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Adela (left) and Farah in Kedai Bikin which offers locally-designed furniture, fittings and furnishings, and also a showcase for other Malaysian designers.

Chairs and tables, the Malaysian way

Malaysia is a major furniture manufacturer but can Malaysians design furniture,too? They sure can, as Kedai Bikin has shown with its range of chic contemporary furniture, furnishings and fittings.

Oculus Rift’s Kickstart campaign sought a modest US$250,000 and achieved its goal within 24 hours. In total, it raised an impressive US$2.4 million, and funders who gave at least US$300 got a developer kit as a token of appreciation.

Oculus Rift could usher in era of equity crowdfunding

The last time I wrote about crowdfunding, I talked about how the creators of the Veronica Mars TV series used Kickstarter to fund a movie based on that character. The campaign was wildly successful, raising nearly three times its original goal. Helping artists raise money to do projects is the kind of thing Kickstarter is famous for. But it’s also used for raising seed capital for tech projects.

Big data: are we making a big mistake?

Big data: are we making a big mistake?

Five years ago, a team of researchers from Google announced a remarkable achievement in one of the world’s top scientific journals, Nature. Without needing the results of a single medical check-up, they were nevertheless able to track the spread of influenza across the US.

The World Bank has commended Malaysia on having made great strides on access to education.

Educate to Innovate: Malaysia must continue to build a high performing education system for success beyond 2020

Although the 2012 PISA results showed Malaysia trailing at No. 39, it’s not all doom and gloom, especially with the ongoing reforms to create an education ecosystem to nurture high level thinking skills.

As the founder of BFM, Malaysia’s only independent radio station focused on business news and current affairs, Malek Ali is living his dream of changing the way we engage with this medium.

Meet Malaysia’s radio star

As the founder of BFM, Malaysia’s only independent radio station focused on business news and current affairs, Malek Ali is living his dream of changing the way we engage with this medium.