Last year, Facebook’s WhatsApp made a decision to stop support for Windows Phone. As reported by Windows Latest, popular messaging app was supposed to stop working on 1 January 2020, but the company extended support till 14 January. This follows Microsoft’s release of the last ever build for Windows 10 Mobile OS.
It’s been a long wait, but Episode IX i.e Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is finally here—the third instalment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy; the final episode of the nine-part Skywalker saga that has spanned over four decades. Just about every brand has jumped on the Star Wars bandwagon one way or another, and why the hell not, right? Well, Facebook certainly isn’t one to be left out of the loop. Last week, it announced a partnership with Disney and the result is a series of limited-edition Messenger features that include a chat theme, reactions, stickers and AR effects. They’re pretty darn cool, whether you’re a fan or not.
Facebook and Bain & Company on Tuesday released findings from their study entitled Riding the Digital Wave: Southeast Asia’s Discovery Generation which looks at how digital consumers are reshaping e-commerce in the region. The study found that increasing choice, improved internet penetration and rising affluence will continue to drive more online spend in Southeast Asia.
Following a successful stint last year, Facebook today kicked off the second phase of its Made by Malaysia, Loved by the World programme in partnership with MATRADE and AVANA. The programme aims to train 1,000 SMEs in seven states across Malaysia, arming them with digital marketing knowledge and skills to help them grow locally and abroad.
In a peculiar move, Facebook plans to rebrand Instagram and WhatsApp to “Instagram from Facebook” and “WhatsApp from Facebook,” The Information reports.
When it comes to fixed broadband internet access in Malaysia, fibre broadband springs to mind. Nowadays, thanks in part to the government’s implementation of the Mandatory Standard on Access Pricing (MSAP) and National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP), consumers can be connected to fibre broadband from as low as MYR79 per month with speeds of up to 1Gbps.
In terms of building network infrastructure, laying fibre is both complex and expensive. Alternatively, wireless technology can help bridge the gap left by fibre and in Malaysia’s case, also legacy copper infrastructure. Green Packet attempted this with P1 WIMAX, and YTL Communications’ Yes network was initially built upon a WIMAX foundation as well.