Drivers can now pay tolls using the Touch 'N Go eWallet at two more highways, the Kemuning–Shah Alam Highway (LKSA) and Smart Tunnel.The app connects with up to three Touch ‘n Go (TNG) cards so drivers can instead use the credit in their e-wallet to pay for toll, while the value on the card is not billed. All the associated cards will have the same top up value as the e-wallet.
February 13, 2019 09:22 UTC
Activision Blizzard Inc plans to eliminate 8% of its workers as part of a company-wide restructuring, an effort to get the maker of Call Of Duty back on track after a disappointing sales forecast. The layoffs would affect hundreds of workers at the company, which expects to record a roughly US$150mil (RM610.41mil) expense in connection with the belt tightening. Bloomberg reported last week that the videogame maker was preparing to make the cuts.
February 13, 2019 08:37 UTC
India’s government dealt retail giants Amazon.com and Walmart a devastating blow this year with new policies undermining their growth plans. Now US social media pioneers Facebook and Twitter are in danger of suffering similar setbacks in what is perhaps the world’s most important emerging technology market. In the latest skirmish, the government is targeting Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp, the popular messaging service increasingly important to its parent’s bottom line. Frustrated that the service has been used to incite violence and spread pornography, the government is pressing WhatsApp to allow more official oversight of online discussions, even if that means giving officials access to protected, or encrypted, messages. Facebook has refused, risking punitive measures or even the possibility of a shutdown in its biggest market.
February 13, 2019 07:18 UTC
NEW YORK: Global eSports revenues will hit US$1.1bil (RM4.47bil) in 2019, up 27% since last year amid ballooning revenues from advertising, sponsorship and media rights to competitive videogaming, a report said on Feb 12. Brand investments through those three avenues will make up 82% – or US$897mil (RM3.64bil) – of total revenues. In all, brand support will have nearly tripled since 2015, according to data from Newzoo, a gaming industry analytics firm.
February 13, 2019 06:56 UTC
Shares of Electronic Arts Inc jumped 8.5% on Feb 12 after the videogame maker said it signed up 25 million players for its new battle royale game Apex Legends in a week, setting it up for a showdown with Epic Games' wildly popular Fortnite. EA is hoping to reproduce the success of Fortnite, which blends the The Hunger Games movie trilogy and Minecraft videogame and has developed a huge following with teenagers and older gamers.
February 13, 2019 05:48 UTC
(Reuters) - Midfielder Aaron Ramsey was not used in his best position at Arsenal and can offer Juventus something different when he joins them next season, according to the Italian club. Ramsey is set to join Juventus on a four-year deal in the close season after signing a pre-contract with the defending Serie A champions this week. The Welshman's contract at Arsenal expires this season.
February 13, 2019 05:48 UTC
TOKYO (Reuters) - Werder Bremen will not release Japan forward Yuya Osako for June's Copa America as they are concerned the 28-year-old will suffer burnout due to his playing commitments with the national team, the Bundesliga club have said. Osako, who featured at last year's World Cup in Russia, recently returned to Germany after scoring four goals for the Samurai Blue at the Asian Cup.
February 13, 2019 05:26 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Holdings Bhd swung into the red in the financial year ended Dec 31, 2018 due to losses in both its marine and engineering divisions but it was cautious about its outlook due to uncertainties for the oil and gas industry.MMHE announced on Wednesday it posted net loss of RM122.69mil in FY18 compared with net profit of RM34.22mil in FY17. Its revenue was higher by 1.8% at RM974.35mil compared with RM956.41mil a year ago.
February 13, 2019 05:22 UTC
KINGSTON, Jamaica (Philippine daily Inquirer/Asia News Network): One man from Jamaica rocked a Ghostface mask from the hit Hollywood movie “Scream” when he recently collected his check of JMD158.4mil (RM4.4mil). The super-millionaire, known only as A. Campbell, won the jackpot after buying a Super Lotto ticket for JMD200 (RM6), as per St. Lucia News Online on Feb 6. He picked up his check at a handover ceremony at Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston on Tuesday, Feb 5.
February 13, 2019 05:15 UTC
NEW DELHI: India is presenting a potential investment opportunity of $50 billion in battery storage facilities that could help integrate renewable energy into the grid, replace polluting diesel-fueled power and boost electric mobility, the head of American energy firm AES Corp. said.“We think India is going to be a big market for energy storage,” Chief Executive Officer Andres Gluski said in an interview Tuesday. He spoke after AES completed the country’s first 10-megawatt battery-storage system to support the grid in national capital New Delhi.
February 13, 2019 04:41 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO: IBM Corp announced on Feb 12 that some of its Watson artificial intelligence services will now work on rival cloud computing providers as it seeks to win over customers that want greater flexibility in how they store and analyse data. The announcement builds on IBM's moves to position its services as compatible with nearly any form of computer infrastructure a customer wants to operate. Other efforts include a pending acquisition of open-source software company Red Hat for US$34bil (RM138.21bil).
February 13, 2019 04:41 UTC
HONG KONG: The big stock-market winners in China’s technology hub of Shenzhen aren’t artificial intelligence and semiconductor companies. They’re farmers. Chicken breeders Shandong Xiantan Co. and Shandong Minhe Animal Husbandry Co. have climbed around 40 percent this year through Tuesday, while pig farmer Muyuan Foodstuff Co. is up 34 percent.
February 13, 2019 02:48 UTC
Arjun and Jessica Sud routinely use a baby monitor to keep tabs on their seven-month-old's bedroom. Last month, they heard something chilling through the monitor: A deep male voice was speaking to their child. "Immediately I barge into the room because I'm like, 'Oh my God, maybe someone got in there'," said Arjun Sud, 29. "The moment I walk in, it's quiet."
February 13, 2019 02:26 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO:At least three ships roughly the length of two football fields are slated to arrive at ports in China by the end of this month, each carrying precious cargo from Elon Musk.Tesla Inc. is loading as many Model 3 sedans as it can onto vessels destined for the People’s Republic ahead of March 1, when a trade-war truce between presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping is scheduled to expire. Musk fears the two countries could ratchet tariffs back up, which would make the chief executive officer’s electric cars more expensive in China and boost costs of key components the country sends to his U.S. assembly plant.
February 13, 2019 02:15 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Power giant Tenaga Nasional put the FBM KLCI on a steady path early Wednesday as investors awaited fresh leads from institutional players after the overnight rally on Wall Street.At 9.14am, the FBM KLCI was just up 0.09 point or 0.01% to 1,687.50. Turnover was 221.25 million shares valued at RM90.87mil. There were 194 gainers, 86 losers and 196 counters unchanged.
February 13, 2019 01:30 UTC