For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
- PR - Jan 30,2014 - WFT Cloud: Migration to SAP HANA at no additional charge
- PR - Jan 30, 204 - FanXT Pleases Its Fans with Fantasy ISL and Prediction Game
- PR - SG, Jan 29, 2014 - Capillary Tech. Signs Joint Marketing Agreement with AMEX
- PR - SG, Jan 29, 2014 - Viber Sticker Market Lands on Windows Phone 8 in Latest Update
- PR - Basel, Switzerland, Jan 27, 2014 -- Ultra-Low Dielectric Loss and High Temperature Materials for Telecomm. Industries
- PR - KL, Jan 27, 2014 - Lazada Announces the 'Lifestyle Monday with Mastercard' promotion'!
- PR - KL, Jan 27, 2014 - XOX-Voopee: Communication Mobile App which empowers second mobile number without additional SIM card
- Reuters - Jan 24, 2014 - Google fixed Gmail, down for a little over an hour
- PR - KL, Jan 24 2014 - Groupon Malaysia Celebrates Chinese New Year with RM1,288,888 Credit Giveaway
- PR - Jan 24, 2014- HTC Malaysia Announces Local BlinkFeed Providers for HTC smartphones
- PR - Jan 24, 2014 - Opticomm Deploys New Brocade Network Core to Provide Service-Class Guarantees and Unlimited Bandwidth Capability
- PR - Jan 24 2014 - New Game Mode Rolls Out in World of Tanks
- PR - Munich, Jan 23, 2014 - jtel launches FreeSWITCH GUI and run-time server at Call Center World, Berlin, February 18th – 20th, 2014
- PR - JOHOR BAHRU, Jan 23 2014 - Smiths Detection Establishes Manufacturing Footprint in Asia
- PR - PJ, Jan 23 2014 - SAP Appoints Bernard Chiang as Managing Director, SAP Malaysia Giveaway
- PR - KL, Jan 23, 2014 - VMware to Acquire AirWatch
- PR - KL, Jan 22, 2014 - AMD Offers 12- and 16-Core Additions to the AMD Opteron 6300 Series
- PR - Hillsboro (Oregon), Jan 22, 2014 - Tata Comm. brings 100G connectivity to carrier and enterprise customers from the US to Asia
- PR - KL, Jan 16, 2014 - Introducing Moto G in Malaysia: An Exceptional Phone At An Exceptional Price: RM 698 for 8 GB
- PR - KL, Jan 16, 2014 - Lazada launches iOS e-commerce app
- PR - KL, Jan 7, 2014 - ALCATEL ONETOUCH unveils IDOL S and HERO in Malaysia
PR - Jan 30,2014 - WFT Cloud: Migration to SAP HANA at no additional charge
WFT Cloud introduced a new offering to help companies migrate their existing implementations of the SAP NetWeaver® Business Warehouse (SAP NetWeaver BW) application to run on the SAP HANA® platform in a private cloud managed by WFT Cloud. With SAP NetWeaver BW powered by SAP HANA, companies can achieve highly accelerated data loading, query runtimes and planning functions and at the same time benefit from reduced layers and simplified data modeling and remodeling.
The service by WFT Cloud includes an upgrade at no additional charge of the customer’s existing implementation of SAP NetWeaver BW to version 7.3, and the design, build and migration of the customer’s existing BW landscape to run on SAP HANA in the cloud. This bundled solution is applicable with a 3-year HyperCare contract and will be available on a virtual private cloud within WFT Cloud or an on-premise private cloud platform.
PR - Jan 30, 204 - FanXT Pleases Its Fans with Fantasy ISL and Prediction Game
FanXT, which enjoys a wide user base from Indonesia for its existing fantasy games, announced the launch of Fantasy ISL (http://fantasyisl.fanxt.com), a fantasy football game based on Indonesian Super League, or ‘Liga Super Indonesia’ - the top tier of the football league system in Indonesia.
Fans of the league can now manage their dream Fantasy ISL team consisting their favourite Liga Super Indonesia players like Boaz Solossa (Persipura Jayapura), Syakir Sulaiman (Sriwijaya FC) and Cristian Gonzáles (Arema Cronous) with a budget of RP 130 JT. Fantasy managers climb the ranks, picking up experience points and medals along the way to be the Legendary ISL Manager.
