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LinkedIn tackles China with a startup approach

China has been a tough market for U.S. Internet companies to crack, but LinkedIn has high hopes it can buck the trend and increase its user base in the country to as high as 50 million over the next five years.

Guardian, Post win Pulitzers for NSA spying coverage

The Washington Post and the U.S. edition of the Guardian newspaper have each won a public service Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the leaks by Edward Snowden that revealed the extent of surveillance on ordinary citizens.

U.S. NSA denies knowing about Heartbleed flaw for years

The U.S. National Security Agency, which has a cybersecurity mission in addition to surveillance, has disputed a report that it knew about the Heartbleed security vulnerability for at least two years before other researchers disclosed the flaw this month.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

How a cyber cop patrols the underworld of e-commerce

Payza 'cyber cop' Melissa Andrews tracks good, bad and ugly websites with the mission of shutting down criminal operations.

IT GOVERNANCE

Kenya to spend $93 million on citizen database

After months of struggling to deal with undocumented immigrants, corruption and inefficiency, the Kenyan government is investing $93 million in a database that will contain all citizen information, shared across ministries.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

IBM profit falls on weak hardware sales, transition costs

Falling hardware sales and the cost of layoffs hit IBM's profit hard in the first quarter, sending it down 21 percent from a year earlier.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Malaysia's GHL Systems launches internet payment business

MDeC COO Ng Wan Peng helps to launch the new service, which offers differentiated solutions to suit all businesses of all sizes, said GHL Systems CEO Raj Lorenz.

CLOUD COMPUTING

9 things you need to know before you store data in the cloud

More and more businesses of all sizes are storing some or all of their data in the cloud. But before you move to an online storage provider, there are some things you should know (and ask) about cloud storage and recovery.

DATA CENTER

Tata adds new data centre partners in Malaysia, Australia, Austria and Germany

Tata Communications has extended its data centre network by strategic partnerships with NEXTDC, Interxion and Pacific Link Telecom.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Developers get access to more Sony camera features

The Camera Remote SDK allows access to settings such as touch autofocus and exposure

INDUSTRIES

Cebu Air and Abacus form partnership

Under the agreement, Cebu Pacific will be harnessing the power of Abacus’ Korean distribution grid to target the influential business to business (B2B) channel as well as provide them with tactical low cost fares.

INTERNET

KKBox launches streaming music plans in Malaysia

The new digital music subscription plans are only available in Malaysia, says KKBox CEO Chris Lin.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Samsung's plans Android Wear smartwatch in Tizen-tinged 2014

The latest Gear smartwatches may be running Tizen, but Samsung hasn't given up on Android for wearables.

NETWORKING

Connecting for Good wrestles Kansas City's digital divide

The digital divide isn't some esoteric, policy-wonk concept to Michael Liiamatta, president of Connecting for Good, a nonprofit IT support group based in Kansas City, Mo.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Don't wait for Windows 9: How to get a Start Menu, windowed Metro apps today

Between the release of the PC-friendly spring update for Windows 8.1 and the newfound introduction of universal "buy once, play anywhere" Windows apps, Microsoft is doing all it can to spur the One Microsoft vision while, well, letting a PC be a PC and a tablet be a tablet. But, sadly, the most anticipated improvements have yet to arrive.

SECURITY

WatchGuard's advanced, real-time APT Blocker

During a recent appearance at a Malaysia security summit, WatchGuard Technologies Security Strategy Director Corey Nachreiner said the new APT Blocker is an advanced reinvention.

STORAGE

9 things you need to know before you store data in the cloud

More and more businesses of all sizes are storing some or all of their data in the cloud. But before you move to an online storage provider, there are some things you should know (and ask) about cloud storage and recovery.

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BLOGS

Big data, big dilemmas

Isn’t this the truth? ‘Because sometimes things happen to people and they’re not equipped to deal with them’.

Blurred Lines -- Living on the Edge of Digital and Physical Worlds

The “cyber physical” is changing the way we experience everyday life.

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