Author: Digital News Asia

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.
TIME records Q3 revenue growth of 43%
TIME dotCom Berhad posted a 43% jump in revenues for the third quarter of 2012 compared to the previous year’s corresponding period, boosted by fresh contributions from its new regional business and higher data revenue from existing businesses.
Telcos face competition from Apple, Google and Microsoft: Frost
Consumers can choose how they want to communicate and it may not be via a telco service. OTT (Over The Top) platforms will hit telco core services such as SMS revenues, Frost & Sullivan said in its annual review of key ICT trends in the region.
TM rolls out new UniFi packages for business, aimed at SMEs
Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) has announced higher speeds for its UniFi for Business (UniFi BIZ) packages, including the availability of Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) as part of these packages.
Cloud: Vendors not doing enough for their channels
Recent research from Brocade indicates that many channel organizations are being impeded in their efforts to move toward cloud-based professional services due to a lack of flexibility and capability by their vendors.
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