounts, without any exp...
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Warren escalates Facebook fight with ad targeting Zuckerberg
US Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has escalated her tiff with Facebook by running an ad – on Facebook.
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How military technology helped spark a robot revolution in China’s firework factories
The ancient and deadly industry is learning how to automate production, taking human hands out of the dangerous task of moulding explosives.
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In 'SIM swap', criminals really have your number, says expert
If you're not familiar with SIM swap fraud, prepare to be terrified.
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Despite defections, Facebook officially launches Libra
Facebook is officially moving forward with its digital currency project Libra, despite several high-profile defections from the project.
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Singaporean bus drivers’ jobs could soon be at risk, report suggests
Plans in Singapore to have autonomous/driverless buses on the road are underway, with the Land Transport Authority and Economic Development Board receiving responses from interest parties on collabora...
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The changes that have occurred in the last twelve to fifteen years, even the last five, are unbelievable
Walk into any store. Pick up the nearest item on the shelf and you’ll see a “Made in China” sticker.
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How Kdan Mobile’s DottedSign changes the way we do e-documents
Back when the idea of an electronic scheme was merely a theory, signing documents was not without hiccups.
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Ways to cope with stress as a founder
Researchers have found that millennials are more inclined towards starting their own business rather than doing a 9 to 5 job.
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This M’sian Cafe Created Their Own Mini Web Game To Celebrate Their 3rd Anniversary
Instead of watching a YouTube video for your next break at work, why not try playing a mini game that can win you vouchers and prizes from a café?
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India’s digital payments space is getting more competitive with PhonePe spinoff
India’s digital payments segment is set to become ultra competitive with Walmart looking to raise stakes in the space.
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StickEarn raises $5.5m from Grab, others to take its vehicle ads to new places
Jakarta-based StickEarn has raised US$5.5 million in funding to take its offline-to-online advertising platform to new verticals.
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Vivo Nex 3 5G To Be Priced At RM3899 In Malaysia According To Local Retailer (Updated)
UPDATE (15 October / 2:17 PM): Vivo Malaysia has since followed up saying that the Vivo Nex 3 5G will be available for pre-order until 18 October.
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Uber launches boat service in Nigeria's megacity Lagos
Global ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc launched a pilot test of a boat service in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos to attract commuters seeking to avoid the megacity's notoriously congested ...
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Pokémon Go tests pay-to-play, giving paying players early access to rare Regigigas
Pokémon Go tries out its first ticketed event that's purchasable in-game, and adds more spooky monsters for Halloween.
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Ethiopia uses drones in bid to help improve food security
Drones and satellites used to boost Ethiopia’s agricultural exports and improve food security in a nation once synonymous with famine.
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Gaming firms warn employees not to discuss politics after Blizzard’s suspension of HK gamer
Ban on competitor who expressed support for protests triggered storm of criticism amid growing concerns about Chinese influence.
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Confusion mounts for e-hailing drivers after October 12 deadline passes
If you’ve tried to use e-hailing services like Grab over the past few days or so, chances are that you’d have noticed that there appears to be less drivers on the road.
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Why in the world would you want to role-play as a Hong Kong protester?
Revolution of Our Times, a game that supposedly gives you the chance to role-play as a Hong Kong protester, has been removed from the Play Store by Google.
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Germany defies U.S. call to exclude Huawei from 5G rollout
The United States has been pushing its allies to bar Huawei from building mobile networks due to security concerns.
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India’s cryptocurrency effort is catching up with the rest of the world and the country could be the host of the world's biggest blockchain by 2020
Even though India has been driving technological innovation for many years, they have somehow ended up far behind when it comes to blockchain technology.
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MaGIC’s CEO On What She Thinks About The State Of Entrepreneurship In M’sia
Budget 2020 is on everyone’s mind, and in a widely supported move, over RM1 billion has been allocated to the boosting of entrepreneurship in Malaysia.
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Korean edtech firm Mathpresso raises $14.5m to expand in Asia
South Korean edtech startup Mathpresso, the creator of AI-driven education app Qanda, has raised US$14.5 million in a series B round led by Legend Capital.
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