Author: Digital News Asia

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Free online training for IT pros and developers
Microsoft Malaysia has launched the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA), in collaboration with its partners and national ICT custodian the Multimedia Development Corporation, which will offer online Microsoft training.
Google alumni launch Singapore-based analytics startup Sparkline
Singapore-based web and mobile data analytics startup Sparkline has been launched at a time when city-state’s government has identified analytics as a key national focus area and has committed to training 2,500 analytics professionals by 2017.
Singapore PM’s website not hacked, but exploited: Trend Micro
Contrary to media reports, the official website of the Singapore Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) had not been hacked, although a vulnerability within the site was exploited to give that impression.
Gilcrux Holdings’ home improvement portfolio company Kluje.com launches
Kluje, a portfolio company under Gilcrux Holdings, launched today, looking to provide an online platform to match all home improvement projects with the right contractor.
Cyber-security critical to nation building, sovereignty: Deputy Minister
In the wake of breaches at Malaysia’s domain registrar and a spate of cyber-attacks in Singapore, Malaysia’s Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Dr Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah noted the importance of a secure infrastructure for the nation.
Global smartphone subs to reach 5.6bil by 2019: Ericsson
The latest Ericsson Mobility Report reveals that mobile subscriptions are expected to reach 9.3 billion by 2019, and more than 60% or 5.6 billion of these will be for smartphones.
SAP names Grace Ho head of marketing for Asia Pacific
SAP has announced the appointment of Grace Ho as head of marketing for Asia Pacific and Japan, tasked with further growing the company’s marketing footprint.
Maxis YTD revenue up 3%
Maxis Berhad said revenue grew 3% in the first nine months ended Sept 30 this year compared with the same period in 2012, to RM6.86 billion on the back of contributions from all business segments, but largely driven by higher mobile Internet and data usage which recorded an increase of 14.6%.
DiGi restructures, revamps senior management team
AIMS in pact with China Telecom to extend IP routes to the mainland
AIMS Group has announced a partnership with China Telecom which will see the Malaysian company reselling the latter’s premium IP routes and data centre capacity to local corporations seeking to expand into various Chinese cities.
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