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BlackBerry Messenger aims to reclaim its throne in Indonesia
BBM will leverage on its partnership with Indonesian media giant Emtek to grow its user base by improving their product, releasing new features monthly and working on an all-in-one app.
Liquid Pay launches in Singapore
Liquid Pay, a mobile payment platform that integrates payments with price discovery and discounts, officially launches in Singapore.
V-Key partners with Ant Financial to secure mobile payments
V-Key, a digital security company, and Ant Financial Services Group, a tech company that provides online and mobile financial solutions, have entered into a collaboration.
Altitude Games taps nostalgia to create unique niche
Altitude Games creates winning game with combination of classic Japanese TV show, Android platform and Let’s Play .
More bad news for the PC industry
PC shipments have gone down again in what Gartner calls "the longest duration of decline in the history of the PC industry." Smartphones have taken the PC's place for work and play.  
Google Play infected with hundreds of malware apps
Google Play was found to be hosting hundreds of apps which could compromise security. And they have been downloaded millions of times.  
New security threat to Android devices
Four security holes collectively dubbed QuadRooter in Qualcomm chips used widely in Android devices have left as many as 900 million users vulnerable to malicious attacks. Most of the recent Android devices are affected including the BlackBerry Priv, Google Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, HTC One, HTC M9, HTC 10, LG G4, LG G5, LG V10, OnePlus One, OnePlus 2, OnePlus 3, Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Sony Xperia Z Ultra.
More trouble for Google in Europe
Google is facing more investigations in Europe into its business practices. The European Commission has now added comparison shopping search services to its list of original complaints.
Indonesia’s Emtek in licensing pact with BlackBerry, to develop BBM apps
BlackBerry Ltd has announced a strategic alliance with PT Elang Mahkota Teknologi Tbk (Emtek) that it said would provide cross-platform BBM users with access to enriched content and services.
Review: Flash Plus 2 misses the mark
WHAT is your opinion of the Flash brand? Come on, admit it. It is hardly a brand which jumps out when you think of smartphones. In a market flooded with advertising from the likes of Apple, Samsung and Huawei, one would be tempted to ask Flash who?   This does not mean that the company's smartphones are a laughing matter. In fact, judging by the previous Flash phones, the new Flash Plus 2 might be something to look forward to.
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