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IBM’s Shutting Down Cyberjaya GDC – Clueless Trade Minister Azmin In Denial, Insists Not Losing Foreign Investments

On 10 Nov, 2011, IBM Corp revealed it would invest RM1 billion over a six-year period to build its Global Delivery Centre (GDC) in Cyberjaya. Ramanathan Sathiamutty, managing ­director for IBM Malaysia, reportedly said the new ­centre was expected to create 3,000 jobs to service its clients around the globe, ­particularly the United States and […]

... written on Mar 24 2021

Telegram Skyrockets To 500 Million Active Users Thanks To Dissatisfaction Over WhatsApp’s New Privacy Policy

WhatsApp rival Telegram has breached 500 million active users. In announcing its new milestone, the company also proudly sent a message to its giant pool of users that in the past 72 hours alone, more than 25 million new users from around the world (38% came from Asia, 27% from Europe, 21% from Latin America […]

... written on Jan 13 2021

Working From Home Costs Money, You Should Claim It – Dutch Workers Paid Extra €2 Per Day For Coffee & Toilet Paper

Working from home may sound like a great idea, especially during the present Coronavirus climate. To employees or workers, they could avoid the commute, get more sleep, be more productive and live a happier and more balance work-life. To employers or companies, they could cut office space, save on office supplies and snacks, and increase […]

... written on Oct 12 2020

TikTok & WeChat Win The Day – Trump Agrees To TikTok Deal While U.S. Judge Blocks The President’s Ban On WeChat

In August, President Donald Trump issued twin executive orders that would shut down two Chinese apps – TikTok and WeChat – by September 20, if they were not sold to American owners. In fact, just five days ago (Wednesday), Trump told reporters that he was not ready to approve a proposal from China-based ByteDance to […]

... written on Sep 21 2020

Trump To Block Downloads Of TikTok & WeChat On Sunday – But Every Teenager Knows How To Use VPN To Bypass It

For the time being, Donald Trump doesn’t know what to do with TikTok’s counter proposal of making Oracle its “business partner” or “trusted tech partner”. As a trusted tech partner, Oracle will manage TikTok’s U.S. user data. As a business partner, Oracle will own a minority stake that will be less than 20% of the […]

... written on Sep 19 2020

You Can Buy The Car, But Not The Engine – TikTok Rejects Microsoft, Only To Work With Oracle As “Trusted Tech Partner”

As Donald Trump’s September 20 deadline approaches for China-based ByteDance to sell its hugely popular social video app TikTok to American companies, a decision has been made. ByteDance won’t be selling its TikTok U.S. assets to Microsoft after all. Instead, it has chosen Oracle as its “business partner” or “trusted tech partner”, just to satisfy […]

... written on Sep 15 2020

It’s Time To Stop Depending On Android – Huawei To Install Its Smartphones With Harmony OS Beginning 2021

When the U.S. Commerce Department added Huawei Technologies Co to its “entity list” in May 2019, the Chinese tech giant retaliated about 3 months later by revealing its own operating system, called HarmonyOS. The blacklist has affected Huawei’s overseas revenue, who was then the world’s No. 2 smartphone maker – ahead of Apple – but […]

... written on Sep 12 2020

Sale Of TikTok Hits Roadblock – China Takes Control, Could Stop The U.S. From Owning Chinese AI Technology

Since the revelation that Microsoft was exploring an acquisition for TikTok’s American business, the “forced sale” of the Chinese company has attracted not only criticisms from American users and Chinese government, but also invited offers from U.S. companies eager to tap into the mouth-watering 100-million American “Generation-Z” addicted to the app.   Donald Trump acted […]

... written on Aug 31 2020

History’s Shortest Bear Market – But How Can The Bull Returns So Fast Despite Ongoing Coronavirus & Struggling Businesses?

On Tuesday (August 18), the S&P 500 closed at a record 3,389.78 points – higher than the previous record of 3,386.15 recorded on February 19, 2020. The benchmark plunged from the Feb’s all-time high to a low of 2,237.40 on March 23, effectively losing 33.9% thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic. It entered a bear market […]

... written on Aug 19 2020

Here’s The Real Reasons Trump Bans TikTok – And It Has Nothing To Do With National Security Threat

Tech giants like Facebook and YouTube compete directly with TikTok and for years, tensions have been growing between them. In April, thanks to Coronavirus lockdown, TikTok amassed over 2-billion downloads on Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store, largely because people “trapped” at home wanted to keep themselves entertained.   It was only 5 months […]

... written on Aug 05 2020









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