Philippines social news network Rappler has expanded to Indonesia, intent on creating a ripple effect on journalism and the community.
Asia Holdings Sdn Bhd, a 70% subsidiary of Malaysian public-listed firm Rev Asia Bhd, will be bringing localised versions of its ‘social news’ portal Says.com into new markets like Indonesia and the Philippines over the next six months.
After making the tough decision to shut down several lines of business, Malaysia’s Rev Asia Holdings Sdn Bhd has embarked on a three-year roadmap that it says will transform it into one of the largest digital media companies in the region.
The revenue generated each year by digital consumer publishing – the electronic versions of books, magazines, and newspapers – will grow to US$74 billion in 2019, up from US$41 billion in 2015 which is a compound annual growth (CAGR) rate of 13%, according to a new forecast by Ovum.
The BBC has launched a new international BBC News app for iOS and Android devices.
The technological revolution and the profound changes brought by expanded connectivity will only become relevant when we ‘see’ the actual human face behind the device, according to Tencent Online Media Group (OMG) president S.Y. Lau.
Star Media Group has launched its Audience Interest Marketing (AIM) digital media platform, which it said would allow advertisers to direct their ads to an identified audience group, based on demographics, interests, and behaviour.
Sin Chew Media Bhd Corporation said that its Sin Chew e-paper has netted more than 25,500 subscriptions since its launch in February 2014.
Digital media group Rev Asia Bhd, listed on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia, is discontinuing certain print and digital publications in its stable, as its publishing business sees a slide in revenue.
Online portal theAsianparent raises multimillion-dollar funding from Vertex Venture Holdings and angel investors Teruhide Sato, William Klippgen and Hellmut Schutte to fuel its expanions plans.