Posts Tagged: malaysia

data protection penalty

Protecting your customer’s personal data: a comparison across countries in Asia

Protecting customer data and transferring it around Asia is not as complicated as it appears.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Evernote users in Asia

Evernote now has more than 30 million users across Asia

Note-syncing app Evernote now has more than 30 million users in Asia, reveals the US startup’s CEO, Phil Libin.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 5:20 pm
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Malaysia’s crackdown on Uber isn’t a total ban

Malaysia’s crackdown on Uber isn’t a total ban

Offenders could be fined between MYR1,000 (US$307) and MYR10,000 (US$3,077), or jailed for up to a year.

  • September 23, 2014
  • at 6:12 pm
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Three years after its launch, Malaysia

Three years after its launch, Malaysia’s Socialwalk is finally finding its stride

According to Socialwalk COO Eileen Feng, they didn’t start off providing business matching services, but chanced upon the idea years later...

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 1:41 pm
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BBC delivering news in Line app

Spread the news: BBC takes to popular messaging app Line

The BBC has just started using the popular messaging app Line to share news.

  • September 17, 2014
  • at 9:05 pm
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Singapore’s Kbox drops the ball on customers’ private data. Who’s next?

Coupled with the recent security breach at M1, corporations and governmental organizations aren't being very reassuring when it comes to gua...

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 3:45 pm
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trustedcompany raises $1 million

Online store reviews site TrustedCompany raises $1 million to expand to South Africa, Brazil

Already, the company has achieved a measure of success in both Southeast Asia and India, where most of their clients come from.

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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3 entrepreneurs give their take on the why and how of regional expansion (VIDEO)

They each brought their respective expansion stories and experiences to the table.

  • September 11, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Pay your respects to the victims of MH17 tragedy in this e-memorial

Pay your respects to the victims of MH17 tragedy in this e-memorial

The team hopes that each of these people “will forever be remembered in this virtual memorial devoted to them.”

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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David vs. Goliath: Small grocery chain Presto Grocer plans to topple giants in Southeast Asia

David vs. Goliath: small grocery chain Presto Grocer plans to topple giants in Southeast Asia

After spending 10 years to establish themselves in Malaysia, the time has come for Presto to challenge the region's big players.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 10:02 am
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iMoney raises $4 million, aims to hit five million visitors per month by next year

Today Malaysia-based iMoney announced it has raised MYR 13 million (US$4 million) in a new funding round.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 4:39 pm
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Rocket Internet has a ridesharing company called Tripda, and it just arrived in Southeast Asia

"Share rides on [sic] a fast, easy, sustainable way," reads Tripda's website.

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 3:59 pm
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In Malaysia’s electronic industry, 1 in 3 workers are entrenched in forced labor

Widespread forced labor in Malaysia’s electronics industry

The repercussions of these findings on both the global and local electronics industry are potentially huge.

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 8:45 pm
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Fatfish chooses Malaysian mobile games studio AppXplore for first acquisition after IPO

The deal sees Fatfish buy a 70 percent stake in AppXplore for a sum of MYR 700,000 (US$220,080).

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 3:55 pm
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Want to use your phone overseas? This startup can save you a fortune in roaming charges

Want to use your phone overseas? This startup can save you a fortune in roaming charges

This is a huge recurring problem for business travelers in particular, and Flexiroam wants to solve it.

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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This dating concierge startup promises you ‘hassle-free romance’

This dating concierge site promises you ‘hassle-free romance’

But is ‘hassle-free romance’ really romance at all?

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 12:19 am
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13 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

15 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

Across Asia, there are a number of relatively new phone-makers playing to their strengths in home markets, aiming to steal sales away from ...

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Cheatsheet of startup acquisitions in Southeast Asia

Here's a quick guide to the past exits that have happened in the region.

  • September 2, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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