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China's online population reaches 731 million Monday, January 23, 2017 7:19 pm | Agence France-Presse

The number of internet users in China — already the world’s highest — reached 731 million in December, authorities said, as e-commerce drives consumer demand across the Asian giant.

After Note 7 report, Samsung may delay launch of new Galaxy S8 Monday, January 23, 2017 5:39 pm | Hyunjoo Jin, Se Young Lee, Reuters

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd indicated on Monday that its latest flagship Galaxy S smartphone could be delayed as it pledged to enhance product safety.

Xiaomi exec Barra, who drove smartphone maker's global push, steps down Monday, January 23, 2017 5:15 pm | Cate Cadell, Vishal Sridhar, Reuters

Hugo Barra, the most prominent global executive at China’s Xiaomi Inc and the face of the smartphone maker’s global expansion, has left the company citing health concerns and a new role.

Singapore 2G switchoff highlights digital divide Monday, January 23, 2017 5:06 pm | Toh Ting Wei, Agence France-Presse

When Singapore pulls the plug on its 2G mobile phone network this year, thousands of people could be stuck without a signal.

Samsung blames Galaxy Note 7 fires on faulty batteries Monday, January 23, 2017 11:22 am | Agence France-Presse

The world’s biggest smartphone maker Samsung blamed faulty batteries on Monday for the fires that led to last year’s humiliating recall of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 device.

India turns to AI as cyber warfare threats grow Sunday, January 22, 2017 10:58 pm | Agence France-Presse

In the darkened offices of a tech start-up, a handful of computer engineers sifts through a mountain of intelligence data that would normally be the work of a small army of Indian security agents.

Autodesk forecasts emerging high tech jobs in 2017 and beyond

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 7:37 am | Tony Maghirang,

Autodesk aims to focus on connecting teams and data seamlessly to put projects in the center and let designers move seamlessly from one context to another

HP Enterprise buys US software startup for $650 mn

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 12:05 pm | Agence France-Presse

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced a deal to buy business data management firm SimpliVity for $650 million in cash.

Oracle opens start-up accelerator in Israel for cloud innovation

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 3:02 pm | Tova Cohen, Reuters

U.S. software provider Oracle Corp said it was opening an accelerator program in Israel for startups developing cloud technologies or whose technologies are based in the cloud.

Cyber security trends for 2017

Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 7:07 pm |

Cyber security provider Sophos looks into his crystal ball to predict the top cyber security trends for 2017.

Organizations commit to support further cancer research

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 9:51 am |

The several foundations announces multi-million dollar challenge to further the study of BRCA mutation research.

Asia-Pacific businesses focused on achieving digital maturity in 2017 -- HDS

Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 2:31 pm |

All areas of the enterprise expected to feel the benefit as region takes the lead on digital transformation.

Hybrid Cloud now a priority among PH businesses -- survey

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 3:57 pm |

New Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 accelerates Transition to a Digital Business

Hitachi Data Systems delivers new storage portfolio

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 8:24 am |

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) recently announced Hitachi Content Intelligence, an addition to its Hitachi Content Portfolio (HCP), making it the industry’s only object storage portfolio with search and analytics capabilities.

To accelerate move of enterprise IT to the cloud, Oracle unveils latest cloud platform

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 8:05 am |

New Database-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service offerings make it easier to move, secure and optimize workloads, development and data in the cloud

Smart backs DevCon Summit 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 4:29 am |

Smart Communications supported the recent Developer Connect Philippines Summit 2016 at the SMX Convention Center, to help provide relevant information and resources to the growing developer community in the Philippines.

AWS is 20 years behind Oracle's latest cloud offering -- Ellison

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 5:31 pm |

Oracle said it has beaten Amazon Web Services in head-to-head cloud database comparison giving Oracle’s Database-as-a-Service years ahead of AWS.

NetSuite shares on roller coaster ahead of $9.3 billion Oracle deal deadline

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 4:16 pm | Michael Flaherty, Reuters

Shares of cloud storage company NetSuite Inc dipped 1 percent to $92.80 on Friday, after surging the day before, maintaining a wide discount from Oracle Inc’s takeover offer price that expires on Friday.

Sophos bundles cybersecurity technology under one solution

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 3:32 pm | Tony Maghirang,

New generation cyber threats demand next gen security solutions.

Ericsson to cut up to 4,000 jobs in Sweden: report

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 9:30 am | Agence France-Presse

Telecoms equipment maker Ericsson has notified Sweden’s government that it will announce the cutting of 3,000 to 4,000 jobs.

Hitachi targets $6 billion video security and monitoring market

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 3:24 pm |

The new video Hitachi security and monitoring models are optimized for enterprise video security and monitoring environments and support video analytics.

Microsoft PH, Asian Development Bank hold DigiGirlz Philippines

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 10:12 am |

MANILA — Microsoft Philippines has partnered with Asian Development Bank (ADB) to launch DigiGirlz 2016 Philippines, one of Microsoft’s flagship programs that encourages the young women to take up STEM-related courses (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). The initiative aims to …