Author: Karamjit Singh

Deadline looming for IPCC, DigiCon creative content competitions
This Thursday (Aug 2) is the submission deadline for two creative content competitions -- the MSC Malaysia Intellectual Property Creators Challenge (IPCC) 2012 and the 14th TBS DigiCon6 Animation and Movie Awards.
Know thy rates?
What gives Jason Lo, CEO of Tune Talk, the most grief? That he has a miniscule RM10-million marketing budget versus the hundreds of millions of his competitors, or that you and I most probably do not know how much we are really paying for our mobile packages?
Going beyond Astro: Only real men need to watch
Come September, Izi Media is going to launch its Internet TV site with about 200 hours of Video-on-Demand content spread over 60 titles, which will run from sports to fighting shows, reality TV, movies and documentaries. What they will have in common is lots of hot women, clothes dropping to the floor, lots of fighting, shooting, bloodied faces, blowing up and … well, you get the picture. Fun, boys’ stuff. Yup, they’re going beyond Astro!
Does length matter in the online world?
Do you prefer long or short articles when it comes to your online reading habits and especially when it comes to technology related articles, which is the space Digital News Asia (DNA) plays in?
Using game design principles to tackle talent shortage
Zafrul Noordin, commander-in-chief of Codearmy.com, wants to use the concept of Gamification – the use of game design principles in applications outside of games – and apply those to solve the problem of talent shortage that companies face.
Go east, young man: QuickSchools.com cracks the code in Boston
QuickSchools.com has moved from San Francisco to a shared space in the South Bay. Founders Azreen Latiff and Aris Samad have also just completed a Boston stint, during which time they believe they have cracked the hiring code.
1Malaysia e-mail to go on, says Pemandu, Tricubes
Tricubes, the company implementing the “1Malaysia” email (MyEmail) project, and Pemandu, the agency overseeing the Malaysian Government’s transformation programs, insisted that the project will not be affected by the company’s possible delisting.
‘Vendor-operator landscape is broken’
It is no surprise that the impact of China vendors Huawei and ZTE in the telecommunications vendor space has forced a brutal slashing of prices. Established players such as Ericsson, Motorola, Alcatel-Lucent, Siemens and Nokia have been forced to undertake dramatic restructurings to compete.
N2N: It’s all about R&D
MSC-Status company N2N Connect Bhd described its June 5 deal in Manila as a landmark, not just the US$9.4 million) value of the deal over a five-year period, but because in one swoop, N2N has managed to provide an exchange-wide online trading facility for the Philippine Stock Exchange.
CREST: Latest govt initiative to spur R&D
The R&D in Malaysia’s electrical and electronics ecosystem sticks out like a sore thumb. Aside from a few companies such as Intel, Motorola, Infineon and a handful of others, the four-decade old industry has not triggered a culture of R&D. Enter the Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science and Technology (CREST).
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