Author: Goh Thean Eu

Leet Academy’s entrepreneurship programme, with a twist
After successfully training corporate types and entrepreneurs for about 10 years, Bikesh Lakhmichand and his iTrain are all set to take on a new challenge: Training young unemployed graduates to become successful entrepreneurs.
Mudah.my to fend off rivals with ‘one simple approach’
As Malaysia’s largest online marketplace, with products and services in over 50 categories, Mudah.my is facing competition on all fronts. Its new CEO is unperturbed however, because he has a focused game plan, reports Goh Thean Eu.
Astro may launch more home shopping channels
Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd may introduce new home shopping channels over the near- to medium-term, as it aims to capitalise on the country’s e-commerce boom.
What’s Next: In insurance industry, digital will win the war
A key differentiator for insurance companies over the next few years will be about how well they execute their digital strategies, one expert told the What's Next conference, while another proposed that digital technology will allow the industry to be about life, and not death.
Digi now claims the ‘widest 4G LTE network’ in Malaysia
Once seen as the underdog in the Fourth Generation/ Long-Term Evolution (4G LTE) war, Digi.Com Bhd is now claiming the widest 4G LTE network in Malaysia with its 50% population coverage.
HDS in UTP research pact, sees more opportunity in healthcare
HDS believes that its recently-agreed research collaboration into traumatic brain injuries with Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) will open up more opportunity in the Malaysian healthcare sector.
Pikom: Malaysians do NOT prefer slower broadband
The National ICT Association of Malaysia (Pikom) became just the latest to question a minister’s assertion that Malaysians ‘prefer’ slower broadband speeds, arguing that whatever government officials may say, the country's broadband infrastructure plays an integral role in attracting foreign investments.
Singapore’s Easybook close to finalising US$3mil Series A: Sources
Easybook.com Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based company that operates what it claims is the largest land, sea travel and tours booking website in South-East Asia, is believed to be in the final stages of closing a Series A round worth US$3 million.
Ideas aplenty in Malaysia, but execution lacking: AIM-DNA Panel
Malaysia is not lacking in creativity and innovation, but what is lacking is perhaps execution, according to panellists at a discussion organised by Agensi Inovasi Malaysia and Digital News Asia (DNA) in Kuala Lumpur on Oct 6.
U Mobile plans 4G-heavy US$1bil capex over next 5yrs
U Mobile Sdn Bhd, the fourth largest mobile operator in Malaysia, is planning a capital expenditure (capex) of RM3.5 billion to RM4 billion (US$790-900 million at current rates) over the next five years, mainly to expand its network coverage by adding 5,000 new sites.
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