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Brunei Faced With Widespread Boycott Over Stoning Law, Unflattering Twitter Hashtag

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Brunei caused a global outcry over its archaic Shariah laws © Arno Maierbrugger A growing number...
Indonesia suspects local Google branch of tricking the taxman

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Indonesia's tax office said it will investigate Alphabet Inc, the parent company of Internet giant Google, for suspected unpaid taxes of at least $400...
Indonesia to Google, Twitter, Facebook: Pay taxes or get blocked

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Global Internet giants could have their services blocked or at least their bandwidth reduced in Indonesia if they do not obtain "permanent establishment" status...
Pacman sacked by Nike, faces election boycott for same-sex comments

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Sports shoe giant Nike fired Manny Pacquiao and terminated its advertising contract with the boxer and Senate candidate in this year's Philippine elections with...
Smart cities: GCC to deploy tweeting trash containers

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Finnish technology company Enevo introduced a new waste management service at the WETEX (Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition) exhibition in Dubai held from...
Hacker group challenges Singapore government

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Internet hacker group Anonymous has amped up awareness in response to criminal proceedings against Singaporean hackers connected to the group. On February 9, 2014...
Philippine Internet users to grow to 41 million

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The number of Internet users in the Philippines is expected to grow this year to 41 million from 33 million in 2013, based on...
Malaysia blocked over 6,600 websites

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Malaysia's Communications and Multimedia Ministry has blocked 6,640 internet sites that breached the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998. Furthermore, more than twenty cases are...
Facebook goes face down again, users disgruntled

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Problems with slow-loading pages, profiles and photos not working on Facebook along with complete timeline outages started to be reported from November 8 in...
US popstar Ke$ha gets show cancelled by Malaysian authorities

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Ke$ha is a provocative US pop singer known for songs about sex, partying, and drinking. Such topics aren’t too respected by authorities in Malaysia,...
Indonesia’s First Lady gets criticised for comment

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“Stupid”. This was the comment left by the wife of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on October 18 after an exchange on the online...
Facebook down in large parts of Southeast Asia

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Facebook users on Monday night (as per Southeast Asia time zones) were unable to post and update their status on the popular social media...
Teckler: Content sharing as a business model

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Teckler is a web portal that represents an innovative way in which users and a publishing platform based on advertising partner together, giving life...
Thai Airways logo blackout ridiculed globally

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Thailand's national carrier Thai Airways after the crash landing of an Airbus A330-300 on September 9 at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport has tried to protect...
Education in focus at TechCrunch Disrupt 2013 event (photos)

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TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2013, a notable technology conference that regularly draws prominent speakers from the technology and start-up scene in Silicon Valley and...
Sina Weibo starts Southeast Asia expansion

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The popular Chinese microblogging website Sina Weibo, often seen as a Chinese hybrid of Twitter and Facebook, has launched a company called Trend Media...
100,000 Filipinos march against ‘pork barrel’ system

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Around 100,000 protesters including a militant group joined the anti-government protests on August 26 calling for the scrapping of the so-called pork barrel system. "Pork...
Philippines online activists call for protest march

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Anger spreading through Facebook and other social media over alleged embezzlement of Philippines state funds has snowballed into calls for a rally expected to...