Author: Lum Ka Kay

ServisHero out to simplify digital marketing for local businesses
On-demand services startup ServisHero doesn’t want to be just a marketplace for SMEs, but wants to empower them with its own digital marketing expertise.
Google introduces new, mobile-focused AdWords format
Google has introduced a new AdWords format that it said would help businesses charge forward in the mobile-first era.
Cradle TV launches, aiming to be media hub for entrepreneurs
Early-stage grant provider Cradle Fund has launched its Cradle TV online channel, hoping to bridge the gap between startups and investors.
Fintech startup Saving Plus rebrands to Jirnexu, raises US$3mil Series A
KL-based fintech startup Saving Plus has rebranded to Jirnexu and has secured US$3 million in Series A funding. Lum Ka Kay speaks to its CEO Siew Yuen Tuck to find out more.
Google ups the app ante, embraces iOS
At Google’s annual I/O developer conference, the company announced new updates to its Universal App Campaigns and Firebase for mobile app developers.
Zcova offers ‘forever’ at a more affordable price
KL-based startup Zcova intends to disrupt the traditional jewellery business by offering diamonds at more affordable prices.
Data lakes: Does size really matter?
Teradata CTO Stephen Brobst believes that a bigger data lake doesn’t necessarily make a company more successful.
Malaysia needs to accept failure: Teradata CTO
Malaysia may be ready to become the regional BDA hub, but it needs to address two main challenges: The talent gap, and the ability to accept failure as part of the innovation game.
TeAM and Asiaspace in pact to help Malaysian SMEs go online
The Technopreneurs Association of Malaysia is collaborating with Asiaspace to provide technical support for Malaysian SMEs and micro-businesses to get online.
Malaysians getting with the mobility programme, SMEs way behind
Most Malaysian SMEs are paying little attention to their mobile presence and ‘discoverability,’ despite Malaysia’s high mobile Internet penetration rate of 65% -- the third highest in SEA, according to Google.
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