Author: Karamjit Singh

Lelong CEO sanguine on Rocket Internet entrance
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.
Roundtable: It’s just TV, plain and simple (Part II)
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.
Point: ABAF was not a home run event
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.
Roundtable: IPTV potential is there (Part I)
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.
Beyond the TV for Astro
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.
Dotcom (.com) still rules
It may be the Asia Pacific century and Asia does have the fastest growing Internet adoption in the world, but when it comes to getting an internet domain for your business, .com still rules over other top level domains (TLDs).
Evidence Act: We are all sitting ducks!
Guilty until proven innocent amendments from June 1 Pervasive technology would make this impossible
Frost's Iskandar investment at ‘hundreds of millions’
Business research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan recently announced it had chosen Malaysia as the hub for its Global Innovation Center of Excellence with five such centres to be located in Medini, Iskandar employing 830 knowledge workers.
Carlist.my rides on smart approach to raising angel funding
Carlist.my, which was launched in 2009, now has a new shareholder in the form of Catcha Media, which took a 50% stake, valuing the country’s leading car site at RM10 million (US$3.2 million).
Doorstep puts e-commerce in bold
Doorstep.com.my, an online retail business focused on the corporate market, has seen a quantum leap in revenue within a year. It is now looking for a strategic partner for an equity injection to help it expand into new markets.
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