Author: Digital News Asia

Rakuten to launch e-commerce service in Malaysia
Japan's leading Internet services company Rakuten Inc has announced plans to launch an Internet shopping mall in Malaysia by late 2012.
Maxis announces new fiber for home package
Maxis announced that it has lowered its Fiber Internet from Home service to RM118 per month for the 10Mbps package beginning May 18.
Green Packet reports Q1 revenue of RM128mil, up 5% YoY
Green Packet Berhad reported its first quarter financial results for 2012 with revenue as of March 31 2012 increasing by 5% Year-on-Year to RM128 million (US$40.86 million).
Dell selects Macquarie as Preferred Leasing Provider
Dell has selected Macquarie Equipment Finance (MEF) as its preferred provider of financing solutions to its public and large enterprise customers in Malaysia and Singapore.
Symantec warns of Facebook IPO scam
Symantec Security Response said it has spotted a 419 scam message offering a "FACEBOOK (IPO) SUBSCRIPTION PARTNERSHIP PROPOSAL.” This scam claims to be sent from a finance firm with offices in multiple locations worldwide. The exact nature of the scam is unclear, however.
IBM introduces new category of systems
IBM has introduced a new category of "expert integrated systems” that it claimed signals a simpler era in computing. The PureSystems family is the result of US$2 billion in R&D and acquisitions over four years that integrates all IT elements, both physical and virtual.
TIME records 29% growth in profit before tax
TIME dotCom Berhad, listed on the main board of Bursa Malaysia, reported that its profit before tax (PBT) grew to RM29.6 million in the first quarter of 2012 from RM22.9 million in the same quarter of 2011.
VANs (Virtual Application Networks) to drive cloud computing
HP has announced Virtual Application Networks, a new cloud functionality that it claims speeds application deployment, simplifies management and ensures network service level agreements (SLAs) across the HP FlexNetwork architecture.
HTC opens dedicated call center
TAIWANESE smartphone giant HTC has launched a dedicated Malaysian customer service support call center in a bid to better serve its local customers, the company announced in a statement.   The call center would enable customers to submit queries on technical support and repair services, and the center will also provide general feedback on HTC smartphones to customers.   
Teacher shortage? There’s an app for that
Students from the Asia Pacific University College of Technology and Innovation (UCTI) have developed an application called WizBoard that they believe would help solve the problem of teacher shortage anywhere in the world. They were declared winners of the Malaysian Leg of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup student competition.
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