Startups

Startups, very small businesses need to harden mobile defences
Startups and very small businesses (VSBs) – those with fewer than 25 employees – have the same rate of mobile device adoption as large enterprises. However, most lack the security awareness, technical expertise, and budget needed to properly protect company-issued or employee-owned mobile devices, a Kaspersky Lab survey found.
ECF framework revised after public feedback: SC
The proposed regulatory framework for an equity crowdfunding platform has been revised based on public feedback, Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) said in a statement.
PayPal launches Startup Blueprint in eight APAC markets
US payments giant PayPal and payment gateway Braintree have announced the launch of Startup Blueprint in eight markets in Asia Pacific: Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan.
How NOT to engage tech journalists
Some websites have articles by bloggers on how to engage journalists, but what works for bloggers doesn’t necessarily work for journalists, notes Gabey Goh.
Startup lessons from OpenFlow creator Martin Casado
Nicira cofounder Martin Casado took time out from his busy schedule during the recently concluded VMware 2014 conference to speak to Edwin Yapp, sharing the lessons he learnt during his days as an entreprenuer.  
Geneva’s Seedstars World makes its debut in Malaysia
Seedstars World (SSW), initiated by venture firm Seedstars SA, will make its debut in Malaysia on Sept 9 as part of its journey to emerging markets and fast-growing startup ecosystems.
Equity crowdfunding: The good, and not so good
Industry players DNA spoke to share some of the pros and cons of the consultative paper Securities Commission Malaysia has put up for industry feedback on the impending launch of Malaysia’s equity crowdfunding platform.
CTOs not the be-all and end-all for startups
Malaysian Chok Leang Ooi, together with his Vietnamese cofounder Trung Ngo, has a software development house that focuses on building products for startups, which always struggle to attract good technical talent.
PR firms: Why not ‘adopt’ a startup … or two?
With many startups and entrepreneurs still struggling to get the hang of public relations, perhaps PR agencies should make pro bono work part of their corporate culture and adopt a startup or two, writes A. Asohan.
Startups slack on security
Too many startups and app developers build first and secure later Security should be a priority for any developer or startup from day one A SECURITY professional once sent me a message in response to a story I wrote about a corporate cybersecurity breach.  
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