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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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.
The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia has allocated 50 million ringgit this year to encourage businesswomen to bring their companies on to the Web to expand their opportunities.
South Korea had the highest number of computers reporting detections and removals of malware among Asian states, which is "surprising" given its status as a mature IT market.
Local IT provider ECS ICT will partner the Chinese company to bring two of its smartphones into the Southeast Asian market for the first time.
Music streaming service launches in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong, and is betting legally-free music will subsequently compel users to pay for content and eradicate music piracy in the region.
The move is part of a national plan to reform its education system through Web usage, and Google says Chromebooks will bring both user friendliness and cost savings to the country.
Households that earn less than RM$3,000 every month will get free Internet for first 30 minutes of usage every day, so more Malaysians can "contribute to country's growing digital penetration".
Malaysia's government procurement portal targets 17 billion ringgit (US$5.3 billion) in transactions in 2013, up from 15.4 billion ringgit (US$4.8 billion) last year.