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Pre-orders for iPhone X start today

Update (November 17, 2017): You can now pre-order the iPhone X from the following telcos. Delivery date for the first wave of pre-orders is from November 24 (Friday) onwards. Maxis (Sold out) Celcom Digi U Mobile For non-telco pre-orders, you can check out the following Apple Premium Resellers: Machines (Easy payment plan available with Machines Protection Plan) macstudio (Coming soon) Switch (From RM229 per month, optional Switch Protection…

Digi enters the fintech world with ewallet app: vcash

DIGI Telecommunications Sdn Bhd on Nov 9 announced their entry into the fintech space with vcash – a mobile payment application that offers Malaysians an easy, more convenient way to pay, send, request and store money in their smartphones.   vcash is a solution offered by Digi in partnership with Valyou Sdn Bhd, an e-money…

Broadcom offers a US$105 billion bid for Qualcomm

Following our speculative report, Singapore-based chipmaker Broadcom is in the midst of an aggressive campaign to acquire fellow chipmaker Qualcomm. According to a report from Bloomberg, Broadcom made an unsolicited offer to buy Qualcomm for US$105 billion (~RM444 billion). Publicly Qualcomm has stated that it is “evaluating” the deal, however, according to Bloomberg, Qualcomm apparently thinks the deal “undervalues the company.”   Qualcomm is…

RHB launches home loan app and debit card delivery service

  RHB Bank Bhd has launched RHB MyHome app to make it easier to apply for home financing.   Users can check loan eligibility with the built-in mortgage calculator and get an estimate. They can then proceed to apply for a loan via the app by sending their documents digitally.   And they no longer need to…

WorldKoins is an app that converts leftover currency into digital eGift cards

A new mobile app called WorldKoins was introduced in collaboration with AirAsia, which fundamentally lets travelers convert their remaining currency to eGift cards and vouchers that can be used to shop online from their smartphones. The service is a six-months pilot program that will end in April 2018 and will be available to all travelers flying onboard selected flights from…

Rumor: Google is emulating Apple’s strategy for its 2018 Pixel lineup

  Less than three weeks after the unveiling of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones, online portal Droid-Life claims that it has obtained information on Google’s plans for their successors next year.   A reliable source reportedly told Droid-Life that Google might be working on three Pixel phones for 2018 where two phones…

Chinese ecommerce sector grows by 27% in trade

China Research Centre of Ecommerce has published a report showing that the country’s ecommerce trading recorded USD 2.03 trillion in the first half of 2017.   The ecommerce sector in China continues to see rapid growth on all fronts. Business-to-business transactions reached USD 1.3 trillion, while online retail sales were at USD 470 million.  …

Samsung Malaysia to open up pre-orders for Galaxy Note8 in early Septembe

With the Samsung Galaxy Note8 now officially out in the open, Malaysians looking forward to owning the new flagship phablet will be glad to know that Samsung Malaysia will be opening and structuring a special pre-order package for the Malaysian consumers.   The pre-order period will begin on September 5…

In Iceland, food and other packages can now be delivered via drone

Flytrex, an Israeli drone logistics company has collaborated with on-demand goods service AHA to develop a delivery route for drones in Reykjavík, Iceland. Flytrex  is working with the local transport authorities, training its staff, as well as solving the remaining parts of the drone delivery equation. Flytrex is also building a cloud-based network that…

WhatsApp UPI payments option spotted in beta

WhatsApp will soon facilitate instant money transfer via the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) transaction system, shows a new beta update by the mobile messaging platform.   According to a blog website WABetaInfo, WhatsApp was finally giving shape to its plans towards bank-to-bank transfer using the UPI system.   In the…