Govt guys to start-ups: Think big, go for it
A press conference held to congratulate five start-ups chosen to go to Silicon Valley for a four-week entrepreneurship learning and networking tour saw pep talks to “do your own thing” coming from the most unusual of sources: The Government Guys.
The ‘boring stuff’ is equally important (with video)
MyEG has investments in five start-ups thus far and is keen on more. According to its managing director TS Wong, while it may be fun and cool, he brings his investees down with the advice that the boring stuff of building a business is important. Watch the video.
Are you going to pitchIN?
The launch of pitchIN could not have gone better, but even its founders and supporters realize there are challenges ahead.
Creative industry: Will govt get serious about quality?
The Malaysian Government has pumped in money into the creative content industry in the hopes that it will become a growth industry, but something unhealthy happened: The same people were applying over and over again.
A veteran’s take on the state of M'sia creative industry
Malaysia's creative content industry has been around for a long time. But how exactly is it fairing? Karamjit Singh speaks to one of the longest serving members in the Multimedia Development Corporation's creative content unit, Kamil Othman, to find out.
MDeC to host inaugural Asian Animation Summit in December
Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), in collaboration with ABC Australia, will be hosting the inaugural Asian Animation Summit (AAS) to promote the co-production and co-financing of animation for children’s television and film within Asia.
APICTA Awards: Where’s the love, Malaysia?
The Asia Pacific Information and Communications Technology Awards (APICTA) program was initiated by Malaysia in 1999, but while other countries celebrate their victories in a major way, Malaysians – who continue to dominate – are pretty blasé about it.
A new stitch for Brocade
Brocade, so long hidden in the backrooms of the Information Technology (IT) world, is intent on taking advantage of the continuing role virtualization is playing in cloud computing, as well as an ambitious plan by the Malaysian Government to position the country as a regional data center hub.
Teacher shortage? There’s an app for that
Students from the Asia Pacific University College of Technology and Innovation (UCTI) have developed an application called WizBoard that they believe would help solve the problem of teacher shortage anywhere in the world. They were declared winners of the Malaysian Leg of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup student competition.
ICON driving developers to think big
The 2nd Integrated Content Development Program (ICON2) gave funding of between RM50,000 and RM200,000 to successful applicants and saw 69 apps introduced to the iTunes and Android App Store. More than that, it has encouraged Malaysian app developers to be more bold in their thinking and grand in their ambitions when creating apps.