HDS believes that its recently-agreed research collaboration into traumatic brain injuries with Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) will open up more opportunity in the Malaysian healthcare sector.
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.
Low-cost carriers are not only taking advantage of the commodisation of air travel to beat the traditional full-service carriers, but they also come armed with the cultural mindset needed to leverage today’s technologies.
Singapore-based New Silkroutes Group’s technology arm Digiland Pte Ltd has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Malaysia-based telecoms firm NTT MSC Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan’s NTT Communications Corp.
ST Telemedia said it was the lead investor in San Francisco, California-based big data analytics and visualisation company Datameer’s US$40-million financing round, with Top Tier Capital Partners joining in.
The National University of Singapore (NUS) said it has spun off a new startup called 6Estates from the NUS-Tsinghua Extreme Search Centre (NExT), the research centre it jointly established with Tsinghua University of China.
Big data and analytics software company Fusionex International Plc will be widening its footprint in South-East Asia by expanding to the Philippines over the next few months, its fourth market in the region.
MDeC and Tentspark have jointly launched the National Big App Challenge (BAC) 2.0, open to individuals, developers, ISVs, startups and students who will have to develop apps that showcase the importance of big data analytics in solving societal issues.
Teradata Corp CTO Stephen Brobst said that one of the biggest mistakes companies make when it comes to big data is that they tend to put too much focus on the technology.
Utilising big data analytics to personalise the customer experience will be crucial for telcos to manage customer churn and improve loyalty, according to UK-based research and analyst firm Ovum.