Author: Karamjit Singh

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).
MTDC very much an ecosystem player
Track record sees it getting new funds where other agencies funds are cut Unused VC funds of up to RM50m to be transferred to new Khazanah firm When Digital News Asia meets Norhalim Yunus, chief executive officer of the Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC), he launches into a spirited defense of the fund he has been CEO of since 2008.
AIM to invest US$6.7 million into three Malaysian companies
It was a big day for Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM), a statutory body set up by the Malaysian Government to fuel the push towards establishing an “innovation economy, as it signed three term sheets with three of the five companies it plans to invest in.
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