500 Global backed metaverse development startup, Virtualtech Frontier, launches its Mitoworld

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Browser-based Metaverse creation and experience tool for enterprises Malaysian based Virtualtech Frontier Sdn Bhd (VTF), a metaverse development startup, which in January raised a US$700,000 (RM3.14 million) seed round backed by 500 Global which invested US$500,000 and Blockchain Founders Fund, launched its enterprise focused…Continue Reading

Samsung plans world’s largest high-tech chip cluster

Samsung Electronics has announced plans to build five new semiconductor factories south of Seoul over the next 20 years in a bid to close the gap with Taiwan’s TSMC in the integrated circuit (IC) foundry business while maintaining its leading position in memory chips. The factories will be the core of what the South Korean […]Continue Reading

Khazanah launches US$40mil Future Malaysia Programme to boost startup ecosystem

Spur startup ecosystem of founders, venture capital & corporate venture
CelcomDigi anchor partner driving initiative via its Innovation Centre Khazanah Nasional Bhd announced last Thursday the launch of the Future Malaysia Programme, an initiative under its Dana Impak mandate, which aims to support the startup ecosystem of entrepreneurs, startups, venture capital, and…Continue Reading

China roars as US presses ByteDance to sell TikTok

Responding to the Biden administration’s request that China’s ByteDance sell its stake in TikTok for national security reasons, Beijing has complained that the United States is “suppressing” Chinese companies. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), an inter-agency committee of the US government, told ByteDance that if it doesn’t dispose of TikTok’s […]Continue Reading

Singapore PC Market Fell 11% in 2022 Says IDC

Expects the PC Market in Singapore to Fall 17% in 2023
Inventory corrections, dwindling private demand, and drop in public projects possible reasons Singapore’s PC market declined 11% in 2022, totalling 1 million units shipped to the country, according to the recent IDC Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker. This decrease can…Continue Reading

Heron AirBridge Partners With Inmarsat

The result from the MoU could be used as a global blueprint
The MoU aims to encourage UAV adoption in Singapore Heron AirBridge announced today an MoU to join Inmarsat’s Velaris Partner Network (VPN) to collaboratively develop regulatory and operational frameworks and technologies for the safe management of drones in urban environments…Continue Reading

ASUS Zenbook 14 Flip OLED (UP3404) Is Coming To Malaysia For US$1,225

Has latest Intel processor but otherwise, average specifications
The branded keyboard, touchpad, and OLED display sets it apart ASUS Malaysia recently announced the local availability and pricing of the Zenbook 14 Flip OLED (UP3404). 
What’s inside the new Zenbook 14 Flip OLED is average. The latest 13th Gen Intel Core i5-1340P is middle of…Continue Reading

Endeavor Malaysia appoints Loi Tuan Ee, founder of The Holstein Milk Company as board member 

Extensive entrepreneurial experience will add unique edge to Endeavor
Joins other high-impact board members to inspire aspiring entrepreneurs  Endeavor Malaysia announced the appointment of Loi Tuan Ee (pix), founder and managing director of Malaysia’s leading dairy brand The Holstein Milk Company, and its subsidiary brand Farm Fresh, as the newest addition to…Continue Reading

Mohamad Hafidz succeeds CEO Amanda Woo as Acting CEO of airasia Super App

He brings 30 years of experience in the payments industry
Tasked to transform Airasia Super App into an Asia-wide travel app Mohamad Hafidz Mohd Fadzil (pic), the chief fintech officer for Airasia Super App, has been appointed as its acting CEO effective 1 April, succeeding Amanda Woo.
This follows the recent leadership transition announcement at AirAsia Digital, which…Continue Reading