Author: Karamjit Singh
PitchIN, Malaysia’s version of Kickstarter-style crowdsourcing funding for creative projects, kicks off today. The idea came about when three entrepreneurs got together and talked about wanting to do more for the ecosystem.
The Malaysian Government has pumped in money into the creative content industry in the hopes that it will become a growth industry, but something unhealthy happened: The same people were applying over and over again.
Malaysia's creative content industry has been around for a long time. But how exactly is it fairing? Karamjit Singh speaks to one of the longest serving members in the Multimedia Development Corporation's creative content unit, Kamil Othman, to find out.
MyTeksi.com was born out of a business plan competition at the Harvard Business School that three Malaysians happened to be attending last year. To their surprise, the idea won second prize. That got them thinking that there could be some legs to their idea.
Lelong.my founder Richard Tan acknowledges that the pricing landscape has changed dramatically with the entrance of Rocket Internet and its two properties, lazada.my and zalora.my, into the Malaysian e-commerce landscape, but he is adopting a "wait and see” attitude for now while stressing that his own premium e-commerce site, superbuy.my, can play the price game if it wants to.
Richard Tan is confident that his Lelong.my has what it takes to stave off the challenge of Germany’s Rocket Internet, the aggressive money-chasing machine that has made a name for being an aggressive copier of US-based Internet trends.
In the first part of our report on Digital News Asia’s inaugural roundtable, which discussed IPTV, our panelists spoke about its potential and whether the introduction of connected TVs poses a threat. In this second part, they discuss whether the term IPTV would even exist five years from now, while learning more about HyppTV’s experience in trying to grow its value proposition.
One gets the feeling that last week’s Asian Business Angels Forum (ABAF) did not accomplish its objectives from the viewpoint of creating awareness among high- and mid-net worth Malaysians on the options of investing in technology-related start-ups.
The first-ever roundtable held by Digital News Asia was on the future of IPTV, in light of the remarkable progress that Telekom Malaysia Bhd has been making in getting over 370,000 customers for its UniFi service which comes bundled with its IPTV play, HyppTV.
Astro, with an eye to its eventual listing, is starting to strengthen its value proposition. Addressing the biggest challenge it faces, the multi-screen viewing habits of younger audiences, it has come up with Astro On-The-Go (AOTG) service.