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Details of D.A.R.E. BizStart Roadshow 2012 – Penang:
Date : 25th October 2012
Time : 9:00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Venue : Ixora Hotel, Prai, Penang
D.A.R.E. BizStart is a series of premier events that bring entrepreneurs, business owners, corporate and government together in the spirit of learning, cooperation, network and market building, as well as business opportunities.
MAD Incubator is MAD with a Mission – To develop and grow 1000 entrepreneurs achieving USD 1million by 2015. To achieve this objective, MAD Incubator initiates a Premier Event called D.A.R.E. BizStart 2012 with roadshows in JB, KL, Penang and culminating with the D.A.R.E. BizStart Showcase 2012 in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
How does it really works?
D.A.R.E. BizStart Showcase 2012 is the biggest Business Startup event in region.We bring to you a host of business, learning and networking activities starting with the theme D-Dream. Come and join us on a day of learning, acquiring knowledge, expanding business network and creating business opportunities.
Technopreneur Open Day
Technopreneur Open Day (TOD) Final Station – PENANG!! TOD@PG’s theme is Gaming Business.
TOD@PG is a much anticipated event of the TOD Series as it is the first TOD in Penang with a full day agenda that comprises of talks, seminars and forum that covers the areas of starting a gaming business, gaming trend and raising funds for your businesses.
Gaming industry in Malaysia never sleeps. The social, video and mobile gaming markets represent the fast growing segments of the gaming industry. With the rapidly increasing number of smart phone users among youths & young adults, mobile gaming business becomes an attractive segment.
Nowadays, game contents development is totally different from last few years, it comes with more enthusiasm, freshness, re-playability, creativity, learning and many others. Gain insights from our speakers as they share their pearls of wisdom on all aspects of gaming in their realm of expertise.
Who Should Attend?
- Entrepreneurs and Soon to be Entrepreneurs
- Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
- Game Developers
“I Cannot Do It” never accomplished anything. “I Will Try” has performed wonders. – George Bunhem
Speakers/Companies available for business matching/ One-on-One Business Clinic:
* The one-on-one session is 30min per session. Time for the Business Matching/One-on-One Business Clinic will be announced soon.
Closing Date: 23 October 2012
1. Michael Tan
Category: Talent Hunting
2. Alif Asyraf Sardi
Company: Putar Putar
Category: Online PR Media
3. Krista Goon
Company: RedBox Studio
Category: Women Entrepreneurship
Category: Business Technology Management
Company: Precious Ones Collections Sdn Bhd, Precious Pages Publishing
Category: Women Entrepreneurship
Company: Internet Academy Enterprise
Category: Social Media Marketing
Company: Soul Balance Sdn Bhd
Category: Women Entrepreneurship
Company: MOL Pay
Category: Payment Gateway
9. Lee Wei Chee
Company: ZA Solutions Sdn Bhd
10. Evon Wong
Category: Online Commerce
11. Maresa Ng/Nick Goh
Category: Business Health Check/Business Coaching and Training
12. SME Corp
Company: SME Corp
Category: SME Fund
Company: MAD Incubator
Category: Startup and Business Incubation
Photos By: JohnShen Lee
The Place Where All Games Communities Meet! – TOD@PG
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Next week in the city of Barcelona will again play host to the world’s biggest telecommunications expo, Mobile World Congress (MWC), and, as you’d expect, What will they bring you all the latest news and announcements from the biggest players in the mobile space.
So, what can we or do you expect in 2012? This year’s show is already off to an unusual start, with mobile heavyweight Samsung deciding against making a keynote presentation for its products, and LG spilling the beans early on what many think will be the company’s big releases. Interestingly, this might be the year that some of the newer names in smartphones make the biggest noise, with Huawei and ZTE queueing up new handsets and tablets for the event.
Renowned as much for its leaks as it is for its great products, HTC’s last month has been rife with speculation about what it has up its sleeve for MWC. From what we have heard thus far, HTC has at least two big phones to launch, plus an updated version of its Sense UI — now up to version 4.0.
The rumoured HTC One X
HTC One X (previously known as Endeavour, Edge, Zeta)
Hotly tipped to be one of the world’s first quad-core smartphones, the One X is also a break in the HTC tradition of only using Qualcomm processors, this time turning to Nvidia’s 1.5GHz Tegra 3. HTC will plant this tech behind a 4.7-inch HD-resolution display, an 8-megapixel camera and the new version of the Sense UI. Early reports suggest that the One X will ship with 32GB of internal storage, but that HTC won’t include a microSD card slot to expand this memory in the future.
