Google launches group-sharing app Spaces on iOS, Android #cloud #asia #google

APACTimes of India — SAN FRANCISCO: Google has rolled out a Spaces application tailored to let users easily share content and commentary, group-messaging style, on any topics they wish. “With Spaces, it’s simple to find and share articles, videos and images without leaving the app, since Google Search , YouTube , and Chrome come built in,” product director Luke Wroblewski said in a blog post.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/apps/Google-launches-group-sharing-app-Spaces-on-iOS-Android/articleshow/52304217.cms

Colt expands Asia coverage with more data feeds #clodu #asia #colt

JapanEnterprise Innovation — Colt has expanded its Asia coverage by adding three new data feeds to its low-latency MarketPrizm Market Data service. The three feeds are: Osaka Exchange Inc.’s (OSE) newest derivatives feed for the new J-GATE matching engine; additional content for the Nagoya Stock Exchange (NSE) and HKEx’s latest premium feeds, namely Securities Premium (‘SP’) and Derivatives Premium (‘DP’).

Salesforce brings the power of Lightning to digital marketers #cloud #asia #salesforce

APACNetworks Asia — Salesforce has announced Marketing Cloud Lightning—a new user experience, platform and ecosystem that the company says will give marketers the ability to create 1-to-1 customer journeys that span sales, service, marketing and more. Salesforce Lightning propelled Sales Cloud and Service Cloud to the next level, and by extending it to Marketing Cloud, companies will be able to deliver smarter journeys across the entire Customer Success Platform, culminating in unmatched customer experiences.

http://www.networksasia.net/article/salesforce-brings-power-lightning-digital-marketers.1463352634

Arctic Fibre says takeover by Alaskan company won’t affect plans for Nunavut broadband e

APACCBC — The project to bring high-speed internet to Nunavut via a cable running along the Northwest Passage will go ahead as planned despite a recent takeover by an American company, says Michael Cunningham, CEO of Arctic Fibre. The Toronto-based company planned to build a nearly 16,000 kilometre submarine fibre optic cable connecting Asia to Europe.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/arctic-fibre-optic-internet-sale-quintillion-1.3591825

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design industry output value to increase 6.7% in 2Q16

TaiwanDigi Times — The production value of Taiwan’s IC design industry is expected to increase 6.7% sequentially in the second quarter of 2016, thanks to a pick-up in handset demand, according to Digitimes Research. Demand in China’s smartphone market is picking up, and device vendors have started to replenish inventory since March, Digitimes Research indicated.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20160519PD200.html

Shipments of Chromebooks integrated with Google Play set to increase

APACDigi Times — Google has announced that new Chromebooks rolled out by its notebook partners will start supporting Google Play, a move which is likely to substantially ramp up shipments of Chromebooks. Taiwan-based notebook vendor Acer and Asustek Computer are expected to release soon new Chromebooks with an integrated platform combining Chrome OS and Google Play.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20160520PD204.html

Telstra expands network in Asia

AustraliaDatacenter Dynamics — Australian telco Telstra has announced several initiatives that it says will extends its network services in Asia and offer more choice for customers. The new Bay of Bengal Gateway (BBG) cable system will interconnect Telstra’s networks in Southeast Asia and North Asia through to India and the Middle East. An additional route between Asia and the Americas with the FASTER cable system  should also be opened this summer.

http://www.datacenterdynamics.com/core-edge/telstra-expands-network-in-asia/96218.article

Quintillion Networks Acquires Arctic Fibre to Build Submarine Cable from Asia to Europe

APACTech Vibes — Quintillion Subsea Holdings has acquired the assets of Toronto’s Arctic Fibre, a fibre optic telecommunications company. The acquisition is part of a plan to build a submarine fibre optic cable from Asia to Europe with the first phase in Alaska. Quintillion will build, own and operate the network.

http://www.techvibes.com/blog/arctic-fibre-2016-05-19

Cloud technology for public sector innovation, said AWS

APACEnterprise Innovation — Many governments are in the process of implementing new digital technologies, from big data analytics to new citizen-centric services. Cloud technology has given government agencies the agility to deploy new resources quickly, experiment and innovate, deliver new solutions and lower operating costs.

http://www.enterpriseinnovation.net/article/cloud-technology-public-sector-innovation-2130602017

Twenty Asia-Pacific Companies Looking to Improve Datacenter Performance Adopt Violin Memory’s Flash Storage Platform

