Author: Karamjit Singh

Biotech Corp seeks new funding to promote ideas and entrepreneurs
Biotech Corp CEO Datuk Dr Mohd Nazlee Kamal talks to Digital News Asia about funding, the bioeconomy and various developments within the biotech space in Malaysia.
Are journalists so special?
Media prices for products? Are journalists so special that we deserve such consideration, or is it a euphemism for a bribe? DNA founder and CEO Karamjit Singh ponders this and says enough is enough.
Red Hat keeps its momentum
Damien Wong, Red Hat’s Asean general manager, says it is “astounding” that a pure- play open source company could hit US$1 billion in revenue, the first open source company to do so.
Can we push them over the finishing line?
Only one of the seven projects in PitchIN, Malaysia’s inaugural crowd funding attempt, has crossed the 50% funding target, with some still at 2% of the amount to be raised. That is a real shame, writes Karamjit Singh.
Outsourcing sector keeps the wind beneath its wings (updated)
Outsourcing Malaysia (OM) chairman David Wong tells Digital News Asia that the end of the first quarter of this year saw the outsourcing industry create 2,212 new jobs and hit RM318 million (US$102 million) in exports.
Maxman.tv: Benchmarking against the best
Ahmad Izmir, chief executive officer of Izi Media Group Sdn Bhd which plans to roll out a for-men-only TV channel on the Internet next month with a simultaneous launch in five Asian countries, has no media experience. Nor does he think it is required.
An Internet pioneer steps up again, as a corporate angel
Internet pioneer TS Wong, executive director of MyEG Services Bhd, shares his observations of what is different between today’s bright-eyed entrepreneurs versus those from his era, circa 1995.
Deadline looming for IPCC, DigiCon creative content competitions
This Thursday (Aug 2) is the submission deadline for two creative content competitions -- the MSC Malaysia Intellectual Property Creators Challenge (IPCC) 2012 and the 14th TBS DigiCon6 Animation and Movie Awards.
Know thy rates?
What gives Jason Lo, CEO of Tune Talk, the most grief? That he has a miniscule RM10-million marketing budget versus the hundreds of millions of his competitors, or that you and I most probably do not know how much we are really paying for our mobile packages?
Going beyond Astro: Only real men need to watch
Come September, Izi Media is going to launch its Internet TV site with about 200 hours of Video-on-Demand content spread over 60 titles, which will run from sports to fighting shows, reality TV, movies and documentaries. What they will have in common is lots of hot women, clothes dropping to the floor, lots of fighting, shooting, bloodied faces, blowing up and … well, you get the picture. Fun, boys’ stuff. Yup, they’re going beyond Astro!
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