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Thursday, Nov 15

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Japan cybersecurity minister admits never used computer

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TOKYO: A Japanese minister in charge of cybersecurity has provoked astonishment by admitting he has never used a computer in his professional life and appearing confused by the concept of a USB drive.

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NBTC to talk base stations at March meet

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The telecom regulator plans to host an ad hoc meeting in Bangkok next March as it strives to broaden general knowledge of whether radio frequency electromagnetic fields emitted by telecom base stations cause adverse health effects.

Wednesday, Nov 14

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The piggy bank is going virtual

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For children growing up in today's cashless society, the piggy bank is going virtual.

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IBM Thailand aims to lead digital transition through AI

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IBM Thailand hopes to make Thailand a sales hub for the Indochina subregion and leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain to help local businesses digitally transform.

Tuesday, Nov 13

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Internet traffic hijack disrupts Google services

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NEW YORK: An internet diversion that rerouted data traffic through Russia and China disrupted several Google services on Monday, including search and cloud-hosting services.

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Digital Economy and Society Ministry rolls out 5G testbed

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The Digital Economy and Society (DE) Ministry has announced a 5G technology alliance in testbed laboratories and field trials, aiming to promote 5G infrastructure adoption by 2020.

Blockchain suggested for retail banking

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Blockchain could revolutionise retail banking by increasing efficiency and expanding options for products and services, says Global Data, a data and analytics company.

Monday, Nov 12

09

Jack Ma heads towards retirement at his peak

As Jack Ma prepares to step down as chairman of Alibaba Group, he does so after the online sales promotion he has championed for a decade notched another record.

Sunday, Nov 11

Alibaba sets sales record for opening minutes of Singles’ Day

Alibaba Group logged 10 billion yuan (47.5 billion baht) in sales in the opening minutes of its annual Singles’ Day extravaganza, outpacing last year’s start and on pace to smash a record as shoppers swarmed the e-commerce giant’s online…

Friday, Nov 9

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Robo-anchors read news in China

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WUZHEN, China: Chinese news readers may have some new competition — artificially intelligent robot anchors that can mimic human facial expressions and mannerisms while reading out reports.

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China steps up drone race with armed stealth aircraft

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ZHUHAI, China: China is unleashing stealth drones and pilotless aircraft fitted with AK-47 rifles onto world markets, racing to catch up to US technology and adding to a fleet that has already seen combat action in the Middle East.

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Apple Store opens Saturday

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Apple Iconsiam will open this Saturday in Bangkok on the shores of the Chao Phraya River, welcoming consumers to experience the Apple Store in Thailand for the first time.

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CAT offers QR code billing via KTB app

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CAT Telecom's 2.3 million customers can pay their bills via a single QR code cross-bank payment solution on the Krungthai NEXT application.

Apple resellers optimistic about new flagship store

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Retail stores that sell Apple products might be affected in the short term by the opening of Apple Iconsiam, but in the long run, the new store should help the brand broaden its user group, says Trisorn Volyarngosol, managing director of…

Thursday, Nov 8

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Indians fall out of love with iPhones

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BENGALURU, India: Software engineer Samee Alam was ready to take the big leap and buy an iPhone in this week's Diwali festival sales, but at the last minute he opted for cheaper Chinese competitor OnePlus instead.

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First ICO portal en route

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The first initial coin offering (ICO) portal is likely to be certified this month, with the first authorised ICO offering possibly in December, says the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Wednesday, Nov 7

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Super apps to change cities, economies in Asia

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The ability to communicate, shop online, order rides, read books, play games, get food delivery and pay for anything within a single, unified smartphone app is Asia’s defining innovation, technology leaders said at Bloomberg’s New Economy…

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Alibaba commits to importing $200bn

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Alibaba Group announced yesterday its commitment to help import US$200 billion (6.59 trillion baht) worth of goods from more than 120 countries over the next five years, underscoring the company's long-term commitment to globalisation and…

Next-gen Wi-Fi technologies on the way

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The fixed line versus Wi-Fi debate continues to be a popular one. And with technologies like Wi-Gig and Wi-Fi 6 in the pipeline, the debate will only intensify. Current Wi-Fi technologies work inside the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands; they also…

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Icora: Thailand can be a hub

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Thailand has the potential to be a regional hub for digital currencies, with annual trading volume expected to grow by at least 500% over the next 1-3 years, driven by initiatives to regulate digital assets, says Icora Consultant.

AIS backs Razer 2 phone for game fans

The explosion of gaming activities, with over 18.9 million gamers in Thailand, is driving the debut of new gaming smartphones.

Bitkub prepares for variety

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Bitkub Capital Group Holdings Co, an integrated blockchain technology developer and digital asset company, aims to be the top digital asset trading exchange by next year's first half by boosting the trading value of digital assets through…

More than a region

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The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia provides a first look at Disney Epic Quest, a mobile game developed and released specifically for Southeast Asian players.

Tuesday, Nov 6

Chinese 'gait' surveillance IDs people by how they walk

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BEIJING: Chinese authorities have begun deploying a new surveillance tool: "gait recognition'' software that uses people's body shapes and how they walk to identify them, even when their faces are hidden from cameras.

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Alibaba, JD.com seek luxury stranglehold

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PARIS: China's online giants Alibaba Group Holding Limited and JD.com are taking their battle for relevance in the lucrative luxury goods market to a new level, as they aim to crack e-commerce tie-ups with top brands that usually shun…

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A new age for old age

The population aged 60 or above is growing at an exponential rate. Last year, the world was home to roughly 962 million elderly people, according to the United Nations' World Population Ageing Report. That is more than twice the 1980…

Monday, Nov 5

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NSO setting up integrated statistics

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The National Statistical Office (NSO) wants to provide integrated official statistics to the public by the end of 2019 to create a precise database of the economy and society, aiming to carry out the government's big data analytics policy.

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Thai girl, 11, world's youngest drone racing champion

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An 11-year-old Thai girl, Wanraya Wannapong, became the world's youngest drone racing champion when she won the women's final at a world competition in Shenzhen, China, on Sunday.

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Squabbling over telecom survival

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The proposed merger of TOT and CAT Telecom is seen as the latest government effort to help the two troubled state telecom enterprises survive after the previous plan of splitting them into two new companies failed.

Sunday, Nov 4

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Twitter removed accounts discouraging US vote participation

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WASHINGTON: Twitter has deleted thousands of automated accounts, many posing as Democrats, that were posting tweets encouraging US voters to sit out Tuesday's crucial midterm elections, according to media reports.