Regulation

Does Al-Ishsal have what it takes to be MCMC chairman?
Bold move by Minister Gobind Singh to appoint non bureaucrat as commission head Will new chairman have the backbone to stand up to telcos and not accept excuses    
Pulse steady, where a strong beat is needed
Karamjit Singh shares his thoughts on where Malaysia’s Digital Economy stands and if pushed to score it, gives a 3.5 score out of 10 in DNA's inaugural Pulse On Malaysia's Digital Economy Deep Dive.
Fintech: Collaborate rather than compete, says VC
Fintech has been hailed as the next frontier in the financial services industry and rightfully so as it has the potential to shake up incumbent businesses. But fintech isn’t just about disruption to FSIs, according to a venture capitalist.
The fintech revolution: It goes beyond blockchain
A while horde of technologies is being aimed at the fintech space, which means it's going to be one industry worth keeping an eye on, writes Benjamin Cher.
GrabHitch launches in Malaysia, 6mths after Singapore debut
Ride-hailing startup Grab has launched GrabHitch in Malaysia, nearly six months after it introduced the carpooling service in Singapore.
(DNA Top 10 in 2014) The Uber-SPAD spat: Be careful what you wish for
Spurred by complaints from taxi drivers and companies, Malaysian authorities are going to start cracking down on Uber drivers without permits. The Malaysian public is up in arms, saying that the Government is protecting at best an inefficient industry, at worst a dishonest one. A. Asohan believes the issue is greyer and murkier than that.
Malaysia: The velvet glove comes off the iron fist
Malaysia’s ruling coalition, the Barisan Nasional, bulldozed and bullied its way into passing a raft of legislations last week, sending a very clear message to the people it is supposedly sworn to protect and serve: Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Acronis expands data management aspirations
The launch of Acronis Access 7, a mobile content management (MCM) and file sync and share solution, late last year is in many ways a natural reaction to the changing nature of the data management market.
Mobile data to generate US$50bil in revenue by 2019: Ovum
Mobile data roaming will generate approximately US$50 billion in revenue by 2019, contributing as much as 56% to global roaming revenue, according to new research by global analyst firm Ovum.
Singapore’s IDA slaps S$50K fine on broadband player NetLink Trust
The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) has fined NetLink Trust (formerly OpenNet), the network company of Singapore’s Nationwide Broadband Network, S$50,000 for failing to meet its minimum standard.
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