Author: Digital News Asia

Doubling the speed of cloud, virtualization projects
HP announced new offerings that it claimed improve visibility into the relationship between software and physical, virtual and cloud IT infrastructure, enabling organizations to reduce complexity and take control of their IT processes and services.
Online banking accounts in Middle East targeted by ‘Gauss’
Kaspersky Lab has announced the discovery of ‘Gauss’, a complex, nation-state sponsored cyber-espionage toolkit designed to steal sensitive data, with a specific focus on browser passwords, online banking account credentials, cookies, and specific configurations of infected machines.
1-in-3 Malaysian kids victims of cyber-bullying: Microsoft survey
According to a new Global Youth Online Behavior Survey released by Microsoft Corp, 33% of Malaysian children say they have been subjected to a range of online activities that some may consider to be online bullying.
IBM out to ‘KickStart’ entrepreneurs in ASEAN
IBM has announced a ‘SmartCamp KickStart’ program to identify early-stage entrepreneurs who are developing business ventures that align with its Smarter Planet vision; submissions are now open for startups based in ASEAN.
PM Securities fully migrates to advanced trading platform with mobile capabilities
PM Securities Sdn Bhd announced it has migrated all its dealers and remisiers to an advanced electronic trading platform with full online capabilities, complying with the Direct Market Access (DMA) gateway mandated by Bursa Malaysia.
IBM’s new network security appliance to manage social media, web browsing risks
To help clients proactively protect against evolving security threats, including those posed by social media sites and malicious websites, IBM has announced a new class of network security appliances that it claimed delivers a more granular view of a company’s security posture and a simplified security management interface.
ACCA comes out with iOS apps for accounting students, pros
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants has launched two apps, Student Planner and Research and Insights, to keep its students and professionals organized and informed of key accounting issues.
App stores gaining ground in emerging markets: Ovum
App stores are gaining ground in the emerging markets of Asia Pacific, the Middle East, South and Central America and Africa as smartphone penetration increases and users seek a richer experience on their mobile devices, says analyst firm Ovum.
TaxiMonger scraps driver subscription and upfront customer fees
TaxiMonger, after two months of public beta testing and another two months of commercialization, has decided to scrap the monthly subscription fee for drivers as well as the upfront payment customers had to pay for booking a ride, and has also integrated some new features.
Singapore-based email backup start-up does Dallas
Dropmyemail, which launched at Demo Asia 2012, announced it is opening a sales and business development office in Dallas, Texas. Since its launch five months ago, it has garnered 911,000+ signups and purchased US-based cloud backup service OrbitFiles.
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