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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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".
Despite booking higher revenue, the satellite TV provider's saw high operating expenses over the last year due to its "reinvestment period".
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.
Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission slaps DiGi Telecommunications, Celcom Axiata, and Maxis Mobile Services a total of 190,000 ringgit for breach of licence conditions.
Broadband provider lays off several employees due to "business transformation" in order to be able to compete more effectively, says local report.
Philippine and Malaysian Web sites were defaced with messages sympathetic to either side of the armed territorial dispute over the Malaysian state.
All businesses and services conducted over the Internet will need to abide by consumer protection regulations, amid cases of electronic fraud rising to a "worrying" level.