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.
The second of two parts as Renuka Sena looks at the APICTA Awards and the successful and innovative Malaysian IT companies that truly are unsung heroes.
The APICTA Awards sees successful and innovative Malaysian IT companies that truly are unsung heroes, writes Renuka Sena of Proficeo.
This week probably ranks as among the best weeks of the year for DNA in terms of interesting stories – stories that show Malaysian tech startups making important breakthroughs, writes Karamjit Singh.
Soft Space International Sdn Bhd is certainly on a roll – just days after CIMB Bank launched its ‘Plug n Pay’ mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) service built on the technology developed by the mobile payment solutions startup, DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd announced its own service too.
Nearly two years after its inception and after getting major banks in Thailand and Vietnam on board, mobile payment solutions startup Soft Space International Sdn Bhd has finally landed its first Malaysian customer, CIMB Bank, which has launched its Plug n Pay service.
Mobile payment company Soft Space International Sdn Bhd was judged the ‘Best of Malaysian Startup Companies’ at the MSC Malaysia APICTA (Asia Pacific ICT Alliance) Awards 2013, jointly organised by the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) and the National ICT Association of Malaysia (Pikom).
Months of knocking on the doors of Malaysian banks didn't see any returns until a Thai bank chose Soft Space's solution -- now the start-up is close to signing on with two local banks and is eyeing other markets in the region.
MOL AccessPortal Sdn Bhd and Soft Space International Sdn Bhd have formed a joint venture, MOLCube Sdn Bhd, a mobile payment acquiring company that will focus on small and medium businesses, allowing them to accept credit and debit card payments using smartphones and other mobile devices.