ICT Happening Updates Week 3 of Dec 2012

Dec 15, 2012 - Google search now gets 2.5 million copyright removal requests a week

Google receives over 2.5 million a week for request to remove URLs which copyright owners claim to have infringed their intellectual properties.

Apparently Google publishes such reports known as the transparency report.

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Dec 14, 2012 - Google Zeitgeist 2012 Revealed

Malaysia’s No 1 top trending search of 2012 was a surprise – the Ministry of Education’s School Examination Analysis System (SAPS), which probably had hordes of parents looking up their children’s performance.

Korean pop star Psy’s global hit song Gangnam Style rode its way to the second spot while the Proton Preve, image-based social media website 9GAG and online fashion shopping site Zalora rounded up this year’s top five most trending search terms.

Worldwide, Whitney Houston took the number 1 spot - Whitney; we will always love you.

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Dec 13, 2012 - Study: Less than 1% of world’s data is analyzed

Storage firm EMC has announced the results of its EMC-sponsored IDC Digital Universe study, “Big Data, Bigger Digital Shadows, and Biggest Growth in the Far East”— which found that despite the unprecedented expansion of the digital universe due to the massive amounts of data being generated daily by people and machines, IDC estimates that only 0.5 percent of the world’s data is being analyzed.

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Dec 12, 2012 - Andreessen denies Internet bubble, advises Times to stop printing

However, Andreessen admitted to Silicon Valley facing a technology depression right now. "The public right now hates technology, just hates technology," Andreessen said. "We're in a tech depression."

Andreessen says New York Times should go on digital offensive.

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Dec 11,2012 - Yahoo CEO Mayer revamps email in first big product move

Yahoo Inc rolled out new versions of its popular Web email on Tuesday, the first major product makeover since Chief Executive Marissa Mayer took the helm of the struggling Internet company five months ago.

Yahoo is the No. 1 Web email product in the United States and No. 3 worldwide, behind Google Inc's Gmail and Microsoft Corp's Hotmail, according to comScore.

The revamp is expected to support mobile devices in a bigger way, echoing Mayer's strategy focus on mobile.

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Dec 10,2012 - SAP Strengthens Innovation Focus in APAC

SAP announced the official opening of the SAP Next Business and Technology Research Centre in Singapore, the largest research location and headquarters in Asia Pacific. Situated in the National Research Foundation’s CREATE campus, the centre is a collaboration between Singapore’s Economic Development Board, the Singapore National Research Foundation and SAP.

(L-R:) Mr. Jayson Goh, Executive Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB),Mr. Jason Yotopoulos, Global Head of SAP Next Business and Technology

It will focus on research in social business networks and collaboration, real-time intelligence and analytics, with a myriad of applications across different industries, including transportation, logistics, urban management and smart cities, machine-to-machine sensor-enabled objects, and retail. Future areas of advanced development could potentially be around financial and medical industries.

Dec 5,2012 - LinkedIn chalks up one million members in Malaysia

Professional online network LinkedIn has passed more than one million members in Malaysia, and attributes some of this success to the use of the Bahasa Malaysia language site in 2011.

LinkedIn has seen strong demand and response from companies such as AirAsia, Axiata and MayBank leveraging LinkedIn Talent Solutions to take a more strategic approach to recruitment and retention, he said.

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Dec 3, 2012 - Yahoo!'s Year in Review Reveals the Daily Search Habits of 2012

Today, Yahoo! Inc. revealed the annual list of top searches. Yahoo!'s Year in Review 2012 reflects the daily search habits of users and offers a glimpse into the social trends, compelling newsmakers, top stories, and viral fads of 2012 based on what millions of people searched for. It is clear when looking at the top search habits that partisan politics, the Olympic Games, a seesaw recovery, and a galloping Korean pop singer captured the world's attention.

Whitney Houston, Kate Middleton, Kim Kadarshian are in the top 10.

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Nov 30,2012 - Can you turn your ideas for mobile apps into cash?

Calling all Malaysians, if you have good ideas for mobile apps submit them to DiGi Telecommunications' Challenge for Change competition to stand a chance to win cash prizes totalling more than RM175,000.

The current competition, which ends May 22, is themed Bringing Malaysians together one app at a time. It challenges us to develop ideas that bring us together and make life better for our communities through the power of the mobile Internet.

It is supported by the Multimedia Development Corp's ICONApps platform and the nation's Performance Management & Delivery Unit (better known as Pemandu).

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