It s been a while since we last heard from Alcatel and TCL but the brand are still in business and today have just announced news of a new all metal phone.To the best of our knowledge this is the first all metal phone from Alcatel in fact we don t remember an Alcatel/TCL with even a metal chassis .The new model will be called the Flash Plus 2 and will feature a 5.5-inch FHD OGS display, 3000mAh battery and fast charging technology.Mediatek provide a Helio P10 chipset, and the phone will come in either 2GB 16GB or 3GB 32GB memory options, with both models having support for up to 128GB SD cards.Like many other new smartphones the Alcatel Flash Plus 2 has a fingerprint scanner, this time in a physical button on the chin of the phone.There is also a 5 mega-pixel front camera and 13 mega-pixel rear with dual LED flash.Pricing is actually very good with the phone costing from $160 for the basic version rising to only $190 for the 3GB RAM model.Best of all the Alcatel Flash Plus 2 will officially go on sale in the Philippines, Malaysia, Monaco and Thailand to start with other markets coming soon.
The Nulled.IO board is used to trade and sell credit card and leaked identity information, hacking tools, cracks, and malware-creation kits.On May 6th, the hacker or hackers responsible for the breach dumped a 1.3 GB compressed archive online which when expanded is a 9.45 GB SQL file containing details of the website s cybercriminal users and their activities.According to RiskBased Security, which discovered the breach, the attack was likely possible due to Nulled.IO s use of the Ip.Board community forum, which has a number of known vulnerabilities.RiskBased Security said the full dump contains 536,064 user accounts, 800,593 user personal messages, 5,582 purchase records and 12,600 invoices, which could include donation records.All this information will, of course, likely be of interest to law enforcement officials, especially as it contains so much information about illegal activities.A particularly interesting discovery made by the RiskBased Security team is that there are 20 .gov email accounts in the leaked database that originate from countries such as the US, Turkey, the Philippines, Brazil, Malaysia, and Jordan.
Deutsche Bank has compiled a list of what various gadgets costs around the world. As for the iPhone is the mobile phone as the cheapest in the US and most expensive in Brazil. Sweden is the third most expensive country after Brazil and Indonesia, which hardly comes as a great surprise to us. Compared with the US, we pay 45 percent more for Apple's mobile phone, which is partly due to the high VAT. Below, countries are ranked from the most expensive to the cheapest: Brazil $ 931 Indonesia $ 865 Sweden $ 796 India $ 784 Italy $ 766 Denmark $ 754 Finland $ 743 Belgium $ 732 Netherlands $ 732 Spain $ 732 France $ 732 Germany $ 727 Australia $ 707 New Zealand $ 697 Russia $ 695 China $ 693 Canada $ 692 Malaysia $ 691 NM $ 687 Philippines $ 682 UK $ 671 Switzerland $ 666 Singapore $ 661 South Africa $ 660 Japan $ 637 Hong Kong $ 604 US $ 598
Southeast Asia s Internet economy, spanning online shopping to games and advertising, will surge sixfold to about $200 billion in the next decade, according to joint research by Google Inc. and Temasek Holdings Pte.As more consumers get online and shop from smartphones, e-commerce in the region could jump to $88 billion by 2025, a 16-fold increase, according to a report the two companies released in conjunction with a conference in Singapore.That growth will be driven by an increase in the number of Internet users from 260 million to 480 million by 2020, according to the report.Indonesia, the biggest economy in Southeast Asia, is projected to add Net users faster than any other country in the world, according to the report.Despite such prospects, the region that also includes Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam attracted less than a fifth of the venture capital funding India received in 2014.In 2014, VC investment in Southeast Asia accounted for 0.04 percent of its gross domestic product.That compares with 0.15 percent in China, 0.25 percent in India and 0.3 percent in the U.S., according to the report.Google and Temasek, Singapore s state-owned investment company which invests in VC firms and startups through its unit Vertex Venture Holdings Ltd., worked together on the report, using Google s proprietary data, Temasek s research, as well as interviews with 59 experts.
Planes, ships and submarines are now scouring the waters for a signal and debris from the crash.As in the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, which continues more than two years on, finding underwater wreckage is extremely difficult.While ships searching the area where EgyptAir is believed to have crashed have found some wreckage and human remains in the past few days, the black boxes, which could offer insight on the cause of the crash, were missing.Batteries that power signals from the airliner s black boxes will likely be exhausted in less than 30 days.Authorities are anxious to determine what caused the crash.Officials have oscillated between suggesting the possibility of a terror attack, and cautioning against jumping to any conclusions based on the limited data and evidence collected.
