UberFlash and UberTaxi launch in Malaysia

Leighton Cosseboom, writing for Tech in Asia;

Uber Malaysia introduced two new services today, UberFlash and UberTaxi, aiming to make it easier for Malaysians to use the ride-hailing app.

With UberTaxi, Malaysian taxi cabs will be available upon request via Uber. Meanwhile, UberFlash will connect riders to the driver closest to them, whether that is a private UberX car or a taxi on the e-hailing network.

Uber is launching these services inside Grab’s own backyard.

You can read Uber’s announcement here.

Myanmar’s MyPay in serious talks to acquire Singapore’s Fastacash; Co-founder rejoins board after absence

Kevin McSpadden, writing for E27;

Two Southeast Asian payment companies that specialise in using social media to facilitate money transfers are in serious acquisition talks and expect the deal to be done in the coming months.

The Singaporean online payment company fastacash has been approached with an acquisition offer from Myanmar’s MyPay and are moving forward with the deal, fastacash General Manager Mark Carter told e27.

The deal has been approved by Fastacash shareholders and is expected to be completed in the next 60-90 days.

Delivereat

Delivereat, a Malaysian food delivery service founded in 2012 by Penangites who wants to bring conviences to customers while also providing varierty. Our mission is to provide reliable food delivery to our customers and at the same time assist restaurants in managing delivery manpower management in an affordable and convenient way.

Samsung Pay Launches in Malaysia

Samsung;

Samsung Malaysia Electronics today announced its partnership with several leaders in the banking industry as part of its strategic move to launch and expand its Samsung Pay ecosystem in Malaysia. CIMB, Citibank and Standard Chartered have joined as partners for Samsung’s mobile payment service Samsung Pay, with Hong Leong Bank coming on board soon. The result is a wide platform for the partners’ respective customers with eligible payment cards1 to enjoy a more seamless digital mobile payment experience. These partnerships enhance Samsung’s existing collaboration with Maybank and are an expansion of its current affiliation with major payment networks, Mastercard and Visa, as well as loyalty card partners, B Infinite, Bonuslink and Sunway Pals.

Malaysia’s Dah Makan raises $1.3M for an organized approach to food delivery

Jon Russell, reporting for TechCrunch;

Dah Makan has become the first food delivery startup to raise significant capital in Southeast Asia this year, bringing some fire back to what has been a popular niche for local investors.

The company has closed a $1.3 million seed funding round from backers that include NFQ Capital, East Ventures, Asia Venture Group and Grupara. A former CEO of Nestlé is among the angel investors to have participated.

Ezyhaul

Ezyhaul is an online on-demand freight exchange that connects shippers with pre-qualified carriers who have unutilized capacity on their trucks.

Ezyhaul is a rapidly growing technology company in South East Asia focused on transforming the road freight industry. Our online, on-demand freight exchange platform connects shippers with pre-qualified and reliable domestic carriers who have unutilized capacity on their trucks.

Ezyhaul’s vision is to transform the world of transportation logistics by building an ecosystem around shippers, transportation companies, authorities, and third party service partners. Connected through the Internet of Things and driven by data analytics we will empower all our partners in the ecosystem.

Founded by a team of logistics veterans we understand the challenges in the industry. We apply the latest technology to make shipping ezy and create a hassle free experience for shippers and carriers.​

Headquartered in Singapore, Ezyhaul’s launch market is Malaysia and we will be expanding operations later this year to other countries in South East Asia.

Shopee

Shopee is a mobile marketplace designed for both buyers and sellers to enjoy fast, smooth and safe transactions. A leading mobile-first marketplace platform in Southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines) and Taiwan.

Headquartered in Malaysia and was launched in 2015.

Duriana

Duriana is one of the fastest growing mobile-first, peer-to-peer, fashion and lifestyle marketplaces in SEA that allows users to list items from their mobile phone in less then 30 seconds and browse over 1million treasures and treats split across 10 categories from over 50000 sellers. User can shop in their neighborhood or across borders with simple payments being handled on the platform.

Duriana is based in Malaysia and was founded in Oct 15, 2013.

JobStreet advises to reset password after claims of info leak

Louie Diangson, writing for Yugatech;

JobStreet has sent emails to its users advising them to reset their password after a post on a Malaysian online forum claim to have JobStreet.com account information.

I received the same email, since I have not used or open my Jobstreet account for as long as I can remember, I just deleted the email. Retrieving it from the “Deleted mailbox”, here’s the full text of the email.

Important Security Info for JobStreet.com Users

We are writing to inform you about a post on a Malaysian online forum claiming to have JobStreet.com account information.

Upon being alerted of the claim, we immediately activated our security processes to further secure your account information and investigate the issue.

As a precautionary measure, we also advise you to reset your password immediately. Please do this via the link.

Even though we have no evidence to suggest that your account was accessed, as good practice we recommend that you do not respond to any suspicious communications. If you have questions, please contact our Customer Care or email info-ph@jobstreet.com.

Protecting the privacy and security of your information is our utmost priority and we are continuously enhancing our platform to prevent unauthorised access.

Sincerely,
Suresh Thiru
CEO
JobStreet.com