Just got word over Twitter, TMNet is throttling Streamyx user connections on video file downloads. It’s now a proven fact thanks to Low Yat forum members who benchmarked download speeds between video file and compressed file downloads. See the proof and join the discussion at Low Yat.
Instead of wreaking havoc on our undersea cables, the orange creature has come to land and mess around with our video file downloads.
Don’t they know it may affect other services?
I skimmed through the forum discussion and noticed some users were sharing how this move are affecting other services like YouTube, iTunes and possibly other services streaming videos online.
Sigh. TMNet, what have you gotten yourself into this time.
The Malaysia Domain Registry is organizing an innovation awards contest opened to SMEs and individuals using a Malaysia Top-Level Domain (TLD).
Another pre-qualification is your website must be registered under one of the Malaysia TLDs:
- .my – for Malaysian individuals and organizations
- .com.my - for commercial organisation/activities
- .net.my - for network-related organisations/activities
- .org.my - for organisations/activities which do not qualify for other categories
- .name.my - for Malaysian individual’s personal use only
Definition of a Malaysia SME
|Industry / Size||Micro-enterprise||Small enterprise||Medium enterprise|
|Manufacturing, Manufacturing-Related Services and Agro-based industries||Sales turnover of less than RM250,000 OR full time employess less than 5||Sales turnover between RM250,000 and less than RM10 million OR full time employees between 5 and 50||Sales turnover between RM10 million and RM25 million OR full time employees between 51 and 150|
|Services, Primary Agriculture and Information & Communication Technology (ICT)||Sales turnover of less than RM200,000 OR full time employees less than 5||Sales turnover between RM200,000 and less than RM1 million OR full time employees between 5 and 19||Sales turnover between RM1 million and RM5 million OR full time employees between 20 and 50|
Source: Malaysia SME website
They only stated it’s prizes worth upto RM100,000. Therefore, you’ve no idea what really are they putting up for winners. And I’m wondering, isn’t it legally required to say what are the prizes offered?
You find out more details at the Innovation Awards 2010 website.
Recommended Website Improvements
Besides the design, I personally find it weird to have the registration enabled if registration is only opened August 1, 2010. Right now, when you try to register it’ll alert:
* Competition starts 1 August 2010. Please register on that date onwards.
They should also have included a registration button or link on the sidebar above the Important Info section. Currently, you can only get to the registration page from the homepage. *slaps forehead*
I also personally think they should also rewrite the copy of the website. Right now, it’s so boring and reads like there are unfilled holes to questions which’ll pop into your mind.
On a different note, I can’t grasp why they’d need a member registration and login for this contest. Is it for participants to get consultation from the judges on how to improve their works? Or maybe, they’ve created a Facebook-like network behind there. LOL!
Well, great effort from the Malaysia Domain Registry and I hope there’ll be more online campaigns by similar departments. Especially the ones related to the Internet industry in Malaysia.