IT News Week 2 of Sep 2018

For IT News Week 5 of Aug 2018, Huawei Kirin 980 SoC is definitely going to rock the A.I out of smartphone industry !

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news:
  • Sep 6, 2018 - SG - WeChat helps overseas businesses capture fast-growing opportunities with outbound Chinese travelers
  • Sep 6, 2018 - Realme Set to Become Game Changer; Expands Footprint in Southeast Asia
  • Sep 5, 2018 - Time is First Telco in Malaysia to Deploy T-Bot
  • Sep 4, 2018 - VMware Announces New innovations for Cloud Services
  • Sep 3, 2018 - JBIX - 2nd Internet Exchange Launches in Malaysia
  • Sep 3, 2018 - Kaspersky Launches Protect Against Cyber Predators Promotion
  • Sep 3, 2018 - OPPO F9 Breaks New Sales Records: No.1 ranking in major telco stores during the first sales weekend
  • Aug 31, 2018 - Sony Unveils Its New Products at IFA 2018


Sep 6, 2018 - SG - WeChat helps overseas businesses capture fast-growing opportunities with outbound Chinese travelers

Wechat is proud to facilitate overseas businesses in capturing the thriving opportunities of Chinese tourism through its ecosystem as well as a range of features tailored for outbound Chinese travelers.

Recent statistics released by the China National Tourism Administration indicate that Chinese tourists traveled all over the world 131 million times last year, up by 7% from 2016. These developments present significant opportunities for businesses as well as the global travel industry, with WeChat as an effective platform for tourism boards, local attractions and merchants to address the growth and demands of travelers from China.

Lionel Sim, WeChat Global Marketing (right) and Law Yock Song, Senior Manager, Southern China, Singapore Tourism Board, share with an audience of more than 150 Singapore businesses from the travel sector about how WeChat can facilitate businesses in capturing the thriving opportunities of Chinese tourism through its ecosystem as well as a range of features tailored for outbound Chinese travelers.

To demonstrate WeChat’s effectiveness in better connecting with Chinese tourists and its capability to provide support in formulating in-market solutions and reach out to key target audience segments, a WeChat Workshop was held yesterday in Singapore together with the Singapore Tourism Board (STB). Selected successful partner case studies were showcased, including Changi Airport, Mastercard, NETS and StarHub, highlighting the WeChat ecosystem and its unique features such as Mini Programs and WeChat Pay.

Sep 6, 2018 - Realme Set to Become Game Changer; Expands Footprint in Southeast Asia

Realme, is now an independent brand targeted at global youth to deliver affordable technology equipped with the latest features. Today, it announced its expansion into Southeast Asia, putting a strong focus on products that integrate strong performance and stylish design. Established in May 2018, Realme is focusing on providing smartphones of the future that offer strong performance and modern designs to young people, at affordable prices.



Realme’s latest series, the Realme2, set a new record during its launch in India when a total of 200,000 units were sold in under 5 minutes. Inspired by the brand’s ‘Power Meets Style’ product philosophy to take it ‘A Notch Above’, the Realme2 was built based on extensive field research and in-depth interactions with customers – proving that it is set to further disrupt the global smartphone market. Malaysians will also soon be able to get their hands on the smartphones and enjoy a lot more at surprising prices.

Sep 5, 2018 - Time is First Telco in Malaysia to Deploy T-Bot

The T-Bot is a smart chatbot powered by IBM Watson assistant.

Named T-Bot, the chatbot runs on IBM’s Watson Assistant and is trained with over 1,000 intents, question variants and entity aliases. It uses Natural Language Processing capabilities to understand questions, provide instant and comprehensive replies, perform basic troubleshooting and route more complex questions to customer service agents.

TIME is committed to delivering an exceptional customer experience. T-Bot helps us reach a happy medium between technological efficiency and human reasoning, boosting our query response rate and overall customer experience,” said Angelia Ooi, TIME’s Head of Marketing & Experience.

T-Bot is now up and running on TIME’s Facebook page, available to answer frequently asked questions from prospective and current customers.