Now it is clear that crowdfundingbolaget will establish themselves in the country. Swedish Fundedbyme, which is heading toward an IPO, starts operations in Malaysia. Crowdfundingtjänsten have already completed a successful crowdfundingkampanj for Halal Speed ​​Dating, a dating site for Muslim users in less than two days received the amount requested. In February Fundedbyme stated that the company had turned down a bank investment of 15 million. Reportedly, the Di Digital was the bank in question is based in Southeast Asia. In the spring it became known that Fundedbyme preparing an IPO.
What do rival networks have going on?Though we ve broken charges down by continent where possible, there are a few exceptions Tunisia being a constant thorn in the side where costs may be higher or lower, so it s always worth double-checking before you travel.EE Roaming Chargesee tableUnsurprisingly, things look a lot friendlier in Europe than they do elsewhere with EE much of the same follows below , with roaming figures in Africa, Asia and South America particularly high.That said, EE offers innumerous talk-and- text and data add-ons tailored to individual countries around the world, which make holidaying a little easier on the wallet.We ve left Africa out of the table above purely because there doesn t appear to be any sort of dominant pattern to follow, with the charges in various countries bouncing up and down more often than Steve Ballmer on a bouncy castle.Oh, and by the way, Asia Pacific includes Australia, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Tokelau.
What do rival networks have going on?Though we ve broken charges down by continent where possible, there are a few exceptions Tunisia being a constant thorn in the side where costs may be higher or lower, so it s always worth double-checking before you travel.EE Roaming Chargesee tableUnsurprisingly, things look a lot friendlier in Europe than they do elsewhere with EE much of the same follows below , with roaming figures in Africa, Asia and South America particularly high.That said, EE offers innumerous talk-and- text and data add-ons tailored to individual countries around the world, which make holidaying a little easier on the wallet.We ve left Africa out of the table above purely because there doesn t appear to be any sort of dominant pattern to follow, with the charges in various countries bouncing up and down more often than Steve Ballmer on a bouncy castle.Oh, and by the way, Asia Pacific includes Australia, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Tokelau.
What do rival networks have going on?Though we ve broken charges down by continent where possible, there are a few exceptions Tunisia being a constant thorn in the side where costs may be higher or lower, so it s always worth double-checking before you travel.EE Roaming Chargesee tableUnsurprisingly, things look a lot friendlier in Europe than they do elsewhere with EE much of the same follows below , with roaming figures in Africa, Asia and South America particularly high.That said, EE offers innumerous talk-and- text and data add-ons tailored to individual countries around the world, which make holidaying a little easier on the wallet.We ve left Africa out of the table above purely because there doesn t appear to be any sort of dominant pattern to follow, with the charges in various countries bouncing up and down more often than Steve Ballmer on a bouncy castle.Oh, and by the way, Asia Pacific includes Australia, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Tokelau.
SportsHero is a new app that lets sports fans dabble in match predictions and show their skills off against friends and other game-watchers.Dinesh Bhatia, CEO and founder of TradeHero and SportsHero, told TechCrunch in an interview that the top users at TradeHero have hundreds of thousands of followers and made good money from the service.TradeHero counts over seven million registered users, Bhatia said, while SportsHero is currently at around 250,000.ASX listings are becoming increasingly popular for tech startups in Southeast Asia.Malaysia s Catcha Group has successfully floated three companies on the exchange, while mobile social network MigMe is also present on the ASX and Singapore-based data archiving service Dropsuite is among those waiting to list this year.He added also that the listing can help SportsHero grow its presence in Australia, a market of more than 20 million people that he believes to be lucrative for online services.
But, with a cumulative population of over 600 million, the region is already seen as lucrative opportunity for many online retailers — among them, Alibaba recently invested $1 billion in Rocket Internet-backed Lazada.Founded by ex-Ticket Monster duo Frank Kang and Christopher Cynn alongside CFO Jae Yoon Kim, the Korean startup sells to consumers in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Philippines with plans to enter Southeast Asia s two other major markets — Thailand and Vietnam — before the end of this year.The most notable example is Memebox, which graduated Y Combinator and has raised close to $30 million from investors, but Membox is focused on Western markets while Althea is looking only at Southeast Asia for now.The past year of work seems to be going well, with Althea claiming 500,000 monthly unique visitors and an annualized run rate of over $10 million in revenue.The company said it is growing at 30 percent per month and is on track to reach profitability by the end of this year.Our business is scalable so we can consider any market and any country, but we want to focus on Southeast Asia because it is the second largest region for Korean exports behind only China.