HTC One S
As the less-exciting letter S might suggest, the One S is the baby brother of this duo, running a dual-core 1.5GHz processor and packing a qHD-resolution 4.3-inch AMOLED screen. In fact, if the rumours are true, then the Ville should look and feel a lot like the HTC Sensation XE, but with newer software and a nicer display.
What we’d like to see
Although the latest rumours we’ve heard suggest that HTC will launch a music-streaming service, we’d prefer the company to focus on gaming and its investment in OnLive. A quick scan of the local music-streaming landscape suggests a pretty packed marketplace, but streaming games remains untouched. If HTC plans on delivering a quad-core phone, it’d be nice for it to put those cores to work on a task that requires the processing power available.
As we mentioned earlier, Samsung has decided not to hold a keynote event as MWC, and will instead announce its flagship smartphone for the year (which many are already calling the Galaxy S III) at a private conference at a later date. This doesn’t mean that Samsung is missing out on MWC altogether, though.
Galaxy Note 10.1
Like the answer to an elementary mathematical equation, Samsung’s latest tablet looks to be one part Galaxy Tab 10.1 and one part Galaxy Note. Samsung will reportedly improve on its success with the 10.1 last year by adding a stylus and a range of stylus-friendly apps. It is also releasing an SDK for developers to get in on the act of making apps for its S Pen input device.
We also heard earlier that Samsung would pip Apple to the post and reveal a tablet with a Retina-like display, sporting a resolution of (approximately) 2048×1536 pixels, but we’re not sure whether this titbit applies to the Note 10.1, or whether Samsung has a second tablet to unveil.
This week, Samsung officially announced the Galaxy Mini 2 and the Galaxy Ace 2. If history is anything to go by, then these won’t be the only low- to mid-tier Galaxy-branded smartphones on display at the Samsung booth.
What we’d like to see
Samsung’s phones and tablets were a bit light on connectivity features in 2011, relying on the Apple model of offering a single, all-purpose port and charging extra for important adapters for TV-out and memory expansion. We’d like Samsung to follow the lead of the computer manufacturers, especially when it comes to tablets. The more ports, the merrier.
With its Ericsson partnership behind it, this could be Sony’s year to really stand out of the pack. All it needs is the hardware; as much as we loved last year’s Xperia range, especially its software, you would not describe the hardware as being on the bleeding edge.
The Xperia family
You’ll remember that Sony announced the Xperia S at CES in Las Vegas earlier in the year, and we expect the S to be matched by a couple more bearing the Xperia brand. The Xperia U is the hot tip — a smaller version of the S in design, with a 3.5-inch screen — but what’s most interesting about the Xperia U is that it might be the first phone to run on the Ericsson-designed NovaThor processor.
What we’d like to see
Now that Sony is out on its own, we want it to own hardware the way it does in the gaming space. The newly released PS Vita handheld console is everything we want in a smartphone, but designed for a different purpose. We can only imagine how successful a Sony-branded smartphone with a 5-inch OLED display and a quad-core processor could be.
LG has all but ruined the fun for us, beating out our predictions deadline with official announcements for six new handsets before MWC. If you visit the LG booth at MWC this year, expect to find the new 5-inch Optimus Vu smartphone tablet, a trio of Optimus L phones (the L3, L5 and L7) and two new models with 3D displays: the Optimus 3D Max and the Optimus 3D Cube.
The LG Optimus 3D Cube is one of the six phones LG has announced in the weeks leading up to MWC.
But let’s not forget that LG is planning a keynote event for the night before MWC officially kicks off, so you can be sure that the Korean tech giant has one or two rabbits to pull out of its hat.
HTC won’t be the only manufacturer with a quad-core beast at MWC, if the rumours are to be believed. The X3 (or Optimus X3) should be every bit the showstopper that we expect the HTC One X to be, with a 4.7-inch HD display, an 8-megapixel camera and 16GB of storage. We’ve also heard that LG intends to include a whopping 2000mAh battery in the X3, which should hopefully keep you connected for more than the typical single day that phones can manage these days.
What we’d like to see
LG seems to be getting left behind while the other major players create rich content offerings to support their portable devices. Sony, for example, has the Entertainment Unlimited platform, with music streaming and video rentals, plus PlayStation Certification for gamers. LG needs to think about similar value-adding services for its range before it is left too far behind.
