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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,…

Rumor: Apple to release new iPad Pro with Face ID and Apple Pencil next year

  Weeks after KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi-Kuo predicted that future iPad Pro models would come with Face ID, Bloomberg followed up with a similar report with more details on what to expect next year.   According to Bloomberg, Apple is working on a new, high-end iPad Pro model with Face ID. The inclusion of Face ID would mean…

Prudential teams up with SFA to offer fintech startups free coverage for a year

TO SUPPORT fintech entrepreneurs in strengthening their safety net and managing risk better, Prudential Singapore (Prudential) is partnering with the Singapore Fintech Association (SFA) to offer its members complimentary Group Personal Accident coverage for a year.   This initiative is targeted at supporting young startups established in Singapore within the last five years. Such companies…

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…