APAC businesses already have a head start and are more mature when it comes to data analytics, compared to their global counterparts.
MDeC and Tentspark have jointly launched the National Big App Challenge (BAC) 2.0, open to individuals, developers, ISVs, startups and students who will have to develop apps that showcase the importance of big data analytics in solving societal issues.
In an attempt to get government ministries and agencies to open up their data sets, Malaysia’s national ICT custodian the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) has announced two Open Data initiatives.
Malaysia ranked a respectable No 37 in the annual Web Index which looks at how the Web empowers people and delivers socio-economic impact , but fared poorly in terms of whether it offered ‘free and open’ access.
The World Wide Web Foundation, established by Web Inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, will be launching its 2013 Web Index in London on Nov 22, with Malaysia included for the first time in the study which looks at how the Web empowers people and delivers socio-economic impact.
We created the Web, so it's up to us as a society to look after it and to help make sure our governments or big companies not do things to it, says Wendy Hall, professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton.
The WCIT meeting in Dubai which discussed bringing the Internet under the control of the UN could not reach a consensus. A battle was won, but the war to preserve Internet freedom goes on, writes A. Asohan.
Google has announced its latest feature, the Knowledge Graph, which provides more intelligence and context to searches and which one executive described as a baby step towards building the kind of computer you see on TV series and movie phenomenon Star Trek.