Author: Digital News Asia
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.
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 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.
According to a recent JobStreet.com 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.
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%).
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.
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 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, the startup aiming ‘to back up the Internet,’ has launched white-labelling for its automatic website/ database backup service.
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.