PR - Singapore, Jan 29, 2014 - Capillary Tech. Signs Joint Marketing Agreement with AMEX
Singapore headquartered Capillary Technologies announced a joint marketing agreement with American Express that will bring customer engagement solutions to targeted medium-sized American Express retail merchants across the U.S. Customer engagement solutions aim to create customer loyalty and advocacy through in-store, mobile, social media and e-mail channels. Retailers are now aggressively using analytics to increase customer loyalty, thereby increasing revenue.
In 2013, Amex conducted a pilot program with Capillary in Singapore and found the reception among merchants for Capillary’s solutions to be very positive. In late 2013, Amex formalized a joint marketing agreement with Capillary and are in the process of introducing Capillary to select mid-sized retailers across the U.S.
Retailers are using analytics to increase customer loyalty, thereby increasing revenue. This is a trend that is getting more and more attention.
PR - SG, Jan 29, 2014 - Viber Sticker Market Lands on Windows Phone 8 in Latest Update
Viber (www.viber.com) announced today the launch of Viber 4.0 on Windows Phone 8, an important update that brings the latest Viber features to Microsoft’s mobile platform including the popular Viber Sticker Market.
The new version is a major step towards bringing the Windows Phone 8 version of Viber in-line with other versions of the app. Other updates include “Seen” status lets users know their messages have been viewed and etc.
PR - Basel, Switzerland, Jan 27, 2014 -- Ultra-Low Dielectric Loss and High Temperature Materials for Telecomm. Industries
ovoset, LLC and Lonza are pleased to announce the introduction of PrimasetTM ULL-950 and PrimasetTM HTL-300 ultra-low loss and high temperature thermoset materials for the telecommunication and advanced semiconductor packaging industries.
These thermoset resins are based on Cyanate ester (CE) chemistry. PrimasetTM ULL-950 is suitable for high-performance applications such as power amplifiers for 4G LTE and 4G LTE advanced base stations for smartphones, internet infrastructure and high-layer count servers for “cloud computing”.
Low dielectric properties coupled with high Glass transition temperature (Tg) makes PrimasetTM HTL-300 an ideal candidate for advanced Integrated Circuit (IC) substrates for semiconductor packaging materials and next generation application processors for mobile chips.
PR - KL, Jan 27, 2014 - Lazada Announces the 'Lifestyle Monday with Mastercard' promotion'!
One week after the launch of its mobile application for iPhone and iPad,Lazada launched its ‘Lifestyle Monday With Mastercard’ promotion with MasterCard Malaysia today. Through this promotion, MasterCard cardholders in Malaysia will enjoy a 10% instant cash back when they shop from the Lifestyle and Fashion categories of Lazada on Mondays.
The ‘Lifestyle Monday With MasterCard’ promotion covers categories such as Fashion, Health & Beauty, Home & Living, Home Appliances and Toys & Babies and will run from now until 31 December 2014.
PR - KL, Jan 27, 2014 - XOX-Voopee: Communication Mobile App which empowers second mobile number without additional SIM card
XOX Berhad unveils the XOX-Voopee, an innovative mobile service application that allows smartphone users to have an actual second mobile number, minus the need for an additional phone or SIM card.
The mobile smartphone app was launched by newly crowned Maybank Malaysian Open Super Series Premier 2014 single and doubles champions, Dato’ Lee Chong Wei, Lim Khim Wah and Goh V Shem.
|Goh V Shem, Eddie Chai, Dato’ Lee Chong Wei, Lim Khim Wah, Ng Kok Heng|
According to XOX Berhad Group CEO, Mr. Ng Kok Heng , Voopee users can also call and text non-Voopee numbers using a dedicated SIM-free mobile number provided by XOX, and will be charged with local call rates which vary for countries.
Jointly developed by a European mobile solution provider and a Malaysian mobile operator, the Voopee service is already in place in a few countries such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia and for Malaysia, it is known as XOX-Voopee.
It is available for iOS and Android platform.
Reuters - Jan 24, 2014 - Google fixed Gmail, down for a little over an hour
Reuters reported that the Gmail was down for a little over an hour on early Friday and affected worldwide users.
