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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…

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…