Echelon Malaysia 2017 kicks off in Penang, gateway to Asia’s tech startup scene

When we mention the beautiful island of Penang, “startup” isn’t the first word that comes to mind. The organisers of Echelon Malaysia 2017, however, will beg to differ. e27 and TE4P, supported by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Cradle Seed Ventures, Google, Malaysia Debt Ventures (MDV), Malaysia Digital Hub and others, bring the tech and startup conference to the Pearl of the Orient for the first time ever. Themed “Second City to Startup City,” Echelon brings together Asia’s tech ecosystem to engage in an intensive two-day conference with focus on Hardware & IoT, Travel Tech and Creative Content.

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Move over Nexus, here comes Google Pixel

As rumoured and leaked, Google unleashed a duo of premium smartphones at its product launch on Tuesday. What you’ll notice is the absence of the name Nexus, one many have known and come to love over the years. In its place is Pixel, in line with the gorgeous Pixel C 2-in-1 tablet it introduced earlier. Called Pixel and Pixel XL, the Google-branded pair touts top-of-the-line specs, including “the best smartphone camera” according to DxOMark. But they don’t come cheap. Continue Reading

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