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Rocket Internet’s Asia-oriented e-commerce site Lazada announced yesterday that the company received $26 million in funding from equity investor Summit Partners. The money will be spent on further business development in its five markets: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand. Maximilian Bittner, the regional CEO of Lazada, adds:

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We are very proud to have an investor of Summit’s calibre joining our shareholder base. They have extensive experience in supporting fast‐growing companies which will be of huge benefit as we continue to build out our offering and services to win the Southeast Asian market.

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Lazada launched its new fashion marketplace platform in Malaysia on November 21st. The platform allows offline retailers control over logistics and operations while selling their items online. The company plans to introduce this platform to its other four countries in the near future. It’s an interesting diversification, especially as Rocket Internet already has its own Southeast Asia-oriented fashion e-tailer in the form of Zalora.

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This is the third major investment that Lazada has received in the past four months. Previously the e-commerce site received $40 million from Swedish investment firm Kinnevik, and before that an undisclosed investment rumored to be in the region of $50 million from J.P. Morgan.

Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) now provides the online service to view your bill, edit your profile, submit the self-meter reading information, and also allow you to make payment via the Internet. For the online payment, at this moment, it only integrated with Maybank2u, but I believe in the future, for sure they will bring in more online payment services to their portal.

 

 

To start using the TNB E-Service:

  1.  Just visit to their portal at http://e-services.tnb.com.my/eservices
  2. Click on register now
  3. Fill up the information detail including the TNB account number
  4. Verify your email
  5. Start enjoy their convenience that bring by the TNB e-services

 

This is a very useful feature for the people nowadays especially like me, because sometime we may miss out or lost the physical printed bill that deliver to our house. Other than the physical bill issue, I like the online direct payment features as well, because this really bring the convenience to the user to make payment.

 

TNB E-Services registration page

TNB E-Services home page, which allow you to view your bill history and also make the payment easily via M2U

You may view your consumption amount history in the graph form as well

Google Nexus 7 release date in Malaysia has been confirmed by ASUS. 

The event invitation from ASUS Malaysia to the launch of Google Nexus 7 in Malaysia on 21st September 2012 (Friday) had been received by several tech blogger.

It means Malaysians will be able to buy the first Google tablet soonest at the end of September.

 

About Google Nexus 7

Google Nexus 7 is the world’s first Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet and it is also the first tablet from Google (manufacture by ASUS). First released in July 2012.

Nexus 7 Specs

  • 7-inch 1280×800 HD IPS display
  • 1.2MP front-facing camera
  • 340 grams
  • 8 or 16 GB storage
  • 1GB RAM
  • Quad-core Tegra 3 processor
  • 4325 mAh battery (10 hours web browsing)
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS

Price: Nexus 7 is only $199 (8GB) and $245 (16GB) in USA. I expect Nexus 7 price in Malaysia to be RM699 (8GB) and RM849 (16GB), will confirm later.

I will attend the event and bring back more information to you. Meanwhile, ask your Nexus 7 questions in the comment below.

Time for IT gadgets shopping again, Malaysia IT Fair (III) 2012 is back into the town with great promotions and best bargains. The Malaysia IT Fair (III) will kick start from 31 August 2012 at Mid Valley Exhibition Centre, Kuala Lumpur, than the event will go and visit few locations across Malaysia in September.

 

Malaysia IT Fair (III) 2012 schedule

  • 31 August – 2 September : Mid Valley Exhibition Centre, Kuala Lumpur
  • 7 – 9 September : Stadium Indera Mulia, Ipoh
  • 7 – 9 September : 1 Borneo, Kota Kinabalu
  • 27 – 29 September : Terengganu Trade Centre, Kuala Terengganu
  • 28 – 30 September : PISA, Penang

For more information about the Malaysia IT Fair, please visit their official web site at http://www.malaysiaitfair.com.my or facebook page

 

Announced a few months back, Bank Negara are officially making the new bank notes a reality from the 16th Of July. The new notes will be in circulation alongside the existing banknotes which will remain legal tender. The theme for the banknotes will be “Distinctively Malaysia” and will feature iconic Malaysian sights like Mount Kinabalu as well as the Wau Bulan and Rafflesia flower. The new banknotes will come in the same denominations as the previous run with the exception of a new addition, the RM20 note. On top of that, the new RM1 and RM5 notes will be polymer as opposed to the regular material now.

 

FPX most outstanding merchant award 2011

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Electronic Clearing Corporation Sdn Bhd (MyClear) hosted Most Outstanding Merchant Award event this afternoon at Sasana Kijang, Jalan Dato Onn, to award top ten merchant of FPX and Direct Debit in year 2011. FPX is a service provides consumers with the convenience to purchase and shop at their favourite retail websites and online stores while Direct Debit is a recurring types of payment service.

