Internet Explorer (IE), Firefox and Google Chrome were once the “three big lords” to most Vietnamese. However, IE has not been used by Vietnamese for the last two years. Firefox has also passed into oblivion. Meanwhile, computer users have repeatedly complained that Chrome “eats up” too much of their computers’ CPU. Coc Coc has emerged as a strong rival to Chrome the giant. Coc Coc is a “rookie” compared with Chrome and other browsers. Iit is just two years old. However, analysts said this is a great advantage of Coc Coc, because its developers can learn from the experience of “veterans” and avoid mistakes the veterans had made.
NEW YORK: Hewlett-Packard (HP) has announced that it is selling a 51% stake in its China-based server business, creating a joint venture with Tsinghua Holdings that will be a sector leader in China. The US tech giant said it would sell the stake for $2.3 billion, creating a new business called H3C worth $4.5 billion that would be the leader in China in computer servers, storage and technology services. The deal brings together HP with the investment arm of China’s Tsinghua University in a company with some 8,000 employees and $3.1 billion in annual revenue.
PANAJI: Technology giant IBM is planning to set up its second data centre in India to cater to the demand from various sectors including financial services and government. The US-based firm already has a data centre in Mumbai. “We are looking at setting up another public cloud data centre. As you know, sectors like government and financial services prefer their data residing within the country,” IBM India managing director Vanitha Narayanan told PTI.
Online content recommendation company Taboola has gained a strategic investment infusion from Chinese search engine company Baidu.com. The two parties plan to introduce Taboola’s content recommendation services into the Chinese market. Taboola just completed its series E financing of USD117 million in February 2015. The new investment from Baidu further proves the industry’s confidence in Taboola and the content discovery market. The exact amount of Baidu’s commitment was not readily available, but media are reporting it as a “multimillion dollar deal”.
Australia has been spared the worst of a significant increase in attacks on internet-connected systems highlighted in content delivery giant Akamai’s latest state of the internet security report. The country is the second most common destination in the world for web application attacks, Akamai’s figures show. However, the overall threat against Australian sites is very small at 2.27 percent of all attack traffic. United States-based websites are overwhelmingly the most attacked at 81.6 percent of attack traffic, Akamai noted.
The APAC cloud analytics market report defines and segments the market with analysis and forecast of revenue. This market is estimated to grow from $1,191.4 million in 2014 to $4,473.9 million in 2019, at a CAGR of 30.3% from 2014 to 2019. Key players in the Asia Pacific Cloud Analytics Market includeSAS Inc., SAP Software, and Oracle Services. Browse through the TOC of the APAC cloud analytics market report to get an idea of the in-depth analysis provided. It also provides a glimpse of the segmentations in the market, and is supported by various tables and figures.
“Independent Singapore has always had to think in strategic terms, because we were always facing existential challenges,” says Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Singapore’s Smart Nation Minister. A small city state surrounded by vast – and once hostile – neighbours, Singapore always had to strive to survive. It has done so by riding a wave of globalisation; constantly seeking out new opportunities to differentiate itself.
Google’s Chromebook team has come to Taiwan to talk with Acer and Asustek Computer as well as Quanta Computer in a bid to seek cooperation to extend marketing of Chromebooks from the education segment in North America to emerging markets, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers. The team is also negotiating plans to ship Chromebooks in the second half of 2015 and 2016, the sources said.
In Indonesia, the lab held workshops with the Banda Aceh city government and civil society groups to release and use data on education. The labs team first consulted civil society organisations on the kind of data they need. They were then joined by journalists in another session to learn where and how to get open data, and how to translate the data into useful information for citizens.
Acer has obtained approval from Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs to invest US$5 million to set up a subsidiary specifically for promoting its Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) business in the China market, according to the company. The subsidiary will invest US$4 million to establish a BYOC experiencing center in Chongqing, China. The facility will be the company’s third BYOC center worldwide following ones in Taiwan and the US.
