Malaysian global business services (GBS) players need to start venturing outside the country and look at partnerships with other companies in South-East Asia urgently, or risk losing out when the Asean Economic Community (AEC) comes into being.
Is Uber a technology or transport company? What about GrabTaxi? To the Jakarta Transportation Agency, it does not matter, says Karamjit Singh.
The National ICT Association of Malaysia (Pikom) will propose that the Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organisation (Asocio) set up a task force to address common policy matters related to ICT and the Asean Economic Community (AEC).
PayPal Inc said it will be “significantly” expanding its Seller Protection policy in six markets: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
Cisco Investments has announced a US$10-million investment into Singapore’s Monk’s Hill Ventures’ innovation fund for startups, which will focus on early-stage startups working on the cloud, the Internet of Everything (IoE), big data and analytics, mobility and enterprise applications in Asean.
Any large company in the brick-and-mortar world that attended last week’s Wild Digital conference in Kuala Lumpur, organised by Catcha Group, would have walked away very sober and alarmed, writes Karamjit Singh.
The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) said that the World Capital Markets Symposium (WCMS) 2015 will feature global technology founders and experts sharing ideas and insights on Markets and Technology: Driving Future Growth Through Innovation.
IBM Corp has announced the appointment of Chong Chye Neo as managing director of IBM Malaysia, the first woman to take on the role in the subsidiary’s 54 years in the country. She succeeds company veteran Paul Moung, who retired on Aug 31.
The YSEALI Generation: Startup Weekend Asean programme has kicked off at the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC) campus in Cyberjaya.
Golden Gate Ventures (GGV) has launched the US$50-million Golden Gate Ventures Fund II LP fund, its second for South-East Asian tech startups, and has released a research report on the VC investment climate in the region.