Author: Goh Thean Eu

Frontier Digital Ventures closes marginally higher on ASX debut
KL-headquartered Frontier Digital Ventures (FDV), an investment company focused on the online classifieds business in emerging markets, ended its debut on the ASX on Aug 26 marginally higher.  
Digerati50: Creating a global tech hub (and playground)
DNA continues its weekly series that profiles the top 50 influencers, movers and shakers who are helping shape Malaysia’s Digital Economy, from Digerati50 Vol 2. This week, it’s about Cyberview’s Faris Yahaya, who wants a smarter, not slicker, city.
Malaysians don’t just compare, they want to buy financial products online: Report
Get ready for the next level: A joint report by Google and fintech startup Jirnexu has found that consumers are moving from merely comparing financial products online towards actually buying financial products online.
HKVFX and Escape Studios team up to grow VFX talent base in Malaysia
HKVFX, a training centre focusingon the visual effects scene, is tying up with Europe's Escape Studios to help grow the country's animation and visual effects talent pool.
PropertyGuru and MRCB digital marketing deal marks a shift
PropertyGuru is tying up with property developer and construction group MRCB on what is believed to be the biggest digital marketing campaign in the property sector.
UK-based Codemasters has aggressive plans for its Malaysia studio
Codemasters, one of the oldest videogames developers in the UK, is embarking on an aggressive expansion plan this year, aiming double the size of its team in Kuala Lumpur over the next few months.
Forcepoint sees strong demand for insider security solutions
According to US-based security solutions company Forcepoint, citing findings from Forester Research, more than half of data breaches are due to insider misuse or miscellaneous errors.  
What’s Next 2016: Focus on SEA’s basic needs, forget Silicon Valley
Entrepreneurs in South-East Asia should stop looking at Silicon Valley trends and instead focus on fulfilling the basic needs of people in this region, said one of the panellists at Digital News Asia’s What’s Next 2016 conference last week.
What’s Next 2016: Tycoon Vincent Tan on his costly failures
Malaysian tycoon Vincent Tan revealed that most of the new businesses he invested in 2000 for RM200 million (about US$50 million at current rates) have failed.
What’s Next 2016: Digital disruption not a key concern for Valiram Group
The biggest fear of many brick-and-mortar companies is they will be disrupted by digitalisation, new technologies and even young and hungry startups – but that’s not the case with Valiram Group.
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