[Malaysia] [Event] Echelon Malaysia 2014


Echelon , one of Southeast Asia’s biggest conferences for technology startups, has now expanded to its first full Malaysia edition and will take place November 24-25 in Kuala Lumpur. The one and a half day regional event, organized by e27 , will showcase selected Malaysia startups even as it explores Malaysia’s role in the global technology industry and help connect the Malaysia startup ecosystem with those from the rest of Southeast Asia and the broader Asia Pacific.

[Malaysia] Startups Unite To Form Launchpad, An Intern Matching Platform


The startup scenes in Southeast Asia – Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, among others – have been thriving, attracting scores of students and young graduates who want to be part of their local startup movement. Launchpad is also supported by Cradle, an agency under Malaysia’s Ministry of Finance, which manages the Cradle Investment Programme. Ideaspotting Asia interns internship job Malaysia skills matching startup


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[Malaysia] National Instruments Opens NI-AIN Lab In Technology Park


Automated test equipment and virtual instrumentation software provider National Instruments has announced the opening of National Instruments Academy & Innovation Nucleus (NI-AIN), a shared services lab facility in Technology Park Malaysia comprising over RM20 million (~US$6.25 Hopefully, this would also lead to greater economic and technological development in Malaysia as a whole.”

Music Streaming Service Deezer Launches In Singapore and Malaysia


Music streaming subscription provider Deezer has announced that it will be enlarging its Asia footprint by extending its services to Singapore and Malaysia, just a few days after launching in Thailand. Axel Dauchez, CEO of Deezer, said, “We are thrilled to launch Deezer in Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia as part of our first foray into Asia,” says Deezer CEO Axel Dauchez.

[Asia] Music Streaming Service Spotify Launches In Singapore And Malaysia


Spotify also launches in Malaysia today; its Premium tier cost just RM14.90. In the News Asia digital music Malaysia music distribution music streaming online music Singapore Spotify The music scene in Singapore looks set to grow by volumes with today’s announcement that music streaming service Spotify is now available here. Music fans in the country now has on-demand, legal access to over 20 million music tracks – and for free.

[Malaysia] [Event] TEDxKL 2013 Focuses On “Life Hacking”


Events & Happenings event innovation life hacking Malaysia TEDx TEDxKL The term “life hacking” originally arose in the 1980s among computer programmers devising and employing tricks to cut through information overload. Today, that definition has extended to include any productivity trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method to increase productivity and efficiency in all walks of life; in other words, anything that solves an everyday problem in a clever or non-obvious way.

[Malaysia] Chalkboard Launches Location-Based Widget For HTC Devices


Location-based mobile advertising network Chalkboard has announced an exclusive strategic partnership with device maker HTC in Malaysia, and launched a Chalkboard widget for HTC users in that country. HTC is proud to provide a richer experience for our users by incorporating Chalkboard – a service that works with thousands of local businesses – on our innovative handhelds,” explains SK Wong, Country Manager at HTC , Malaysia.

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[Malaysia] [Event] Hackweekend 3: Make Apps, Not War.


From March 31st to April 1st, 2012, Kuala Lumpur’s National Science Centre will be hosting Hackweekend , a 24-hour challenge where the best of Malaysia’s technology community gather to build cool applications overnight. The theme for the upcoming Hackweekend , the third to date, will based on the theme Make Apps Not War, where participants are encouraged to build applications and software that revolve around the theme of love.

[Malaysia] [Event] InfoSecurity World 2012 – Combating The Rapid Rise In Cyber Threats


This inaugural event was officiated by Y.A.Bhg Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor, wife of the Prime Minister of Malaysia (pictured right). With more than 200 booths, Malaysia has signaled its keen intent to place itself as the focal point in the region for experts and key players from local and international industry to exchange views and ideas. Malaysia wants to be in the Infosecurity Business. Malaysia is no exception.

Singapore vs Malaysia – Who Consumes More And Who Saves More?


But how is the consumption behavior of Singapore compared to that of Malaysia? You can find it out below: Beer and Wine in Singapore and Malaysia. On an average, cost of a domestic Beer in Malaysia is RM11, and a bottle of wine costs RM50, which are pretty high compared to the prices in Europe. Even with the super high prices of alcoholic drinks, Malaysia is said to be the 10th largest consumer of alcohol in the world.