Unlike much of its competition, we’re actually more excited about Motorola’s software than we are about hardware rumours. Last year, the Webtop concept blew us away, even though it failed to live up to its original promise. This year, we hope that things are different.
Motorola’s two unique offerings come in the form of its software offerings across its range. Whether you buy a Moto phone or tablet, you should get a standard docking connection and access to both Webtop and MotoCast.
Webtop is the software that Motorola developed to simulate a desktop-computer experience when your device is docked in a compatible accessory. Webtop gives keyboard and mouse functionality and a full desktop web-browsing experience. We’d love to see this concept taken farther, with more functionality and an SDK for developers to build apps specifically for Webtop.
MotoCast may not seem very exciting on the surface, but it could prove to be a real game changer. MotoCast is both a server you install on a PC or Mac and an app on your phone or tablet that streams media and files between the two devices. As long as you have an internet connection, you really needn’t have your music stored locally on your smartphone. Now that this service is established, there is a lot of room for growth. Imagine if Motorola started streaming games over the service, or gave you the option to subscribe to a remote server loaded with content rather than your own PC. MWC might reveal the next big thing in the evolution of this great software.
Nokia will be hoping to make a triumphant return to MWC this year, after having nothing new to show at last year’s event. There have been suggestions that Nokia will announce as many as six new handsets at the show, including new high-end Windows Phones and what is being dubbed as its last Symbian handset.
Nokia N808 PureView
Whether or not this is Nokia’s last roll of the dice on the Symbian platform is yet to be seen, but what we are confident of is that this should be Nokia’s best camera phone to date. Earlier rumours suggested that the PureView would include “Nokia’s largest image sensor ever”, so we’re guessing that we’ll see a 16-megapixel camera in this bad boy. Matched with the latest improvements to the Symbian platform, the PureView could be the sleeper hit that no one expected from Nokia in 2012.
There’s also a good chance that we’ll see a couple of new Lumia-branded handsets announced by Nokia at MWC, as well. There are suggestions that Nokia will unveil a 4G Lumia 900 for parts of the world outside the US, and a cheaper Lumia 610 for the prepaid market.
218 Debate: Debate Between Lim Guan Eng with Chua Soi Lek
Date: 18 Feb 2012
Time: 5pm – 8pm
Venue: Berjaya Time Square Hotel
Topic: “Is the 2-Party System Becoming a 2-Race System” “Is the 2-Party System Becoming a 2-Race System” Should See A Contest of Ideas, Ideals And Policies That Benefits Democracy And Also All Malaysians Not Just Chinese Alone.
218 Debate Live Photos
This is the biggest and attractive debate that I would be looking forward to watch. There will be live telecast on ASTRO AEC (CH 301) from 5.00pm to 8.00pm This Debate will be open to public and out PM Najib will be there to watch too. Don’t change debate topic, Guan Eng tells Soi Lek. Some 600 people are expected to attend the Malaysian Chinese at the Political Crossroads Conference on Saturday that will feature the debate between MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng. Registration was compulsory because of the limited seats, Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (Asli) CEO Datuk Michael Yeoh said. ”The form can be downloaded on Asli’s website and a confirmation letter will be given to those who successfully register to enter the hall from 8 to 9.15am. ”However, the confirmation letter does not guarantee admission into the hall after 9.15am as there may be no seats left,” Yeoh said, adding that identification cards were necessary to gain admission. At press time, about 50 seats were left.
Opening Ceremony and now they draw the numbers. Chua Soi Lek get the first number and Lim Guan Eng get the second number. In conclusion is Chua Soi Lek started the Debate.
Live Photos from TV Screen in Berjaya Time Square Hotel
Chua attack DAP on Islamic issues, DAP misled Chinese, assist PAS 2b leader. Listening to the Chua vs Lim debate right now. I’m looking forward to an intelligent debate, but all they do is character bashing.
Dua tokoh politik masyarakat Cina bersemuka dalam debat yang disiar secara langsung dengan Presiden MCA, Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek berdepan dengan Setiausaha Agung DAP, Lim Guan Eng.
Tajuk debat tersebut ialah ‘Kaum Cina di persimpangan: Apakah sistem dua parti menjadi sistem dua bangsa?’.
Ketegangan dapat dirasai dalam dewan di Hotel Berjaya, Kuala Lumpur dengan yang dipenuhi 600 hadirin.
Kira-kira 200 orang yang gagal mendapatkan pas masuk pula mengikutinya melalui skrin besar yang dipasang di luar dewan.
