Author: Digital News Asia

NUS’ ViSenze and Rakuten to create visual search driven e-commerce in Taiwan
ViSenze Pte Ltd said it has partnered with Taiwan Rakuten Ichiba Inc, a subsidiary of Japan e-commerce giant Rakuten Group, to launch a visual fashion search and recognition service on the latter’s social and shopping sites in Taiwan.
Former BlackBerry director joins startup Dropmysite
Former BlackBerry director John Leung has joined Singapore-based startup Dropmysite as its new vice-president of sales for Asia.
Pay for performance trend picks up: Kelly survey
There is widespread support for performance-based pay, according to the latest findings from the Kelly Global Workforce Index.
Malaysia to be ‘vital’ R&D hub for Exact
Dutch software company Exact said it will be expanding its regional development centre in Malaysia by boosting headcount by as much as 50%, adding that the Asia Development Centre will also receive a 'significant portion' of its additional R&D funding for 2013.
Maxis ties up with Symantec to secure users’ Android devices
Maxis Berhad has partnered partner with global security software company Symantec to offer Norton Mobile Security, which would allow Maxis subscribers to protect their Android devices from digital threats and enable them to remotely locate, lock and even wipe data from a lost or stolen device.
Digital marketing firm clickTRUE gets ‘substantial’ VC funds
SPH-linked online consulting firm clickTRUE said it has raised a ‘seven-figure’ sum in venture capital funding led by Rockstead Capital Group and ESW Manage, although it did not disclose actual numbers.
Malaysia Trustmark for private sector launched
CyberSecurity Malaysia has launched its Malaysia Trustmark for Private Sector programme, which will assess and certify e-business entities to help consumers identify those that are legitimate.
Trend Micro launches DS 9 – Deep Security, that is
Trend Micro Inc has announced the latest version of its server security platform designed to provide server, application and data security across physical, virtual and cloud environments.
Tablet market in Malaysia grew 61% in first 5mths: GfK
Nearly 450,000 tablets flew off Malaysian shelves from January to May this year, over 170,000 or 61% more compared to the first five months of last year.
Maxis launches a-buck-a-day data plan via Opera
Maxis, in partnership with Opera Software, has launched unlimited web browsing via the Opera Mini browser for as low as RM1 a day.
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