Author: Digital News Asia

REDtone back in the black
REDtone International Bhd has returned to profitability with a RM1.86 million (US$591,600) profit after tax for the financial ended May 31, 2012, following a RM12.3 million (US$3.9 million) loss after tax in FY11. The profit after tax was mainly driven by significant growth in its data and broadband services, the company said in a statement.
Slew of stuff from Sophos, from freebies to Twitter malware alert
UK-based security specialist Sophos Inc has released new products, including a free antivirus app for Android devices, and also warned about a new Twitter malware spreading like wildfire.
Groupon users raise more than RM110,000 for World Vision Malaysia
Thousands of Malaysians contributed RM110,040 (US$34,930) within 12 days in the recently concluded Donate RM10 for Nutritious Food for a Child and Family in Asia Groupon campaign in support of World Vision’s 30-Hour Famine 2012 project.
Maxis launches integrated digital solution for advertisers
Maxis has launched its Best Integrated Go-To-Market (B.I.G) Media solution which it said offers advertisers the opportunity to reach out to Maxis’ large customer base via a one-stop shop for both online and mobile advertising.
P1 shows how SMEs can ‘Google+’ their reach
Packet One Networks Sdn Bhd (P1) showed how Malaysian SMEs can take advantage of the latest technology to engage their customers when it used Google+ Hangouts on Air to broadcast a recent corporate event live over the Internet.
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.
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