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Saturday, 2nd August 2008 - The Star Online

PETALING JAYA: Mobile phone users in the Klang Valley may be able to get a taste of mobile number portability (MNP) by September, but the rest of the country will have to wait till end-October.

The original deadline for the implementation of the MNP is mid-August but Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission (MCMC) wants to wait to make sure all systems are integrated to avoid any technical glitches when MNP is implemented.

The 5th Business Excellence Awards, held on October 30th at the Sime Darby Convention Centre, was an outstanding success!

The awards, held bi-annually, has grown considerably since its inception in 2002 with this year’s submissions far exceeding our expectations. The MCBC’s Business Excellence Awards were initially designed to recognize the achievements and contributions of successful Canadian and Malaysian businesses and individuals as well as to meet the gap created between “Small Medium Enterprises” (SME) and larger organizations. However, the BEA also plays another important role – that of serving as a channel for identifying potential business opportunities in both Canada and Malaysia.

The Mobile Content Challenge (MCC) is a programme created for students of Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) in Malaysia to research and use new technologies to develop real world solutions for mobile telecommunications. This event is jointly organized by Maxis Communication Berhad, the Ministry of Energy, Water & Communications (KTAK) and the Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission (SKMM).

Result:

Bronze award: v1tix-Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

Under a new plan backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the former Microsoft CEO's charitable organization, the mobile industry will be given a kickstart to give those in the developing regions their first bank account--on their mobiles.

The Mobile Money for the Unbanked (MMU) scheme, also supported by mobile trade association the GSMA, aims to encourage operators and financial services companies to get mobile banking services out to the people who don't use bank accounts, as well as demonstrating the business case for doing so.

The project will see a $5 million fund set up to inspire the creation of mobile financial services for emerging markets and aims to back 20 banking projects mainly in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given a $12.5 million grant to the MMU scheme.

According to a recent report by analysts Juniper Research, 150 million people will be using mobile banking by 2011. The MMU project hopes to get 20 million people previously without bank accounts using mobile financial services by 2012.

This article was originally published on silicon.com.

iSentric and SinChew-I Sdn Bhd have been working together with Maxis to launch a brand new product - MyMaxis Mobile News Wap Portal “Live.Out.Loud!” in February 2009 . Mobile users can download the hottest Chinese lifestyle and entertainment news on the web and mobile wap portal.

Please click on http://wap.sinchew-i.com/liveoutloud , http://www.sinchew-i.com/liveoutloud/ or www.maxis.com.my/liveoutloud to find out more information.

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廖中萊點名感謝《星洲日報》發送短訊,善意提醒民眾如何防範A(H1N1)型流感。

他說,如果每個報館及團體都配合,將有助於做好全面的防範工作。

他說,防範工作單靠衛生部是不夠的,需要各方配合,衛生部將起帶動的作用。衛生部在近期將大肆展開防範措施運動,教導人民如何預防A(H1N1)型流感。

MAXIS Communications Berhad launched the Mobile Content Challenge for the third year running last Tuesday.

MCC 2009 – a collaboration between the company, the Information, Communications and Culture Ministry and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) – is a contest in which students from institutes of higher learning build content and applications on the mobile platform.

Students with the most innovative content concepts will get the chance to create prototypes and commercially launch their winning applications with assistance from Maxis’ panel of content developer partners.

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kindly visit the podcast link below to find out more on the interview of Mr Aaron Lee, iSentric's CEO at BFM89.9 on 13th November 2009.

http://www.bfm.my/aaron-lee-isentric.html

We are pleased to announce that iSentric is one of the winners of the Enterprise 50 Award for 2009 and was ranked No.12 position from the 50 winners this year.

Enterprise 50 is a prestigious annual award programme organized by SME Corporation Malaysia (SME Corp) and Deloitte Malaysia, with the supporting sponsorship by RHB Bank Berhad and Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), to celebrate and highlight the achievements of enterprising homegrown companies that are well positioned for the future. 50 winners are selected from amongst the nominations received and the evaluation is based on key financial and non-financial factors. For more information, please visit www.e50.com.my.

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CEO of iSentric, Mr Aaron Lee has been named one of the top nominees of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year 2009 Malaysia award under the category of Emerging Entrepreneur.

The Top Nominees were selected by a distinguished independent panel of judges.The EOY Award Night was held on 15th December 2009 at JW Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

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