Google acknowledged the service outage at Jan 24, 2014 11:12 a.m. Pacific Time (1412 ET) or Jan 24, 2014 19:12 GMT or Jan 25, 2014 11:12 (SAT) in KL - when most people are not working - hence not many people were awared of it since it was fixed after little an hour later.
PR - KL, Jan 24 2014 - Groupon Malaysia Celebrates Chinese New Year with RM1,288,888 Credit Giveaway
In conjunction with the upcoming Chinese New Year celebration, Groupon Malaysia will be having a credit giveaway worth RM1,288,888. Groupon Malaysia will also be rewarding 3 lucky customers who will receive special exclusive access to the Ferrari Racing Day from the 21st to 23rd February 2014.
Check Groupon First at this festive season to discover the best deals in town, and log on to http://www.cny.groupon.my to find out more about the Groupon Malaysia Chinese New Year ’88 Special’ campaign.
PR - Jan 24, 2014 - HTC Malaysia Announces Local BlinkFeed Providers for HTC smartphones
HTC BlinkFeed, one of the highlighted features in the award-winning HTC One and other HTC smartphones that feature the Sense 5.0 and onwards, is featuring local providers for the latest up-to-date Malaysian news for their users. Currently with 8 local BlinkFeed providers, HTC Malaysia is looking at expanding their local providers to cater to the growing BlinkFeed users throughout the nation. Be the most updated on the latest news with the HTC BlinkFeed and be assured that you will never miss the news again!
PR - Jan 24, 2014 - Opticomm Deploys New Brocade Network Core to Provide Service-Class Guarantees and Unlimited Bandwidth Capability
Faced with the prospect of increased competition with the rollout of the country’s National Broadband Network (NBN), Australian fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) and wholesale service provider, OptiComm Co Pty Ltd, has future-proofed its core network with the deployment of advanced Brocade® NetIron® MLX®, CER and CES routers. The platform, implemented for OptiComm by Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) local partner ASI Solutions, has enabled OptiComm to utilize multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) as a key technology for increasing network flexibility, scalability and manageability.
According to Smith, OptiComm selected Brocade MLXe-8 core routers based on the company’s positive experience with its previous Brocade core network platform – which never had to be restarted in its five years of operation – and the cost-effectiveness of the overall Brocade solution.
Jan 21, 2014 - Brocade Names Adam Judd as Vice President for APAC:
Three days ago, Brocade Names Adam Judd as Vice President for APAC.
Judd will be based in Singapore and will report directly to senior vice president of Worldwide Sales and Field Operations, Jeff Lindholm.
Mr. Judd brings over 15 years of leadership experience and an impressive track record in data centre networking, enterprise technology and telecommunications to Brocade. He was most recently the acting CEO and Chairman of Tortuga Mobile, a privately held firm that provides mobile payment solutions and services to retailers, financial institutions and mobile carriers.
Jan 15, 2014 - Brocade Welcomes Network Virtualization Industry Luminary, Benson Schliesser:
Eight days ago, Brocade announced today the appointment of networking luminary Benson Schliesser to the position of Distinguished Engineer. With a deep background in network architectures, cloud computing and data centers, Schliesser will play an integral role in the direction of Brocade Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) strategies and work with customers to ensure the resulting products meet their requirements.
Schliesser will join the Office of the CTO and report to Ken Cheng, chief technology officer and vice president, corporate development and emerging business.
PR - Jan 24 2014 - New Game Mode Rolls Out in World of Tanks
Wargaming revealed details of Update 8.11 for World of Tanks. The game will shortly get a new combat mode and battle arenas.
The new game mode, Confrontation, will unite players with vehicles from a specific nation into a team that faces off against a comparable opposing team with vehicles from a different nation.
Along with a new game mode, Update 8.11 will add Windstorm, a brand new winter battle arena in a European setting, as well as a winter version of Himmelsdorf and a revamped Ruinberg, featuring rainfall and fires.
Two days ago, Wargaming announced that significant breakthrough in user adoptions; the forces of virtual tankers already stand over 75,000,000 strong globally, and now World of Tanks has set a new record with a total of over 1,114,000 gamers playing concurrently on the Russian cluster on January 19, 2014.
