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RTL CBS Extreme HD now on HyppTV

Telekom Malaysia Berhad’s (TM) and RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network have entered into a partnership that enables RTL CBS Extreme HD to be aired in Malaysia beginning 1 April 2014. This new channel is made available via TM’s IPTV service, HyypTV, offering UniFi customers with action adventure, reality series and extreme sports content.

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BBM update brings stickers, support for sending larger files

BlackBerry Limited today announced an update of BBM (version 2.1), a mobile messaging platform for private and secure communications, that allows customers to further personalize and enhance their chat experiences. Available for download today from the respective app stores for the Android, BlackBerry and iOS platforms, BBM will now offer stickers – larger, bolder and more expressive images than emoticons ...

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Uber Water-On-Demand campaign, free water delivery in the Klang Valley

In view of the current major water crisis particularly within the Klang Valley vicinity, Uber Kuala Lumpur plans to initiate its Water-On-Demand campaign on Friday 21 March 2014. Uber is a US based technology company that provides consumers with an on-demand, private and luxury car service via smartphone application.

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BBM 2.0 now out in Malaysia for Android & iOS, supports BBM Voice

Blackberry released an updated BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), version 2.0 which is now available for download in Malaysia for Android, iPhone and BlackBerry customers, giving them lots of exciting new features. The key features of the newly updated BBM 2.0 include BBM Voice, live location sharing powered by Glympse, over 100 new emoticons and Dropbox integration.

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Rakuten Acquires Viber For $900M

Rakuten, an Internet commerce company based in Japan has acquired popular instant messaging and VoIP app, Viber for $900M (estimated RM 3 billion). It was only a few days ago that Israel’s Calcalist financial newspaper reported that Viber was in talks to be acquired by a leading instant messaging company from Asia for $300 million-$400 million. However, Viber denied this.

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Malaysians can now pay for Google Apps in Ringgit Malaysia (MYR)

Price of premium android applications on Google Play Store will now be displayed in Ringgit Malaysia (MYR) currency for users in Malaysia. During the checkout, the price in Ringgit Malaysia will be converted to the respective currency(such as USD or GBP), subject to currency fluctuation. Unfortunately, for payment options, users are still limited to credit/debit card payment. Google Malaysia told ...

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Opera Mobile Store passes 100 million users

The Opera Mobile Store, the fifth-largest mobile app store in the world, announced that it has reached a new milestone of 105 million monthly visitors at the end of Q4 2013. As the world’s largest cross-platform app store, the Opera claims that its Mobile Store saw exponential growth in its user base over the 12 last months, increasing by 172% ...

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XOX-Voopee out of Beta, an App based mobile service that offers free calls & IM

XOX Berhad, a Malaysia-based Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) announced that its XOX-Voopee smartphone application is no longer in Beta. [Goh V Shem, Malaysian double team badminton player, Datuk Eddie Chai, Group Managing Director, XOX Berhad, Datuk Lee Chong Wei, world no 1 badminton player, Lim Khim Wah, Malaysian double team badminton player, Ng Kok Heng, Group CEO, XOX Berhad] ...

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MACROKIOSK to support TNB’s Mobile Services for Customers & its employees

Macro Kiosk Berhad (MACROKIOSK) and Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) have signed a partnership agreement that will see them continue to work together to “revolutionise” TNB’s nationwide mobile customer engagement and enhance overall efficiency. Through the partnership, MACROKIOSK will customise mobile technology that will support TNB across a range of mobile services that will impact both customers and its employees. [EC ...

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Lazada launches mobile shopping app for iPhone & iPad

Lazada, an online shopping mall in South East Asia, announced its new mobile shopping app for iPhone and iPad across the region. The company said that this launch follows Lazada’s recent investment round of approximately US$ 250 million from investors including retail giant Tesco. Fully optimized for iOS 7, the app allows on-the-go shoppers to seamlessly navigate Southeast Asia’s broadest ...

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Uber is in Malaysia, get Luxury Car service via your smartphone

Uber, the software company that connects drivers and riders has made available its service in Malaysia. Known as Uber Black, Malaysian can now call for a limousine and enjoy a luxurious ride in Kuala Lumpur via the mobile app. When a rider orders a car, they will receive the driver and vehicle information immediately and watch real time on the ...

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Maybank offers Cardless ATM Withdrawal to Everyone

Maybank has just launched a new service called Cardless Withdrawal. The service allows Maybank customers with Internet banking service to send money to any mobile phone users in Malaysia. The recipients don’t have to be a Maybank customer and they can withdraw cash without an ATM card at any 2,800 Maybank ATM machine nationwide. The service is open to Maybank2u ...

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WeChat gets TRUSTe Certification for Privacy & Security

WeChat, a mobile social communication application for smartphones, announced that its website and mobile apps have been certified by TRUSTe, a leading global Data Privacy Management (DPM) company that provides privacy assessments, certifications, monitoring tools, and compliance controls. The certification covers WeChat in five different mobile operating systems (Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian and Windows Phone).

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BBM to come preinstalled on LG Smartphones

BBM will soon come preinstalled on the LG G Pro Lite from LG Electronics Inc. in markets around the world. BlackBerry announced a bundling agreement with LG Electronics involving both standard and virtual preloading (using the LG App Manager) and confirmed that BBM will also continue to be available as a free download from Android app stores, including Google Play. ...

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Opera takes a closer look at local mobile-surfing habits globally

In the latest Opera State of the Mobile Web report, the browser company took a closer look at what local content users in the ten most active Opera Mini countries prefer. The report was created using anonymous and aggregated data from the Opera Mini servers in November, and the top-ten local domains across 11 categories. In November, the top-ten Opera ...

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