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…

The ai Corporation offers global transaction-monitoring service

The ai Corporation has launched its global transaction-monitoring service, allowing companies to outsource their fraud management functions.   The new outcome-based fraud service model, which combines man and machine learning technology, will allow companies to outsource their fraud management to ai’s team, under a performance-based contract. The company will be fully responsible…

PayPal and Skype team up for mobile payments

PayPal has announced a new deal with Skype that will allow users in 22 countries worldwide to send money to other Skype users through an updated version of the Skype mobile app.   This extends PayPal’s potential reach by a sizable amount – the Skype app has been downloaded over a billion times…

JD.com seeks Indonesia-based niche ecommerce players

China-based ecommerce company, JD.com has disclosed plans to partner with smaller e-commerce players in Indonesia, according to sources from DEALSTREETASIA.   Indonesia is fertile ground for ecommerce businesses, with a potential ecommerce market of USD 65 billion by 2020, according to Macquarie Research. This growth is also driven by the country’s legal framework,…

Samsung Pay to arrive on PayPal accounts soon

Samsung Pay has announced that users will be able to use PayPal in-app, in-store and online.   Users can add their PayPal accounts to Samsung Pay and use their PayPal wallet anywhere Samsung Pay is accepted. And because it uses proprietary MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission) technology, which allows you to…

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…

5 Reasons to Use Linux for Development

For years now, Linux has earned a reputation as a popular platform among IT enthusiasts. It’s attracted everyone from system administrators to experimenting students. Yet, not enough is said about Linux power as a programming platform. Here are five reasons why this open source operating system should be at the top of…

Xiaomi introduces a 4K capable Android TV set top box: The Mi Box

The Google I/O conference this year saw the announcement of the Mi Box, the first 4K capable Android TV set top box to be available in the U.S. The announcement comes as Android TV is getting a makeover, with a bevy of new apps.   The Mi Box is certainly…

China targets mobile payments oligopoly with clearing mandate

China’s central bank has ordered online payment groups to operate through a centralized clearing house, a move likely to undercut the dominance of Ant Financial and Tencent by forcing them to share valuable transaction data with competitors.   China is the world leader in mobile payments, with transaction volumes rising…