Friday, September 11, 2015

Intellectual property as new source of wealth

Malaysia must work harder to make intellectual property its new source of wealth, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

“We must double our efforts to boost the non-traditional economic activities. As a high income nation, we need to ensure our economy remains competitive and, to do so, we must look at growth that is based on intangible assets,” said Najib.

Having this in mind would encourage people to explore their own ingenuity and creativity to churn out creations of high commercial value, he said at the National Intellectual Property 2015 award presentation at the Putra World Trade Centre.

This, he said, was also in line with the Government’s aspiration to ensure Malaysia continued to be com­petitive and, in order to do so, intellectual property could be used as the country’s new wealth creation.

The Prime Minister said Malay­sians should emulate countries which had successfully created new wealth through innovative creations, citing South Korea as an example of a nation which had successfully done this.

He said South Korea’s success was not only limited to intellectual property related to technology and telecommunications but also in the creative industry through films and the phenomenal K-pop.

The Prime Minister said that as a diverse nation, Malaysia too should further boost its export on arts, culture and creative works. - The Star

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Google's look, evolved

Google has changed a lot over the past 17 years—from the range of our products to the evolution of their look and feel. And today we’re changing things up once again:

 So why are we doing this now? Once upon a time, Google was one destination that you reached from one device: a desktop PC. These days, people interact with Google products across many different platforms, apps and devices—sometimes all in a single day. You expect Google to help you whenever and wherever you need it, whether it’s on your mobile phone, TV, watch, the dashboard in your car, and yes, even a desktop!

Today we’re introducing a new logo and identity family that reflects this reality and shows you when the Google magic is working for you, even on the tiniest screens. As you’ll see, we’ve taken the Google logo and branding, which were originally built for a single desktop browser page, and updated them for a world of seamless computing across an endless number of devices and different kinds of inputs (such as tap, type and talk). - Google