Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs Died

Steve Jobs, the Apple founder and former CEO who invented and masterfully marketed ever-sleeker gadgets that transformed everyday technology, from the personal computer to the iPod and iPhone, has died. He was 56. Apple announced his death without giving a specific cause.

"We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today," the company said in a brief statement.

"Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve"

Jobs had battled cancer in 2004 and underwent a liver transplant in 2009 after taking a leave of absence for unspecified health problems. He took another leave of absence in January — his third since his health problems began — and officially resigned in August.

Jobs started Apple with a high school friend in a Silicon Valley garage in 1976, was forced out a decade later and returned in 1997 to rescue the company. During his second stint, it grew into the most valuable technology company in the world.


Nombor Telefon Selular Format Baru 3 + 8

Suruhanjaya Komunikasi dan Multimedia Malaysia (SKMM) hari ini mengumumkan bahawa Malaysia kini di dalam proses melaksanakan nombor telefon selular dengan format baru iaitu 3 + 8. Pengumuman tersebut dibuat pada satu sesi taklimat kepada pihak industri, badan-badan kawalselia, pihak media, forum-forum pengguna dan pihak yang berkaitan bagi memudahkan pemahaman mereka terhadap perlaksanaan format baru perkhidmatan telefon selular ini.

Nombor telefon selular baru tersebut bermula dengan prefik-011 dan diikuti oleh lapan digit nombor pelanggan, iaitu 011 1XXX XXXX, akan dilancarkan pada 15 Disember 2010.

Ini merupakan langkah perancangan jangka panjang SKMM setelah mengambil kira jumlah nombor bagi perkhidmatan telefon selular sedia ada iaitu format 3 + 7, semakin berkurangan dan tidak mampu menampung permintaan industri pada masa hadapan. Perlaksanaan ini juga ekoran dari perkembangan terkini dengan peningkatan bilangan pembekal perkhidmatan rangkaian selular dan potensi kepelbagaian perkhidmatan yang bakal diperkenalkan hasil dari perkembangan teknologi telekomunikasi.


TM Has 900 UniFi Customers

About three weeks after the launch of UniFi, Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) can claim to have 900 customers hooked on the new fast speed broadband offering in four areas in the Klang Valley.

The next areas where UniFi is heading to are Petaling Jaya, Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, Damansara, Cheras, Selayang, Puchong, Serdang, Klang, Kepong and Wangsa Maju.

The first four areas to get the first feel of fast speed were Taman Tun Dr Ismail Shah Alam, Subang Jaya and Bangsar. The service will eventually be expanded to include 22 more exchange areas by June, and another 22 by year-end.


Take-Up Rates for TM's HSBB To Be Small

OSK Research expects the take-up rates for TM Bhd's high speed broadband (HSBB) service to be small in the initial years.

This is because the addressable market comprised areas, already served by its existing fixed broadband service, Streamyx.

The research firm stated the take-up rates will also be small, due to competition from wireless alternatives, which present a greater value proposition given their mobility feature.

"We see the revenue impact from HSBB as insignificant for financial year 2010 and have only factored in minimal revenue contribution for 2011," it said in a research note here Tuesday.