Author: Digital News Asia

Microsoft announces pre-launch offer for Office 2013
Microsoft Malaysia has announced that consumers who purchase the retail package version of Office 2010 from now until April 30 2013 will be able to upgrade to the new Office for free, as part of its pre-launch offer for the upcoming release of the Microsoft Office productivity suite.
Google launches AdWords program for Malaysian SMEs
Google Malaysia has launched the Premier SME Partnership Program, designed to bring digital marketing to more Malaysian SMEs by fostering a network of partners dedicated to providing specialized services that help SMEs grow.
VMware hosting provider StratoGen opens data center in KL
VMware hosting provider StratoGen has announced the opening of an optimized cloud data center in Kuala Lumpur. The new center extends StratoGen’s capability to support its global customer base by providing premium VMware hosting facilities in this rapidly expanding region.
Golden Gate Ventures, JFDI.Asia offer fast-track seed funding
Golden Gate Ventures and JFDI.Asia have announced a strategic alliance that could offer early-stage digital start-up companies pre-Series A funding, with intensive mentoring included.
LinkedIn announces 1 million members in Malaysia
LinkedIn, which claims more than 187 million members worldwide, announced it has surpassed one million members in Malaysia, adding that the launch of its Bahasa Malaysia language site in 2011 spurred a whole new generation of users locally.
TM says YTD revenue up 7.2%, profits surge 51.9%
Telekom Malaysia Berhad announced record Group revenue of RM7.2 billion for the nine months ended Sept 30 2012 from RM6.7 billion in the corresponding period last year, a 7.2% growth year to date.
80% of gamified apps will fail: Gartner
Gamification is moving from the leading edge to more widespread use by early adopters, but Gartner predicts that by 2014, 80% of current gamified applications will fail to meet business objectives primarily because of poor design.
Green Packet reports higher revenue and better EBITDA in Q3
Green Packet Bhd reported higher revenue of RM159.8 million in its third financial quarter, a 16% rise from RM138.3 million in quarter-on-quarter comparison. It also registered a better-than-expected RM9.2 million EBITDA in Q3, 114% up from previous quarter’s RM4.3 million.
Maxis YTD revenue up 1.9%, profits down 9.1%
Maxis announced its financial results for the nine months ended Sept 30, 2012, saying it registered overall growth in all its core business segments, but reported lower profits after tax.
BT expands in Malaysia with global shared service facility
BT and the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) have announced that the former will establish a global shared service facility based in the Bangsar South section of Kuala Lumpur in early 2013, as part of BT’s recently announced investment into the Asia Pacific region and in line with its geographical diversification plan.
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