PR - Munich, Jan 23, 2014 - jtel launches FreeSWITCH GUI and run-time server at Call Center World, Berlin, February 18th – 20th, 2014
jtel, a leading vendor of advanced IVR and ACD solutions, has launched 8-SWITCH, a complete GUI solution for FreeSWITCH, an increasingly popular open-source telephony platform. The GUI is supported by jtel’s telco-grade Application Server, which provides a complete, secure run-time environment for real-time services.
FreeSWITCH can be used for a wide range of applications. Designed to be scalable and cross-platform, it provides media processing and multi-protocol routing capabilities. However, although adoption of FreeSWITCH by carriers and enterprises has accelerated due to its CAPEX benefits, programming and configuring FreeSWITCH installations remains a complex task, which often requires specialist programming skills. This may lead to unforeseen OPEX costs, which can undermine the long-term business benefits and ROI of such deployments. In addition, this may mean that the potential of FreeSWITCH deployments to support multiple applications is not fully realized.
PR - JOHOR BAHRU, Jan 23 2014 - Smiths Detection Establishes Manufacturing Footprint in Asia
Smiths Detection, the world-leading designer and manufacturer of advanced detection systems officially opened its Asia Pacific Manufacturing Facility today in Johor Bahru. Smiths Detection is in Asia for Asia, committed to safeguard and protect Malaysia through its technology, innovation and manufacturing excellence.
The establishment of SDM will improve and support both global and regional sales of advanced X-ray scanners, particularly in fast-growing, emerging markets like Vietnam, China, India and Indonesia.
|Smiths Detection Manufacturing Facility in JB, Malaysia|
Located in Kawasan Perindustrian Southern Industrial & Logistics Clusters (SiLC), Nusajaya, Johor Bahru, the new 130,000 square foot facility successfully completed its pilot production in September 2012.
Now fully operational, it manufactures systems that screen hand baggage, parcels, pallets and freight. The workforce totals around 60 and production is now running at around 100 systems a month.
The facility is supported by skilled Malaysian technicians comprising specialists in assembly and commissioning, supply chain management, and quality control.
PR - PJ, Jan 23 2014 - SAP Appoints Bernard Chiang as Managing Director, SAP Malaysia
Today SAP announced the appointment of Bernard Chiang as Managing Director for SAP Malaysia. Chiang will be responsible for driving SAP’s strategy, business and operations in Malaysia. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Chiang reports to François Lançon, President and Managing Director for SAP Southeast Asia.
|Bernard Chiang, Managing Director, SAP, Malaysia|
Commenting on his appointment, Chiang said, “I am very excited to be part of the SAP family, and look forward to working closely with the team here to accelerate SAP’s momentum and solidify our market leadership in Malaysia.”
Chiang has over 25 years of experience in the ICT industry across Malaysia and the rest of Southeast Asia, recently serving as the Country General Manager for the Imaging and Printing Group at HP Malaysia.
PR - KL, Jan 23, 2014 - VMware to Acquire AirWatch
VMware, Inc., the global leader in virtualisation and cloud infrastructure, and AirWatch today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement under which VMware will acquire AirWatch, the leading provider of enterprise mobile management and security solutions. This acquisition will expand VMware’s End-User Computing group; AirWatch’s offerings will form an expanded portfolio of mobile solutions that are complementary to VMware’s portfolio.
According to VMware Chief Executive Officer, Pat Gelsinger, AirWatch provides best-in-class, secure, enterprise-mobile management to thousands of businesses around the world. With this acquisition, VMware will add a foundational element to VMware’s end-user computing portfolio that will enable its customers to turbo-charge their mobile workforce without compromising security.
PR - KL, Jan 22, 2014 - AMD Offers 12- and 16-Core Additions to the AMD Opteron 6300 Series
AMD today announced the immediate availability of its new 12- and 16-core AMD Opteron™ 6300 Series server processors, code named “Warsaw.” Designed for enterprise workloads, the new AMD Opteron 6300 Series processors feature the “Piledriver” core and are fully socket and software compatible with the existing AMD Opteron 6300 Series. The power efficiency and cost effectiveness of the new products are ideal for the AMD Open 3.0 Open Compute Platform – the industry’s most cost effective Open Compute platform.
