Malaysia's economy has evolved to one based on manufacturing and industry. The MSC Malaysia, formerly called the Multimedia Super Corridor, was established to drive the government's Vision 2020 which aims to develop a knowledge-based society framework to transform the country into a modern state by the year 2020.
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Top government official says the country has the necessary system in place to protect classified information and communications, following reports Singapore had helped the U.S. spy on Malaysia, among others in the region.
Data from price-checking site PricePanda shows serious shopping is happening on mobile devices across Southeast Asia--45 percent in Indonesia, 38 percent in Singapore, and 30 percent in the Philippines. These figures are significant because price-checking is typically done at home, on the desktop.
After almost a year delay, Malaysia finally gazettes its Personal Data Protection Act 2010 on Thursday and makes it effective Friday. Businesses have three months to comply and violation can result in fine and/or imprisonment.
The Nara recommendation engine is now live for HungryGoWhere, starting with Malaysia, which will be among the first sites under SingTel featuring its analytics technology.
The music-streaming service now has 5 million paying customers, bringing it closer to Spotify's 6 million. New features include a reworked algorithm, and curation by 50 music editors.
The government will focus on expanding Web access in schools, especially in rural areas. It will also build new underwater cables to Sabah and Sarawak within next three years.
Held in Kuala Lumpur, security conference Hack In The Box's "Capture The Flag" contest was won by top three teams from Vietnam and Indonesia.
From October 14-17 the InterContinental Hotel in Malaysia hosts controversial security conference Hack in The Box. Its lineup includes iCloud hacking and the Microsoft bounty winner.
This will be a big jump from the US$43 million recorded in 2012, which will help create new jobs and drive demand for "Made-in-Malaysia" software and services.
Malaysia's supermart giant Mydin reduces the time needed to roll out new software patches from 120 man-hours to just 15 minutes, and minimizes maintenance with thin-client devices that use few mechanical parts.
The couple who gained notoriety for their sexually explicit blog has been charged with sedition, after posting a photo on Facebook which angered many over its religious undertone.
Malaysia's Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science and Technology Center--which drives the country's electrical and engineering economic transformation--wants to collaborate with the Indian Institutes of Technology on research.
The Chinese Internet giant will tie up with Malaysia's Patimas Computers for a data center in the country. Tencent is reportedly also buying a 15 percent stake in its partner.
New report says rising investments, large growing SMB base and a young workforce will boost the IT consumption of five emerging markets--India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and South Africa.
The government will be setting aside 200 million ringgit initially to bankroll SMBs putting up their patents as collateral, as well as offer a 2 percent interest rate subsidy to help them expand their businesses.