Author: Digital News Asia

Weak VC leadership letting Asean region down: Catcha chief
There is a gap in the Asean venture capital space and it has been unable to meet demands in the region, particularly when compared with that of more mature markets such as the United States and Europe, according to Patrick Grove, group CEO and founder of the Catcha Group.
Indian digital services network acquires Singapore startup Techsailor
Indian-based digital services network To The New has announced the acquisition of Techsailor, a Singapore-based company offering social, location and mobile media services.
Digital marketing double-certification course in Aug
ClickAcademy Asia, in partnership with Marketing Magazine, will launch what they said was the first ‘double certification course’ in digital marketing in August.
In SEA, laptops and tablets see uptrend in sales: GfK
In the last 12 months, demand for laptops and tablets grew to hit combined sales of nearly 14.2 million across six of the region’s key markets – Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Philippines – reflecting a 32% growth in volume sales compared to the previous year.
Gen Y in committed relationship with smartphones: Cisco
The intense and inseparable relationship the Generation Y segment has with their smartphones and staying connected was further underlined by the findings of a recent survey by Cisco.
USA No 1 … when it comes to spam, that is
Sophos has published the latest ‘Dirty Dozen’ of spam relaying countries, covering the second quarter of 2013, which saw the United States retaining the top spot.
1500 fake movie-streaming sites found from April-June: Trend Micro
Trend Micro Inc found over 1,500 fake streaming sites that took advantage of recent summer box-office hits, based on data the company analysed from late April to the end of June.
dtac triNet to drive M2M in Thailand using Ericsson platform
dtac TriNet, a subsidiary of Thailand’s second-largest mobile operator dtac, has partnered with Ericsson to deploy the latter’s Device Connection Platform as a service to develop and enhance M2M products for enterprises.
Barracuda adds ECS as authorised dealer in Singapore
Barracuda Networks Inc has added ECS Computers (Asia) Pte Ltd as an authorised dealer in Singapore.
DiGi Q2 revenue up 3.4%, fuelled by mobile Net growth
DiGi recorded second quarter revenue of RM1.653 billion, up 3.4% from RM1.526 billion in the previous quarter, driven mainly by mobile Internet revenue which grew 10.6% quarter-on-quarter, from a larger base of 6.8 million subscribers.
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