CYBERJAYA, June 13 (Bernama) -- Making phone calls and sending text messages during peak hours such as during festive seasons can be quite challenging. Hari Raya Aidilfitri is around the corner and consumers will take the time to contact family and friends to send greetings, pictures and sharing news to celebrate the day. According to statistics released by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), there are 43.5 million users subscribed to mobile cellular services in the first quarter of 2018, and there were 1,668 million SMS sent during the same period.
Realizing that some consumers might experience some telecommunications service issues during the holidays, the Communications and Multimedia Consumer Forum of Malaysia (CFM) would like to share some tips for those facing network congestion issues on their mobile phones.
Singapore, June 13 (Bernama) -- If you forgot to pay taxes on your cryptocurrency capital gains back in April but you happened to be living and working outside of the US, you have a second chance. The IRS offers an automatic two month extension, giving you until June 15 to file any taxes that you did not file on or before April 17.
To qualify for the extension, you must be a US citizen or resident alien and, on April 17 (or the regular due date of your return), you were living and working outside of the US and Puerto Rico. If you do qualify for the extension, you will avoid having to pay late filing and late payment penalties but you will have to still pay interest on your tax accumulated since April 17.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, June 13 (Bernama) --
-- Malaysian consumers willing to allow banks to share data for Open Banking-based services - but privacy objections must be overcome for wide adoption
New research from Unisys Corporation (http://www.unisys.com/) (NYSE: UIS) into Malaysia's banking industry reveals that Malaysian consumers are willing to embrace new bank services based on emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. They are also willing to support data sharing in an Open Banking environment, but only if privacy and security concerns are addressed.
Unisys APAC Banking Insights - Banking on the CX Factor (http://www.unisys.com/insights/research#UBI) is a study about the attitudes of banking customers in Malaysia, Australia, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Taiwan. This year's report explores how consumers feel about banks using AI to assess eligibility for credit cards and home loans, as well as sentiment toward banks sharing data with non-bank entities to offer new services - known as Open Banking.
Industry-first suite of automated user segmentation tools will empower marketers significantly increase campaign yield and ROI
SAN FRANCISCO, June 13 (Bernama) -- The leading mobile marketing platform, CleverTap, today announced their powerful suite of Discovery Tools, based on automated user segmentation. These tools enable mobile marketers to quickly unearth customer insights and accelerate ROI on their marketing strategies. CleverTap´s Discovery Tools are already being leveraged by enterprise customers to build long term customer value and to create impactful customer experiences.
Today´s customers expect brands to respond to their needs immediately. Businesses that are able to predict and respond to their users´ behaviors in a timely manner are the ones that will win. While progressive marketers have been using manual means of segmenting their users into micro-segments, this is a time consuming and expensive effort. CleverTap´s automated segmentation goes through users behavior data, running different machine learning algorithms and models on this data, and is finally able to present interesting segments of users to marketers.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 13 (Bernama) -- Grab, Malaysia and Southeast Asia´s leading on-demand transportation and fintech platform together with Tuxuri and OpenStreetMap recently organised the Cyberjaya Mapping Challenge to help cultivate a better understanding of city infrastructure and accessibility around Klang Valley.
The Cyberjaya Mapping Challenge was a collaborative effort with leading geo-web technology company, Tuxuri; open source online map platform, OpenStreetMap; the IT Society of Multimedia University, and Multimedia University to develop better quality and accessible maps that benefit the Malaysian community.
ORLANDO, Fla., June 13 (Bernama) -- CISCO LIVE - Cisco today announced that it has released new developer capabilities across its intent-based networking platform. These advancements underscore Cisco´s continued progress in delivering an open, programmable platform that spans the entire network, from campus to data center, branch to edge. By providing an open network, Cisco is empowering 500,000 developers, 60,000 partners and three million network engineers to innovate upon the platform.
Intent-based networking represents a fundamental shift in the way networks are built and managed. Moving away from the manual, time-intensive methods by which networks are traditionally managed, these modern networks capture business intent and translate it into network policies. These policies are then automatically activated across the entire infrastructure, with the assurance that the business intent was delivered as planned.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 (Bernama) -- CIMB Foundation recently successfully concluded its Mobile Ramadhan Bazaar Programme in which 2 mobile food trucks were deployed around the Klang Valley to promote and sell products by 50 home-based producers. The initiative which is part of the Foundation´s community development programme aims to boost the earnings of the homebased producers while at the same time serving as a mobile platform to promote their products.
Dato´ Hamidah Naziadin, CEO of CIMB Foundation said, "CIMB Foundation is pleased to be able to assist these home-based entrepreneurs who are unable to market their products widely due to limited resources and capacity. Our mobile bazaar bridges the gap between them and a wider base of customers. The month of Ramadhan was a good opportunity to enable these entrepreneurs, as consumers stocked up on cookies and other goodies for Aidilfitri. We hope to extend the use of this mobile bazaar to other festive seasons in Malaysia. "