Author: Digital News Asia

Swiss Re study: Increase in digital platforms, Covid-enforced mindset is changing Malaysia’s insurance landscape
The Covid-19 pandemic and rising preference towards digital platforms are changing how Malaysians approach insurance, though it’s not without its gaps, concerns and opportunities
With Malaysia a strategic hub for its submarine cables, NTT launches fifth data centre in Cyberjaya
107,000 square-feet data centre is designed to meet the requirements of hyperscalers and higher-end enterprises, coming right at the time of increased digitalisation in Malaysia due to Covid-19.
Rakuten Advertising hires Cyprus Malinao ahead of launching new media products
Cyprus well versed in programmatic, media & data capabilities Will promote Rakuten Viki and Rakuten Mobile to advertisers
Selangor govt launches Selangor E-Bazar Chinese New Year Campaign
Set to run from February till March, the campaign is meant to assist SMEs and micro businesses in Selangor to embrace digitalisation.
MYEG’s latest China investment is virtual live streaming startup, DeepScience
Deploys full-stack real-time animation & virtual live streaming technologies Chinese virtual live streaming emphasis on interaction, faster monetization
Green Packet shareholders approve US$10mil acquisition of eKYC firm Xendity
Shares issued in 3 tranches over 3 financial years, based on targets Projected 15% CAGR with projected US$25mil revenue over 5 years
Tourplus hires ex-Agoda country director to drive growth
Chan Huan Gee to focus on business development and merchant acquisition Appointed solution provider to deliver BSN-MDEC SME Digitilisation Grant
MDEC hires new Head of Performance Management Systems & Engagement
Zamer Rizal Omer ex-Head of Performance Management & Engagement at Touch ‘n Go Boost capabilities across various functions, fulfilling MDEC’s “Reinvention” mission
Malaysian digital cash management platform Versa is officially launched
Platform, which is derived from money market fund, seeks to bring low-risk investment to the masses with no penalties for withdrawals
MDEC Disburses US$581k to 47 SMEs and startups
Allocation part of Budget 2020 and PENJANA Digital Content grants Empower digitally-skilled talent, enable digitally-powered businesses
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