NEW DELHI: Only one-third of the total Indian population with access to the internet are women, says a survey conducted by Google. The survey revealed that 49% of women do not see any reason to access the internet. “While there is low awareness about the benefits of internet amongst women in India, there are many who want to get online to succeed in life,” said Sandeep Menon, country head marketing for Google India.
Google will continue to roll out its next-generation Nexus smartphones, and a number of handset vendors including Lenovo, Xiaomi Technology, Huawei and LG Electronics are likely to gear up efforts for winning the cooperation project, according to sources at Taiwan’s supply chain. But since LG has produced the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5, Google is more likely to choose China-based handset makers as new partners, either for strengthening its presence in China or supporting the development of new production partners, said the sources.
MUMBAI: Indian e-commerce firms are offering funding help and tech support to woo small retailers, emulating a strategy used by Chinese online retail giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd to expand into the towns and villages home to the majority of consumers. India’s biggest e-tailers such as Flipkart, Snapdeal and the local arm of Amazon.com Inc are online marketplaces, with commission from sellers accounting for the bulk of their revenue.
Qualcomm may not serve as one of the top-five clients for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) in the second half of 2015 as the US-based chipmaker has placed more 14nm orders with Samsung Electronics, while giving more 28nm orders to United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), according to industry sources. Qualcomm’s decision may aim to reduce its reliance on TSMC and to avoid its previous experience of not being able to gain enough 28nm foundry capacity from TSMC, the sources noted.
TSMC will reportedly manufacture fingerprint sensors for use in the next-generation iPhone series at its 12-inch wafer fabs using 65nm process technology, according to industry sources. In response, TSMC said the company does not talk about any customer engagements. For existing iPhone models, fingerprint sensors are being built using TSMC’s 0.18-micron process at the foundry’s 8-inch facilities, the sources noted.
Quanta Computer has become VCE’s exclusive supplier of servers used in its VxRack System, a hyper-converged rack-scale system for private cloud applications unveiled by VCE in early May, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers. However, Quanta declined to comment on the report. VCE is a joint venture set up by EMC and Cisco Systems mainly for integrating EMC-developed storage equipment, Cisco-developed servers and VMware-developed virtualization software to provide private cloud computing solutions for enterprise users.
China-based telecom equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has announced the completion of LTE CAT (category) 11 terminal testing through cooperation with Qualcomm, with a maximum download speed of 600Mbps using 3CC (3-carrier) CA (carrier aggregation) and 256QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation) technologies. Many LTE operators around the world have begun to upgrade technology from CAT 4 version to CAT 6 or CAT 9 based on CA technology. In the China LTE market, China Mobile is upgrading 4G networks from CAT 4 to CAT 6 using CA technology and testing CAT 9.
The owners of the film Dallas Buyers Club plan to go after customers of more internet service providers for alleged copyright infringement following their court battle with iiNet. Counsel for Dallas Buyers Club LLC and a number of ISPs including iiNet and Dodo today fronted court in the latest instalment of the case over alleged copyright infringement. Last month Justice Nye Perram ordered the ISPs to hand over the customer details associated with 4726 IP addresses that were alleged to have engaged in copyright infringement.
After less-than-stellar market growth in 2013, the market for power management semiconductors surged in 2014. Even after a seasonal revenue decline of roughly 5% in the fourth quarter of 2014, global power semiconductor market revenues grew nearly 7%, according to IHS. Demand was particularly strong for power semiconductors in the automotive and industrial end markets, said IHS. Increased demand was led by an increase in power semiconductors used in powertrain, infotainment and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) applications in automotive applications.
The Department of Communications has awarded a five-year contract with ASG worth $18 million to migrate the agency’s services out of its existing on-site data centre. The deal includes the intial migration of the department’s hosted environment, and infrastructure-as-a-service functions. Communications previously owned its on-premise infrastructure assets, according to a statement, with some functions such as disaster recovery hosted offsite.