Online Panel: Review 2016, Outlook & Trends of 2017

January 9, 2017

The live session for this online panel is now over, you may continue to drop questions in, the panelists may answer remaining questions at their own time and convenience. Let’s kick off the new year with an online panel with three experts that can answer any questions you have on what happened during the course of 2016 and the upcoming trends of 2017...
Carousell acquires rival Duriana to fend off Shopee

January 6, 2017

When Carousell’s founders thought about building the app, they just wanted an easy way for people to buy and sell their stuff on the internet. Today Carousell has come a long way. It has just solidified its position as a leading peer-to-peer mobile marketplace – along with Shopee – in Southeast Asia by acquiring Duriana, a rival based in Malaysia. The value of the deal was not disclosed...
2017 Leadership interview: Is ‘Smart Innovation’ taking centre stage in Malaysia’s Digital Economy?

January 6, 2017

In an exclusive Computerworld Malaysia 'rapidfire' interview, conducted by Computerworld as part of an extensive 2017 industry roundup feature ('What's really in store for Malaysia's IT industry in 2017?'), smart city and technology hub enabler Cyberview's Chief Executive Officer Dato' Faris Yahaya (pic below) said that "all sectors needed to double down on strengthening Malaysia's tech ecosystem to mitigate the headwinds of the global economy."...

Does Content Actually Bring in Customers?

January 5, 2017

Got Milk? Just do it. Melts in your mouth, not in your hand. You've heard them before. The taglines of the Milk Processor Education Program and of Nike and M&Ms have penetrated American vernacular, influenced culture and shot product sales through the roof. Such is the power of content...
A boost on entrepreneurship skills among rural highlanders

January 4, 2017

BARIO, Sarawak: After a year-long collaboration on Rural Strategic Entrepreneurship Programme in the highlands of Bario by Forum Masyarakat Adat Dataran Tinggi Borneo (FORMADAT), WWF-Malaysia and Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC), the programme was successfully completed recently...

My edtech startup shot for success. Here’s how it went.

January 4, 2017

My family has no VC or startup or experience. I had some tough times wading through this new, complex maze. My challenge was compounded by what I had read and heard: namely, that achieving success as a startup in the field of education technology (edtech) will be extremely difficult and painstaking. I agree that few startups in this field have...
Program Usahawan Di Tanah Tinggi Bario Berjaya

January 3, 2017

BARIO: Program Keusahawanan Strategik Luar Bandar yang diadakan di tanah tinggi Bario, di sini berakhir dengan jayanya. Diadakan dengan kolaborasi bersama antara Forum Masyarakat Adat Dataran Tinggi Borneo (FORMADAT), WWF-Malaysia dan Pusat Kreativiti dan Inovasi Global Malaysia (MaGIC), ia telah disertai seramai 46 usahawan dari Bario...
Highland folk win awards for green proposals

January 3, 2017

KUCHING: Five participants of a rural strategic entrepreneurship programme in the Bario highlands have won Best Business Proposal awards after completing the programme this month. Caleena Lallang Sakai, Jerome Jiak Ipa, Agan Lio Apoi, Victor Lian Munan and Jeanette Ulun received RM2,500 each from the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre Social...
The 12 biggest funding rounds in Southeast Asia this year

January 3, 2017

When it comes to capital-raising in Asia, economic powerhouses China and India are leading the way. But Southeast Asia is growing its share of the pie as investors look at emerging markets for growth. In the first half of 2016, tech investments in the region stood at US$799 million, a 69.3 percent jump from US$472 million in the same period of 2015, according to Tech in Asia data. Those numbers contradict talks of a cooling off in financing for startups...


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