Author: Digital News Asia

NUS Enterprise and DBS in regional social entrepreneurship initiative
NUS Enterprise and DBS Bank have launched the DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia, a regional startup competition that aims to raise awareness and build a culture of social entrepreneurship in Asia.
102 billion downloads from app stores this year: Gartner
Mobile app stores will see annual downloads reach 102 billion in 2013, up from 64 billion in 2012, according to Gartner Inc. Total revenue in 2013 will reach US$26 billion, up from US$18 billion in 2012.
NanoMalaysia and IBM partner to develop nanotech for healthcare
NanoMalaysia and IBM have signed a joint development agreement to create nanogel star polymer-based materials that they said would ease access to antimicrobial coatings and drug delivery applications in the healthcare industry.
Comms, English skills more important for employers: JobStreet survey
According to a recent survey, employers are increasingly looking beyond academic results when it comes to hiring fresh graduates. The No 1 deciding factor is good interpersonal and communication skills, followed by a good command of English and the right salary expectation.
Half of us work remotely, Malaysia above global average
The 2013 Regus Global Economic Indicator, canvassing over 26,000 business managers across 90 countries, found that 48% now work remotely for at least half their working week. In Malaysia, just over half of executives work flexibly for at least half the week (53%).
Mission school St Mary’s KL to be EduNation pilot
St Mary's KL, a government-aided mission school founded in Kuala Lumpur in 1912, is set to be a pilot school for the EduNation programme, a social media platform dedicated to education, thanks to the sponsorship of 46 tablets by Ninetology Marketing Sdn Bhd.
First-ever case of mobile trojan spreading via ‘alien’ botnets
Over the last three months Kaspersky Lab analysts have been investigating how the Obad.a trojan, a malicious app for Android, is being distributed. It transpires that for the first time in the history of mobile cybercrime, a trojan is being spread using botnets controlled by other criminal groups.
Seeburger partners BPM Consulting to penetrate Singapore, Asia South markets
Seeburger has announced a strategic alliance with Singapore-based BPM Consulting Pte Ltd to offer secured B2B (business-to-business) communication and file transfer solutions in Singapore, Sri Lanka and India.
Dropmysite’s white-label to help resellers maximise profits
Dropmysite, the startup aiming ‘to back up the Internet,’ has launched white-labelling for its automatic website/ database backup service.
Red Hat completes 1BestariNet cloud platform 6mths ahead of schedule
Red Hat Inc has announced the completion of its collaboration with telecommunication service provider YTL Communications to deliver what it described as a scalable, cost-effective cloud platform for e-learning in schools.
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