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Sustainability
Tencent sets goal for carbon neutrality, 100% green power
Internet and technology company Tencent has announced it plans to become carbon neutral by 2030 across its operations and supply chain.
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Cloud
Wise partners with Tencent to provide international money transfers through Weixin
“China is the world’s second largest remittance recipient with USD$60 billion inflow into the country in 2020," states Wise.
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Servers
Tencent partners cloud business with AMD to launch StarLake servers in Southeast Asia
Tencent's cloud business has recently announced a partnership with AMD, with the collaboration initiating the launch of StarLake servers powered by AMD EPYC processors in Southeast Asia.
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Cloud
Tencent Cloud, InterCloud partnership to address surging demand for cloud-based services
Both parties agreed to implement technical integration between Tencent Cloud and the InterCloud Network.
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Cloud
Tencent Cloud expands internet data center footprint in Asia & Germany
The four data centers now enable Tencent Cloud to operate in 27 regions and to offer 66 availability zones.
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Cloud
Tencent Cloud to open internet data centre hub in Bahrain
“We will launch all necessary steps to set up a brand-new internet data centre in Bahrain to provide better coverage all over the Middle East and North African regions."
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Tencent
Merger and acquisition activity recovers from COVID-19 setback
“M&A activity is expected to continue at a high level throughout 2021 by the likes of Tencent and companies that focus on their key technologies and adjust to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
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Microsoft
Amazon continues to dominate global IaaS market - report
The top 5 IaaS providers accounted for 80% of the total worldwide market in 2019, according to a new report from Gartner.
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Cybersecurity
Kaspersky named one of the top 100 global innovators
For the second year, it made the Derwent Top 100 Global Innovator list by Clarivate Analytics, which includes giants like Amazon, Facebook and Google.
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Cloud Security
Tencent Cloud acquires key cloud security standard
The security standard can give businesses insight into the level of cloud security they require.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Global cloud infrastructure spending grows 37% in Q4
The cloud infrastructures market continues to boom, with spending reaching over US$30 billion.
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Gaming
Call of Duty: Mobile opens pre-registrations for Android and iOS
Call of Duty will soon be available free to play on Android and iOS from October 1, taking the entire experience mobile.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Amazon still safely ahead of chasing pack in cloud infrastructure market
Despite Microsoft, Google, Alibaba and Tencent all substantially outpacing the overall market, Amazon is still clearly in front.
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Tencent
True IDC & Tencent launch AI-enabled cloud platform in Thailand
The platform is designed to offer a complete range of cloud services to the public and private sectors.
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Cloud Services
Cloud providers increasingly jumping into gaming market
Aa number of major cloud service providers are uniquely placed to capitalise on the lucrative cloud gaming market.
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Hyperscale
Hyperscalers hurling colossal capital at data centres
The old proverb ‘you have to spend money to make money’ could never be truer than in the hyperscale data centre industry.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
AWS tops all four global markets, APAC a unique case
The order of proceedings remains relatively the same in three of the four major regions for public cloud services providers, but the APAC market is bolstered by the prominence of China.
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Gaming
Tencent Games rolls out time limits & ID checks for Chinese minors
Is it a case of ‘big brother’, or a way of responsibly curbing the amount of time kids spend in front of their computer screens?
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Big Data
Big data investment for China smart city brings in nearly $90b​
Tech giants like Alibaba, Tencent, and Qualcomm all chipped in at the recent Smart China Expo to accelerate big data innovations.
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Cloud
BMW awards Chinese security team's work in exposing connected vehicle vulnerabilities
When Chinese security researchers found vulnerabilities in BMW’s connected vehicles, BMW didn’t just fix the vulnerabilities, it awarded the team.
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Startup
Founded in an Auckland garage, acquired by global colossus
A Kiwi video game developer known worldwide for 'Path of Exile' has announced a majority acquisition from Chinese giant Tencent.
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Cloud
Limelight Networks and Tencent Cloud announce services agreement
Tencent Cloud will offer CDN services from Limelight to Tencent Cloud customers in North America.
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Alibaba
GDS Holdings and Alibaba China data center development underway
GDS Holdings is partnering with Alibaba to develop a new 5000 square meter data center campus in Hebei Province.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
New SD-WAN tech helps companies connect to clouds & data centers faster
Connection methods include data center to data center, office to office, cloud to cloud as well as data center or office to cloud.