Technology

Chinese tech-obsessed insurer may cast a long shadow over Asia

Marrying tech prowess with an instant customer base would make Ping An a potentially huge threat
by BLOOMBERG BEIJING • China’s Ping An Insurance ...

CFOs negotiating the digital age

MIA-CIMA inaugural Regional CFO Business Forum 2018 looks at emergence of the digital age
By TMR The virtual ecosystem has created entirely new ...

AI is coming for hiring, and it might not be that bad

New York • Artificial intelligence (AI) promises to make hiring an unbiased utopia.
There’s certainly plenty of room for improvement. Employee ...

Tech start-up funds plummet in China

HONG KONG • The funding deluge that fuelled one of the world’s fastest technology booms may be ebbing.
Capital raised by investment firms intended for ...

Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphones vulnerable to hacking: researchers

by REUTERS
LONDON – Samsung’s Galaxy S7 smartphones contain a microchip security flaw, uncovered earlier this year, that put tens of millions of ...

LG joins growing list of tech firms entering AI scene

Toronto • LG Electronics Inc, which has been integrating artificial-intelligence (AI) functions into its home appliances and smartphones, is launching its ...

Freshworks valued at RM6.1b

San Francisco • Freshworks Inc, one of the biggest start-ups to emerge from India, scored a valuation of US$1.5 billion (RM6.11 billion) in a funding round ...

Samsung profit misses estimates as smartphone growth stalls

SEOUL • Samsung Electronics Co’s net income fell short of analysts’ estimates as slowing growth in the global smartphone market hits demand for its Galaxy ...

Alzheimer’s cure search leads to a crash

And the question starts — will this Alzheimer’s drug fail like all the others?
New York • A promising drug trial excites doctors and investors. The ...

Amgen loses ruling over drug’s infringement case

Wilmington • Amgen Inc lost a court ruling and pledged to appeal, as it tries to block generic versions of its kidney disease drug Sensipar. Three ...

Sorry, Apple. These are the 5 best laptops for travellers

The MacBook has been dethroned
By TOM SAMILJAN Is the world’s best travel laptop dead? Ten years after Steve Jobs introduced the MacBook Air to the ...

Google fined record RM20b by EU, told to alter Android model

More significantly, Google given 90 days to stop what the EU says are ‘illegal practices’ on contracts with handset manufacturers
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