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Mobile Content Challenge 2007

The Mobile Content Challenge 2007 was co-organized by Maxis, KTAK and MCMC to encourage young Malaysians to develop mobile content and promote the growth of the local mobile content industry.

The challenge started on May this year with 96 teams from 35 institution nationwide submitted their mobile application to win cash prizes totaling RM100,000.

Yesterday, five teams were short listed with the team from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak called Focus IT walked away with the grand cash prize of RM30,000 for developing a mobile application that verifies halal products. Another RM30,000 went to Universiti Malaya Sarawak. The second place winner walked away with a cash prize of RM20,000 followed by RM10,000 for the third prize. The fourth and fifth winner walked away with RM5,000 each.

According to Maxis, there will be another Mobile Content Challenge 2008 next year and probably with higher cash prizes. So are you dare enough?

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Kugan is the founder of MalaysianWireless. He has been observing the mobile industry since 2003. Connect with him on Twitter: @scamboy