Google’s Project Ara has reached an important milestone A new video shows off the most advanced prototype of the modular smartphone yet— one that actually boots and is able to launch an app.
But It’s Still Not a ‘Conventional’ Company Project Ara is Google’s ambitious plan for modular smartphones that have interchangeable pieces.
The idea is to create phones whose individual components, like the processor, display, or camera, can be swapped out individually so users have more ways to customize their devices at a lower cost The latest prototype, called Spiral One, is the most functional Ara prototype yet.
Cyber incidents top most important business risks for Asia-Pacific companies
For the first time ever, Cyber incidents (35% of responses) rank as the most important business risk in Asia-Pacific in the ninth Allianz Risk Barometer 2020
Alibaba confirms $13bn listing in Hong Kong
Alibaba will offer 500 million shares at a maximum of HK$188 apiece, the company said. The number eight is considered auspicious in China.
Chinese technology giant Alibaba on Friday confirmed plans to list in Hong Kong in what it called a $13 billion vote of confidence in the turbulent city’s markets and a step forward in its plans to go global.(more…)
E-commerce in ASEAN: Digital technology and players
The 50 most-funded e-commerce start-ups in ASEAN have raised $12.6 billion as of July 2019, with most of the funding raised in the last two years
E-commerce has been the most dynamic segment of the Internet economy in ASEAN over the past three years. The value of e-commerce rose four-fold, from $5.5 billion in 2015 to more than $23 billion in 2018.(more…)
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