Author: A. Asohan

PR firms: Why not ‘adopt’ a startup … or two?
With many startups and entrepreneurs still struggling to get the hang of public relations, perhaps PR agencies should make pro bono work part of their corporate culture and adopt a startup or two, writes A. Asohan.
Gamification a promising and untapped market: MDeC
MDeC believes that gamification is a potentially disruptive technology that can help companies transform themselves, and is urging Malaysian ICT companies to explore this relatively untapped market.
YTL Comms’ Yasmin frontrunner for MDeC CEO job
With speculation rife over who will take over as the new head of the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), YTL Communications executive director and former Microsoft Malaysia managing director, Yasmin Mahmood, has emerged as the frontrunner. A. Asohan reports.
Japanese stock image company Pixta in SEA drive
TOKYO-based stock image company Pixta Inc started with a mission of making the world flat through the Internet, and the belief that there just weren’t enough Asian images available to the world’s media. Having conquered Japan, it is now actively targeting the rest of Asia, and has already launched into China and Taiwan.
Taking robotics research to the next level a challenge
Because of the large number of patients and a lack of therapists, stroke patients usually don’t have the chance to get enough rehabilitation for a proper recovery, an area UTM spinoff company TechCare Innovation Sdn Bhd hopes to address.
Startup with rehab robot aims for next level with crowdfunding drive
Malaysian startup TechCare Innovation Sdn Bhd hopes to take its rehabilitation robotics system from research to the marketplace with a pledge drive on pitchIN, the domestic equivalent of Kickstarter. DNA executive editor A. Asohan has the story.
Incoming MDeC CEO will have many challenges
Looking back at outgoing MDeC CEO Badlisham Ghazali’s track record, his successor will have to fill very big shoes, writes A. Asohan.
MDeC CEO Badlisham quits to take over beleaguered MAHB
MDeC chief executive officer Badlisham Ghazali has resigned and will be taking over as managing director of Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB), which has been facing public scrutiny over the escalating costs and delayed opening of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2).
Cradle-GGV funding pact to also help plug entrepreneur brain drain
The one-to-one funding partnership announced last month by Malaysia’s Cradle Fund and Singapore-headquartered Golden Gate Ventures aims to not only bridge the funding gap in the local ecosystem, but also arrest the ‘entrepreneurial brain drain,' says Cradle chief Nazrin Hassan.
S'pore startup gets great crowdfunding kickoff for tracking device
Technology startup Innova Technology must certainly be pumped over its pledge effort on Indiegogo – seeking a total of US$5,000 on the crowdfunding platform for its Bluetooth 4.0-based Duet tracking device, it has already hit US$96,120 in pledges, with about 51 hours to go as we write this.
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