The 4th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES 2013) in Kuala Lumpur from Oct 11-12 was a big enough success by most counts that US President Barack Obama’s absence went nearly unnoticed, writes A. Asohan.
Ahead of President Barack Obama’s visit to Malaysia next month, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak called on US-based Fortune 500 and Forbes 2000 companies to expand their investment in the country by making the capital city of Kuala Lumpur their regional hub for Asia.
Building on its acquisition of Silicon Valley-based alternative payment platform provider Rixty Inc, MOL AccessPortal Sdn Bhd has launched the MOLPoints online game and digital goods payment platform in the United States and Brazil.
In Part 2 of an interview with MDeC’s Badlisham Ghazali, the focus is on the International Advisory Panel being held in the Silicon Valley and the need for MSC companies to be based in high-rent cyber centres.
While it is arguable whether social media helped candidates win votes or parties the hearts of the public in Malaysia’s recently concluded general election, it certainly played a role on the day itself.
Eight Malaysian and four international brands and organizations took up the challenge of coming up with innovative ideas to improve and enhance society in the second chapter of the Genovasi Challenge, a Malaysian Government initiative which began last year.
Social media may not win you votes, but its effectiveness as a communications medium cannot be underestimated. Politweet hopes to make sense of it all with non-partisan research and analysis on the political use of the medium.
Election talk has been the dominant theme for the week, given that Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has dubbed this the 'first social media election, in the country, but for the tech ecosystem, the big news has to be the official launch of the Angel Tax Incentive by Cradle, writes Karamjit Singh.
Malaysia's Election Commision website was down for more than 36 hours after the country's Parliament was dissolved. Edwin Yapp looks into how this could even happen, and its implications for the 13th General Election..
The Prime Minister of Malaysia missed out on driving home important messages when a foreign company announced RM4 billion worth of investments. As "CEO" of Mlaaysia, what Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak can do more of is to speak about innovation and doing things better. This is after all the year of the National Science and Innovation Movement Year 2012. He should infuse all his speeches with works such as innovation, not being afraid to fail, dare to be different.