4.55PM: Dewan gamat apabila penyokong kedua belah pihak melaungkan nama pedebat masing-masing ketika mereka mengambil tempat di pentas.
5.00pm: Moderator Tan Ah Chai, ketua pegawai eksekutif Dewan Perhimpunan Cina Kuala Lumpur -Selangor, memulakan sesi debat dengan menjelaskan peraturannya.
Bagi ucapan pembukaan, pedebat masing-masing dibenarkan bercakap selama lapan minit.
5.02pm: Kedua-dua pedebat menghampiri podium moderator untuk memilih pedebat pertama berucap. Chua akan berucap dahulu.
5.05pm: Selepas 8 Mac, 2008. DAP mengamalkan politik kebencian, kata Chua.
Beliau menambah DAP telah berubah dan kini bekerjasama dengan PAS, yang mahu melaksanakan sebuah negara teokratik. Beliau berkata, DAP tidak boleh menghalang PAS.
“DAP hanya bercakap besar,” kata Chua, disambut tepukan gemuruh hadirin dari pihak MCA.
Dia menyokong hujahnya dengan menyatakan bahawa Kedah mengamalkan pengasingan gender manakala PAS membantah pawagam di Bangi, Selangor.
5.07pm: DAP suka memberitahu orang Cina bahawa mengundi pembangkang akan meningkatkan taraf hidup, sambil menunjuk bagaimana seorang calon DAP boleh menjadi ketua menteri Pulau Pinang, kata Chua.
Chua berkata DAP telah memberi harapan palsu kepada orang Cina bahawa keadaan sedemikian boleh berlaku di negeri-negeri lain juga.
5:10pm: Chua mengatakan bahawa dalam negara berbilang budaya, rakyat Malaysia tidak boleh menyokong PAS kerana agenda negara Islamnya.
“Siapakah sekutu terbesar PAS?” tanya Chua, dan penyokong MCA menjerit serentak “DAP!”.
5.12pm: kini tiba giliran Guan Eng.
Beliau berterima kasih kepada pihak penganjur debat tersebut tetapi berkata apa yang orang ramai mahu lihat ialah debat antara Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak dan Ketua Pembangkang, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
5.14pm: “Kami dalam Pakatan Rakyat tidak mempergunakan satu sama lain. Yang penting bagi kami ialah bagaimana orang ramai menggunakan kami.
“Kami tidak menentang orang Melayu. Kami tidak menentang orang Cina. Kami menentang rasuah,” kata Lim, disambut tepukan gemuruh penyokong Pakatan.
5:16pm: “DAP tidak mengiktiraf ketuanan Melayu. Kami mengiktiraf ketuanan rakyat,” kata Lim.
Lim menambah bahawa Pakatan bersedia untuk melakukan apa yang BN enggan laku, seperti mengisytiharkan aset mereka dan memerangi rasuah.
“Ini adalah apa yang kita panggil sistem dua parti,” kata Lim, diikuti tepukan penyokongnya.
5.20pm: Debat masuk pusingan kedua, dengan moderator mengemukakan soalan: Keputusan pilihan raya lalu menunjukkan bahawa masyarakat berpecah kepada dua pemikiran. Bagaimana anda mengatasi masalah ini?
Chua pertama menjawab dengan berkata DAP tidak akan memberi perkhidmatan di kawasan pilihan raya yang tidak dimenanginya.
Malah, pejabat mereka juga akan hilang, kata Chua, dan para penyokongnya enyahut “ya” secara serentak.
Chua menyimpulkan bahawa sistem dua parti adalah slogan politik semata-mata.
5.25pm: Moderator Tan Ah Chai menerima soalan dari hadirin. Kebanyakan soalan dilihat datang dari kalangan penyokong MCA tetapi Lim melontarkan senyuman.
05:28pm: kontroversi kecil meletus ketika penyokong Pakatan beratur di mikrofon di sebelah tepi dewan mengadu kepada moderator kerana tidak mengambil soalan dari pihak mereka.
Moderator meminta Chua menjawab soalan awal yang ditanya oleh penyokong MCA.
5:36pm: Moderator mengumum membenarkan 10 minit lagi untuk menerima soalan dari hadirin.
Sesi seterusnya melibatkan penceramah mengemukakan soalan kepada satu sama lain. Lim bertanya apa yang pandangan MCA apabila pemimpinnya ditangkap berhubung skandal PKFZ (Zon Bebas Pelabuhan Klang) dan bukannya pemimpin Umno.
