• Columbia Asia Hospitals Launches Its Patient Engagement Suite

    Why healthtech has been noticed in the last few years is because the field is constantly endeavouring to bring patients closer to healthcare services, removing the barriers of distance, time, and overwhelming data. Mostly, that means no more hospital queues. Now, MphRx, a healthtech company headquartered in New York,...
  • Maxis aims for service revenue to hit RM10b by 2023

    KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 15): Maxis Bhd’s fourth-quarter net profit halved from a year ago, impacted by one-off costs associated with the launch of a new strategy to become a converged communications and digital services company in both the fixed and mobile markets. Maxis said while these one-off costs had...
  • Go-Jek funding round aims for US$3 billion

    In a round that has already bagged US$1 billion, Go-Jek is reportedly driving towards US$3 billion, according to Bloomberg. No final decision has been made on the total goal for the round, but the number reported sounds like the current internal target. As part of the funding drive, the...
  • BorderPass to automate Malaysian airport immigration process

    FOR frequent travellers, filling up forms for immigration procedures can be a cumbersome task. By introducing biometric autogates, it is a process that a Malaysian startup, BorderPass, hopes to ease. The founder of BorderPass, Faisal Ariff, explains: “Our target demographic is visa-free business travellers and tourists. There are autogates...
  • Malaysia incentivizes its palm oil industry with Blockchain

    Palm oil has been in growing demand for over the last decade has driven a lot more attention and new ventures towards the industry. Malaysia currently accounts for 39% of world palm oil production and 44% of world exports. If taken into account of other oils & fats produced...
  • Crypto-currency traders protest Indonesia’s new futures rules

    Indonesian crypto-currency traders are complaining that the government’s new rules on futures trading, which require high minimum capital for traders, will hinder development of the young but growing market. Use of crypto-currencies as payment instrument is banned by Indonesia’s central bank, but trade in the blockchain-backed assets is allowed....
  • Four ways the technology landscape will change in 2019

    Until now, organisations have only spoken about innovative technologies somewhat theoretically. This has left people without a solid understanding of how they will ultimately manifest in our work and personal lives. That’s starting to change. The application of game-changing technologies is becoming more pervasive and their adoption is growing...
  • Intudo Ventures closes US$50M “Indonesia-only” second fund

    Venture capital (VC) firm Intudo Ventures today announced that it has closed a US$50 million fund for Indonesia-only early stage startups. The new fund followed the firm’s debut fund of US$20 million, which it had closed in February 2018. In a press statement, Intudo Ventures broke down the the...
  • Chinese facial recognition company left database of people’s locations exposed

    A Chinese facial recognition company left its database exposed online, revealing information about millions of people, a security researcher discovered. SenseNets, a company based in Shenzhen, China, offers facial recognition technology and crowd analysis, which the company boasted in a promotional video could track people across cities and pick...
  • China’s Alipay digital wallet is entering 7,000 Walgreens stores

    China’s payments heavyweights have been following tourists abroad as their home market gets crowded. Ant Financial, Alibaba’s financial affiliate with a said valuation of $150 billion, now sees its virtual wallet Alipay handling transactions at 3,000 Walgreens stores in the U.S. and is eyeing to reach a roster of 7,000...