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Digital is the way to grow

USERS spend an average of 14 hours on their smartphone daily, which provides a great opportunity for businesses to reach out to their customers via their mobile devices.

No closed doors: There are always ways for budding entrepreneurs to get loans for their start-ups, says Punitha.

Making a mark internationally

DATUK Dr Rajen Manicka is a man on a mission. He wants to try to save the world from refined carbohydrates.

Opportunities ahead: Rajen is confident that its low-GI noodle mix will take off in a big way and open the doors to many other products.

Facebook stock falls 24% wiping off US$150bil in two hours

NEW YORK: Facebook Inc's stock fell as much as 24 percent after hours on Wednesday over concerns about the impact of privacy issues on the social media company's business, with executives warning that revenue growth would slow and expenses would rise.

had cautioned investors to expect a big jump in costs because of efforts to address concerns about poor handling of users' privacy and to better monitor what users post. Total expenses in the second quarter surged to US$7.4 billion, up 50 percent compared with a year ago.

Taiwan workers worried over job loss from AI

UP TO 51.1% of workers are worried about being replaced by robots in an artificial intelligence (AI) era, particularly in the fields of education and trade/logistics, according to a recent survey conducted by an online job bank.

Sharing economy spells opportunity for insurers

AS THE sharing economy continues to grow exponentially, a recent research by Lloyd’s and Deloitte calls attention to the role of the traditional insurance industry in supporting shared platforms as they grow and develop.

Follow the trends: Insurers must rethink  traditional  insurance  products to  support sharing economy platforms. — Bloomberg

Employ the right branding strategy

A GOOD presentation and a good story are essential components of an effective branding strategy, says Branding Association of Malaysia president Datuk Eric Chong.

Digital approach: (from left) Chong, Khairan, Tio and Chung broached the subject of using technology to move forward.

Woman of the moment

SHE may have taken over the reins from her husband, but Datin Cindy Choh, 52, is capable in her own right to lead Proguard Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd onwards and upwards. She was, after all, there at the birth of the company and has seen it through every difficult moment as much as her husband.

Managing operations: Lee focuses on the production floor and at its R&D room.

Company committed to having content staff

A SHARED passion for connecting people and businesses is what motivated two friends to set up a company focusing on managed Internet services in Malaysia.

Championing sustainability

BEING in close proximity to the ocean, University of Plymouth is acutely aware of mother nature’s plight.

Partnership to boost maritime industry

Tie-up between education institutions can help develop talent for the sector.

A breather: The DMT Study Tour group completed the 8km hike from Land’s End Hotel to the magnificent Minack Theatre.