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M1 to allow data roaming overseas on existing mobile data plans

SINGAPORE: Local telco M1 on Friday (Jul 10) announced a new value-added service that would allow its mobile subscribers to use their existing mobile data bundle for data roaming overseas. Subscribers will be able to use their data with the new Data Passport service in six markets: Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, United States, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka, according to its ... Read More »

iOS 9 beta: is it worth downloading new iPhone operating system?

Last night, Apple did something it has never done before: it launched a public trial of the next operating software for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Since the arrival of the annual upgrade to the OS is usually highly anticipated, demand for the public beta is likely to be high. To get it, you go to and sign ... Read More »

Former Tencent Employees Held in China Graft Probe

Chinese authorities have detained about half a dozen former employees of Tencent Holdings Ltd for alleged corruption and bribery, as well as a current Alibaba Group Holding Ltd executive, the two companies said. Amid a continuing crackdown on corruption by Chinese President Xi Jinping, Tencent said in a statement on Friday “five or six” people were detained, including two surnamed ... Read More »

Maxine Waters: ‘We are a long way’ from Fannie, Freddie reform

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — It’s been almost seven years since mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were placed into conservatorship, and U.S. lawmakers have yet to pin down how to reinforce the housing market’s infrastructure, without disrupting sales or putting taxpayers at risk. Discussions over housing-market reform are difficult — the topic is complex and there are fundamental disagreements over ... Read More »

Spurs owner Joe Lewis in bid for Ashley Business Finance parent

The owner of Tottenham Hotspur has agreed an offer to buy a finance firm with a Manchester arm. Joe Lewis’s Bentley Park has agreed an increased cash offer of 21.5p per share for Inspired Capital, valuing the company at £47.1m. Ashley Business Finance was founded in 1993 by the current chairman Jonathan Cranston among others and provides finance to SMEs ... Read More »

IBM Just Created the World’s Smallest, Most Powerful Chip; Here’s Why You Should Care

You might not think about computer chips very often — if at all — but they power everything from your smartphone and TV to the freakin’ International Space Station. So it goes without saying that they are among the most important pieces of technology we have. That’s why it’s news when IBM announces — as it just did — that it ... Read More »

Hacking of Government Computers Exposed 21.5 Million People

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday revealed that 21.5 million people were swept up in a colossal breach of government computer systems that was far more damaging than initially thought, resulting in the theft of a vast trove of personal information, including Social Security numbers and some fingerprints. Every person given a government background check for the last 15 ... Read More »

Game Guide: ‘Devil May Cry 4’ remastered has great value

“Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition” is another wonderful remastered game now available for download for Xbox One, PlayStation Four and PC gamers. I am enjoying this trend of companies re-releasing games for the fans who cannot enjoy them on their current generation systems. The quality and value is spectacular, but certain elements of this game may only apply to ... Read More »

GTA V: Ill-Gotten Gains Part Two is Hitting the PC and Consoles Today

Rockstar is currently in the process of deploying the Ill-Gotten Gains Part Two update forGrand Theft Auto V across all platforms—the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. The update comes with the game’s latest patch, which fixes a number of bugs. Together, the update weighs 500mb and includes new vehicles, a new gun, and new clothes to dress ... Read More »

Why Apple Should Be Taking Its Mobile Ad Business More Seriously

Apple‘s iDevice users represent the most sought-after target audience for mobile advertisers, since they are typically more affluent and engaged with their devices. A recent report from Goldman Sachs estimates that 75% of Google’s roughly $12 billion in mobile search ad revenue during 2014 came from iOS devices, despite the face the iOS accounts for less than 20% of the ... Read More »