Author: 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!
Does length matter in the online world?
Do you prefer long or short articles when it comes to your online reading habits and especially when it comes to technology related articles, which is the space Digital News Asia (DNA) plays in?
Using game design principles to tackle talent shortage
Zafrul Noordin, commander-in-chief of Codearmy.com, wants to use the concept of Gamification – the use of game design principles in applications outside of games – and apply those to solve the problem of talent shortage that companies face.
Go east, young man: QuickSchools.com cracks the code in Boston
QuickSchools.com has moved from San Francisco to a shared space in the South Bay. Founders Azreen Latiff and Aris Samad have also just completed a Boston stint, during which time they believe they have cracked the hiring code.
1Malaysia e-mail to go on, says Pemandu, Tricubes
Tricubes, the company implementing the “1Malaysia” email (MyEmail) project, and Pemandu, the agency overseeing the Malaysian Government’s transformation programs, insisted that the project will not be affected by the company’s possible delisting.
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