The Consequences of Women Not Working in Malaysia

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In Malaysia, great strides have been made in the inclusion of women in the workforce. Out of all those unemployed in Malaysia, more than 60% of unemployed women cited housework (including childcare), while only 4% of unemployed men cited these reasons, Apolitical found in a study.

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: 1M/1M Announces Partnership With MAD Incubator, Malaysia


At this week's One Million by One Million roundtable, we announced a very important partnership with MAD Incubator, Malaysia for entrepreneurship development in the region. This is our first major partnership with an incubator whereby MAD will adopt the 1M/1M methodology to foster Silicon Valley-style technopreneurship in Malaysia. At today's session, therefore, all our entrepreneurs were pitching from Malaysia.

[Competition] Applications For Halal Tech Power Challenge Officially Opens


Startup competition Halal Tech POWER Challenge , created by Malaysia-based technology startup incubator Halal Tech Venture Builder , has opened for applications. The challenge will take place as one of the events during the four-day entrepreneurial event GREAT2014 - which takes place from September 17-20 – and looks to empower aspiring entrepreneurs to build successful global technology ventures with the aim of positioning Malaysia as a global technology hub.

[Event] Over 540 Young Entrepreneurs To Converge On Global Startup Youth


Malaysia will see over 500 youth descend on its capital Kuala Lumpur this October for Global Startup Youth (GSY) , a three-day idea accelerator program aimed at helping young entrepreneurs shape and launch new projects that will hopefully evolve into sustainable global businesses. Held on October 8-11, Global Startup Youth is designed by StartupMalaysia in collaboration with partners including Malaysia’s Ministry of Finance, the US State Department, YouNoodle Inc.,

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[Singapore] Tribehired.com Lands Investment; Plans Team Expansion


Prior to this round, TribeHired had received pre-seed funding from Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd , a government agency under the Ministry of Finance, Malaysia. The startup is currently in intensive beta testing with several thousand users in Malaysia providing feedback around real job opportunities, with clients in the startup space such as Zalora, Lazada, Flocations and Brandtology already using its service.

Innovation from Parts Unknown

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Inspired by Anthony Bourdain’s travels, innovations from various parts of the world we don’t usually expect innovation from Wushu Painting – Malaysia High-tech camel racing – UAE Global Video Blogger – Dennis Howlett Wi-fi Hopping – Zambia Raspberry Pi -.

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Online Store SEA Citizen Reinterprets High Street Fashion For Southeast Asia


The online fashion store that recently opened for the Singapore and Malaysia markets look to outfit fashionistas with the latest fashion items just days after they are seen on the catwalks of Milan, London and New York. The final garments are produced in, and distributed throughout Singapore and Malaysia through SEA Citizen’s online store. “We Born and raised in Malaysia, the London-based Anuar-Mancini will shuttle between the fashion capital and Southeast Asia to run her business.

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[Singapore] GrabTaxi – Disrupting The Singapore Cab Industry, One Cab At A Time


But the largest Southeast Asia-based taxi booking mobile application provider has set its sights on Singapore as its fourth market – Malaysia-based MyTeksi has announced the beta launch of its app GrabTaxi , after recent expansions to Philippines and Thailand. The level of detail within the app came from GrabTaxi actually sitting down with a number of cab drivers when they first started in Malaysia to work out the kinks in the ordering process.

[Event] [Asia] Asian Startups Take Centrestage At Startups in Asia


The Startup Arena combatants were chosen by the Penn Olson team from over 300 applications across Asia, and they were: Piktochart (Malaysia). SecQMe (Malaysia). One stage. Two days. Four judges. Nineteen startups. One winner. The Startup Arena competition, part of Penn Olson ‘s two-day Startups in Asia Singapore conference, saw nineteen startups from all over Asia battle it out, with Singapore-based social collaborative learning platform Teamie emerging victorious.

