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Gemalto, Qualcomm to integrate eSIM for online payments and authentication services

  Gemalto has partnered with Qualcomm Technologies to integrate mobile connectivity solutions with Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile PC platform. The effort will support the integration of Gemalto’s eSIM technology and remote subscription management solutions, with the new Secure Processing Unit (SPU) on the Snapdragon mobile PC platform. The innovation will provide LTE and forthcoming 5G connection and a foundation…

Nokia’s digital health business is in trouble

After spending US$191 million to acquire French company Withings just two years ago to enter the digital health market, the Finnish company may be about to throw in the towel. Just last week, Nokia issued a press release announcing that it has started to review “strategic options” for its Digital Health business. While the short release didn’t say exactly…

TNB new myTNB portal and mobile apps

Tenaga Nation Berhad (TNB) just launch their all new mobile apps myTNB Apps(New) apps as well as new web site call myTNB for you to monitor closely you electricity bill as well as apply for any new application, get to know when and where the supply interruption will happen and so on. The main focus…

Alibaba considers Hong Kong listing, says founder Ma

Alibaba founder Jack Ma has said that the company will “seriously consider” listing in Hong Kong, as the financial hub prepares to allow dual-class share listings. Reuters reports that Jack Ma made the comments at an event in Hong Kong, in response to remarks made by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam about how she hoped…

iflix announces original Malaysian drama series called KL Gangster: Underworld

iflix has announced the upcoming launch of its first original Malaysian drama series, called KL Gangster: Underworld. The drama, which is a six-part series will be completely filmed in Malaysia. KL Gangster: Underworld is a spin-off of KL Gangster 1 and 2, and is directed by Faisal Ishak and Syafiq Yusof. The story follows the events in…

Google has been collecting Android users’ locations even when location services are disabled

We already know that Google collects information about its users to better its services, but according to a report from Quartz, the search giant also collects Android users’ locations even when location services are disabled on their phones. And this happens over Wi-Fi even when the phones don’t have any SIM card inserted. Quartz: Since…

Spotify acquires music-making platform Soundtrap

Spotify has acquired an online music studio startup called Soundtrap. Soundtrap is essentially a two-tier collaborative music and podcast recording studio that is cloud based, which also has its own offering of loops. There is also the freedom for creators to connect their instruments as well. The details of the acquisition have yet to be revealed, but this…

MOLPay, iPay88 to introduce Digi’s vcash e-wallet as payment option

DIGI Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (Digi) has inked agreements to appoint online payment networks MOLPay and iPay88 as partners for its mobile payment service vcash.   Under this agreement, vcash will be made available as a payment option for merchants under MOLPay and iPay88’s online payment gateway networks, enabling customers to transact using vcash with thousands…

Tesla unveils second-generation Roadster and its new Semi electric truck

Tesla unveiled two electric vehicles at a special event last Thursday. Of interest to most people will unlikely be the second-generation Roadster. The Roadster was Tesla’s first car and this new model will be even faster than the first. Tesla claims 0 to 60mph in just 1.9 seconds and 0 to 100mph in 4.2 seconds. The quarter…

Linux Now Powers 100% of the World’s Top 500 Supercomputers

That’s according to the latest stats out from supercomputer hawks TOP500, who post a biannual list of the world’s most powerful commercially available computer systems.   Linux has long dominated the TOP500 list, powering the majority of the machines that make it. At last count, back in June, 99.6% (or 498) of the top 500 fastest supercomputers ran Linux,…