Driven by customers’ requests, the new AMD Opteron™ 6338P (12 core) and 6370P (16 core) processors are optimized to handle the heavily virtualized workloads found in enterprise environments, including the more complex compute needs of data analysis, xSQL and traditional databases, at optimal performance per-watt, per-dollar.
Jan 15, 2014 - 2014 AMD A-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) Launched:
Seven days ago, AMD launched the 2014 AMD A-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), the most advanced and developer friendly performance APUs from AMD to date. The AMD A-Series APUs with AMD Radeon™ R7 graphics, codenamed “Kaveri”, are designed with industry-changing new features that deliver superior compute and heart-pounding gaming performance.
The AMD A-Series APU processor-in-a-box (PIBs) for the AMD A10-7850K and AMD A10-7700K, which started shipping in Q4 2013, are available starting today. The AMD A8-7600 will be shipping in Q1 2014. Additionally, the AMD Radeon™ R9 2400 Gamer Series memory is tested and certified for AMD A10 APUs, unleashing their full potential with AMD Memory Profile technology (AMP) offering speeds up to 2400MHz.
PR - Hillsboro (Oregon), Jan 22, 2014 - Tata Comm. brings 100G connectivity to carrier and enterprise customers from the US to Asia
Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications™, and Ciena® Corporation (NYSE: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced the launch of 100 gigabits per second upgrade along the TGN-Pacific (TGN-P) submarine cable system that connects the U.S. to Japan and three routes in the TGN-Intra-Asia (TGN-IA) market across Asia. With this latest in a series of investments, Tata Communications becomes the only private subsea cable owner that has 100G deployed across major routes around the world on its own infrastructure.
With Ciena’s 6500 Converged Packet Optical platform and GeoMesh solution, Tata Communications is upgrading its TGN-P submarine cables – which is the longest segment in route km and believed to be the highest capacity subsea cables deployed in the Pacific – to 100G. As a result, Tata Communications now offers 100G transport services on its TGN-P submarine cable system that links the U.S. to Japan, a distance spanning 22,300 km. The cable connects Emi, Chiba to Hillsboro, Oregon and Toyohashi as well as Aichi Prefecture to Hillsboro, Oregon. In addition, Ciena’s solutions also supports Tata Communications’ Intra-Asia network, which spans roughly 6,700 km.
Based on Ciena’s OPn architecture for programmable network infrastructures, that deliver much lower cost-at-scale, Ciena’s GeoMesh and WaveLogic solutions enable Tata Communications to better monetise its network and provide flexibility to its customers. This also allows them to handle capacity demands driven by high-bandwidth services such as cloud computing, video and mobile communications.
Jan 20, 2014 - Mobile VoIP Platform Launched:
Two days ago, Tata Comm. announced the launch of its mobile VoIP platform, a hosted, white label solution that allows mobile network operators (MNO) and other retail voice providers to deliver and monetize innovative converged IP communication services. The mobile VoIP platform offers a rich feature set that enables operators to quickly roll out packages that create competitive differentiation among user communities such as roamers, migrants, and digital natives exploiting internet reach.
Tata Communications’ mobile VoIP platform gives MNOs the ability to offer customers a simple, converged communication service across voice, chat, video and file sharing, enhancing the customer relationship value chain and thereby improving customer loyalty and Average Revenue per User (ARPU). It leverages the strong brand value and existing customer billing relationships mobile operators and other retail service providers have, increasing the revenue potential of converged communication offerings.
Jan 17, 2014 - Global SIP Connect Launched:
Five days ago, Tata Comm. announced yet another step in the building of its unified communications and collaboration (UCC) portfolio with the launch of Global SIP Connect - a SIP trunking service. Global SIP Connect enables the replacement of legacy trunking services with the latest in SIP based PSTN access, including compatibility with the Microsoft Lync unified communications platform. Enterprise customers will now be able to aggregate voice traffic using Tata Communications’ network. This not only reduces complexity but also brings significant cost and infrastructure savings.
