February 4, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - G3 global aims to break even by 2021, riding smart mobility
Smart mobility the next big thing Lai maintains that smart mobility could be the first step towards autonomous driving but for now, he says it is important to reshape the behaviour of drivers. "We believe technology has a huge impact on a country's economy. Let me ask you a question, how much is a life worth from a monetary point of view? Malaysia's accident rate is not low. Big or small, accidents happen. He says global research reports show advanced driver assistance systems to be proven technology that can reduce accident rates by up to 82%. Through the early warning system, drivers will be able to immediately take corrective action to prevent collisions and accidents.
February 4, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - Can apple remake itself as a services play?
Apple will introduce a new subscription service for online gaming that has been dubbed the "Netflix for games" later this year. Games are by far the bestselling category on Apple's App Store — both in terms of total downloads as well as revenues. But why would anyone buy a monthly subscription to access a library of games when there are lots of free-to-play games on the App Store? For one thing, free games are just one part of the expansive and growing gaming inventory on the App Store.A subscription would give users access to paid games and include free coins and perks for the free-to-play games.
January 14, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - Reinventing silterra
As SilTerra continues to strengthen its relationship with imec, it hopes to bring more Malaysian companies into the ecosystem. It already has the technology for creating high-tech products such as chips that can power portable ultrasound devices, but it needs other parties to design and manufacture the products. SilTerra is already working with various partners to develop biosensors that can be incorporated into the Internet of Things and point-of-care devices. One of its recent partnerships was with US-based Pacific Biosciences (PacBio), which is developing a chip that can power a DNA sequencer, which can perform rapid genome sequencing. Biosensors are key components of many digital health tools. Essentially, it is the surface of the equipment that interacts with biological molecules and allows continuous physiological monitoring.
January 14, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - Making parking hassle - free
"We plan to collaborate with various businesses to offer a service where we analyse data from consumers to offer targeted content. This will be a win-win for consumers and advertisers because we are planning to extend this across the country," says Muhamad Nasir, adding that this is targeted for launch by the second quarter of this year. He is hoping to expand into Indonesia by the end of this year. The company is also planning to raise between RM5 million and RM7 million at its Series A round of funding that will be closed in June. The money will be used to fund the expansion. However, Muhamad Nasir is not in a hurry as JomParkir is determined to find the right local partner before entering that or any other market. He feels that Indonesia, with a population of more than 260 million and similar culture and language, is an ideal second market.
January 7, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - Leap of faith
The global Islamic economy not only comprises Islamic finance but also halal food, travel, media, recreation, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics as well as modest fashion. With Muslims representing more than 22% ofthe world's population and expanding at a much faster pace than other religions, there will continue to be a growing addressable market for digital Islamic services, says Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd in its report, The Digital Islamic Senäces Landscape: Uncovering the Digital Islamic Services Opportunityfor the Middle East and the World. The Thomson Reuters report points out that there is significant scope for growth and maturity in the Islamic economy as only US$745 million in private equity investments were channel-led to this segment over the past three years — a far cry from the US$595 billion in conventional private equity and venture capital investments across the globe in 2017.
January 14, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - Enterprise tools to enhance productivity
There are various tools in the suite. Its centralised accounting system called Zoho Books tracks all of the expenses of an organisation on either mobile or desktop devices.zoho People and Zoho Recruit are tools that help manage employees. There is also an eponymous inventory management system that is integrated with shipping providers. Zoho One, which is a cloud-based platform, can be used by businesses of all sizes and any sector or field. But for those who need customised tools to run their businesses, there is Zoho Creator, a business app maker. "We have about two million apps created on the platform so far and our users include Hewlett-Packard, Pixar, Cirque Du Soleil and Tesla," says Gibu. And the list of tools goes on.The entry cost for zoho users is low, according to Raju. In the past, the high price of adoption and the complications that came with implementation made these tools inaccessible to smaller businesses.