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OPPO F9 makes its debut in Malaysia

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KUALA LUMPUR: OPPO launched the latest product F9 in Malaysia, making it the sixth generation of OPPO F series, equipped features such as fast charging, dual rear cameras, and gradient appearance. For the first time in OPPO’s smartphone series, OPPO F9 ships with VOOC Flash Charge. This technology, independently developed by OPPO, has a charging […]


Alibaba Cloud’s first product launch outside China

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SINGAPORE: Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, has launched nine new products for the global market in the areas of cloud architecture, machine learning, Internet of things (IoT) and security. Speaking at the Alibaba Cloud Summit Infinity 2018 here yesterday, Alibaba Cloud International’s chief solution architect Derek Wang said these products will meet the needs of retailers in the region that are looking to digitise their operations under the new retail concept that integrates online and offline platforms or also known as omnichannel. Wang noted that thisRead More


Vizione teams up with Vertice

PETALING JAYA: Vizione Holdings Bhd’s wholly owned subsidiary, Vizione Construction Sdn Bhd(VCSB) and Vertice Bhd’s, Vertice Construction Sdn Bhd have entered into a joint venture-cum-shareholders agreement to strengthen competencies in the construction sector.

Both companies told the stock change that the “purpose of recording the terms and conditions agreed between them with respect to their joint venture and for the purpose of regulating their relationship with one another and certain aspects of the business affairs and dealings.”

The two companies, which hold an equal 50% stake in the JV Co, will fund the financial commitment of the joint venture with banks borrowings and/or advances from the shareholders.

Vertice gained 1.55% to close at 98 sen with 367,800 shares done. Vizione remained unchanged at 13.5sen with 8.21million shares done.


Luno reaches 2 million customers

PETALING JAYA: Luno, a leading global cryptocurrency company, announced its two millionth customer yesterday.
With a team of 250+ spread across three main hubs: London, Singapore and Cape Town, Luno's customers span over more than 40 countries worldwide.

In the last month alone, more than US302 billion worth of cryptocurrency trades* have been completed globally, demonstrating the soaring appetite for the cryptocurrency industry across the world. Bitcoin, the first and most popular cryptocurrency, now exceeds the US$125 billion total market capitalisation.

Marcus Swanepoel, Co-founder and CEO of Luno said in a statement, “Reaching the two million customers is a significant achievement. We strongly believe that by making Bitcoin more accessible through education and by offering a user-friendly, safe platform more and more people across the globe can benefit from a better financial system”.

He added, “This milestone demonstrates the growing adoption of cryptocurrencies across the globe and reinforces our aim of reimagining a financial system where money is cheaper, faster and safer with open and equal access for everyone.”

The Luno currently offers three core products: Luno Wallet: Consumer payments, cryptocurrency conversion and storage; Luno Exchange: Professional cryptocurrency trading platform and Luno Enterprise: Merchant integration, open API’s, institutional investors.

Luno was founded by CTO Timothy Stranex, a former Google software engineer and CEO Marcus Swanepoel, a former investment banker.

Co-founded by CEO Marcus Swanepoel and CTO Timothy Stranex, Luno has raised over US$13m in funding since launch in 2013 and is backed by global tech giant, the Naspers Group, who led their Series A round, and Balderton Capital who led their Series B round, amongst others.


New York City votes to cap Uber, Lyft vehicle licenses

NEW YORK, Aug 9 — The New York City Council yesterday agreed to cap the number of licenses for ride-hailing services such as Uber Technologies Inc for one year, dealing a blow to the companies that have relied on the largest US metro area for a…


Bitcoin declines below US$7,000, leading cryptocurrency retreat

LONDON, Aug 6 — Bitcoin slipped below US$7,000 (RM28,556) to its lowest level in three weeks, as seemingly positive sentiment surrounding the largest virtual currency soured over the weekend. The digital token fell as much as 6 per cent to trade…


Microsoft Surface Go now available for pre-orders

KUALA LUMPUR: Microsoft announced that the Surface Go will be available for pre-orders in Malaysia from local Surface authorised retailers. With prices starting from RM1,749, the Surface Go will be officially launched in the market on August 28, 2018. The youngest member of the Surface Family, Surface Go is the most portable and affordable Surface […]



Sacofa strictly adheres to regulations, assures telco towers radiation are not harmful

LIMBANG: Sacofa Sdn Bhd (Sacofa) recently conducted a public seminar on the misconception people have on the dangers and hazards of Electro Magnetic Field (EMF) and Radio Frequency (RF) emissions to people living in close proximity to telecommunications towers. Sacofa’s public safety drive, which is now in its second year, helps the public to better […]


Establish specific mission in EU for palm oil industry

KUALA LUMPUR: In strengthening various engagements between Malaysia and the European Union (EU), specifically in seeking a better solution to the much-discussed palm oil industry, it is imperative that a specific mission to the EU be established to help solve numerous challenges facing Malaysia’s palm oil industry. Belgian Ambassador to Malaysia, Daniel Dargent who mooted […]