Sep 4, 2018 - VMware Announces New innovations for Cloud Services

VMware today announced new and expanded innovations as part of VMware Cloud Services to help businesses reduce the cost and complexity of operating in a multi-cloud environment, at its annual VMworld 2018. These new innovations will address the challenges of multi-cloud and cloud-native head-on, allowing businesses to establish a dynamic and efficient digital foundation.

Additionally, VMware unveiled new innovations to VMware Workspace ONE to help businesses accelerate the adoption of modern management through a single, unified way to manage and secure their digital workspaces across platforms and applications as the digital workforce continues to grow.

With increasing employee demands for flexibility, enhanced and seamless experiences at work, the new Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub app experience incorporates VMware’s AirWatch Agent to support BYO and corporate-owned experiences in one, streamlined app for the entire employee lifecycle.

Sep 3, 2018 - JBIX - 2nd Internet Exchange Launches in Malaysia

Extreme Broadband Sdn Bhd (Extreme Broadband) today announced the launch of Malaysia’s second Internet Exchange, the Johor Bahru Internet Exchange (JBIX) that will bridge the gap of directly connecting non-ISP businesses to the Internet Exchange that will enhance the internet surfing experience of Malaysians.

Weng Yew Wong, Chief Peering Officer of JBIX and the Managing Director of Extreme Broadband Sdn Bhd

JBIX will be the first open internet exchange in Malaysia that welcomes peering between any types of organisations from Malaysia and international. It will facilitate the mutual peering between different business organisations such as in the education and financial sector, OTT content providers, regional and local Internet Service Providers (ISPs), hosting companies and more.

Weng Yew Wong, Chief Peering Officer of JBIX and the Managing Director of Extreme Broadband Sdn Bhd says, “Peering is an essential process in internet traffic exchange as it ensures traffic remains domestic, reducing the ping time between the exchange of data over the internet.

Sep 3, 2018 - Kaspersky Launches Protect Against Cyber Predators Promotion

Kaspersky Lab announces today another partnership with 20th Century Fox for the launch of a promotional campaign for the movie “The Predator”. Exciting prizes for the much-awaited sci-fi movie of 2018 are up for grabs in Kaspersky Lab’s “The Predator Promo” in Asia Pacific.

The global cybersecurity company opens the promo for 11 countries in the APAC region including Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

7 winners from the participating countries will get an experience of a lifetime to go on a Hollywood FOX Tour worth more than USD 8000, while 1000 other winners will receive Limited Edition Predator Gift sets worth USD 25 each.

Sep 3, 2018 - OPPO F9 Breaks New Sales Records: No.1 ranking in major telco stores during the first sales weekend

OPPO F9 has officially commenced its sales last Thursday. On its first day, 32 units of OPPO F9 were sold every minute of the day. This broke the previous sales record by double, beating its predecessor, the OPPO F7. On top of that, the OPPO F9 is ranked No.1 with a price range between RM1,000 and RM1,500 in major telco stores during its first weekend sale from 30th August to 2nd September 2018.

Father bought F9 for sonHappy customer


OPPO F9, featuring its VOOC Flash Charging technology and its groundbreaking unified gradient colour body with flower petal pattern is priced at RM1,399 now. It is available in all OPPO Concept stores, OPPO Official website, OPPO's e-commerce partners store, Lazada, Shopee and 11Street; OPPO's chainstore partners, Senheng, senQ and Courts. Customers may also head to OPPO telco partners' store at Digi, Maxis and Celcom as alternatives.

Aug 31, 2018 - Sony Unveils Its New Products at IFA 2018

At the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Germany, scheduled to begin from Friday, August 31 (local time), Sony Corporation is set to showcase an array of its latest products featuring cutting-edge technology.

Sony WH-1000XM3Sony WH-1000XM3 White


Sony unveiled WH-1000XM3, the newest addition to the 1000X series of wireless noise cancelling headphones. This new model boasts major improvements to its industry-leading Noise Cancellation technology with the newly-developed HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1 to deliver approximately four times greater performance.

The newly-developed component can not only negate low-range noises from airplanes, but also further cancels mid to high-range noise such as street noise and human voices.

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