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Huawei eyes keeping ties with Google despite US ban
In a bid to meet the wish of endusers to continue using Google services on their smart phones, China’s Huawei Technologies Co is currently negotiating with the US firm to find an appropriate solution amid Washington’s ban on its businesses and activities.

Full STREAM ahead to add viewers
LINE TV teams up with partners such as Workpoint Entertainment to attract more men and customers in upcountry areas

Facebook to boost SMEs’ digital skills
IN AN attempt to unlock business growth among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Thailand, Facebook has launched the “Boost with Facebook” digital skills training programme in collaboration with Kenan Foundation Asia. 

SCB wants developers on board
Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) has launched a banking application programming interface (API) that allows system developers to use the bank’s developer web portal to create products and services. 

NetApp boasts to power data-driven organizations to succeed
NetApp has announced NetApp ONTAP 9.6, the new midrange, end-to-end NVMe AFF A320 storage system and an expanded portfolio of services to help businesses maximize the value of their data.

MediaTek accelerates design of smart connected devices with IoT programme
MediaTek Thursday announced a rich IoT program to bring a series of AI-enabled chipset platforms to companies that want to innovate and develop products across the intelligent devices market.

Google v Huawei hits millions of smartphone users
Hundreds of millions of smartphone users will be affected by Google's decision to sever its Android operating system ties with Chinese handset maker Huawei.


AIS dials up future in offering video services
WITH Thais spending so much time watching video on-demand streaming services, mostly on mobile devices, Advanced Info Service (AIS) has focused to offer video services under its AIS Play service. 

NBTC briefs PM on progress with spectrum sale 
THE National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has updated Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha on the progress of its plan to sell slots of the 700MHz spectrum, the commission’s secretary-general Takorn Tantasith said.

5G to make first appearance in late 2020 
According to a report from IoT analysis company Berg Insight, 5G will make its first appearance in the market in late 2020. 

MFEC to transform itself to better serve S-curve industries 
The IT services company MFEC expects to generate double-digit revenue growth by the end of this year. The firm will also expand its business to support S-curve industries.

NBTC finalises 700MHz slots sale
THE NATIONAL Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) will put on sale three 700MHz spectrum slots, each priced at Bt17.584 billion, according to the completed draft of the 700MHz spectrum allocation.

Market for digital signage promising ahead of Games in Japan
TOKYO - The market for digital signage is rapidly expanding. With the spread of high-speed internet and a reduction in installation costs, the electronic devices can be set up at various places consumers can easily spot.

Computing on the edge of tomorrow
IBM is seeking thai partners to explore practical uses of its quantum computers 

Researchers take the leap for quantum-led gains
THE National Electronics and Computer Technology Centre (Nectec) is focusing on research into quantum computing technology, especially for quantum communication and quantum engineering.

iflix gives starring role in growth bid to free content with ads
iflix aims to grow strongly in Thailand after offering a so-called freemium model since late last year under an expansion plan.

Digital technology is key to cut costs, survey finds
AS DIGITAL technologies continue to reinvent how businesses grow and operate, the associated risks and opportunities are prompting companies to expand their cost management strategies, according to Deloitte’s second biennial global cost survey released yesterday. 

Shoppers’ online snarls hurt businesses
Friction during consumers’ online purchases is costing Thai businesses US$14 billion (Bt448 billion) in lost revenue opportunities every year, according to a business study released by Facebook. 

Teaching the teachers pays dividends
Microsoft has partnered with the Institute for Innovative Learning at Mahidol University and Change Fusion has organised an operational training session for over 50 teachers titled “How to Educate Secondary and High School Students on Python Programming for Project Development”, as part of a “train the trainers” initiative. 

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