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China's Alibaba to offer mobile phone services in June

Alibaba's Tmall and Taobao sites already sell everything from clothes and furniture to car tires and medicines. But soon they'll also be offering 3G data and voice call plans as well, the Chinese e-commerce giant said Thursday.

With the 2014 Kia Soul, we finally get a touchscreen that isn't a drag

The touchscreens in cars I've tried up to now have largely been frustrating--herky-jerky, hesitant. You jab the screen repeatedly and glance over (which you're not supposed to do) to see what the holdup is. That's because most of these touchscreens use resistive technology, which is notoriously unresponsive.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

Brocade names Gabriel Breeman as OEM Director for Asia Pacific

Will lead regional OEM strategies and strategic partnerships under the newly created role

IT GOVERNANCE

Brazil's senate passes Internet legislation ahead of NETmundial conference

Brazil's Federal Senate has passed a proposed Internet law that aims to guarantee freedom of expression and privacy to the country's Internet users, and also requires foreign Internet service providers to fall in line with the country's rules.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

Research: IT system changes that no one knows about endanger companies

More than half of IT professionals make undocumented changes to corporate IT systems, leaving those organisations open to security risks, according to research.

LEGAL

Brazil's senate passes Internet legislation ahead of NETmundial conference

Brazil's Federal Senate has passed a proposed Internet law that aims to guarantee freedom of expression and privacy to the country's Internet users, and also requires foreign Internet service providers to fall in line with the country's rules.

OUTSOURCING

Offshore service providers in AP to brace for increasing competition: Gartner

Latin American and Eastern Europe countries now compete more aggressively for offshore deals.

PROJECT MGMT

Shortage of project managers sends businesses scrambling

When it comes to project management, many organisations find themselves understaffed and that's putting them at a competitive disadvantage, according to a study by ESI International.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Legal insight: The wrong development contract

If your project is agile, and your contract isn't, you may be signing up for a major dispute, writes Stuart van Rij of Wigley & Company..

CLOUD COMPUTING

Avoiding the Cloud is not detrimental: SolarWinds

Businesses will not be at a significant competitive disadvantage if they do not deploy a public Cloud solution, according to SolarWinds.

DATA CENTER

Intelligent cooling system for Malaysian data centres: Schneider Electric

The new InRow Chilled Water solutions help match the increased IT load of modern data centres, said APC by Schneider Electric Malaysia's VP John Atherton.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Lytro returns with Illum, a very expensive light field camera

Lytro, the company whose light field camera technology made waves a few years ago, is back with even fancier hardware.

INDUSTRIES

Bank of England plans new round of cyber resiliency tests for UK banks

The Bank of England is planning additional resiliency tests of security systems to ensure that UK banks can protect themselves against a growing cyber threat.

INTERNET

Google will push mobile app installs in search and YouTube

Mobile users of Google's search and YouTube service will soon see more targeted ads that take them straight to the installation pages for advertisers' mobile apps.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Mysterious malware steals Apple credentials from jailbroken iOS devices

A malware campaign of yet-to-be-determined origin is infecting jailbroken iPhones and iPads to steal Apple account credentials from SSL encrypted traffic.

NETWORKING

Yes grows in Sabah

YTL Communications expands its 4G service - called Yes - to Sabah with 60% population coverage and also signs with Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Apple launches Beta Seed for OS X program for end users

Ever dreamed of an opportunity to try out new versions of OS X before they're released, but without having to pony up the $99 to become a registered developer? Well, that opportunity's here: On Tuesday, Apple announced a new initiative, the OS X Beta Seed Program.

SECURITY

Guest View: Best practices to mitigate future incidents like the Heartbleed bug

Recently, Singaporeans were made aware of 'Heartbleed', a major encryption flaw that affects OpenSSL web servers.

STORAGE

Micron ups endurance, capacity of SSDs to meet data center demand

As data centers demand faster and faster storage, Micron is answering the call with long-lasting, solid-state drives that offer up to 800GB of capacity.

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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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