 

MyClear managing director Mohd Suhail Amar Suresh said MyClear will have additional two to four thousand merchants of FPX and Direct Debits after they have appointed few companies as its third party acquirer (TPA) in helping MyClear to acquire merchants. He said that the company will extend FPX operational hours to 24 hours a day, seven days a week by year-end. “Indeed, the number of transactions of FPX and Direct Debit services have increased significantly to over one million transaction as at the end of 2011 and having transaction growth rate of  30 per cent every month,” Suhail said.

The most outstanding merchant of FPX are:

  • Celcom Axiata
  • MYEG Berhad
  • Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri Malaysia
  • MOL AccessPortal Berhad
  • Makhamah Peserkutuan Malaysia
  • Tune Money Sdn Bhd
  • MOLPay Sdn Bhd
  • RHB OB PayPal
  • Mobile88.Com Sdn Bhd

The most outstanding merchant of Direct Debit are:

  • ING Insurance
  • MCIS Zurich
  • Allianz
  • Manulife
  • Great Eastern
  • Prudential BSN
  • NEP Diamond Marketing Sdn Bhd
  • Exertainment Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  • BMW Credit (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
  • WongJin Coway (M) Sdn Bhd

U Mobile recently opened its 13th outlet in Malacca. The new store is part of the company’s initiative to widen its footprint in the southern region of the country. The store will also provide customers with greater accessibility to U Mobile products and services.

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“With the new store, we are looking to provide our customers greater convenience and access to our products and services, allowing them to enjoy all the benefits of being a U Mobile subscriber. Customers have always been our utmost priority and this initiative too will allow us to hear more from our customers, understand their needs and challenges, and foster closer relationships,” said Dr. Kaizad Heerjee, Chief Executive Officer, U Mobile.

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In conjunction with the opening of the store, the first 20 customers who subscribed to the telco’s postpaid or prepaid plans were given a limited edition Dragon-shaped thumb drive courtesy of U Mobile. In addition, the first 25 customers who downloaded the free tumbler coupon from U Mobile’s Facebook page received a limited edition BlackBerry tumbler as well.

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15 May 2012 – iPay88, Malaysia’s award winning payment gateway system, is announcing that its customers are able use their American Express (AMEX) credit cards with iPay88’s payment solutions.

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iPay88 is Malaysia’s first payment gateway that accepts American Express credit cards.

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This brings American Express into iPay88’s umbrella, along with credit card such as Visa and Mastercard SecureCode, expanding our solutions for payment.

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American Express users will be protected by iPay88’s fraud prevention system, which meets the PCI Data Security Standard Compliance.

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For more detail about the Payment Gateway, visit iPay88 official web site

The New iPad price in Malaysia

By on April 20, 2012


20 April 2012 is another big day for Malaysia Apple fans where The New iPad officially launch in Malaysia at 12am and ready for online orders. As expected, the price is still the same as iPad 2 previously which is RM 1,499 for the lowest spec.

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If you don’t wish to go for The New iPad, you may also get the iPad 2 with discounted price goes as low as RM 1,199 for the 16GB wifi version, RM 1,599 for 16GB 3G version.

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Since Malaysia is not officially “4G” ready country yet, so we can’t enjoy the full features for the new technology, but we are still able to enjoy the more faster speed than 3G which is HSPA+ with the download speeds up to 42Mbps. But this is currently only supported by U Mobile.

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Just visit to Apple Store Malaysia portal to get your New iPad and it will be deliver to your door step within 5-7days.

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YouTube in Malaysia

By on March 23, 2012

Yesterday is a big day for YouTube in Malaysia where they to start opening a new localized domain in Malaysia at www.youtube.com.my. This is their 42nd country with an official local site.

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While YouTube has already been available in Malaysia’s most widely spoken languages such as Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese, and English and also having a Malaysia-specific homepage can now deliver the most relevant videos for Malaysia as well as make it easier to highlight great content from for local partners such as KRU Studios.

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If you are in Malaysia, the site will automatically detect your location and send you to the Malaysia page, anyone else interested in Malaysian content but outside the country can just as easily get to the homepage by just selecting “Malaysia” in the location section at the bottom of the page.

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Adam Smith, Director of Product Management for YouTube in the Asia-Pacific region, said in his announcement:

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“Over the last few years Malaysians have been watching YouTube in huge numbers, and by launching a version of the site optimized for Malaysia today, we aim to create an even more relevant local YouTube experience.

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“Malaysian personalities and musicians have been creating extremely memorable videos, some of which are known the world over. We hope that establishing YouTube in Malaysia and working with local partners will result in even more export of the country’s great talent and creative videos.”

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YouTube, based in California, is a subsidiary of Google Inc. It has more than 800 million users. Altogether, these users view four billion videos a day and spend three billion hours a month. In 2011, the site had more than one trillion views.