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Guvera music streaming now available in Malaysia

Guvera, the Australia-based music streaming service is now available in Malaysia. Guvera Play is a free, ad-supported service that offers users access to music with no subscription fees on all devices, including tablets and smartphones. Users also have the option to subscribe to Guvera’s Premium, on-demand service called Guvera Platinum, which starts from as low as RM14.99 per month with ...

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UberX officially launched, price 15% lower than budget taxis in Malaysia

Uber, the mobile app which connects drivers to riders in 160+ cities around the world, has launched its cheaper version of the service called uberX in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The uberX vehicles for Kuala Lumpur will include Perodua Myvi, Nissan Almera and Toyota Vios in a variety of colors and styles, seating up to four passengers. Rider safety and satisfaction ...

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Malaysia has the highest number of mobile shoppers according to BuzzCity

A new report from BuzzCity, a mobile advertising network, reveals the changing trends in online shopping. Mobile as a shopping channel is now on a par with PCs and a key to driving the change in consumer shopping behaviour, it revealed. The report is commissioned by the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA). Nearly half of mobile users (48%) made purchases online ...

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Ovum Comment: Line IPO signals next level of chat wars

Japanese messaging app Line provider, Line Corp has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) at the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Line has applied for the IPO to be valued at 10 trillion Yen (approximately US$9.8 billion). Line, a mobile messaging platform, offers free text and voice messaging, voice calling and group chat. It comes integrated with various interactive elements such ...

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Free Trend Micro Dr. Safety mobile security app for mobile gamers

To help combat the rapid rise of malicious and high-risk mobile apps in a game-loving nation like Malaysia, Trend Micro has come together with mobile game developers from around Asia to set up the Safe Gaming Alliance. As part of this commitment, Trend Micro is introducing the first-of-its kind Dr. Safety mobile security app for free, together with game developers ...

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Win 2-months Deezer Premium+ subscriptions with MyTeksi

Music streaming service Deezer announced a partnership with MyTeksi, the largest Southeast Asian taxi-booking mobile app, to provide MyTeksi users with access to unlimited music through its Premium+ subscriptions. From 1 July 2014, MyTeksi users in Malaysia are entitled to win a two-month Deezer Premium+ subscription through a month-long contest. 

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Lower cost uberX now in KL, cars include Nissan Almera & Perodua Myvi

Uber, the US based technology company that provides consumers with an on-demand, private and luxury car service via smartphone apps has now launched its lower cost uberX service in KL, Malaysia. The new uberX cost almost the same as metered budget Taxi in Malaysia and sometimes even cheaper between midnight till 6am.

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Why I think the TM HyppMe mobile messaging app will Fail [Opinion]

Telekom Malaysia, Malaysia’s fixed broadband champion, launched a new mobile messaging app called HyppMe on last Friday. Basically the mobile messaging app allows free voice and messaging to other HyppMe users. Local calls to mobile network in Malaysia is charged 8sen per minute and SMS is at 5sen. HyppMe works on Android and iOS devices. Calls to TM fixed line ...

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MyTeksi raised more than US$15 million in a Series B funding

MyTeksi (known as GrabTaxi regionally), the taxi-booking mobile phone app, has raised more than US$15 million in a Series B funding. The round was led by Silicon Valley-based GGV Capital with participation from new investor Qunar and Vertex Venture Holdings who previously led the company’s Series A round. GGV Capital is a US$2.2 billion multi-stage venture capital firm, based in ...

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Viber has 100 million concurrent online users

Viber, the multi-platform Voice and messaging app, announced a key milestone revealing that it now has more than 100 million concurrent online users. With over 300 million users in 193 countries, the company have registered more than 360 million unique downloads to date.

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MyTeksi offers premium limousine service via GrabCar

MyTeksi, the company known for its Taxi booking services via mobile apps, today launched a new service called GrabCar. Available via the existing MyTeksi app, GrabCar is a premium service that enables users to book a limousine through their smartphones.

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Get rewarded & manage Mobile Internet services with Hotlink RED App

Maxis has launched a new mobile application called Hotlink RED last Wednesday. Via the app, Hotlink customers could receives rewards and at the same time manage their mobile Internet services. In a statement, Maxis said that by downloading the Hotlink RED App, customers will automatically gain access to year-round rewards called “LiveLifeLoud”, which include VIP access to their favorite celebrities, ...

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Viber now available on BlackBerry 10 platform, redesigned for iPhone

Viber, the VoIP company that was recently acquired by Rakuten, announce the release of its mobile app for BlackBerry 10. The company also announced the release of its redesigned iPhone app for iOS 7, bringing multiple enhancements to iPhone users. Both the iPhone and BlackBerry apps have been enhanced with new features that expand the functionality of the platform. Importantly, ...

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RTL CBS Extreme HD now on HyppTV

Telekom Malaysia Berhad’s (TM) and RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network have entered into a partnership that enables RTL CBS Extreme HD to be aired in Malaysia beginning 1 April 2014. This new channel is made available via TM’s IPTV service, HyypTV, offering UniFi customers with action adventure, reality series and extreme sports content.

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BBM update brings stickers, support for sending larger files

BlackBerry Limited today announced an update of BBM (version 2.1), a mobile messaging platform for private and secure communications, that allows customers to further personalize and enhance their chat experiences. Available for download today from the respective app stores for the Android, BlackBerry and iOS platforms, BBM will now offer stickers – larger, bolder and more expressive images than emoticons ...

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