Malaysia’s automotive online classifieds market, currently dominated by established portals such as Carlist.my and oto.my, is expected to heat up with the entry of a new player, Car X Services Sdn Bhd, 80%-owned by e-government services giant MyEG. Goh Thean Eu has the story.
Digital News Asia (DNA) continues a weekly series that profiles the top 50 influencers, movers and shakers who are helping shape Malaysia’s Digital Economy. These articles are from Digerati50, a special print publication released in January 2014. For information on customised reprints of Digerati50, email [email protected].
Digital media company Rev Asia Bhd has acquired Malay entertainment website OhBulan!, giving it a foothold in the Malay-speaking market and a potentially lucrative segment of the Malaysian media industry.
Online car rental marketplace Drive.SG has launched a mobile app for the iOS and Android platforms, saying it would better meet the needs of its customers as well as tap the mobile growth of its car rental service.
Driven Communications Sdn Bhd has launched the Driven+ Magazine App (Driven+), an all-new, monthly digital car magazine featuring automotive news, reviews and features.
Catcha subsidiary iCar is going to use the same business model as its property classifieds sister company iProperty: Acquire, consolidate and conquer.
In 2007, there was this one-man show, a blog called PaulTan.org, that was kicking the large motoring portals' collective butt in terms of buzz and readership. It is still there, still the No 1 automotive site in Malaysia, and still topmost in readers hearts and minds. DNA's A. Asohan has an in-depth discussion with the man Paul Tan himself to find out what makes him, and his site, tick.