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11Street: Mobile is the future of e-Commerce in Malaysia

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11street, currently one of the largest online marketplaces in Malaysia, revealed its latest Online Shopping Index, which identified the latest changes in online shopping behaviours of local consumers, as well as specific e-commerce insights during the four-week Ramadhan and Raya period from 22 June to 19 July. Hoseok Kim, CEO of 11street says that based on the 11street Online Shopping ...

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GrabTaxi (MyTeksi) raised over US$350 million (RM1.4 billion) in funding

GrabTaxi Holdings Pte Ltd (known as MyTeksi in Malaysia) announced it has raised its largest ever funding of over US$350 million (RM1.4 billion), from Coatue Management, L.L.C., an US investment firm, China’s sovereign wealth fund, China Investment Corporation (CIC), and China-based Didi Kuaidi, along with support from existing shareholders. Anthony Tan, Group CEO and Co-Founder of GrabTaxi said, “This investment ...

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Stream negaRAKU@HardRockCafe Tour Live on Raku mobile app

RAKU, the digital streaming service from Astro Radio, and Digi are teaming up to organise the nationwide negaRAKU@HardRockCafe Tour. Ten of Malaysia’s best rock and indie bands will perform at four Hard Rock locations on Sundays in August and the first week of September. Those who can’t be there can still watch the performances by streaming the negaRAKU@HardRockCafe Tour ‘live’ ...

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JOOX music Video streaming service coming soon, for free

The latest music streaming streaming service in Malaysia, JOOX, will soon offer music video streaming to its customers, for free. JOOX, is developed by Tencent, the company behind popular social messaging service, WeChat. The JOOX music app features separate and unique interfaces for the three main music groups in Malaysia: Hits Melayu, Chinese and International. In addition, JOOX also features ...

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Page Advisor app allow users to hire services such as Electrician, Plumber, Chef & more

Singapore-based startup, Page Advisor is now launched in Malaysia. Page Advisor is a “real-time mobile commerce marketplace platform for home and lifestyle services”. With Page Advisor, users can hire local service providers from over 100 specialisations across 39 different service categories in Singapore (island-wide) & Malaysia (in Kuala Lumpur & Klang Valley initially), ranging from aircond mechanics, car polishing experts, ...

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JOOX music streaming app for Android & iOS from Tencent now in Malaysia

The company behind popular messaging service, WeChat, Tencent today launched its music streaming app called JOOX in Malaysia. The application is available as a free download and work on Android and iOS devices. Available in three user interfaces and content selections; Melayu Hits, Chinese Hits and International, JOOX provides an extensive library of local and global music from your favourite ...

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Microsoft Office for Android smartphones now available

Microsoft announced the general availability of Word, Excel and PowerPoint for Android smartphones. The technology giant said that these apps offer the same touch-optimized Office experience currently available on Android tablets, but with a UI thoughtfully redesigned for a smaller screen.

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11Street giving away RM5 million worth of discounts

In conjunction with the upcoming Raya festivities, online shopping mall, 11street, today announced that is giving away RM5 million worth of discounts as part of its Hari Raya campaign. The Hari Raya campaign which began on June 1st, 2015 aims to give away more than RM5 million worth of discounts for over 130,000 product items under selected categories such as ...

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WeChat app now offers new voice recognition feature called Voiceprint

Popular social messaging app, WeChat has announced Voiceprint – a new feature that enable users to login to their accounts through voice recognition. Voiceprint provides WeChat users an alternative way to login in to their accounts by verbally reading out a set of unique numbers, with an option of not going through the process of remembering a lengthy password. The ...

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11Street mobile apps launched, RM1,111 shopping credits available daily

The latest e-mall in Malaysia, 11street mobile app is now available as a free download from Apple Store (iOS) and Google Store (Android). The HTML-based website is also mobile-optimized to support browsing on other mobile operating systems such as BlackBerry and Windows-based devices. 11Street Malaysia “online shopping mall” was launched in April this year. It offers a wide selection of ...

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Lazada mobile app reached over 11 million downloads

Online shopping mall, Lazada announced today that its mobile application for Android and iOS have reached over 11 million downloads to date. The company launched the Android app in June 2013 followed by the iOS app in January 2014. Lazada claims it is Southeast Asia’s number one online shopping and selling destination with presence in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, ...

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HotelQuickly app recorded over 1 million downloads

HotelQuickly, a last-minute hotel booking smartphone app, has reached a milestone by recording more than 1,000,000 (1 million) downloads since its launch two years ago. The HotelQuickly app provides a curated selection of top hotels in 200+ destinations across Asia Pacific. To date, more than 6,000 three to five star hotels have teamed up with the start-up, making the app ...

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WeChat has 549 million monthly active users globally

WeChat, one of the world’s fastest growing social application, has recently announced that it has reached 549 million monthly active users globally. It had 500 million users three months ago in Q4 2014. In Malaysia, WeChat claims that it continues its dominance in the mobile social communication space and boasts 95% smartphone penetration rate in the local scene. According WeChat, ...

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RAKU, a music & radio streaming mobile app from Astro

Astro has just announced its new music and radio streaming mobile app called RAKU. The satellite TV and radio operator said that local music and radio lovers can now enjoy Malaysia’s very own radio and music streaming service on their smartphones, tablets and PCs on RAKU.

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Opera Mini version 8 for Android now available for download

From today, Android users can enjoy a new version of the Opera Mini mobile browser, version 8, available as a free download from Google Play. Opera Mini said in a statement that it dramatically redesigned interface achieves a native Android look and feel. The latest Opera Mini 8 has these features:

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