APAC

Singapore and Madrid named biggest movers in latest data centre rankings
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data centres

Singapore and Madrid named biggest movers in latest data centre rankings

However Singapore remains one of the most expensive places to buy data centre land in the world
20 Jan 2022
UK and Australia partner on cyber security investment
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Policy & legislation

UK and Australia partner on cyber security investment

The countries are set to invest in infrastructure for Indo-Pacific states as well, in the areas of energy, investment, and technology
20 Jan 2022
Rackspace fortifies APAC footprint with new acquisition
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cloud computing

Rackspace fortifies APAC footprint with new acquisition

The company has acquired Just Analytics, a cloud-based data, analytics and AI firm
19 Jan 2022
IOC defends China Olympics app after 'devastating flaw' revealed
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Security

IOC defends China Olympics app after 'devastating flaw' revealed

The app may even be breaking Google and Apple’s app store policies when it comes to privacy, according to Citizen Lab
19 Jan 2022
NSW ditches e-voting system after glitch left citizens unable to vote
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digital transformation

NSW ditches e-voting system after glitch left citizens unable to vote

The electoral commissioner is also seeking the validity of the results in three councillor elections
18 Jan 2022
Tonga communications could be down for "weeks" following volcanic eruption
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Network & Internet

Tonga communications could be down for "weeks" following volcanic eruption

Tsunami-hit Tonga remains largely uncontactable after internet links were severed by the undersea eruption
17 Jan 2022
Singapore discourages cryptocurrency trading with new regulations
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cryptocurrencies

Singapore discourages cryptocurrency trading with new regulations

It has warned that trading is highly risky due to the fact that prices are subject to sharp speculative swings
17 Jan 2022
Yahoo Japan will pay for staff flights to the office under new remote working policy
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flexible working

Yahoo Japan will pay for staff flights to the office under new remote working policy

Yahoo's 8,000 employees are allowed to work remotely from anywhere in a bid to improve well-being across the company
14 Jan 2022
Singapore to resume construction on new data centres following energy efficiency review
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data centres

Singapore to resume construction on new data centres following energy efficiency review

New data centres will need to be more resource efficient and existing ones may need to be retrofitted
14 Jan 2022
China to accelerate construction of national integrated big data centre system
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Policy & legislation

China to accelerate construction of national integrated big data centre system

This comes as part of its next five-year plan which underlines the importance of developing the digital economy
12 Jan 2022
IBM ramps up sustainability efforts with Envizi acquisition
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Business strategy

IBM ramps up sustainability efforts with Envizi acquisition

The company is aiming to help customers better measure their environmental impact
12 Jan 2022
Chinese laboratory hails 6G breakthrough with record speed test
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Network & Internet

Chinese laboratory hails 6G breakthrough with record speed test

Lab claims results could be used to make existing 5G transfers up to 20 times faster
7 Jan 2022
China to introduce cyber security reviews for companies listing overseas
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Security

China to introduce cyber security reviews for companies listing overseas

The country continues to gain oversight of its tech sector as it begins to implement laws proposed last year
4 Jan 2022
China Mobile aims to raise up to £6.6 billion in Shanghai listing
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Network & Internet

China Mobile aims to raise up to £6.6 billion in Shanghai listing

The moves comes after it was removed from the New York Stock Exchange amid escalating US-China tensions
21 Dec 2021
Australia doubles down on digital economy with $252.5 million investment
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Policy & legislation

Australia doubles down on digital economy with $252.5 million investment

The government is spending more money to transform the country into a modern and leading digital economy by 2030
20 Dec 2021
US pushes for Google and Meta to operate US-APAC undersea cable
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Network & Internet

US pushes for Google and Meta to operate US-APAC undersea cable

The government cited concerns around the Chinese government’s efforts to acquire US citizen personal data when making the recommendation
20 Dec 2021
AWS launches new region in Jakarta
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Amazon Web Services (AWS)

AWS launches new region in Jakarta

There are now ten active AWS regions in the Asia Pacific
14 Dec 2021
Six nations partner to build undersea cable in Pacific
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Network & Internet

Six nations partner to build undersea cable in Pacific

This comes after the US warned the island nations about a bid from a Chinese company last year to build an undersea cable
13 Dec 2021
HCL Technologies accused of underpaying H-1B workers by $95 million per year
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Careers & training

HCL Technologies accused of underpaying H-1B workers by $95 million per year

Report claims the Indian IT outsourcing firm has committed wage theft and called on the federal government to curb abuses of the visa programme
13 Dec 2021
South Australia government data breached in ransomware attack
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ransomware

South Australia government data breached in ransomware attack

Between 38,000 to 80,000 government employees might have been affected and potentially have had their data posted on the dark web
10 Dec 2021
NSW to pilot digital tech institute with Microsoft
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Careers & training

NSW to pilot digital tech institute with Microsoft

Australia continues to invest in initiatives that aim to counteract its skill shortage
9 Dec 2021
Australia plans reforms to tackle digital wallets and cryptocurrency regulations
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digital currency

Australia plans reforms to tackle digital wallets and cryptocurrency regulations

The treasurer has warned that if the country doesn’t introduce reforms, it will be Silicon Valley that determines the future of the sector
8 Dec 2021
Apple CEO reportedly signed $275 billion deal with China
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Business strategy

Apple CEO reportedly signed $275 billion deal with China

Tim Cook is said to have signed the agreement in 2016 to avoid regulatory pressure and gain greater access to the Chinese market
8 Dec 2021