Author: Digital News Asia

Astro expands distribution via Google’s YouTube
Astro Digital, a subsidiary of Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad, has entered into a strategic collaboration with Google to extend the distribution of its branded content to Malaysia and the rest of the world via YouTube.
M’sian firms sign US$30mil worth of deals at Cannes entertainment mart
A Malaysian delegation comprising 40 companies has sealed US$30mil worth of deals at the MIPCOM international market for co-producing, buying, selling, financing and distributing entertainment content, being held Oct 8-11 at Cannes.
Too much sharing going on, says global study on mobile behavior
Most adults and teens around the world are sharing information about themselves online and feel better connected to family and friends because of it, but there is also a a perception of “oversharing,” according to a recent multi-country study commissioned by Intel Corporation and conducted by Ipsos Observer.
Idea window closing for SI Camp Asia
Social Innovation (SI) Camp will be in Kuala Lumpur from Nov 9-11, marking the event’s first visit to Asia. The Call for Ideas submission period closes on Oct 19.
CPA Australia Congress talks about the digital age
The eyebrow-raising title given to one of the panel sessions at the annual CPA Australia Congress in Kuala Lumpur tomorrow (Oct 9) is “the naked truth about doing business in the digital age”, which is apt, given that most businesses are heading into the digital age. 
IBM says new technologies boost security, cloud and analytics capabilities
IBM has unveiled new technologies it says are designed to help organizations with today’s greatest challenges, including the need for improved security, the ability to take advantage of cloud computing, and the requirement to manage and analyze vast amounts of data.
Maxis the mobile broadcaster of freefall jump from space
Maxis Berhad announced that is the official Malaysian mobile broadcaster of Austrian skydiver and BASE jumper Felix Baumgartner’s Red Bull Stratos “mission to the edge of space.”
Hackers hold charity auction to aid needy cancer patients
Among the fun side events at next week’s Hack In The Box security conference and hacker meet-up (HITBSecConf) in Kuala Lumpur would be one with a social impact too – a charity auction whose proceeds will go forward to aid needy cancer patients in Malaysia.
TIME to power HITBSecConf with Malaysia’s ‘fastest-ever’ Internet speed
TIME dotCom Bhd will supply Internet speeds of 500Mbps to the Hack In The Box Security Conference 2012 (HITBSecConf2012) from Oct 8-11, allowing conference participants to seamlessly showcase the latest in online security, data and encryption techniques.
More university research to be commercialized via L2M
A group of government agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and industry players in Malaysia have officially announced the Lab2Market (L2M) commercialization program, through which they will collaborate to help institutions of higher learning (IHLs) and research institutions commercialize their research.
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