Pikom: Malaysia Risks Falling Behind Indonesia, Vietnam
Digitization needs to quickly happen, otherwise ‘we will have lost out’ New PIKOM think tank, Future Digital, about taking future into own hands
MaGIC, SIHUB ink startup-focused partnership
It just got easier for startups in Malaysia and Vietnam to expand into each other’s markets thanks to the MaGIC-SIHUB agreement.
Golden Gate Ventures secures US$60mil for Fund II
Singapore-headquartered Golden Gate Ventures has secured US$60 million for its second early stage venture fund; with founding partner Vinnie Lauria arguing that Vietnam is the most under-rated economy in SEA.
Vietnam’s taembe.com closes US$228K seed round
Vietnam’s taembe.com, an online baby retailer and marketplace for third-party sellers and second-hand goods for mothers, said that it had closed a US$228,000 seed funding round led by Swiss Founders Fund.
Global innovation: Singapore in top 10, Malaysia shines
At No 7, Singapore was the only Asian country in the top 10 ranking of the world’s most innovative nations, while Malaysia (No 32) and Vietnam (No 52) were among those singled out as being ‘innovation achievers’ for outperforming their economic peers.
Vser.mobi, DivMob and Microsoft in Android play in Vietnam
Mobile advertising exchange Vserv.mobi has announced a partnership with Microsoft Devices which will see Vietnam-based mobile game developer DivMob merchandising its Android games on the Nokia X platform globally.
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.
Tablet sales in Vietnam surged by 233% in first half: GfK
The tablet craze that is currently taking the world by storm has also infected the less-developed country of Vietnam, where demand has been consecutively trending up at a considerable pace in the last four quarters to reach a total of 294,000 units sold in the last 12 months, said market research firm GfK.
Malaysian ICT salaries trail SEA region ... again
For the second year running, data revealed by Pikom's ICT Job Market Outlook for Malaysia suggest that the other countries in South-East Asia are offering better salaries than Malaysia.
e2v image sensors launched into space with Vietnam’s Earth observation satellite
e2v said that its high performance image sensors were launched into space on board Vietnam's first optical Earth observation satellite, the Vietnam Natural Resources, Environment and Disaster Monitoring Satellite (VNRED Sat-1), on May 7.