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The Story Behind Our Investment In Humble Dot


I like to jokingly say “everyone in Malaysia could use Zoom daily” but it’s really true. About a year ago, a friend told us about this new work app they were using. Didn’t think much about it. Then, the same thing happened a few days later. It’s just the Bay Area echo chamber at work.

[Asia] Location-Aware Mobile Advertising Platform Launches In Southeast Asia


Singapore-headquartered location-aware mobile advertising platform AdNear earlier this week announced its foray into the Southeast Asian markets of Malaysia and Indonesia, opening up its platform for advertisers who are looking to enable precision advertising on consumer mobile devices in those countries.

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8 Tips On Intercultural Communication And International Etiquette To Create Successful Business Relationships In Asia


For years I’ve studied the cultures in 10 Asian countries: China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar (formerly Burma), the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan. But in Asian countries, including India and Malaysia, it was 50/50. Fast fact: In Malaysia, business guests are expected to recognize and respect the country’s diverse cultures, and to accommodate each one when celebrating, dining, or socializing. By Sharon Schweitzer, J.D.,

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Following the online public voting, thirty semifinalists will be invited to the workshop, pitch session, and awards ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in October 2013. Looking to launch or grow your startup?

How has the price of currency fluctuated as a result of COVID-19?

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According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the ASEAN-5 grouping of nations (including Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines) will record average negative growth of -0.6%

Significant Percentage Of Global Email Traffic Is Spam: Cloudmark


Malaysia. “We are currently working with a number of tier one telecom operators in APAC and continuing our committed expansion in the region,” adds Nick Halar, Cloudmark’s Regional Sales Director for ANZ, Singapore and Malaysia. Don’t we all hate email or SMS spam – those meaningless, time-wasting pieces of unsolicited digital miscommunication masquerading as marketing messages, for example.

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[Asia] HKers, Singaporeans Eye Higher Salaries: jobsDB


In a flash of the blindingly obvious, the recently released bin-annual jobsDB Asian Consumer Market Survey – which canvassed the opinions of 1,893 participants from Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand – revealed that workers in Singapore, as well as in Hong Kong, are becoming more ambitious and seeking out new, higher paying job roles, even in their later years.

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[Singapore] LinkedIn Hits 1 Million Users In Singapore


Singapore is the fourth market in Southeast Asia to surpass the 1-million mark, after Malaysia (1+ million), Indonesia (1.5+ LinkedIn first established an office here in Singapore back in 2011. Then the online professional networking site had around half a million members – earlier this week the company announced that its membership base has approximately doubled to over a million members, addressing about 70% of the country’s professional labor force and student population.

JFDI.Asia Announces 2013 Startup Lineup


FashFix , from Singapore and Malaysia, helps fashionistas turn their wardrobes into blog shops. Singapore-based technology startup incubator Joyful Frog Digital Incubator – better known locally as JFDI.Asia – today unveiled a lineup of eight technology startups set to participate in its 100-day accelerator program this year.

7 New Initiatives To Fearlessly Grow Your Business

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I found these points made well in a new book, “ Fearless Growth ,” by Amanda Setili, who has worked with disruptive technology startups in the United States and Malaysia, as well as some of the biggest companies in the world. Growth has always been fundamental to business success, but it’s never been more critical than it is now, nor more difficult. Every opportunity is global, but so is the competition.

5 Mistakes We Made While Growing A Startup In Southeast Asia


Also, in Southeast Asia the Islam is the dominant religion in most countries such as Indonesia and Malaysia which means that a lot of your Southeast Asian team members may not consume alcohol. The first platform we launched was our Singaporean site and we realised that most large companies there provide their staff with basic health insurance coverage and the same goes for Malaysia and Thailand.

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[Asia] Asian Attitudes Towards Creativity And Education Differ: Adobe Study


The recently concluded Adobe Education Leadership Forum held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia saw the software company unveil the results of an Asia Pacific-wide study entitled ‘ Education, Creativity and Employability ’ that looked at the intersection of creativity and creativity tools in the classroom and its relevance to the modern workforce.

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Why Animated Video Is The Way To Go In This Pandemic Era


Malaysia’s largest bank Mayabank tasked Explainer Videoly to create a compelling animation video that can help the company connect and communicate on a deeper level with their local audience. The world as we know it has irrevocably changed after 31 st December 2019.