APACMarketwired — SANTA CLARA: Violin Memory®, Inc., (NYSE: VMEM) a global pioneer of award-winning all-flash storage platform solutions for primary storage and active workloads, announced that its All Flash Arrays (AFAs) have gained widespread adoption in the Asia-Pacific region from February 2015 through April 2016.

http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/twenty-asia-pacific-companies-looking-improve-datacenter-performance-adopt-violin-memorys-nyse-vmem-2126585.htm

Netflix launches Fast.com to test internet speed

APACTimes of India — Netflix has launched a website to check the speed of a mobile or broadband internet connection. The service, called fast.com, works like other internet connection measurement tools such as speedtest.net, Netflix said in a blog post. “We all want a faster, better internet, yet internet speeds vary greatly and can be affected by other users on your network or congestion with your internet service provider,” David Fullagar, vice president of content delivery architecture, said in the post.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Netflix-launches-Fast-com-to-test-internet-speed/articleshow/52343698.cms

Cloud is a paradigm, not a place, said Microsoft

APACMIS Asia — Today’s cloud computing pace is moving at an accelerated rate – we see a shift in traditional computing that gives businesses on-demand access to a variety of software and services while giving IT a shared pool of configurable computing resources at the platform, infrastructure and application layers.

http://www.mis-asia.com/blogs/blogs/cloud-is-a-paradigm-not-a-place/

Deloitte, IBM mitigate financial crime in Asia

APACMIS Asia — IBM and Deloitte Financial Crime Strategy and Response Network have teamed on mitigating financial crime in Asia. Deloitte will use the IBM Counter Fraud Management (CFM) platform to deliver advanced financial crime data analytics services across the region. IBM CFM is an integrated set of solutions that are designed to address all phases of enterprise financial crime measures.

http://www.mis-asia.com/resource/industries/deloitte-ibm-mitigate-financial-crime-in-asia/

IBM Watson partners with 8 universities to tackle cybercrime

APACEnterprise Innovation — IBM said it plans to collaborate with eight universities to expand the collection of security data for IBM Watson. The company unveiled on Tuesday Watson for Cyber Security, a new cloud-based version of its cognitive technology trained on the language of security as part of a year-long research project.

http://www.enterpriseinnovation.net/article/ibm-watson-partners-8-universities-tackle-cybercrime-1486581380

Facebook reports more government requests for user data

APACEnterprise Innovation — Facebook reported more government requests for user data and content restrictions pursuant to local law in the second half of 2015. The report posted in the Facebook newsroom by Chris Sonderby, Deputy General Counsel, stated that government requests for account data increased by 13 percent, from 41,214 requests to 46,763.

http://www.enterpriseinnovation.net/article/facebook-reports-more-government-requests-user-data-1082203005

Asia Mobile Operators and MVNOs

APACPRNewswire — NEW YORK: Across Asia a total of around 3.8 billion mobile subscribers were being served by a large number of mobile operators heading into 2016. The operators are continuing to drive the market, expanding it by between 5% and 10% annually at the moment. Whilst the overall growth rate in the region has moderated the sheer numbers are impressive. This market report presents a wide-ranging review, providing details on around almost 200 of the mobile operators to be found in Asia in 2015.

http://news.sys-con.com/node/3820648

IBM’s Watson is going to cybersecurity school

APACMIS Asia — It’s no secret that much of the wisdom of the world lies in unstructured data, or the kind that’s not necessarily quantifiable and tidy. So it is in cybersecurity, and now IBM is putting Watson to work to make that knowledge more accessible. Towards that end, IBM Security on Tuesday announced a new year-long research project through which it will collaborate with eight universities to help train its Watson artificial-intelligence system to tackle cybercrime.

http://www.mis-asia.com/tech/applications/ibms-watson-is-going-to-cybersecurity-school/

Where does IBM fit in the cloud market? #cloud #asia #ibm #market #aws

APACNetworks Asia — Recently released reports from two investment research firms call into question just exactly where IBM fits in the cloud computing market. Deutsche Bank’s Markets Research team issued a note titled “Why IBM Won’t Catch AWS,” which argues that IBM’s focus on hybrid cloud computing puts the company in a different, and smaller, market than Amazon Web Services.

