malaysia

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

Microsoft to invest $1 billion in Malaysia to set up data centres

Microsoft Corporation will invest a cool $1 billion over the next five years in Malaysia as part of a new partnership programme with government agencies and local companies, the So...

Singapore's Grab

Grab to go public in world’s biggest $40 billion SPAC merger

Grab Holdings, the largest ride-hailing and food delivery firm in Southeast Asia, clinched a merger with special-purpose acquisition company Altimeter Growth Corp securing a valuat...

Platform News: Facebook

From hate speech to nudity, Facebook’s oversight board launches

Facebook’s independent Oversight Board has announced the first six cases where it might overrule the social networking business’s decisions to remove certain parts of c...

Platform Industry: US and China Relations and Politics

US charges seven in wide-ranging Chinese hacking effort

The US Justice Department has stated that it has charged five Chinese residents and two Malaysian businessmen in an extensive hacking effort which encompassed targets from video ga...

Singapore

Singapore lockdown: ‘essential’ chipmakers hope for less supply chain disruption

Chip makers are banking on less disruptions to their factories from this week’s strict lockdown in Singapore than the havoc wreaked on their supply chains last month when Mal...

Malasia

In Malaysia’s Silicon Valley, fortunes flip as virus wrecks trade war gains

Platform businesses at Malaysia’s one-time Silicon Valley of the East, swimming in orders from customers fleeing trade war-hit China, have seen fortunes turn again in the spa...