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Listicle: Open data platforms every Malaysian data scientist should know
A strong data economy is needed not only to support the growth of the digital economy, but also to make the Malaysian Governance Index — used to measure the country’s performance — possible. A strong data economy is built, however, on a foundation of open data, where educators, students and organisations can use it to practise data exercises — gen
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Geek Speak: First anniversary issue
A year already? By Jennifer Jacobs Digital Edge (previously known as Enterprise, which in turn was formerly known as Unlisted and Unlimited) was set up as a section that would focus on small and medium enterprises. Even back then, our focus was on technology and globalisation, although we did enjoy telling stories of the little guy who started
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Finance: Scout’s duty: Entrepreneurs backing entrepreneurs
The past year has been the busiest one yet for Ong Peng Tsin, co-founder and managing partner of Monk’s Hill Ventures (MHV), a venture capital (VC) firm investing in early-stage tech companies in Southeast Asia.  Ong co-founded MHV in 2014. Before that, he was a venture partner of a VC in China and co-founded a series of companies in the US and As
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UX: Creating a seamless, holistic experience for the user
User experience is a buzzword in the digital marketing sphere, but how many marketers actually know what it entails? More often than not, the typical, but mistaken, understanding is that it is associated with user interface. Peter Eckert, co-founder and chief experience officer of projekt202, a company that focuses on user experience, tells Digita
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Infrastructure: NTT to invest heavily in building hyperscale data centres globally
Global tech services and hyperscale data centre provider NTT Ltd is planning to make big investments in data centres. This year alone, it is spending over US$1 billion (RM4.17 billion) globally as it sees demand for hyperscale services growing exponentially. John Eland, chief strategy officer of NTT Global Data Centers, says the capital expenditur
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Cover Story: SkyeChip reaches for the stars
Nearly 10 years ago, S K Fong, who was then the senior vice-president of research and development at Altera, spoke about the need for Malaysian companies in the electrical and electronics (E&E) sector to move up the value chain. He said it was time to graduate from back-end semiconductor services (such as test and assembly) to design and developme
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Digital Currency: A cashless, cardless and wallet-less future?
In the past, most of us would not leave the house without our wallets stuffed with some cash and our debit and credit cards, as well as our phones. But it is now possible to do so and to make all your payments with your phone. This shift to cashless payments has been accelerated by the pandemic. People are afraid to touch cash and prefer to shop o
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Bits + Bytes : A Miscellany of Technology
NEWS OpenSys first ICT company to invest in mRECs for sustainability OpenSys (M) Bhd has entered into an agreement with TNBX Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Bhd, to purchase Malaysia Renewable Energy Certificates (mRECs) equivalent to the annual power consumption at four of its offices and operation centres.  Additionally,
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Looking Back: One year of Digital Edge
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Positioning for market recovery in 2022
Malaysia’s vaccination rate is rising faster than expected after the government started vaccinating the frontliners at the end of February. According to vaksincovid.gov.my, as at Sept 30, 2021, close to 62% of the country’s population had been fully vaccinated, which is as good as the developed markets that started their vaccination programmes much
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Strong quake shakes Taiwan, no damage reported
TAIPEI (Oct 24): Buildings shook in Taipei on Sunday as an earthquake of magnitude 6.5 struck north-eastern Taiwan, but there were no reports of damage. It had a depth of 66.8km, and could be felt across the northern, eastern, and western parts of Taiwan, with the epicentre in Yilan county, the weather bureau said. The Taipei metro was briefly cl
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Melaka UMNO branch postpones meeting after alleged gatecrashing by ex-CM Idris
MELAKA (Oct 24): The Klebang Kechil UMNO branch meeting, scheduled for Sunday, has to be postponed to a yet-to-be-determined later date, according to Tangga Batu UMNO division head Datuk Seri Mohamad Ali Mohamad. He claimed that it was the result of a ruckus that took place before the meeting scheduled for 11am today. He said the commotion follow
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Malaysia's Covid-19 cases decline for second consecutive day to 5,666 on Oct 24
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 24): Malaysia reported 5,666 new cases on Sunday (Oct 24), a 3% decrease from the 5,828 reported a day earlier, marking two consecutive days of decline. These raised cumulative infections in the country to 2,431,716, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. The latest infections comprised 20 imported cases
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China's debt-ridden Evergrande resumes work on more than 10 property projects
BEIJING (Oct 24): China Evergrande Group said on Sunday it had resumed work on more than 10 projects in six cities including Shenzhen — a statement that comes after it appeared to avert default with a last-minute bond coupon payment last week. Evergrande, deep in crisis with more than US$300 billion in liabilities, has not disclosed how many of it
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China says 76% of population received complete doses of Covid-19 vaccines as of Oct 23
BEIJING (Oct 24): China had given complete doses of Covid-19 vaccines to about 75.6% of its population as of Oct 23, National Health Commission spokesperson Mi Feng said on Sunday. Some 1.068 billion people had been inoculated with the required dosages, out of a population of 1.412 billion, Mi told a news briefing. The country had administered 2.
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Covid-19 cases recorded in Eastern Europe hit 20 million
BENGALURU (Oct 24): The number of coronavirus infections recorded so far in Eastern Europe surpassed 20 million on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, as the region grapples with its worst outbreak since the pandemic started and inoculation efforts lag. Countries in the region have the lowest vaccination rates in Europe, with less than half of t
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Khairy: Melaka election-related gatherings, events banned from Oct 25 to Nov 27
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 24): In order to reduce the risk of infection and sudden increase in Covid-19 cases, any election-related gatherings or social activities will not be allowed, effective Monday (Oct 25) until Nov 27, said Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. Khairy said that the ban will include the organisation of election machinery launching cerem
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Azmin: BN should decide fast whether it wants to cooperate with PN in Melaka election
ALOR GAJAH (Oct 24): Perikatan Nasional (PN) has never shut its doors to negotiations with Barisan Nasional (BN) and the latter should quickly decide whether it wants to cooperate with PN in the Melaka state election, said PN election director Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali. He said BN should decide fast to ensure that the election machinery could m
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Myanmar says it is committed to ASEAN peace plan, despite general's snub
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Oct 24): Myanmar's military rulers pledged on Sunday to cooperate "as much as possible" with a peace plan agreed with ASEAN, despite a stern rebuke of the regional bloc for excluding the country's top commander from a summit this week. In an announcement in state media on Sunday, the junta said it upholds the principal of peac
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Ahmad Faizal: PN to stay loyal to federal govt even if coalition clashes with UMNO in Melaka
IPOH (Oct 24): Perikatan Nasional (PN) will not withdraw its support for the federal government even if the coalition clashes with UMNO in the Melaka state election on Nov 20, said PN deputy chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu. He said this is because PN is placing its full trust in the leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaako
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