Caught between China on the one side and the U.S. on the other, Taiwan s dollar is in danger of greater losses than any other emerging-market currency in Asia.Strategists see the central bank cutting interest rates to the lowest in the region outside Japan to combat a shrinking economy, just as the Federal Reserve considers tightening monetary policy.Taiwan s currency has eked out a 1.4 percent gain in 2016, to NT$32.62 per dollar as of 2:32 p.m. Taipei time on Monday, following three straight years of declines.The forecast losses show the vulnerability of an island which, despite having an economy bigger than Malaysia s or Hong Kong s, is reliant on exports for two thirds of its output.Overseas assets of Taiwanese insurers rose to NT$11 trillion $337 billion as of March 31, from NT$8.8 trillion a year ago, data from the Financial Supervisory Commission show.Foreign funds pulled a net $2.7 billion from Taiwan s stock market in May, paring this year s net purchases to $3 billion, as of Friday in Taipei.Taiwan s exports shrank for a 15th straight month in April, the longest slump on record, with electrical equipment and machinery comprising half of all outbound shipments.The economy has contracted on an annual basis over the last three quarters, the longest slump since 2009.
GrabTaxi Holdings Pte and Lyft Inc. have linked their apps so customers of Southeast Asia s largest ride-hailing service can hail a car in the U.S., and vice versa.The integration goes live in coming weeks and stems from a global alliance between China s Didi Chuxing, Singapore-based Grab, San Francisco-based Lyft and India s Ola to curb Uber Technologies Inc. s international expansion.The two-way tie-up announced Thursday comes after Didi first began letting Chinese customers order Lyft cars through the Didi app when visiting the U.S.Grab gains access to a network of more than 200 U.S. cities, while Lyft s users will be able to call up cars in 30 cities across the six Southeast Asian countries where Grab operates, they said in a statement.Their four-way coalition reaches almost half of the world s population.Southeast Asia is a popular tourist destination.The number of travelers to a region that includes Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam is expected to almost double from 2015 to about 200 million in the next 10 years, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council.The Grab-Lyft tie-up will let travelers call up on-demand rides without having to worry about local currency, language or setting up new accounts.They pay for rides via credit cards or services such as PayPal and Alipay.As more and more people travel to and from the U.S. and Southeast Asia, our work with Grab gives travelers peace of mind when abroad, Kristina Gibson, Lyft s head of international product, said in the statement.
Samsung Pay has finally hit the European continent after almost a year of availability in other territories.Samsung's mobile payment system initially hit the company's native South Korea in August of 2015, before heading over to the US a month later.We've known that Samsung Pay was coming to Australia, Brazil, Canada, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, Spain, and the UK in due course.Interestingly, a Samsung Spain representative says that the move "will mark a turning point both in Spaniards' payments behaviour and the evolution of the payments market as a whole."As we were reminded recently with reports of the apparent failure of Apple Pay, the UK is relatively advanced when it comes to contactless payment methods - particularly in terms of the 86 million contactless cards in circulation.Next, take a look at our Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge video review:Are you a Samsung owner itching to try Samsung Pay in your country?
Groupon continues to streamline its global business after it announced the sale of its operations in Indonesia to a somewhat unlikely buyer.The deal signals KFit s entry into Indonesia, the world s fourth most populous country and one of the few sizable markets where smartphone sales are tipped to continue to rise despite a global slowdown.KFit CEO Joel Neoh started group-buying site GroupsMore in Malaysia which Groupon acquired within months of launch.Indonesia is a huge market, it is tipped to drive Southeast Asia s internet economy to $200 billion by 2025, and e-commerce remains nascent despite tens of billion of dollars invested by Rocket Internet Lazada and Zalora and retail conglomerate Lippo Matahari Mall .That growth is tempting for ambitious startups, particularly if you can get a rolling start by acquiring a business and get a favorable acquisition cost, too.Neoh didn t go into that level of detail, here s what we do have on the record right now.
After Apple owning more than half of YouTube s ad leaderboard in April, last month saw a mix of brands in the top 10, with Knorr s LoveAtFirstTaste spot ranking No.Knorr s LoveAtFirstTaste ad follows the creative direction behind last year s viral First Kiss spot, but instead of pairing strangers to kiss, the brand matched up strangers according to their favorite soups and had them feed one another.P revisited its Thank You, Mom series in a new ad for the Rio Olympics, while Cricket Wireless took the funny track in its PhotoMombing spot riffing on photo-bombs by moms.GoPro: On a Rocket Launch to Space 3.8M views 5.McDonald s Malaysia: Angry Birds 2M views 8.Cricket Wireless: PhotoMombing!
