No More MSN Messenger after October
Aug30

No More MSN Messenger after October

August 30, 2014 (Sat): Microsoft had turned off its Windows Live Messenger for most users last year after its acquisition of Skype but the said service still being offered to users in China. According to a report by BBC, a number of Chinese Windows Live users received emails from Microsoft on Thursday, informing them of the planned closure by 31 October 2014. This is marking Windows Live Messenger will end its 15-year-old service...

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Square Release Latest Version of Square Cash for Easy Money Transfer
Aug27

Square Release Latest Version of Square Cash for Easy Money Transfer

August 27, 2014 (Wed): Square yesterday released an updated version of Square Cash, which is added the ability to simply send or request money from everyone in users’ address book using just their phone number (or e-mail address), even if the recipient doesn’t have the app. According to Square, the free Cash app has been used to send and receive hundreds of millions of dollar within a year after the launch. The majority of people...

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Shopify: Mobile Commerce, the Default Way that People Shop Online
Aug27

Shopify: Mobile Commerce, the Default Way that People Shop Online

August 27, 2014 (Wed): Tobi Lütke, Founder and CEO of Shopify via a blog post revealed that 40.3 percent of traffic to the Shopify platform coming from mobile phones, 10 percent from tablets and just 49.7 percent from computers. The data shows mobile commerce has become the default way that people shop online nowadays. Shopify is an e-commerce platform hosts more than 100,000 e-commerce stores...

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National Instruments Deployed Oracle HCM Cloud for HR Transformation
Aug27

National Instruments Deployed Oracle HCM Cloud for HR Transformation

August 27, 2014 (Wed): National Instruments (NI), the provider of test and measurement hardware and software and embedded systems for engineer and scientist, has recently implemented Oracle Global Human Resources (HR) Cloud, a component of Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud to better identify and leverage top talents from across its global organization. With 7,100 employees in 50 countries worldwide, NI needed to replace...

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Seagate Ships World’s First 8TB Hard Drives
Aug27

Seagate Ships World’s First 8TB Hard Drives

August 27, 2014 (Wed): Seagate Technology plc, a world leader in storage solutions, has announced it is shipping the world’s first 8TB hard disk drive. An important step forward in storage, the 8TB hard disk drive provides scale-out data infrastructures with supersized-capacity, energy-efficiency and the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) in the industry for cloud content, object storage and back-up disaster recovery storage. “As...

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Dragonpay to Enable Zalora Philippines Accepting More Payment Channels
Aug26

Dragonpay to Enable Zalora Philippines Accepting More Payment Channels

August 26, 2014 (Tue): The online fashion store Zalore.com.ph has formed a partnership with a local payment provider Dragonpay, which allows its customers to pay for online purchases using online banking, ATM and over-the-counter cash deposit at more than 10,000 physical channels in near future. To celebrate the partnership, Zalora Philippines is offering a Php 300 e-gift voucher to Dragonpay users which can be redeemed between 20 and...

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ClickBus.com Receives New Funding for Further Expansion
Aug26

ClickBus.com Receives New Funding for Further Expansion

August 26, 2014 (Tue): ClickBus.com, an online bus ticket platform launched in August 2013 with present in Brazil, Mexico, Thailand, Germany, Poland, Turkey and Pakistan, has received an additional US$10 million funding from Latin America Internet Group, Tengelmann Ventures, Holtzbrinck Ventures and Rocket Internet. Fernando Prado, Global co-CEO and co-founder of ClickBus: “The company’s objective is to empower the bus travelling...

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Alibaba to Build Online Trading Platform for Second Hand Cars
Aug26

Alibaba to Build Online Trading Platform for Second Hand Cars

August 26, 2014 (Tue): Alibaba Group last week entered an agreement with China Grand Auto Services Co Ltd to setup an online trading platform for second hand cars in the country, China Daily reported. The report said the platform will provide online consultancy, arrange customers to see the cars and after sales services by the largest passenger vehicle dealer while the consumption data will be analysed by Chinese’s e-commerce giant...

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Amazon Acquires a Live Video Platform
Aug26

Amazon Acquires a Live Video Platform

August 26, 2014 (Tue): Amazon.com, Inc. has announced the company will acquire Twicth Interactive, Inc., a live video platform for gamers which has more than 55 million unique visitors. The founder and CEO of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos said “Broadcasting and watching gameplay is a global phenomenon and Twitch has built a platform that brings together tens of millions of people who watch billions of minutes of games each month – from The...

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Gartner: Worldwide Information Security Spending Will Grow 8% in 2014
Aug25

Gartner: Worldwide Information Security Spending Will Grow 8% in 2014

August 25, 2014 (Mon): According to the latest forecast from Gartner, Inc., worldwide spending on information security will reach US$71.1 billion this year, an increase of 7.9 percent if compared with 2013 and will grow a further 8.2 percent in 2015 to reach US$76.9 billion. “The bigger trend that emerged in 2013 was the democratization of security threats, driven by the easy availability of malicious software (malware) and...

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