Last week, Microsoft unveiled two tablets powered by its upcoming Windows 8 OS that largely wowed a skeptical tech audience, throwing the gauntlet not only at Apple and Google, but also at its own OEM partners.
Asia has for the past few years led the world in Internet and mobile growth penetration and will continue to do so in the next decade. But the potential intervention of governments and their actions could derail the region’s Internet economy growth, warns a former high-ranking US policy official.
When it comes to the ‘perceived speed’ of Internet access, infrastructure is only one factor in the equation, says a Goggle VP. Having data stored locally is just as important.
Google Inc will be hosting a much expanded g|Day in Malaysia in October, as part of its efforts to grow the Internet community here.
The Facebook IPO generated the same amount of hype and hope that the Google’s IPO did back in August, 2004. The latter brought cheer back to the tech industry after the debacle of the dotcom bust; while the Facebook listing marks a new era, some would like to believe.
Google Malaysia has launched the Chrome Web Store in Malaysia, a one-stop shop of apps, with six brands on board: AirAsia, Maybank, Malaysiakini, The Malaysian Insider, The Star Online and Malay-language technology news portal Amanz.my.
Joint research unveiled by McKinsey and Google recently has the Internet contributing 4.1% of Malaysia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), a rate outstripping even those of many of the world’s most developed economies. But don’t break out the champagne yet: The Internet contributed only 2.3% to Malaysia’s GDP growth in 2010, right smack on the average mark for aspiring countries and far below the 21% of developed countries. To put it succinctly: We are in a great position, but not for long unless something is done.