As part of an IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grant, a team of IBM experts has developed a comprehensive blueprint for Negeri Sembilan's economic development and transformation by 2020.
IBM said it is extending the Smarter Cities Challenge competitive grants programme, which funds the deployment of IBM's top talent to perform pro bono problem-solving in municipalities worldwide. The company is encouraging regional governing bodies, not only cities, to also apply for grants that will fund consultative engagements with IBM experts in 2014.
The GSM Association (GSMA) has announced it would be working with government agencies and mobile network operators to provide up to one million Filipino out-of-school youth (OSY) with additional opportunities to access education, including technical vocational education, via mobile media.
NUS Enterprise and DBS Bank have launched the DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia, a regional startup competition that aims to raise awareness and build a culture of social entrepreneurship in Asia.
LivingSocial Malaysia, in collaboration with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Malaysia, has launched a nationwide campaign to raise funds to protect the country’s marine turtles.
Microsoft Corp has announced the global availability of Office 365 for Nonprofits for qualifying non-profit and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) through its software donation programme.
Having realised its business was no longer voice but the mobile Internet, DiGi also decided that the fourth edition of its DiGi Challenge For Change (DGCFC) programme should be more in line with its business, reports A. Asohan.
When it rolled out its 3G network in 2009, DiGi realised it had to act like an Internet company, but its advertising tagline 'Internet for All' became more than just that and is now part of the company's DNA (ahem!).
Zalora will officially launch the ‘Zalora Beauty Fix Box’ on Aug 15, promising that all sales will go to the YWCA’s Youth Centre which was launched in Singapore this year, as well as its new Girls’ Hostel that aims to create a safe haven for disadvantaged youths regardless of race or religion.
DiGi has announced the winners of the fourth edition of its Challenge for Change (DGCFC) programme, awarding over RM200,000 in prizes to ideators and application (app) developers for local community-centric mobile apps, built on the theme ‘Bringing Malaysians together, One App At A Time’.