I was in Singapore recently for an overnight stay. While waiting for my meeting to start, I hung around at the airport.
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An engineer by training, Edwin first cut his teeth as a cellular radio frequency optimization engineer in one of Malaysia's largest telcos. <br>After more than five years, he hung up his radio engineering boots to try his hand at technology reporting at <i>The Star</i>, Malaysia's leading English daily, where he won several awards for Best Online Technology reporting. <br>He left to start his own editorial consultancy and is now a freelance journalist for several publications, including ZDNet Asia. <br>A self-confessed gadget geek, Edwin hopes his blog contributions will stir up deeper discussions within the Malaysian technology scene.
Companies like Microsoft and Dell Computer, are known for leveraging the Internet. But lately, they are "going physical".
Don't you hate it when the air stewardess comes up to you and says you're not allowed to use your mobile phone until the plane has stopped moving?If you take Malaysia Airlines, you can use your mobile phone and Blackberry-type devices to make phonecalls, send SMS and e-mail.
When you think of cyber centers, where Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC)-status companies can set up offices, you wouldn't normally think of shopping centers--but two such locations have been given this status.The two shopping destinations--Mid Valley City and Bandar Utama--have been elevated to cyber centers by the Multimedia Development Corporation, the government agency tasked with developing the MSC.
The government has decided to order the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to reinstate access to blocked Web sites including Malaysia Today, the popular but controversial political site maintained by Raja Petra Kamarudin.This is a good move.
Mobile number portability (MNP), which allows mobile phone subscribers to switch carriers while retaining their numbers (including the prefix), has finally arrived in Malaysia.With mobile phone penetration at nearly 97 percent and MNP now rolled out, consumers will stand to gain from the intense competition for market share that will ensue.
I came across an interesting commentary about how bloggers get bureaucratized by their popularity.The posting comments on a chapter in a book called Making Online News entitled, "The Routines of Blogging".
As a newspaper columnist who writes about New Media, I sometimes get queries from readers who want to start their own online newspaper.One online paper from the U.
The first time I set eyes on Cyberjaya was in 1997.It was still being built at that time and when I attended the groundbreaking ceremony, the area didn't even have mobile phone coverage.
Several Malaysian outfits have tried to do online TV. Two notable ones were Cyberjaya.
In the aftermath of the 2008 General Election in Malaysia, there has been tremendous interest about the impact of new media on the political scene.As a mew media analyst, I've been invited to so many talks centered around the topic of new media.
Industry experts at the 12th Malaysian Banking Summit 2008 say not just Internet banking but mobile banking is set for further growth and expansion globally, reports The Star.CIMB Bank retail banking head, Peter England, is quoted as saying that Malaysia had successfully adopted Internet banking since 2000 and that mobile banking would follow suit.
Malaysian Web site owners can now choose to end their URL addresses with ".my" only, instead of ".
The 16th World Congress on Information Technology will be held in Malaysia from May 18 to 22.The response has been overwhelming with with 2,716 delegates already booked (the target was 2,500).
The "Power of Web 2.0: Branding, New Media, Politics" forum was a success in the sense that the packed crowd truly had a fun time listening to the political stories that the panel had to share.