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[Asia][Event] ad:tech Introduces Roadshows Across Southeast Asia


Malaysia on the other hand has the fourth highest proportion of “digital natives” in the world with more than 3.9 Digital marketing events have been getting tired of late, and perhaps it’s no surprise that interactive advertising and technology conference ad:tech in these parts recently rebranded itself into a regional event, ad:tech asean 2014.

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Why B2B Marketplaces Are Red-Hot


I often catch myself saying “You know, everyone in Malaysia could be on Slack and Zoom.” People will often ask me, “So, what are the big tech trends right now?” ” In 2020, I gave 1.5 answers to that question. The obvious trend in startups (which has been going on for a year or two) is the idea of the “prosumer as the new consumer.”

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Asian Exporters Drive e-Commerce Growth: eBay


These businesses are exporters from around Asia including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam. We’ve always known anecdotally that Singaporeans spent a lot of time – and money – on e-commerce, buying a whole range of goods from fashion to jewelry. But what most don’t realize is that Singaporeans actually sell plenty of goods online as well.

Why And How Your B2B eCommerce Start-up Should Work On Having A Strong Sales Team


Gogoprint , a leading Southeast Asian online printing company founded in late 2015, has been working hard to do just that in Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. Even though it might all seem basic and easy, implementing such a strong structure in three very different markets (Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore) like Gogoprint did, is by no means a walk in the park. In the world of e-commerce, online sales are the bread and butter for firms of any size.

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Paul Herdsman Of NICE Global: The Benefits Of Utilizing Nearshore Outsourcing For Your Business


Usually, these offshore suppliers are in Asia, (India, Afghanistan, Malaysia, China, Vietnam and the Philippines), Eastern Europe (Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, Armenia), or Africa (Morocco, Kenya and South Africa).

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[Singapore] Going Mobile Is A Big DEAL For Daily Deals


in Malaysia. Online daily deal sites have been experiencing explosive growth over the past two years, and the phenomenon seems unabated. The next big wave in daily deals seems to be in the mobile space, what with many of these sites introducing mobile applications to make bargain hunting all the more convenient.

Bloapp Converts Your Blog Into An iPhone App


Bloapp is the brainchild of Nicky Wong, the founder and director of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-based Infindo Technology ( www.infindo.com ). Creating a mobile application can be very time-consuming and expensive, which is why a lot of bloggers and blog sites don’t bother coming out with a mobile app of their own. Not any more – Bloapp ( www.bloapp.com ) is a free web tool that helps converts blogs into a native iPhone app in less than five minutes. And the best part?

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Evernote Means Business In Asia Pacific, Rolls Out Evernote Business To More Countries


Evernote Business then came to Asia through Korea and the launch of Yinxiang Biji Business in China earlier this month, but the company has announced that Evernote Business will now be made available in more markets across APAC including Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and more.

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Transportation, On-Demand And The Asian Economy – Asian Horizons


Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, India and some other countries have been privy to the on-demand bubble, so to speak. Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam) We’ve identified some factors that set them apart from other ride-sharing outfits. by Samar Singla, founder of Click Labs. When we say on-demand, the glorious image of Silicon Valley and its technological environs pops up in the layman’s mind, and even that may be too imaginative.

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[Singapore] JFDI.Asia’s Second Accelerator Program This Year Receives Overwhelming Response


Applications has streamed in from all over Asia, with applicants from Singapore and India comprising over half of the total number, with representation even from the UK – India (28%), Singapore (23%), Philippines (7%), Indonesia (6%), Taiwan (4%), Vietnam (4%), UK (3%), Malaysia (3%), Thailand (3%), US (3%), Australia (2%), Japan (1%) and Hong Kong (1%).

The Summer Solstice And Seed Stage Squeeze


We know global markets are open — today, for example, everyone in Malaysia could be a DAU for Zoom. If you’ve been following my tweets lately, you’ve read some of my quick musings on the state of the seed market this summer. In short, in my 6.5 years of investing in the seed stage, I have never seen activity levels like I’m seeing today. Granted, 6.5 years is not a long arc – I have not experienced a prolonged down market as a private investor.