Microsoft Will Close Its Skype Office In London

Microsoft is going to close Skype’s London office, in a move that could impact the jobs of the nearly 400 people employed there. The company told the Financial Times that is will “unify some engineering positions,” but that it “will be entering into a consultation process to help those affected by the redundancies.”

No Daesh Threats In Penang

GEORGE TOWN, Sept 18 – Penang police have denied that threats have been made by Daesh in Penang and are asking the public to remain calm. Penang Police Chief, Datuk Abdul Ghafar Rajab clarified that images of policemen in full combat gear making rounds at malls that were spread on social

At Least 25 Reported Injured In New York Explosion

NEW YORK, Sept 18 – Firefighters are at the scene of an explosion in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood that officials said injured at least 25 people. All the injuries were believed to be minor, according to the Fire Department of New York. The New York Police Department Bomb Squad is responding to

Haron Din’s Remains Buried In US

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 17 – The remains of PAS spiritual leader Datuk Dr Haron Din were buried at the Five Pillars Muslim Cemetery in Livermore, California on Friday. His daughter Dr Huda Haron said the burial was held at 5.57pm local time (8.57am Saturday in Malaysia) after the funeral prayers, which were

U.S. Formally Recalls Samsung Galaxy Note 7

UNITED STATES, Sept 16 – Federal consumer safety regulators on Thursday formally recalled 1 million Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after dozens of users reported the device caught fire while charging. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission told customers to “immediately stop using and power down” the device.  Samsung (SSNLF) said on September 2

PAS Spiritual Leader Haron Din Passed Away

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 16 – Malaysia’s Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) Spiritual Leader Haron Din died on Friday (Sep 16) at Stanford University Hospital in San Francisco, said PAS Information chief Nasrudin Hassan. He was 76. Mr Nasrudin, when contacted by Bernama, said Dr Haron died at 10.10am.  He said Dr Haron had

Weak Oil Prices Drag Ringgit Lower In Early Trade

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 15 – The ringgit remained lower this morning as demand for the local note was dampened by weaker oil prices and reduced hope for higher US interest rates. At 9am, the ringgit was quoted at 4.1245/1285 versus the greenback against 4.1210/1260 on Wednesday. Global oil prices fell nearly to

Google Launches Final Release Version Of Angular 2.0

After Google launched the first version of its Angular web application framework in 2010, it quickly became one of the hottest web technologies. Since then, the web has changed, though, and when Google announced Angular 2 in 2014, it created quite a stir in the web development community because this new version wasn’t just an

Bursa Opens Lower But Rebounds Thereafter

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 15 – Bursa Malaysia opened lower but rebounded thereafter, prompted by bargain-hunting activities, a dealer said. At 9.05am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 1.74 points higher at 1,663.13, against Wednesday’s close of 1,661.39. The index opened 1.3 points lower at 1,660.09. On the broader market, gainers

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