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Crowdfunding platform pitchIN raises more than RM12mil

PETALING JAYA: Equity crowdfunding (ECF) platform pitchIN has raised more than RM12mil after SalesCandy, a sales performance and lead management customer relationship management (CRM) provider, raised RM1.50mil from 54 investors this month.

Japan's 'Blade Library' offers joy of blade running to amputees

TOKYO (Reuters) - Haruta Saito, a young Japanese amputee who dreams of becoming a Paralympian, remembers strapping on a prosthetic "running blade" for the first time.

Music video gives old song new life

KUCHING: In celebration of her heritage, Sarawakian musician Alena Murang is making the first Kelabit music video to bring new life to an old song called Re Lekuah.

Proud of her heritage: Alena performing ‘Re Lekuah’ for the music video. — Photo courtesy of Alena

Week-long gathering for Borneo talents

KUCHING: Borneo Bengkel, a week-long creative experience starting next Monday, will bring together artists, designers, musicians and performers from Sarawak and Sabah to explore what it means to be from Borneo.

Borneo Bengkel will bring together artists and performers from Sarawak and Sabah.

Islamic capital market faces good growth prospects

KUALA LUMPUR: The global Islamic funds market faces favourable prospects as several growth drivers are expected to bring it to the next stage of development.

Mini C64 announced for 2018

Against the backdrop of Nintendo's ongoing success with Lilliputian remakes of its classic consoles, the Commodore 64 is making a return in early 2018 with some 64 vintage games pre-installed.

TheC64 Mini resulted from a 2016 crowdfunding campaign that had proposed a full-size, modernized replica of the original 1982 Commodore 64 home computer. — AFP Relaxnews

Will backers of failed startup Skully finally get their US$1,500 smart helmets?

Smart helmet startup Skully is attempting a comeback, promising to finally ship products to the thousands of customers burned by the company's spectacular failure last year.

The high-tech Skully motorcycle helmet, as it appeared in product photography images on the company’s website. The tricked out helmet featured heads-up display, GPS-tracking, a rear-view camera and enhanced audio capability, all starting at about US$1,500 per helmet. — Skully/TNS

Zette System sets up for €2k console run

Swedish designer Love Hultén has unveiled a limited run of handcrafted, wood-encased gaming console with a built-in LED projector and the capacity to emulate over a dozen retro systems, with prices starting at €1,899 (RM9,415).

Designed for portability, the Zette runs on a 2600mAh battery or through an everyday USB power pack. — AFP Relaxnews

Apps to the rescue

These young Malaysians are using technology to help feed the hungry, educate children and save the environment.

Over 120,000 meals have been distributed and 30,000 kg of food has been saved since Robin Food was launched last December. – Robin Food

US boy, 8, hammered to death, allegedly by mum's ex, while protecting sister from being molested by him

CALIFORNIA: An eight-year-old boy in South Sacramento, California, was beaten to death with a hammer, allegedly by his mother's former boyfriend, while defending his younger sister from being molested by him.

Eight-year-old Dante Daniels was beaten to death with a hammer, allegedly by his mother's former boyfriend, when he tried protecting his sister Danae, seven. PHOTO: WWW.GOFUNDME.COM.