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LAST_UPDATEFri, 30 Jan 2015 6pm

Facebook To Open Branch Office In Taiwan

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Facebook announced today that it will open an office in Taipei, marking the social network’s thirteenth disclosed branch location in Asia Pacific. The office will be used to help local businesses reach target consumers.

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China Will Allow Game Consoles To Be Made And Sold Nationwide, But Don’t Get Excited

Bloomberg reports today that Chinese authorities are planning to get even more permissive when it comes to game consoles.

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Reddit Posts Its First Transparency Report

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Reddit may not be subject to as much legal scrutiny as tech giants like Google or Microsoft, but there's enough of it that the internet community has published its first transparency report.

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Asus Eeebook X205 Notebook, Coming This March For As Low As RM 699

During the era of netbook several years ago, one of the most known product series in the segment is the ASUS Eee PC. The Taiwanese company then decided to shelved the series due to declining sales of netbook in 2013 but last year, the name reappeared once again in the form of EeeBook X205 which will be released in Malaysia this coming March.

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Nexus 6 Officially Coming To Malaysia, Appears In Sirim's Database

The Nexus 6 has showed up in SIRIM’s database, indicating that a Malaysian launch is very likely for the new Nexus device. Being the first Nexus smartphone with a flagship-level asking price, it marks Google’s new pricing strategy.

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Head Of Games Leaves Angry Birds Company Rovio

Finland's Rovio and the head of its games operation, Jami Laes, have parted company as the business behind Angry Birds continues to grapple with an increasingly competitive mobile games market.

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Apple Takes Top Gifting Spot In China: Report

Apple Inc has taken the number one luxury gifting spot in China from designer goods maker Hermes International SCA, according to a Hurun luxury report, reflecting the iPhone maker's recent hot streak in the country.

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HBO Tech Executives Leave Ahead Of Internet Launch As Network's Strategy Changes

 Time Warner's HBO is preparing to sell a standalone service over the Internet for the first time, in one of the most closely watched moves in pay TV history.

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Microsoft Gives Away More Office Software To Attract Mobile Users

 Microsoft Corp made its popular Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications available for free on Android tablets on Jan 29, marking the latest step in its drive to get as many mobile customers as possible using its software.

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MDeC Sets To Accelerate Big Data Analytics Adoption, Innovation

The Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) sets to accelerate the Big Data Analytics (BDA) adoption and innovation among Malaysian companies by establishing a network of BDA Innovation Centres of Excellence.

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