APAC

Wipro and Google Cloud launch cloud innovation space in India
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Cloud

Wipro and Google Cloud launch cloud innovation space in India

The companies hope to build new products across different industries and help customers simplify their workflows
20 Sep 2021
Victoria launches $50 million cyber strategy
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Policy & legislation

Victoria launches $50 million cyber strategy

The Australian state is hoping to bolster its cyber security and develop a more competitive cyber sector
20 Sep 2021
AWS to launch cloud services reseller in Australia
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Amazon Web Services (AWS)

AWS to launch cloud services reseller in Australia

AWS Australia will allow customers in the region to buy services locally for the first time
17 Sep 2021
Cyber crime in Australia increased 13% in the last year
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cyber crime

Cyber crime in Australia increased 13% in the last year

The ACSC received one report of a cyber attack every eight minutes in the last financial year
15 Sep 2021
Microsoft launches skills programme for 150,000 students in India
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Careers & training

Microsoft launches skills programme for 150,000 students in India

The tech giant is hoping to provide India’s youth with technology skills for employability through this virtual internship
15 Sep 2021
Singapore and India to link fast payment systems for cross-border transactions
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digital transformation

Singapore and India to link fast payment systems for cross-border transactions

This will allow users in the two countries to transfer money using mobile numbers or virtual payment addresses
14 Sep 2021
South Korea fines Google for abusing Android dominance
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Policy & legislation

South Korea fines Google for abusing Android dominance

The ruling means manufacturers in the country will now be able to use modified versions of Google's OS on their devices
14 Sep 2021
Google handed user data to Hong Kong authorities despite pledge
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privacy

Google handed user data to Hong Kong authorities despite pledge

The tech giant last year said it would suspend the processing of user data requests from the Hong Kong government after a law that criminalised protes…
13 Sep 2021
PayPal to acquire Japanese firm Paidy for $2.7 billion
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mergers and acquisitions

PayPal to acquire Japanese firm Paidy for $2.7 billion

Following Square's acquisition of AfterPay, the BNPL market is garnering interest from industry heavyweights
8 Sep 2021
Australia’s TechnologyOne acquires Cambridge-based education software firm Scientia
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Acquisition

Australia’s TechnologyOne acquires Cambridge-based education software firm Scientia

Around half of all UK higher education institutions currently use Scientia products
3 Sep 2021
Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Africa partner on shared digital currency platform
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digital currency

Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Africa partner on shared digital currency platform

Reserve banks will test the use of central bank digital currencies for international settlements
2 Sep 2021
South Korea passes landmark bill to curb app payment monopolies
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Policy & legislation

South Korea passes landmark bill to curb app payment monopolies

The bill effectively prevents companies like Google and Apple from charging commissions on in-app purchases
31 Aug 2021
Singapore government expands bug bounty programme
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cyber security

Singapore government expands bug bounty programme

White hat hackers could earn up to $5,000 for any vulnerabilities they report through HackerOne
31 Aug 2021
Australia and Singapore complete blockchain trial of cross-border trade
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blockchain

Australia and Singapore complete blockchain trial of cross-border trade

The countries are hoping to remove the need for paper documents and reduce transaction costs
18 Aug 2021
Nexperia completes takeover of UK's largest semiconductor firm
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mergers and acquisitions

Nexperia completes takeover of UK's largest semiconductor firm

This comes after Boris Johnson ordered a security review into the Chinese-owned firm's deal to buy Newport Wafer Fab
17 Aug 2021
Google and Facebook boost APAC connectivity with subsea cable
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Network & Internet

Google and Facebook boost APAC connectivity with subsea cable

7,485 miles of underwater internet cable will link Japan, Taiwan, Guam, the Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore
16 Aug 2021
LinkedIn launches pilot skills programme in Singapore
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Careers & training

LinkedIn launches pilot skills programme in Singapore

The company wants employers to hire based on an applicant’s skills rather than their past experience or qualifications
16 Aug 2021
SAP India and Microsoft launch tech skilling programme for 62,000 women
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Careers & training

SAP India and Microsoft launch tech skilling programme for 62,000 women

The programme will also train 1,500 teachers to support AI, cloud computing, and web design courses
13 Aug 2021
Apple turns to Chinese suppliers for next iPhone
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supply chain management (SCM)

Apple turns to Chinese suppliers for next iPhone

The tech giant bolsters its supply chain amid tensions between the US and China
4 Aug 2021
Huawei to invest $100 million in APAC startups
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startups

Huawei to invest $100 million in APAC startups

The company hopes to build a sustainable Asia Pacific startup ecosystem over the next three years
3 Aug 2021
Square to acquire Afterpay for $29 billion
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mergers and acquisitions

Square to acquire Afterpay for $29 billion

Jack Dorsey’s digital payments platform deal considered Australia's largest-ever business acquisition
2 Aug 2021
Tesla Megapack goes up in flames at Australian battery site
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Hardware

Tesla Megapack goes up in flames at Australian battery site

The fire took place during a trial run of one of the biggest batteries in the world
30 Jul 2021
Microsoft mulls investment in Indian hotel startup Oyo
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Cloud

Microsoft mulls investment in Indian hotel startup Oyo

The deal may involve Oyo shifting its services onto Azure
30 Jul 2021