Author: A. Asohan

Malaysia’s ICT outlook: Cloud disappointment, 4G lag
Malaysia’s information and communications technology (ICT) industry can be best described as a silver cloud with some grey linings, registering a healthy growth overall but marked by dismal showings in key technologies such as cloud computing adoption and Fourth-Generation (4G) mobile take-up.
Grove-backed Frontier Digital Ventures goes into ‘aggressive’ mode
Kuala Lumpur-based investment firm Frontier Digital Ventures, whose key investors include Catcha Group CEO Patrick Grove, has made its second investment. A. Asohan speaks to Grove and Frontier Digital Ventures CEO Shaun Di Gregorio.
The ‘breaching’ of DNA’s defences
Some unscheduled security maintenance on the DNA website because of a Drupal vulnerability had seemingly left our directory exposed, but no confidential data has been compromised. We will continue investigating the incident.
A match between Malaysia’s Lovesprk and Singapore’s LoveByte
Malaysian ‘date concierge portal’ startup Lovesprk said it has agreed to a partnership with Singapore’s mobile dating app startup LoveByte that would enable it to grow its reach beyond the 120,000 users it claims now.
Disrupt: Gaps in payment ecosystem that entrepreneurs can fill
The payments market has ensconced players and may be facing stiff competition from deep-pocketed foreign companies eyeing the South-East Asian region, but there are still opportunities aplenty for the enterprising startup, said the two panellists at the DNA-TeAM Disrupt discussion on ‘Pay to Play.’
Digerati50: A mover, shaker and disruptor
Digital News Asia (DNA) continues a weekly series that profiles the top 50 influencers, movers and shakers who are helping shape Malaysia’s Digital Economy. These articles are from Digerati50, a special print publication released in January 2014. For information on customised reprints of Digerati50, email [email protected]
HITB now out to hack the conference experience
After pioneering the space locally and globalising its homegrown security conference, the Hack In The Box (HITB) crew is now planning its next big ‘hack’ – transforming the concept of how conferences are run.
Digerati50: Hardened dotcom star ready for next level
Digital News Asia (DNA) continues a weekly series that profiles the top 50 influencers, movers and shakers who are helping shape Malaysia’s Digital Economy. These articles are from Digerati50, a special print publication released in January 2014. For information on customised reprints of Digerati50, email [email protected]
Budget 2015: Research incentives, goodies for startups
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak tabled his Budget 2015 proposal in Parliament today (Oct 10), where he announced human capital development and entrepreneurship as one of seven core strategies to move the country forward.
Week in Review: Picking yourself up from a stumble, and MOL
Malaysian eyes will be on the Budget 2015 proposal being tabled on Oct 10, while a few will be wondering about MOL Global’s disappointing debut on Nasdaq – but after all, entrepreneurship sometimes is about picking yourself up from a stumble and having another go, writes DNA executive editor A. Asohan.
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