Uber names Melbourne as first non-US city for flying car program

Uber names Melbourne as first non-US city for flying car program

Digital Economy, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Smart City
The Bell Nexus concept “flying car” seen at the Uber Elevate summit is one of several that will make up a fleet of electric aircraft Uber expects to deploy by 2023. – AFP photo Uber on Tuesday selected Melbourne, Australia, as the first non-US city for its aerial ridesharing service that is expected to launch in 2023, as it unveiled new partners for the ambitious initiative. Melbourne was named the third official pilot city for Uber Air, joining Dallas and Los Angeles. Test flights are to start in 2020 with commercial operations planned for 2023. The news came at the Uber Elevate Summit in Washington, where the California-based ride-hailing giant offered new details on its vision for flying taxis as a way to ease traffic congestion and improve urban mobility.…
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Juh kenali Old Kuching Smart Heritage (OKSHe) 

Juh kenali Old Kuching Smart Heritage (OKSHe) 

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
[Video InfoKapsul] Keunikan OKSHe [embed]https://www.facebook.com/AZAMOnlineTV/videos/1359485094198992/[/embed] Jangan lupa dengarkan Randau Digital Sarawak Musim ke-2 yang dibawakan oleh Sarawak Multimedia Authority dan AZAM Sarawak dalam mengupas topik-topik menarik berkaitan dengan pembangunan Sarawak pada masa kini sesuai untuk pengetahuan anda di frekuensi setempat anda menerusi CATS FM bagi siaran Iban dalam segmen Rentak Ruai manakala siaran Melayu dalam segmen CATS DriveTime. JUH, DIGITALKAN DUNIA KITA! [Source: Facebook AZAM Online TV] Photo Credits: AZAM Online TV
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TOP 50 MOST FUNDED DIGITAL STARTUPS IN ASEAN IN 2018

TOP 50 MOST FUNDED DIGITAL STARTUPS IN ASEAN IN 2018

Aviation and Aerospace, Brunei, Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Kalimantan, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
1. Singapore – GRAB ($5.8 billion) Grab is Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing platform that offers the fastest booking service for taxis, private cars and motorbikes through one mobile. Their go-to-market strategies and campaign have successfully garnered countless users across 6 countries in less than four years. 2. Singapore – Sea (Garena) ($2.0 billion) Garena is a leading platform provider for online PC and mobile digital content in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, as well as the exclusive operator in the region for popular titles such as League of Legends, FIFA Online 3, Point Blank, Blade & Soul and Arena of Valor. 3. Indonesia – Tokopedia ($1.1 billion) Tokopedia’s mission is to democratize commerce through technology. Since its founding in 2009, Tokopedia has been a force that pioneers digital transformation in Indonesia. 4. Malaysia –…
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Top 20 best funded startups in Malaysia

Top 20 best funded startups in Malaysia

Aviation and Aerospace, Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
With one of the most developed digital economy in the region, Malaysia is a key country for startups in Southeast Asia. With a maturing startup eco-system, Malaysia is home to an ever-growing number of companies that aim at developing a solid base of operations there before expanding abroad. The startups and technology companies listed hereafter are involved in a number of industries and businesses, from digital media to e-commerce, financials services to software and much more, Malaysian startups are engaged in the development of new verticals and the disruption of a broad range of industries. Not as famous as some startups from Singapore, Malaysian startups often focus on small business niches and tackle professional problems. But even though they have not yet joined the restrictive group of unicorns of Southeast Asia, Malaysian startups…
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Canada plans to ban ‘harmful’ single-use plastics by 2021

Canada plans to ban ‘harmful’ single-use plastics by 2021

Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Smart City
(CNN) Canada will ban many single-use plastic items by 2021, including bags, straws, cutlery and stirring sticks, to cut harmful waste damaging the country's ecosystems. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the measures Monday, describing "a problem we simply can't ignore." "Plastic waste ends up in our landfills and incinerators, litters our parks and beaches, and pollutes our rivers, lakes, and oceans, entangling and killing turtles, fish, and marine mammals," the Canadian leader said in a statement. "Less than 10 per cent of plastic used in Canada gets recycled. Without a change in course, Canadians will throw away an estimated $11 billion worth of plastic materials each year by 2030." According to the Canadian government, every year 1 million birds and more than 100,000 sea mammals worldwide are injured or die…
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Malaysia says it’s using Huawei technology ‘as much as possible’

Malaysia says it’s using Huawei technology ‘as much as possible’

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
Hong Kong (CNN Business) The US campaign against Huawei is causing some countries to think twice about using the Chinese company's products. Malaysia is not one of them. "We try to make use of their technology as much as possible," Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said in Tokyo on Thursday, before praising Huawei's research prowess. The Trump administration has for months waged a campaign against Huawei, preventing US companies from selling components to the telecom equipment maker and urging allies not to use its products in their 5G networks. The United States claims that Beijing could use Huawei equipment to spy on other countries, a charge the company has repeatedly denied. The fight is forcing governments and telecom providers to make tough choices about using Huawei gear in their next-generation…
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24-Year-Old Is The First Malaysian To Receive A US University’s Highest Engineering Award

24-Year-Old Is The First Malaysian To Receive A US University’s Highest Engineering Award

Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Smart City
Saiful, who is a Public Service Department (JPA) scholar, was awarded the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' Engineering Honor Marshal on Friday, May 3. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, with a Minor in Energy Business and Finance. Additionally, the JPA scholar achieved a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.0. "Saiful Hakimi has demonstrated his academic achievements considerably, as well as strong leadership skill throughout college, in addition to the various initiatives he has taken beyond [the] academic classroom," representatives of the University said, according to JPA's statement. Saiful's parents were present during the auspicious event. In a video speech posted to JPA's Facebook page, Saiful expressed his thanks to the Department for sponsoring him and his friends for the…
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Use Gawai Dayak to enhance unity, Kenyah community told

Use Gawai Dayak to enhance unity, Kenyah community told

Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Sarawak, Smart City
Anyi (third left) joining in a paddy harvesting ceremony to symbolically launch the 3rd Majlis Selamat Lepa Ajau organised by Peng Lepo Abong, Long Julan Pelutan on Saturday. Also seen are Dennis (third right) and James (fourth right). MIRI: Baram MP Anyi Ngau has advised members of the Kenyah community to take the Gawai Dayak or Lepa Ajau in their native language as an opportunity to enhance unity and solidarity among themselves. Anyi noted that Gawai Dayak is a unique festival as it is not only an occasion of thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest but also serves as platform to bring the people of various races and religions in Sarawak to come together in an atmosphere of celebration and peace. “For us the Orang Ulu community, like the Kenyahs, the…
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KEC International holds ‘Air pollution public awareness’ drive at Tg Batu beach

KEC International holds ‘Air pollution public awareness’ drive at Tg Batu beach

Farming & Agriculture, Fishing, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
The KEC staff collecting rubbish along the Tg Batu beach. BINTULU: KEC International (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, a primary contractor of Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB), recently held an ‘Air pollution public awareness’ drive at Tanjung Batu beach in conjunction with the World Environment Day. Themed ‘Beat Air Pollution, World Environment Day celebrated on June 5 is one of the most important days observed by the United Nations worldwide as a platform for encouraging awareness and propagating the need for protecting the environment. Since its conception in 1974, World Environment Day has had a special theme relating to the pressing environmental concern of the time. “It is a celebration of all nature has to offer, but on the other hand, it serves as a healthy reminder that we should be more aware…
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