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Big data blues? It's all about the 'so what' question
Big data has been the buzz phrase in the tech world for a few years now. But is it more hype than reality? Edwin Yapp has a candid chat with one expert on the state of big data in the world today.
IAB SG releases guide to digital ad campaign
The IAB Singapore’s Measurement & Standards Committee on Aug 16 released a series of white papers guiding digital marketers on how to buy and assess the performance of digital advertising campaigns.
Over three million Malaysian professionals connected on LinkedIn
LinkedIn celebrates three million connected professionals in Malaysia as of Aug 10. This milestone comes as the Asia Pacific region crosses the 100-million member mark, doubling its member base within two years.
Microsoft proves there is life after Windows
Microsoft posted revenues of US $20.6 billion in the fourth quarter of its 2016 financial year. All product segments were profitable including Bing, Azure Cloud and Surface devices.  
So, honestly: Does buying LinkedIn make sense (or cents) for Microsoft?
So Microsoft is buying LinkedIn in for a whopping US$26bil! Most analysts are sceptical because of the pricetag and Microsoft’s poor M&A track record, but others are seeing a surprising synergy there.
Is LinkedIn doomed to be a Microsoft turkey?
Microsoft's purchase of Linkedin for US $26.2 billion caught a lot of people by surprise. But the acquisition makes no sense when you consider the overlap between the customers of both companies. Linkedin's future profitability is also doubtful.  
Katy Perry's Twitter account hacked
Hacker probably based in Romania Singer has over 89 million followers   A hacker seems to have taken over Katy Perry's Twitter account, sending out a series of weird Tweets to the pop star's 89 million-plus followers.  
Malaysian employees not very ‘online,’ missing out: LinkedIn study
While 80% of Malaysians recruiters feel it’s important to communicate achievements online, only 35% of professionals do it, according to a new study by LinkedIn.
Hacker selling Linkedin login details
Data on 167 million accounts for sale Original 2012 hack bigger than thought   THE login details of around 167 million LinkedIn accounts are now for sale online by someone who is asking for US $2,200 for the whole lot, a security researcher said.  
LinkedIn’s data centre comes online in Singapore, first outside US
LinkedIn’s first data centre outside of the US, in Singapore, will handle all APAC traffic as well as about a third of global traffic.
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