June 10, 2019 - The Edge Malaysia - Capacity Building for Companies in the IDE Space
In April, Fintech Lab Sdn Bhd signed a partnership agreement with University of California, Berkeley's (UCB) Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology and San Francisco-based Fin-Tech School to co-develop modules and training programmes on financial technology (fintecj), blockchain and Industry 4.0.
June 10, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - In For The Long Haul
When brother Mahinder Singh Sidhu and Jaswant Singh Sindhu brought a Mercedes 911 in 1981, little did they know that the purchase would put the on a path to becoming a household name in the palm oil industry. At that juncture,however, all they wanted was to benefit from the booming industry following the government's recognition of oil palm as a complementary crop to rubber.
June 3, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - Turning Fishing Villages into Tourism Destinations
Fishing villages along the east and west coasts of Peninsular Malaysia with predominantly Malay or Chinese communities can attract tourists for several reasons. One is their location and another is the unique lifestyle and the products they offer. When such villages were thriving, the fisherman were able to offer an abundance of fresh fish and dried seafood. On the west coast, these include Kuala Sangga, Kuala Sepetang, Pulau Pangkor, Lumut, Sekinchan, Pulau Ketam and Sungai Lima.
May 20, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - Mondelez wants bigger bite of snack pie
As everyone knows, Malaysians love to eat. And that includes snacking - a penchant Mondelez Malaysia is capitalising on to drive sales growth even as it works to make its Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolates, Twisties and Chipsmore tastier. Through the introduction of new products, Mendelez - also known for Kraft cheese and Philadelphia cream cheese - aims to turn more people into snackers and make its products appeal to health-conscious consumers so that it can capture new business segments.
May 13, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - Bringing WeChat Pay to Malaysia
Last August, Malaysia became the first country outside of China to have WeChat Pay in a local currency. The e-wallet is embedded within WeChat, a popular messeger service in China that is also widely used in Malaysia.
May 13, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - Interoperability the way forward
In the Klang Valley, where e-wallets are starting to take off, it is common to see a line of different quick response (QR) code at a merchant's cashier counter. At times, the abundance of these codes can be confusing for both consumers and merchants.
May 13, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - TNG Driving Mobility
In some ways, Touch 'n Go (TNG) launched many Malaysians on the cashless journey more than two decades ago. Instead of paying cash at tolls, it became possible to pay by simply tapping the card on the machine.
May 13, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - GrabPay going further
About five years ago, most Malaysians knew of Grab (then known as MyTeksi) as a mere e-hailing platform. Today, it is a lot more than that. Users can even order food (GrabFood) and get documents delivered (GrabExpress) by using the app. One of its biggest features, launched last June, is GrabPay - the group's very own e-wallet.
May 13, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - Boost looking to maintain its pole position
May 13, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - TM One sees growing demand for data centres with RMiT taking effect in June
Less than six months after the completion of TM One's Klang Valley Core Data Centre (KVDC), 30% of its 90,000 sq ft space has already been taken up. Completed in late January, the ficility is equipped with state-of-art technology designed to cater for the increasing demand for data centres. Demand is expected to accelerate when Bank Negara Malaysia's Risk Management in Technology (RMiT) policy comes into effect on June 1, says Ir Ts Azizi A Hadi, CEO of TM One, the enterprise and public sector business solution arm of Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM).