Australia not spared as APAC region to lose 63 million jobs to automation: forecast

Australia will see 11% of jobs lost to automation by 2040, according to the latest forecast for employment across the APAC region by global research and advisory firms Forrester. However, despite the bleak outlook for Australian job losses to automation, Forrester says in Australia jobs across consulting, scientific, and technical services, which are harder to … Read more

Singtel to invest additional US$100 million in ‘innovative technology’ start-ups through Singtel Innov8

Singapore telco Singtel plans to invest a further US$100 million into Singtel Innov8, its corporate venture arm, raising its total capital commitment to US$350 million. One of the earliest corporate venture capital firms in Southeast Asia, Innov8 invests in start-ups that align with Singtel Group businesses in the areas of 5G, Artificial Intelligence, the digital … Read more

Apple (AAPL earnings) Q3 2022

Apple reported fiscal third-quarter earnings on Thursday that beat Wall Street expectations for sales and profit but showed slowing growth for the iPhone maker. Apple stock rose over 3% in extended trading. Here are the key numbers compared to what Wall Street was expecting, per Refinitiv estimates: EPS: $1.20 vs. $1.16 estimated, down 8% year-over-year … Read more

Apple dominates 1Q22 smartphone sales with 62% due to iPhone 13

Apple accounted for nearly two-thirds of first-quarter smartphone sales in the so-called premium segment, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, but providing no figures to back up its claim. Globally, total smartphone shipments for the quarter fell by 11% year-on-year for the quarter, according to figures earlier in the year from Canalys, another analyst … Read more

Chicago CB radio-maker struggles to adjust to Trump tariffs – Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — Cedar Electronics has been selling CB radios to American truckers since the 1960s, helping connect the workers who keep the US economy rolling. But these days Cedar’s business isn’t exactly trucking along. The Chicago-headquartered company is racing around Asia looking for other countries to host its manufacturing, after the radios Cedar makes in … Read more

New Linux backdoor BPFDoor found on systems, method of access unknown

British security researcher Kevin Beaumont has listed details about a backdoor that is claimed to infect Linux systems, with the consulting firm PwC having documented it as well. Both claim the threat emanates from China. Called BPFDoor, there is no indication from either PwC or Beaumont as to how the backdoor gains a foothold on … Read more

The Register masks fact that CIA-backed firm behind power grid claim

A report accusing China of power of British attacks on India’s grid has been attributed to a cyber-security firm named Inikt Group, by the website, The Register. But no such firm exists; Insikt Group is a part of the threat intelligence firm Recorded Future which has been funded in part by the CIA’s investment arm, … Read more

Mandiant: no ‘reasonable confidence’ about zero-day attacks by Western states

Security firm Mandiant says it has not mentioned any zero-day exploit usage by Western government agencies in a report about incidents in 2021 because it did not find any exploits which it could identify with reasonable confidence as coming from these sources. The reportissued on 21 April, named actors from China, Russia and North Korea, … Read more

MWC 2022: Huawei unveils fiber-based home Wi-Fi solution | Infrastructure | News

Noting how since the breakout of Covid-19, digitalisation and intelligence have developed rapidly, and how homes have gradually transformed into and work centers requiring smoother communication, tech giant Huawei is announcing a new gigabit fiber-to-the-room (FTTR) all-optical room solution. In explaining its launch rationale, the company says new services such as online education, live broadcast, … Read more

Chinese games developers eye a slice of $49 billion console market

Gamers visit Sony’s PlayStation booth at the annual China Joy gaming conference in Shanghai on July 30, 2021. Arjun Kharpal | CNBC GUANGZHOU, China — For 14 years, gaming consoles from the likes of Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo were banned in China. The ban was finally lifted in 2014. While these consoles were available on … Read more