We tried it out for ourselves Business Insider was given a demo of the Blipparsphere at the company's London office last month.Sure enough, when I pointed the smartphone camera at a chair, the coffee machine, a spoon, a banana, and a television set, the app instantly recognized what the objects were.Mitra explained that if a human could reasonably guess what a dish is, or what ingredients it contains, it's likely the Blippar app could do a good job of it too.Sometimes it mistook a chair for a table and things such as shadow and distance affected its performance - but its guesses were still intelligent, as they were based on the accuracy of the results it had delivered to other users who had pointed their smartphones at objects with similar characteristics.In March, the company raised a $54 million Series D round led by Khazanah National Berhad, the strategic investment fund of the government of Malaysia, which has also previously invested in technology firms including Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and British travel search site Skyscanner.What the Blipparshere could be used for Mitra passionately bounces as he reels off all the potential use cases for the Blipparsphere: Traffic-flow management; it could help radiologists assess x-rays and diagnose health issues; it could be fed with pattern behavior and alert a CCTV officer when there was about to be a riot or a terror attack; it could be installed in self-driving cars - there are a lot of possibilities.
The Series D round of funding was led by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities and Insight Venture Partners, along with existing investors unnamed which but previous backers include strategics like Capital One, Dell Ventures, DFJ, Fairhaven, Khosla, KKR and Ten Eleven .The company is already working with over 1,000 companies and millions of endpoints, with clients including government agencies and large businesses, and says that its billings have grown over 1,000 percent since first being launched in 2012, and customer numbers 785 percent in that period, making it one of the fastest-growing among all security startups.We re enthusiastic about supporting the terrific management team at Cylance, a company well-positioned for growth with a strong foundation in the cyber-security space, he said in a statement.Cylance tells me that this latest round will be used to ramp up its sales and marketing globally, with target customers running the gamut from the largest financial institutions to the smallest dental office in Malaysia.In fact, right now Cylance is mainly working companies in the former of these two categories but will soon be launching more tools and pricing for SMBs, which was always the bigger ambition, said McClure.Our goal of reinventing endpoint security by using machine learning to think like a cyber hacker has been achieved and we now must ensure that it is put in the hands of security leaders inside enterprises, organizations, governments and small businesses as quickly as possible.
Rapid7 found that Belgium was the most susceptible country based on a "National Exposure Index" of unsafe or potentially vulnerable internet services.Rapid7's Project Sonar software scans millions of internet channels for vulnerabilities such as unencrypted, plain text services, and by comparing this to more secure ones, can determine the chances of coming across an at-risk channel.By identifying vulnerabilities at the IP address level, the researchers were able to identify what country they are in."These results all speak to a fundamental failure in modern internet engineering.Despite calls from the Internet Architecture Board, the Internet Engineering Task Force, and virtually every security company and security advocacy organization on Earth, compulsory encryption is not a default, standard feature in internet protocol design."The most vulnerable countriesBelgiumTajikistanSamoaAustraliaChinaHong KongDominican RepublicAfghanistanSouth AfricaEthiopiaKenyaGabonFranceUnited StatesMozambiqueJapanQatarYemenRussiaArgentinaMaldivesAzerbaijanUnited KingdomTurkmenistanAlgeriaSouth KoreaPeruNigeriaTurkeyHungaryMalaysiaCongoTaiwanCzech RepublicBahamasLatviaUkraineSloveniaAustriaCroatiaDenmarkLuxembourgIsraelMacedoniaPakistanCyprusGermanySwitzerlandSingaporeVietnam
Calls and text messages weren t going through, as telecommunication networks buckled under peak loads.When the earthquake hit, people couldn t use their mobile phones, and in that environment, we decided that we needed to focus our efforts on building a messaging application, Chief Executive Officer Takeshi Idezawa said at a news conference last year.For apps like Line to really survive and thrive, they have to expand quite quickly, said Felim McGrath, a London-based trends manager at market researcher GlobalWebIndex.There is a lot of competition going on to expand to the broader Asian markets like Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam -- places where a lot of new Internet users are just getting on board and getting smartphones for the very first time.In 2010, Line acquired Livedoor Inc., a once high-flying Japanese web portal that had fallen on hard times after its founder, Takafumi Horie, was thrown in jail for accounting fraud.These guys have got the market in Japan locked down, said Amir Anvarzadeh, manager of Japanese equity sales at BGC Partners Inc. Outside of its core markets, its going to be a massive challenge.
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