Author: Digital News Asia

Maxis introduces suite of Islamic content and services
Maxis' Muslim customers can now access an integrated suite of Islamic content and services. All they need to do is dial *222# on any mobile phone or visit www.maxis.com.my/ikhlas to discover more than 30 Islamic products and services available all year-round.
Can’t go to the Olympics? Never mind, there’s always YouTube
Whether you’re a die-hard enthusiast or just a casual sports fan, this year’s Olympic games held in London will be different. For the first time in history, viewers can catch the largest multi-sporting event not only on traditional TV channels but also over the Internet.
Intel presents a musical of our times, personalized for you on FB
Intel Corporation has rolled out a novel online experience for Facebook users -- Me The Musical, which it says creates a personalized animated movie that takes Facebook users on an entertaining journey, via song and dance, through world events.
Global social media revenue to hit US$16.9bil this year: Gartner
Global social media revenue is forecast to reach US$16.9 billion in 2012, up 43.1% from the 2011 revenue of US$11.8 billion, according to Gartner Inc. Advertising is, and will continue to be, the largest contributor to overall social media revenue and is projected to total US$8.8 billion in 2012, while social gaming revenue more than doubled between 2010 and 2011 and is expected to reach US$6.2 billion in 2012.
Mobile and Android malware threats continue to rise
Mobile malware continues to rise in the Asia Pacific region as smartphones, especially Android-based devices, are so popular, according to the ‘Q2 APAC Threat Landscape’ report released recently by security specialist Trend Micro Inc.
Tablets to replace in-flight entertainment systems: Analyst
Tablet computers could end up replacing in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems in major airlines as its portability and relatively low maintenance are strong impetus to make this happen in the near future.
Operators pressed to adopt Wi-Fi as offload strategy, says Ovum
While the rapid growth of mobile broadband traffic is pressurizing operators to look beyond the negative revenue implications of Wi-Fi as a viable traffic offload option, today's carrier-grade solutions do not fully meet operators' needs, according to Ovum.
Asia, the new breeding ground for spam, says Sophos
Asia is the new breeding ground for e-mail spam as it accounts for half the total volume being relayed around the world, according to Sophos.
Companies urged to protect personal information: Fortinet
Malaysian companies should protect themselves from Personally Identifiable Information (PII) breach, urged Fortinet. 
Intel launches Ultrabook City retail outlet
Intel has launched Ultrabook City, an all-new retail experience, at Kuala Lumpur’s specialist IT mall Plaza Low Yat for Malaysian technology fans to explore its new category of devices.
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