http://www.networksasia.net/article/where-does-ibm-fit-cloud-market.1463464874

Germany says Russia probably behind cyber attack on Bundestag

APACChannel Newsasia — BERLIN: Russian intelligence agencies were probably responsible for a massive cyber attack on Germany’s lower house of parliament last year which forced its computer systems to be shut down for days, Germany’s domestic intelligence agency said on Friday. The agency, known as the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), said a hacker group known as “Sofacy” was behind the attack.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/germany-says-russia-proba/2783142.html

Equinix’s Channel Partner Program extends to Russia

APACDatacenter Dynamics — Equinix, one of the world’s largest operators of carrier-neutral data centers, is bringing its services to customers in Russia for the very first time. The company has agreed a reseller deal with the local cloud and colocation provider Stack Group, which will offer access to IT infrastructure hosted in 145 data centers owned by Equinix and located in 20 countries around the world.

http://www.datacenterdynamics.com/colo-cloud-/equinixs-channel-partner-programme-extends-to-russia-through-a-reseller-deal/96169.fullarticle

Cloud Computing Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast by 2023

APACDigital Journal — Cloud Computing Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Development, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2016 – 2023. This press release was orginally distributed by SBWire.  Cloud computing market size is likely to witness significant gains from 2016 to 2023. Greater scalability coupled with faster access to infrastructure are anticipated to surge the demand growth.

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2940672

G-Cloud enable intelligent government

APACTelecom Asia — The advancement of InfoCommunication and Media Technologies today has brought people closer. Cloud computing, smart phone, social media network and IoT have re-shaped the consumer landscape and lifestyle. This digital society transformation trend has created both opportunities and challenges for the Government.

http://www.telecomasia.net/content/g-cloud-enable-intelligent-government

TalkTalk says back on track after cyber attack

APACChannel News Asia — LONDON: British broadband operator TalkTalk said it had bounced back from a customer data theft in October, stabilising its customer base in the final quarter after 95,000 subscribers left following the breach. The company, which positions itself as a low-cost option against BT, Sky and Virgin Media, said its customer base remained flat in the three months to the end of March.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/technology/talktalk-says-back-on-tra/2779774.html

ECB to set up cyber attack warning system for banks

BangladeshChannel News Asia — FRANKFURT: The European Central Bank will set up a database to register incidents of cyber crime at commercial banks, aiming to create an early warning and analysis system for big lenders, it told a German newspaper on Thursday. Attackers earlier this year stole US$81 million from a Bangladesh central bank account at the New York Fed in one of the biggest-ever cyber heists, heightening global concerns over cyber security.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/technology/ecb-to-set-up-cyber-attac/2780766.html

Huawei presents ‘the scary index’: how smartphones may lead to life after death

ChinaDigital Trends — Digital Trends — The future is closer than we think, said Kevin Ho — and it’s not going to be terrifying at all, he claims. We’ll see. Life today would be unimaginable for people from a few decades or a few centuries ago, explained Ho, President of Huawei’s handset line, speaking Wednesday morning at the CES Asia 2016 event in Shanghai, China.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/huawei-scary-index-immortality/

Microsoft Corporation To Expand Cloud Coverage In South Korea

KoreaStocks Daily — Microsoft Corporation will soon offer cloud coverage in South Korea. The announcement was made through a blog post by Takeshi Numoto, CVP of Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise. According to Numoto, Microsoft has invested $15 billion in improving their cloud infrastructure and services. As such, one of the developments from this investment is the establishment of a new datacenter region in Seoul.

http://www.stocksdaily.net/microsoft-corporation-nasdaqmsft-to-expand-cloud-coverage-in-south-korea/93863/

Omantel becomes the first GCC telecommunication provider to lay submarine cable system in Europe

APACAdding more diversity and capacity to the communication traffic on the route between Asia and Europe, Omantel successfully laid the Asia Africa Europe-1 (AAE-1) submarine cable system in Marseille, France.

http://gulfnewsjournal.com/stories/510723941-omantel-becomes-the-first-gcc-telecommunication-provider-to-lay-submarine-cable-system-in-europe

The approximately $16 billion transaction sees SanDisk become a product line within Western Digital. #cloud #asia #sandisk #westerndigital

APACZDNet — The acquisition of SanDisk by Western Digital closed on Thursday, US time, with the combined company set to have around 74,000 employees, and the “integration process” to begin immediately and happen in phases over the next two years.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/western-digital-completes-sandisk-purchase/