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Saturday, July 29, 2017

IT News Week 4 Jul 2017

For IT News Week 3 2017.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - Jul 26, 2017 - Gamma partners POKKT to drive integrated brand experience for marketers and intelligent ads for gamers
  • PR - Jul 26, 2017 - Western Digital Announces Foour-Bits-Per-Cell (x4) Technology on 3D NAND
  • PR - Jul 25, 2017 - Open Source Innovation Strengthens Cloudera’s Cybersecurity Solution and Accelerates Machine Learning at Scale
  • PR - Jul 24, 2017 - The Mega #MyCybersale Returns to Woo Shoppers Worldwide
  • PR - Jul 24, 2017 - HUAWEI Ranked 83 in the Top 100 of the Latest Fortune 500 List
  • PR - Jul 18, 2017 - Magical Moments: The Best Selfie Tool in Your Pocket
  • PR - Jul 18, 2017 - AccuWeather Introduces Plain Language AI Weather Bot for Facebook Messenger
  • PR - Jul 17, 2017 - LG OLED TV Wins Fourth Consecutive CE Week TV Shootout Title
  • PR - Jul 17, 2017 - Announcing the new Surface Pro for Malaysia
  • PR - Jul 12, 2017 - SQL Republic Introduces Two New Wireless Earphones to Malaysia

PR - Jul 26, 2017 - Gamma partners POKKT to drive integrated brand experience for marketers and intelligent ads for gamers

Gamma today announced a partnership with POKKT that will bring high quality rewarded video advertisements and spur increased revenue for mobile game developers and publishers in Asia Pacific.

The partnership will allow Gamma to increase its audience targeting capabilities and accurately connect with gamers, while allowing advertisers to run integrated regional campaigns across online publications, mobile games, social and other digital channels.

PR - Jul 26, 2017 - Western Digital Announces Foour-Bits-Per-Cell (x4) Technology on 3D NAND

Western Digital Corp. today announced its successful development of four bits per cell, X4, flash memory architecture offering on 64-layer 3D NAND, BiCS3, technology. Building on its pioneering innovation of X4 for 2D NAND technology and past success in commercializing it, the company has now developed X4 for 3D NAND by leveraging its deep vertical integration capabilities. These include silicon wafer processing, device engineering to provide sixteen distinct data levels in every storage node, and system expertise for overall flash management. BiCS3 X4 technology delivers an industry-leading storage capacity of 768 gigabits on a single chip, a 50 percent increase from the prior 512 gigabit chip that was enabled with the three bits per cell (X3) architecture. Western Digital will showcase removable products and solid-state drives built with BiCS3 X4 and systems capabilities in August at the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, California.


PR - Jul 25, 2017 - Open Source Innovation Strengthens Cloudera’s Cybersecurity Solution and Accelerates Machine Learning at Scale

Cloudera, the leading provider of the modern platform for machine learning and advanced analytics, announced the availability of Apache Spot 1.0 (incubating), which enables fast, easy, and more scalable cybersecurity machine learning. Spot is a community-driven cybersecurity project, built to bring advanced analytics to all IT Telemetry data on an open, scalable platform. Since Cloudera’s cybersecurity solution is built on Spot, this open source release strengthens the solution allowing enterprises to more effectively accelerate advanced threat detection at scale. Spot provides a community based approach to cybersecurity allowing organizations to collaborate across industries while simultaneously changing the economics of cybersecurity.

Highlights from the Spot 1.0 release (incubating) include:
  • Improved machine learning performance with Spot’s upgrade to Apache Spark 2.1.
  • Better run times and model performance for all DNS, proxy, and NetFlow workloads due to improvements to the Suspicious Connects open source machine learning models.
  • Tighter integration with Cloudera’s platform to take advantage of Cloudera components while enhancing the Apache Spot open data model.

PR - Jul 24, 2017 - The Mega #MyCybersale Returns to Woo Shoppers Worldwide

The fourth #MYCYBERSALE online sale event is back from October 9 – 13 and is poised to be a game changer in making Malaysia a rising star in the global e-Commerce realm.

At the stroke of midnight on October 9, #MYCYBERSALE 2017 will start ringing in the sales 24 hours a day until 11.59 pm on October 13.This non-stop five-day event in the virtual space is bound to create excitement among passionate shoppers hungry for incredible online deals.

For the first time, PIKOM - the National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) behind the successful PC Fair cash and carry event since 1995 - will be the lead organiser of the #MYCYBERSALE 2017.

PR - Jul 24, 2017 - HUAWEI Ranked 83 in the Top 100 of the Latest Fortune 500 List

In this year’s Fortune 500 that came out in the evening of July 20th, HUAWEI climbed up the list to the 83rd place from the 129th of last year with a revenue of $78.51 billion, making the top global 100 for the first time. The Fortune 500 list has always been the most prestigious and acknowledged list that ranks large companies all over the world, known as the “ultimate list”, released every year by the Fortune magazine. The Fortune 500 list ranks the companies according to their revenue and profit, focusing more on the size of the companies compared with other lists. The Fortune 500 rankings have become an important indicator that renowned companies use to measure their own strengths, size and international competitiveness, a parameter of global economy that transcends beyond borders, nationality and cultural differences.

