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Twitter chief operating officer flying the coop

Just weeks after reporting job cuts and a disappointing fiscal quarter, Twitter announced on November 9 that chief operating officer Adam Bain is leaving the company.​​ Twitter chief financial officer Anthony Noto will take over Bain’s job, serving in both posts until the board hires a ...

Creativity vital to progress of society, economy: Adobe study

Adobe Systems, a US-based multinational computer-software company, sees strong growth in use of its Creative Cloud product in Asia-Pacific countries because the number of subscribers outside the United States grew almost 50 per cent as of end of the third quarter. The 46-per-cent year-on-year subscription ...

Myanmar start-ups run into hurdles

Although start-ups in Myanmar aim high for rapid growth, they face hurdles such as difficult access to funding, low user education, and a lack of proper laws and regulations. Lwin Htoo Ko, chief technical officer of ezStay, a digital platform that provides temporary accommodation to ...

Media law approved, but needs more changes: Assembly

National Assembly members have called for media outlets, individuals and entities that operate within the industry to be more clearly defined by law to ensure the media contributes positively to national protection and development. Members highlighted these points when debating a draft amendment to the ...

Telcotech leads race for undersea cable

Telcotech, a subsidiary of local internet provider Ezecom, announced on October 25 that it is nearing completion of Cambodia’s first submarine fibre-optic cable, which it expects to be operational by early next year. The Malaysia-Cambodia-Thailand submarine cable system will connect the three countries directly and link in ...

Technology firms stop selling software as losses mount up

Technology firms, which have incurred loss of revenue because of copyright infringement, have decided to rent, rather than sell, software to businesses at low fees. In mid-September,  about 15 technology firms, including well-known names such as Microsoft, ODS, Vonline, Nhan Hoa, BKNS, ESC, Hostvn, and Mat ...

Four reasons why Asia is a prime target for cybercriminals

From attacks on Ukrainian power grids to central bank heists in Bangladesh and the leak of stolen information from the Democratic National Committee in the U.S., cybersecurity threats have escalated massively in recent years. Governments, companies and individuals are equally susceptible all over the world, but ...

Ministry bans telecom operators from ramping up competition

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications has prohibited telecom operators from engaging in unreasonably strong competition to ensure proper management and productive competition in the industry. Minister of Posts and Telecommunications Mr Thansamay Kommasith issued a Ministerial Decision recently that prohibits companies from providing free telephones, ...

Vietnam, Japan boost cooperation in ICT

Vietnam hopes to expand cooperation with Japan in three priority areas in information and communications technology following a Vietnam-Japan policy dialogue on ICT in Hanoi on September 15. The priority areas are identified as policies and a strategy for the development of 4G/5G networks after the ...

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