Chua menjawab bahawa Lim mengambil laluan perkauman.
“Dia bertanya mengapa orang Cina ditangkap tetapi tidak orang Melayu?” kata Chua.
Chua berkata berbeza dari yang lain, MCA tidak akan menggunakan demonstrasi jalanan untuk membela seseorang kerana ia percaya bahawa sistem kehakiman adalah adil.
5.40pm: Giliran Chua mengemukakan soalan. Dia ingin tahu sama ada
dasar ekonomi Pakatan boleh membantu Malaysia menjadi sebuah masyarakat yang berpendapatan tinggi.
Lim berkata, dengan mengambil Pulau Pinang sebagai contoh, ia memastikan bahawa kerajaan negeri buat duit.
Antara lain, Lim berkata, ialah urus tadbir berhemah dan ia mengamalkan sistem tender terbuka.
“Ini telah membolehkan kita buat duit setiap tahun, yang diagihkan kembali kepada rakyat,” kata Lim.
Beliau berkata, jika Malaysia benar-benar boleh menangani rasuah, maka lebih banyak wang boleh disimpan, dan Pulau Pinang merupakan contoh utamanya.
5.45pm: Pusingan kedua hadirian mengemukakan soalan, termasuk beberapa soalan dari penyokong Pakatan.
Penyokong Pakatan Rakyat masih tidak berpuas hati kerana kebanyakan soalan datang dari penyokong MCA yang menyerang Lim dengan pelbagai soalan, berhubung dasar PAS dan prestasi Pulau Pinang.
5.55pm: Sekarang giliran Chua menjawab soalan dari hadirin dan membuat penggulungan.
Bagaimanapun, Chua memilih untuk menjawab perkara yang dibangkitkan Lim dalam ucapan penggulungannya. Lim berkata soalan yang perlu ditanya adalah sama ada MCA sanggup berdepan dengan Umno, dengan menegaskan bahawa Presiden MCA, Datuk Ong Tee Keat pernah berkata bahawa MCA ditinggalkan serbuk dari Umno.
Chua menolak kenyataan yang dibuat oleh Ong itu, dengan menegaskan bahawa dia (Ong) tidak relevan kepada MCA.
“Kami turun dia dalam masa kurang daripada setahun (dia berkuasa),” kata Chua, disambut tepukan gemuruh penyokong kedua belah pihak.
6.05pm: Debat tersebut berakhir dengan Chua mengambil inisiatif untuk berjabat tangan Lim. Apabila debat itu selesai, hadirin sekali lagi berluangkan nama pedebat masing-masing.
Jennifer Hudson Tribute To Whitney Houston At 2012 Grammys Awards with the most famous song (I Will Always Love You)
Miss Penang Kebaya 2012
Time: 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Date: 18 Feb 2012
Venue: The Marina Suites at Straits Quay, Tanjong Tokong, Malaysia
Also got Photography Competition:
Echelon 2012 Startup Marketplace is now officially open for submissions. e27 is reaching out to their various media partners across the region to help get the word out to Asian startups in their communities. The Echelon 2012 Startup Marketplace, formerly known as Echelon Launchpad and Startup Exhibition, has been re-crafted based on the feedback of the Echelon alumni and it will also present more emphasis on all the participating startups at Echelon 2012 and provide them with a more engaging platform to interact with investors, corporate, government agencies and the general public.
The Startup Marketplace is now open for online submissions until 31 March, 2012. To simplify submissions, e27 has adopted Adeo Ressi of Founders Institute’s One-sentence Pitch format. e27’s handpicked panel of judges will score all the valid submissions and shortlist qualified startups to pitch at e27’s four Satellites in Singapore, Jakarta, Manila and Hong Kong.
The Top 50 pitching startups will be selected to exhibit at Echelon 2012 on 11 – 12 June, 2012. Each two-day exhibition slot will cost SGD 400 and will provide the startups with some of the best opportunities to secure regional funding, partnerships and exposure. The best 10 pitches will also be featured at Echelon 2012 with an on-stage pitching opportunity to the main audience.
If you are an Asian startup looking to bring your company to the next level, then Echelon 2012 Startup Marketplace is the place to be.
Join the ranks of wellbacked Echelon alumni such as Flutterscape, Insync, Fashionspace and Cardinal Blue to showcase the region’s best.
Application for Echelon 2012 Startup Marketplace can be done athttp://bit.ly/startups2012/