PR - Jul 17, 2017 - LG OLED TV Wins Fourth Consecutive CE Week TV Shootout Title

The highly acclaimed LG E7 OLED TV was crowned “2017 King of TV” in the 14th Annual CE Week TV Shootout™ during CE Week in New York City!


This is the fourth consecutive year LG OLED has won at the CE Week Shootout and the first time a single manufacturer has swept all three newly created categories. The 65-inch LG E7 OLED TV combines a unique Picture-on-Glass form factor, the unparalleled picture performance of OLED technology, immersive Dolby Atmos sound and unmatched high dynamic range (HDR) capabilities to deliver outstanding picture quality and an unrivalled home cinema experience.

The LG 2017 OLED TV lineup consists of the following models: 77- and 65-inch W7, 77- and 65-inch G7, 65- and 55-inch E7, 65- and 55-inch C7 and 65- and 55-inch B7. Each model in the 2017 lineup lives up to the unrivaled ability of OLED to reproduce the most lifelike images of any display technology, with perfect blacks, infinite contrast, expanded color gamut, and wider viewing angles.

PR - Jul 17, 2017 - Announcing the new Surface Pro for Malaysia

Microsoft announced that the new Surface Pro and Surface Pro Signature Type Cover are now available for pre-orders in Malaysia from local Surface authorized retailers and Microsoft store-in-store in Lazada. Starting from RM3699, the new Surface Pro will officially launch in market today, 17, July 2017.



Unveiled earlier in May, the new Surface Pro has been redesigned from the inside out to give people more performance with improved battery life. Everything has been streamlined and refined — from softer, rounded edges to cameras built to fade into the bezel. At just 8.5mm thin and starting at 767 grams, the new Surface Pro packs the power of a 7th generation Intel® Core™ processor into a new fanless,2 whisper-quiet design.

PR - Jul 18, 2017 - Magical Moments: The Best Selfie Tool in Your Pocket

HUAWEI is set to once again surprise its customers and fans with the latest smartphone – the emergence of a new selfie smartphone to arrive to Malaysian shores, raving hype in the existing smartphones in the market. Packed with dual-camera technology, this is also HUAWEI’s first smartphone ever with 20MP front camera, built to capture every exquisite detail.


The new addition promises an impressive camera upgrade and improvements in design, introducing a smartphone with performance that far outstrips its predecessors. The smartphone will also impress with its other camera features amongst others such as:
  • Outstanding photos in low light
  • Raise hand motions and 2-second countdown for selfies for easy shooting
  • 3D facial recognition with vivid colours and relighting effect
  • Beauty 4.0 with automatic gender recognition
  • Bokeh effect selfie with facial recognition and real-time preview

Interpretation of nova

“nova” carries many connotations – it is a type of star and in the Latin word, it means “new”. It can also be found in the word “innovation” – a core aspect of HUAWEI’s philosophy. HUAWEI nova celebrates the dynamism, energy and optimism of today’s young, aspirational consumers. The nova series defies expectations of what premium smartphones are capable of, at competitive price point by delivering incredible features and functionality including an intuitive and powerful camera, a crisp and vibrant display, long and reliable battery life and outstanding connectivity.

PR - Jul 18, 2017 - AccuWeather Introduces Plain Language AI Weather Bot for Facebook Messenger

AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, has announced the launch of AccuWeather for Facebook Messenger. The AI-powered weather assistant handles plain-language questions from users and provides easy weather answers and localized forecasts with Superior Accuracy™.

The bot helps users access accurate, personalized, weather forecasting information to help them better plan their day. It provides a one-of-a-kind experience, conversing with users in natural language (English) about forecasts worldwide or other weather-related questions.

Available 24x7 on Messenger, the AccuWeather bot is ready to engage users around frequently asked questions and weather forecasts for locations worldwide.

PR - Jul 12, 2017 - SQL Republic Introduces Two New Wireless Earphones to Malaysia.



SOL REPUBLIC today introduced two new lifestyle-centric wireless earphones for Malaysians who want crisp, smooth sound on the go.

The first product to reach Malaysian shores is the Amps Air™ Earphones, a truly wireless earbud that offers unparalleled Bluetooth® wireless technology, comfort, sound, and style. The second new product is RELAYS SPORTS WIRELESS, a wireless earphone targeting active consumers. Both products will reinvent the sound experience for those who love listening to music during their indoor and outdoor workouts.

Fashion up with SOL Republic Amps Air and Relays Sports Wireless. Together with the models, Mr. Eddy Hong, General Manager of Dynamic Fox Pte Ltd, the sole distributor of SOL REPUBLIC in Malaysia and Singapore and Mr. Solwoo Kim, Asia Pacific Regional Marketing and Sales Manager of SOL Republic (in the middle)

Present at the event were Mr. Eddy Hong, General Manager of Dynamic Fox Pte Ltd, the sole distributor of SOL REPUBLIC in Malaysia and Singapore, and Mr. Solwoo Kim, Asia Pacific Regional Marketing and Sales Manager of SOL Republic.

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