Jan 2, 2014 - Recognised as having “strongest current offerings” for APAC Carrier Ethernet WAN service portfolio:
In the beginning of year 2014, Tata Comm. announced that Forrester Research, Inc., an independent research and advisory firm, has identified the company as a Leader in its 2013 report titled The Forrester Wave™: Asia Pacific Carrier Ethernet Services, Q4 2013. The report cites Tata Communications as having “the strongest current offerings for carrier Ethernet WAN service portfolio, providing high portfolio quality, traffic prioritisation, and granular bandwidth options.”
PR - KL, Jan 16, 2014 - Introducing Moto G in Malaysia: An Exceptional Phone At An Exceptional Price
Today Motorola and Brightstar, one of the world’s largest wireless distribution companies, introduce Moto G to Malaysia. Moto G is a smartphone that delivers a premium experience for a third of the price of current high-end phones.
Moto G includes:
- A brilliant 4.5-inch HD display - the sharpest in its class - which goes edge-to-edge so you can enjoy movies, photos, video chats and more.
- The newest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor featuring a quad-core CPU for seamless multitasking and enjoying the web, videos and games, with all-day battery life.
- Android™ 4.3 Jellybean, the most up-to-date Android software of any phone in its class, with a guaranteed upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat® in early 2014. No skins to clutter or slow the experience, and great performance with Google’s unbeatable mobile services such as Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Maps™, Chrome and Google Hangouts™.
- Dual SIM support gives you the option to use the network that makes sense for who and where you’re calling and texting.
Pre-booking is available exclusively through lazada.com.my from now until 20th January 2014 11:59pm, at a recommended retail price (RRP) of RM698 for the 8GB version and RM798 for the 16GB version. Pre-bookers will get a complementary stylish, black Motorola Flip Shell (worth RRP RM128) and a clear screen protector (worth RRP RM18). The Flip Shell adds color while protecting the screen.
Moto G will be officially available for sale through major wireless operators, major retailers, consumer electronics stores and lazada.com.my from 21st January 2014 onwards. Every Moto G purchased after 21st January 2014 will come with an additional Motorola Shell (worth RRP RM78) and screen protector (worth RRP RM18).
Moto G owners also get an extra 50GB of Google Drive storage free for two years to safely keep and share photos, documents and other files (that's on top of the standard 15GB). That’s a total of 65GB! With that much space, you can securely store up to 7,000 music files, up to 14,000 pictures taken with your Moto G camera, or up to 500 HD video clips recorded on your phone. Offer must be redeemed within 30 days of activation.
PR - KL, Jan 16, 2014 - Lazada launches iOS e-commerce app
Lazada, Southeast Asia's biggest online shopping mall, today announced the expansion of its mobile repertoire with the launch of an app for iPhone and iPad across the region. This launch follows Lazada's recent investment round of approximately US$ 250 million from investors including retail giant Tesco.
The success of Lazada 's app for Android has prompted the creation of this new app for both iPhone and iPad. Fully optimized for iOS 7, the app allows on-the-go shoppers to seamlessly navigate Southeast Asia's broadest brand and product assortment across several categories including consumer electronics, gadgets, apparel, shoes and accessories.
On week 3 of July 2013, Zalora launched similar app for Android platform; on week 5 of April 2013, Groupon launched similar app for iOS platform.
PR - KL, Jan 7, 2014 - ALCATEL ONETOUCH unveils IDOL S and HERO in Malaysia
ALCATEL ONETOUCH starts off the year by bringing to Malaysia two of its latest smartphones, the IDOL S and HERO.
The IDOL S is ALCATEL ONETOUCH first 4G LTE smartphone that gives mobile users ten times the standard speed by providing a blazing fast internet connection up to 100Mbps and seamless multimedia access on the go.
The IDOL S, which comes only in Slate color, is available exclusively at ALCATEL ONETOUCH’s roadshow at Plaza Low Yat’s concourse from 6th to 12th January 2014, and nationwide following that period at a retail price of RM899.
Featuring a 6” Full HD IPS display, 1.5 GHz Quad Core processor and 13 megapixel camera, the HERO has a 3400 mAh battery to keep users going for longer.
The HERO, which comes in the Bluish Black color will be available in Malaysia by end of January 2014.