Impressions of Malaysia

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Malaysia is a country of 30 million people that co-anchors the SE Asian economy with Indonesia. I was only in Kuala Lumpur so it’s probably more accurate to say I was in Kuala Lumpur rather than Malaysia, as the smaller towns and countryside are quite different from the capital city.

[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. E27 will be working with Malaysia based incubators and accelerators for this showcase.

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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.

[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). Malaysia wants to be in the Infosecurity Business. Malaysia is no exception. by Yi Ning Lim, marketing specialist at GMO GlobalSign.

[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

Can Malaysia Airlines Possibly Recover?

Inc Startups

The second tragedy in four months has customers rethinking their plans

After a Bewildering Set of Tragedies: 5 Rebranding Lessons From Malaysia Airlines

Inc Startups

The embattled airline seeks to rebrand its image after two horrific disasters. What small businesses can learn from its strategy

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. Even with the super high prices of alcoholic drinks, Malaysia is said to be the 10th largest consumer of alcohol in the world.

[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.

[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.

Recovering From Disaster: Rebranding Malaysia Airlines

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After two devastating tragedies, the bewildered airline seeks to repair its image

1M/1M Announces Important 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. Events & Happenings Hala Tech POWER Challenge Halal Tech Venture Builder Malaysia startup competition

[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.

[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

Big Shakeup Coming to Reeling Malaysia Airlines

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The embattled airline will announce its plans by the end of this month

Bringing Culinary Tourism and Social Entrepreneurship Together – Interview with Adlyn Teoh of Hias Gourmet

Startup Noodle

I’m originally from Malaysia and moved to the States to study and then started working after I graduated but I could see my future […]. Thanks to Thomas Wicksteed for conducting the interview! What first brought you here to China, Adlyn? So long ago! I’ve been here 9 years now. I came here in December 2004 to sign up for a Mandarin course. Before that I was living in the States.

[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.

Upgrade Your Product Management Position #opportunity

The Product Guy

UX Researcher @ Piktochart Sdn Bhd (Penang, Malaysia) Keywords: Data driven, Researcher, UI/UX, User Testing, UX Research [link]. UX Designer @ Piktochart Sdn Bhd (Penang, Malaysia) Keywords: Graphic Design, Startup, UI/UX, UX Design, UX Research [link] Filed under: product management Tagged: product management. If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board.

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. By Sharon Schweitzer, J.D.,

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7 New Initiatives To Fearlessly Grow Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

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.

Your Next Product Management Career Step… is Global!

The Product Guy

Resident Wordsmith @ Piktochart Sdn Bhd (Penang, Malaysia) Keywords: analytics, content marking, marketing, public relations [link]. Designer @ Piktochart Sdn Bhd (Penang, Malaysia) Keywords: data visualization, graphic designer, infographics, visual design [link]. If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board.

Global Business Outsourcing (Infographic)


China, Malaysia and Thailand are all included with specific advantages to each. Why outsourcing could save your business. The global market size of the outsourced services industry was worth $82.9 billion in revenue in 2013.

Want To Accelerate Small Business Growth? Then Turn To The Cloud.


Since then, Treknology 3 has come a long way, having opened a further four retail stores and two mega-showrooms across Singapore and Malaysia. by Zakir Ahmed, General Manager of Asia at Oracle NetSuite.

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Four Tips For Singaporean Startups To Ensure Success Past The Five Year Mark


He leads Xero’s growth into Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Philippines, and 45+ countries across Asia. by Alex Campbell, Managing Director, Asia, ‎ Xero.

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.

?GameFounders Expansion To Asia


So all the arrows were pointing to Asia… We started looking for partners in the Asian countries and talked to a number of governments, agencies and developers before finding Malaysia and its Multimedia Development Agency (MDeC). Water park in Malaysia. Source: Tourism Malaysia.

[Singapore] 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. TribeHired currently operates in Singapore and Malaysia but is expected to launch internationally soon.

Tourist by Yuna - I heard this while driving back home this.

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Yuna Tourist indie-pop Malaysia Tourist by Yuna - I heard this while driving back home this evening. I had never heard of this artist before till tonight, but she has been a successful Malaysian indie-pop artist that has been making a name for herself in the US for the past few years. Tourist is a one of those sleepy little acoustic tunes, but in its simplicity it belies a deeper vulnerability. It is honest, sweet, and incredibly catchy and infectious pop song.

The Bold Startup Indexing Every Inch of Planet Earth

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Recently, they helped out in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Skybox Imaging doesn''t want to just change the way you do business. Its tiny satellites will radically change how you see the world.

Fall into new Product Management Job Opportunities

The Product Guy

Product Manager @ Piktochart (Penang, Malaysia) Keywords: Feature Prioritization, product management, Project Management [link]. If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board. Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community. Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings. Check out this week’s newest, below….

Mexican Peso Slide Will Continue


agreement and Mexico stands to benefit heavily from the 12-country deal, comprising the United States, Singapore, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, and Vietnam.

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 ( ).

Help Detained USA Citizen In Abu Dhabi

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

His detainment was not known until Dr. Black failed to show up at a speaking engagement in Malaysia. This is a departure for this blog.

HBS Entrepreneurs Founded the Most Startup Unicorns of Any MBA Program

View from Seed

Lazada Group (Malaysia): Vienna University. As a second-year Harvard Business School student and NextView Ventures MBA Associate, constantly keeping up-to-date with the start-up world, I have heard some skepticism about the ability of MBAs to found top companies.

[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.

Malaysia Airlines Revamp: New Start or False Hope?

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After double disasters, the airline is attempting to save itself by restructuring. Does it have a chance to succeed

Innovation: The Key To Entrepreneurial Success


Based in Singapore, Dr Reddington leads the overall planning and implementation of corporate strategies and operations, and manages over 2,900 employees in Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Google alumni launch analytics startup Sparkline to mine data and provide insights for Asian businesses

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It claims to be the first in Asia to do so (its closest competitors are Cardinal Path in the US and fifty-five in France) and is already advising companies such as Google, Malaysia Airlines and SingPost.

The Seven Rules of Fearless Growth: What Fearless Companies Are Doing To Grow Faster And Smarter 


and Malaysia. by Amanda Setili, author of “ Fearless Growth: The New Rules to Stay Competitive, Foster Innovation, and Dominate Your Markets “ Growth has always been fundamental to business success, but it’s never been more critical than it is now.