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Microsoft urges regulation of face-recognizing tech
Microsoft's chief legal officer on Friday called for regulation of facial recognition technology due to the risk to privacy and human rights.

Reaping the agtech harvest as an agricultural nation, there are heaps of opportunities for thai start-ups
Agriculture technology (agtech) start-ups offer great opportunities for a predominantly agricultural country like Thailand and it is one of the areas global investors are eyeing to invest in.

Exhibition pays tribute to 200 years of Thai-US ties 
Can one enjoy all the thrills of an exhibition at any place and any time? Just type “Great and Good Friends” in the search panel of the Google Arts & Culture page and an exhibition of artefacts will pop up promptly on your computer or digital screen.

Digital transformation: Key question is what do you want to achieve?
If you search for the phrase “digital transformation” on Google, it churns up 209 million results in just about half a second. This highlights how it has become a dominant theme and a buzzword across industries. However, buzzwords also carry an inherent risk – of people latching on to them without fully grasping the details, just because everyone around them seems to be doing so. 

First space tourist flights could come in 2019
The two companies leading the pack in the pursuit of space tourism say they are just months away from their first out-of-this-world passenger flights -- though neither has set a firm date.

Apple launches $300 mn 'green' fund for China suppliers
Apple said on Friday it has established a fund to invest nearly $300 million over the next four years to connect its Chinese suppliers to renewable energy as Beijing pushes an anti-pollution drive.

Global PC market grows for first time in 6 years: survey
The global personal computer market grew for the first time in six years in the second quarter of 2018, driven by upgrades in the business segment, a market tracker said Thursday.

Fuji Xerox launches wide-format monochrome multifunction device lineup
​​​​​​​Fuji Xerox (Thailand) Co Ltd launched new five models of the DocuWide 6057/3037 series, A0 monochrome multifunction devices with enhanced print speeds and resolution.

Broadcom buys business software firm CA for $18.9 bn
Semi-conductor giant Broadcom, which recently failed in a bid to buy US rival Qualcomm, on Wednesday announced a cash deal to buy software and services firm CA Technologies for $18.9 billion.

Facebook faces Australia data breach compensation claim
Facebook could face a hefty compensation bill in Australia after a leading litigation funder lodged a complaint with the country's privacy regulator over users' personal data shared with a British political consultancy.

Departing Apple engineer stole autonomous car tech: FBI
An ex-Apple engineer on Monday was charged with stealing secrets from a hush-hush self-driving car technology project days before he quit to go to a Chinese startup.

Autonomous IT Bringing a Tidal Wave of Change, CIOs, Are You Ready?
As Asia Pacific CIOs shift from delivery agents to change makers, they are leading the way in disruptive technology adoption with exciting investments in artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, blockchain and more, according to Gartner's 2018 CIO Agenda Survey.

Mobile payment in China's rural area increases
Mobile payment in China is still growing, especially in rural areas, said Zhu Hong Jun, director of PR Ant Financial Service Group, which operates Alipay, China’s most popular online payment platform. 

Builk teams up with AddVentures in bid for Asean-wide impact
Builk, Asia’s first free online web-based application that aims to digitise the construction industry, has received funding support from AddVentures by SCG to enhance the construction supply chain in Thailand and Asean.

With more funding, Ricult aims to help poor farmers
Agricultural technology start-up Ricult has just raised US$1.85 million (Bt61 million) in its latest seed funding round led by dtac Accelerate, Chanwanich Group, Wavemaker and 500 Tuktuks. 

No money, no problem
Mobile payments have become so common in China that cash may soon be dethroned as king. The Nation’s Jintana Panyaarvudh spends a day in Hangzhou to experience how it has embraced a cashless society.

Engineer conference aims to highlight smart nation
The Engineering Institute of Thailand (EIT) announced it is ready for the National Engineering 2018, the biggest engineering seminar for the country, under the concept "Engineering for Society".

TCCtech helps forge digital workforce
TCC Technology Co Ltd (TCCtech) is helping Thailand enter the digital era by contributing to the ICDL Digital Challenge under the concept “Building Future Digital Workforce for Thailand 4.0”.

University, KBank join for campus app 
CHULALONGKORN University has joined with Kasikorn Bank (KBank) on an application-based system that will boost communications at the institution, ushering in what its backers call the era of Chula New.

Wikipedia down in several countries in EU law protest
Wikipedia went down in at least three countries Wednesday in a protest at an upcoming European Parliament vote on a highly disputed law that could make online platforms legally liable for copyrighted material put on the web by users.

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