Innovation

Tandemic recognized as Malaysia’s most youth-friendly company
The Youth Trust Foundation (myHarapan) has recognized Tandemic for its successes in promoting innovation by youth as well as volunteering at the 2012 Hope Awards, held in conjunction with the Youth Social Business Summit in Kuala Lumpur.
80% of gamified apps will fail: Gartner
Gamification is moving from the leading edge to more widespread use by early adopters, but Gartner predicts that by 2014, 80% of current gamified applications will fail to meet business objectives primarily because of poor design.
Mahindra Satyam launches seed fund for its own staff
Mahindra Satyam has launched a US$50-million fund that will provide its people with seed capital and mentoring to help them launch their next big idea. Their partner in this is Softbank of Japan, with whom Mahindra Satyam has an existing business relationship. The money will come from SBI Ventures.
Point: ‘Make Malaysia a nation second to none’
With his regular appearances at AIM events, Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is sending a clear signal that innovation is important to him and he wants to be the prime minister who is identified with championing it, writes Karamjit Singh.
Counterpoint: PM’s Genovasi drive just doesn’t jive
Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has launched the Genovasi Challenge, which urges youths to “stop complaining and do something” – yet his own Administration punishes those who do so.
For SI Camp Asia, builders now wanted
The inaugural Social Innovation (SI) Camp Asia, set to take place in Kuala Lumpur from Nov 9-11, has issued a call for individuals to join in and help make ideas a reality.
Encouraging moves from Singapore’s ivory towers to industry, society
Singapore’s National Research Foundation is working to get more science and tech from universities into the market, and is using the Techventure conference as a tool to further deepen these links.
Idea window closing for SI Camp Asia
Social Innovation (SI) Camp will be in Kuala Lumpur from Nov 9-11, marking the event’s first visit to Asia. The Call for Ideas submission period closes on Oct 19.
As Apple takes center stage, iPhone 5 is evolutionary, not revolutionary
While Apple’s latest iteration of its smartphone – the iPhone 5 – met the general expectations of gadget pundits and market talk, analysts were divided as to whether Apple can win the long smartphone game in this increasingly fickle consumer-driven world.  
‘We will not be arrogant, but innovative like Apple’
The incoming CEO of software giant VMware has wowed not to allow his company to become “arrogant” in the industry during his tenure in charge of the virtualization and cloud player.
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