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The ‘new Nokia’ is here, and more mobile
Nokia is undergoing an evolution just like the networks it is providing, even as it hopes to wrap up its proposed megamerger with Alcatel-Lucent.
Week in Review: The startup and brick-and-mortar mashup
Lamenting the startup ecosystem’s lackadaisical attitude to high-tech plays, DNA founder Karamjit Singh believes that QEOS has done the right thing in uniting with an old-economy player.
Mepcon merger the last throw of the dice for QEOS?
An interesting joint venture between QEOS, a high-tech company with Silicon Valley engineering, and Mepcon, an old-economy M&E player, has Karamjit Singh wondering if a new path is being forged in how high-tech companies in South-East Asia can unlock their value. 
3-in-1 merger marks CtrlShift debut
Programmatic media trading platform AdzCentral, digital advertising services firm Better and ad-tech distribution company Asia Digital Ventures have merged to form CtrlShift, a new independent marketing technology company.
Clixster and Enabling Asia click together in proposed merger
Little known Clixster has come to the fore of the MVNO business by merging with Enabling Asia, emerging the majority shareholder there. Karamjit Singh speaks to both CEOs.
RinggitPlus.com and SaveMoney.my announce March merger
Financial comparison and application website RinggitPlus.com and personal finance education website SaveMoney.my have officially announced a merger which they said legally took place in March.
To SEA’s Goldilocks startups: Consolidate or die
Golden Gate Ventures’ Justin Hall has some very simple advice for Goldilocks companies – those ubiquitous startups that are usually consumer-facing, relatively niche in their product or service offerings, and are, at least initially, very local in their focus: Consolidate or die.
Delay in TM-P1 deal as parties agree to extension
Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM), the largest fixed-line phone company in the country, is asking for a two-month extension to obtain the necessary approvals for its acquisition of a majority stake in wireless broadband service provider Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (P1).
Rise of Malaysian megabank spells megabucks for IT players?
IDC Financial Insights looks into the technology implications of the proposed merger between CIMB Bank, RHB Capital and Malaysia Building Society.
Catcha and Says merger complete with birth of Rev Asia
Following the completion of the merger between certain Catcha Media Berhad (Catcha Media) subsidiaries and Says Sdn Bhd on Oct 8, a new company, Rev Media Equity Holdings Sdn Bhd (Rev Asia), has been formed.
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