Samsung Galaxy Tab S range: First Impressions

If you thought that tablets are stagnating and that innovation is missing, Samsung’s newest efforts might prove you wrong. We have just got our hands on some of the latest tablets from Samsung, due to launch in India within the next couple of months.  These new tablets combine great hardware, the latest software and several new and useful features. All this in a unibody device that is just 6.6mm thick, lightweight and easy-to-carry. Plus, you can get it in 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch sizes.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/samsung-galaxy-tab-s-range-first-impressions/articleshow/36477037.cms

Alibaba teams up with China Post to make nationwide 24-hour delivery a reality

Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma continued his company’s pre-IPO bachelor party today by signing a deal with China Post to deliver online purchases to anywhere in China within 24 hours, according to ShanghaiDaily. China Post is the country’s biggest postal service, and has offices pretty much everywhere, including rural areas. The two companies are also looking into making international deliveries via China Post’s global network.

http://www.techinasia.com/alibaba-teams-china-post-nationwide-24hour-delivery-reality/

Jack Ma talked him into it: all the dirt on Alibaba’s acquisition of UCWeb

Yesterday, Alibaba and UCWeb jointly announced the former’s full acquisition of the latter, publicly calling it the biggest merger in the history of Chinese internet companies. Today, UCWeb founder and CEO Yu Yongfu gave an interview to foreign media to discuss his company’s role within Alibaba moving forward. While he remained vague about some of the details, here’s everything we’ve learned so far:

http://www.techinasia.com/jack-ma-talked-dirt-alibabas-acquisition-ucweb/

Weibo CEO: 70 percent of daily active users are on mobile

Yesterday at the Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai, Weibo CEO Wang Gaofei revealed that 70 percent of the company’s daily active users access its service on a mobile device, reports Mobile World Live. That statistic ought to not come as a shocker when one considers that mobile devices tend to get more attention from their owners than PCs these days. But it’s one worth making mental note of as the company continues to evolve beyond from its legacy as a desktop-first social network.

http://www.techinasia.com/weibo-ceo-70-percent-daily-active-users-mobile/

NTT Communications to Extend Asia Submarine-cable Express to Cambodia

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT (NYSE:NTT) Group, announced today that the Asia Submarine-cable Express (ASE) will be extended to Cambodia to provide reliable, high-capacity communication infrastructure for the increasing number of multinational companies operating in the Mekong region.

http://www.sys-con.com/node/3104396

NEW ZEALAND ‘SHOULD TAKE MORE RISKS ON CLOUD’

New Zealand government’s approach to cloud computing is too risk averse, a review of the public sector’s use of cloud computing has shown. “Government advice to its agencies on cloud computing is unduly risk-focused”, the New Zealand Productivity Commission’s recent report said. Agencies’ adoption of cloud needs to be approved by the Department of Internal Affairs on a case-by-case basis and complete a risk-assessment proces, leading to high barriers against procuring innovative new projects.

http://www.futuregov.asia/articles/2014/jun/12/new-zealand-should-take-more-risks-cloud/

CITIC Telecom CPC’s Subsidiary Secures IDCICP Cross-Regional Operating License in China

Hong Kong, June 12, 2014 – ( ACN Newswire ) – CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited (“CITIC Telecom CPC”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited (SEHK: 1883), announced that its subsidiary, China Enterprise ICT Solutions Limited (“China Entercom”), has secured the cross-regional value-added telecom service Internet Data Center / Internet Content Provider (IDC/ICP) operating license (license number: B1.B2-20120003) from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on March 27, 2014.

http://www.itnewsonline.com/news/CITIC-Telecom-CPCs-Subsidiary-Secures-IDC/ICP-Cross-Regional-Operating-License-in-China/33771/7/2