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SCB’s DV to focus on investing in start-ups
Digital Ventures (DV), the venture-capital arm of Thailand’s third-largest bank by assets, Siam Commercial Bank, is giving more weightage this year to direct investment in start-ups specialising in financial services to tap the B2B (business-to-business) market.

Microsoft buys Canadian AI startup Maluuba
SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft announced Friday a deal to buy Maluuba, a Montreal startup focused on making machines able to think the way people do.

Up close and cosy with a Mate
The new Huawei smartphone not only looks good and performs fast but it also boasts a camera to die for

Cloud, business mobility in focus this year for Thai IT vendors
Data management solutions, software as a service among key business areas as pace of digital transformation picks up here and elsewhere in region

BBC to challenge Netflix and Amazon for online market
LONDON - The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on Wednesday announced plans to take on Netflix and Amazon and make its iPlayer the top online TV service in Britain by 2020.

HTC unveils new flagship U Ultra smartphone
Taiwan-based consumer electronics manufacturer HTC Corp. officially announced a new flagship smartphone, the U Ultra, which houses a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) virtual assistant called HTC Sense Companion.

Google launches ‘bootcamp’ in support of start-ups in Thailand 
GOOGLE Thailand yesterday kicked off its “Start-up Bootcamp”, while it unveiled two start-ups, Wongnai and Skootar, as having joined its programme to connect start-ups with engineers, product experts and executives while also connecting them with start-up founders outside Thailand.

NBTC set to announce revised spectrum management timetable 
THE National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) is expected to announce in March the revised spectrum management timetable for licensing wireless broadband services on the 1.5-gigahertz, 2.3GHz and 2.6GHz spectra.

Buzzebees aims to blaze trail in Thailand for digital wallets
BUZZEBEES AIMS to become the first digital-wallet payment gateway in the country, according to chief executive officer Michael Chen. The service will enable connections with online banking at any bank through a high-security mobile e-wallet platform. opens 4th Asia-Pacific customer service centre in Bangkok
ONLINE ACCOMMODATION service has opened a 90-seat customer service centre in Bangkok.

Japan researchers warn of fingerprint theft from 'peace' sign
TOKYO - Could flashing the "peace" sign in photos lead to fingerprint data being stolen?

Samsung launches new Bluetooth speaker, mobile printer
Samsung has launched a new Bluetooth speaker and a mobile printer as parts of its new innovations at CES 2017.

Snapchat taps London as global base outside US
LONDON - Snap Inc., which runs the camera messaging application Snapchat, said Tuesday it had chosen London as its international headquarters, praising the UK's creative industries. 

Role of data centres to evolve under shifting IT currents
The traditionally cautious data centre market is on course for a major shift in focus over the coming 12 months, with implications for both the technologies and products enterprise CIOs will be looking to embrace.

Financial technology, smart devices key trends, poll finds
Financial technology and the Internet of Things will be among the hottest startup trends for this year, a survey shows.

Tencent tie-up with Ookbee hailed as boon for startups
Joint venture seen as boosting the prospects of thailand’s  digital  content providers

Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer to leave company board after Verizon sale
SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo confirmed on Monday that chief executive Marissa Mayer will quit the company's board after its merger with Verizon.

Porn seeks seat at the tech table
LAS VEGAS - For the first time in more than a decade, adult entertainment was back in view at the Consumer Electronics Show gadget extravaganza in Las Vegas.

Technology pours into happy hour
LAS VEGAS - The array of products featured at the Consumer Electronics Show flowed into all aspects of modern life -- even freshening up happy hour.

At CES, tech moves into the nursery
LAS VEGAS - As technology caters to an ever-younger crowd, developers are creating new tools for infants and their parents, and even aiming at the yet-to-be born.

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