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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

LEGAL

Uber ride-sharing service hit by Brussels court ban

A Brussels court has banned Uber from operating its ride hailing service in the city because its drivers don't have a taxi license, local media reported Tuesday. If it flouts the ban, Uber must pay a penalty of €10,000 (US$13,800) per violation.

OUTSOURCING

India's Infosys posts strong revenue, profit growth

The outsourcer brought back its first CEO to help revive the company.

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

4 qualities to look for in a data scientist

Every business, it seems, needs a data scientist, but not everyone knows what to look for. The four qualities of a good data scientist described here will help you first write a job description and then evaluate candidates for your data scientist vacancy.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Microsoft Azure powers mobile stock trading app TradeHero

The cloud platform helps TradeHero deliver a large volume of stock market data and insights to 400,000 users daily with minimal latency.

DATA CENTER

Google steps up competition with Amazon, expands Cloud Platform to Asia

The company increases its Asian presence again after recently opening two data centers

IMAGING AND PRINTING

HP survey finds up to a quarter of male office workers in Australia scream abuse at printers

Similar proportion of females more likely to give a printer words of encouragement.

INDUSTRIES

Buying Google Glass today? 7 things you should know

Not one of the approximately 8,000 Google Glass Explorers but wish you were? If so, today is the day pick up a pair, but there are a few things you should know.

INTERNET

Bringing Malaysia's most innovative netizens into the limelight: DiGi

The fourth iteration of its annual WWWOW Internet For All awards includes new categories and prizes in a bid to recognise the most inspiring Malaysian netizens, says DiGi's Chan May Ling.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

'We are building a bigger digital capability': Tower CEO David Hancock

Launch of SmartDriver app is first in a series of technology innovations from the insurance company.

NETWORKING

Latest gadgets ease the cruelty of travel

Luckily, gadget-makers understand the cruelty of travel, and are always creating new devices that help the mobile worker/road warrior ease the pain of a hotel room with few outlets, or expensive in-room Wi-Fi. Here are three gadgets I've recently tested that can help you on your next trip:

OPERATING SYSTEMS

MDeC Nokia partnership sees 138 Windows Phone developers graduate in Malaysia

The first MSC Malaysia ICON-Nokia Windows Phone 8 partnership notes 132 world class apps from 138 ICON developers, said MDeC, Nokia.

SECURITY

VMware promises Heartbleed patches for affected products by the weekend

VMware started patching its products against the critical Heartbleed flaw that puts encrypted communications at risk, and plans to have updates ready for all affected products by Saturday.

STORAGE

WD introduces Thunderbolt-powered storage for Malaysian mobile professionals

Western Digital has launched in Malaysia its first portable Thunderbolt-powered dual-drive solution – My Passport Pro - for creatives and mobile professionals.

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BLOGS

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

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

Balancing IT efficiency and effectiveness maximise customer satisfaction, minimise costs

Asian CIOs understand that successful business transformation demands an effective IT department that operates within a framework of processes, by a group of people that can deliver business-directed technology solutions.

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