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DiGi and Google want inspiring Malaysian mobile internet stories

AvantiKumar | June 3, 2014
Supported by Google Malaysia, DiGi has launched 'What's Your Internet Story?' campaign to gather true stories on how the mobile internet has helped Malaysians, said DiGi's Christian Thrane.

Christian Thrane - DiGi modified 

Photo - Christian Thrane, CMO, DiGi Telecommunications [DiGi]


DiGi Telecommunications [DiGi] with the help of internet services firm Google Malaysia has launched their 'What's Your Internet Story?' campaign to invite inspiring stories from how Malaysians have benefited from the mobile internet and the use of Google services and tools.

DiGi chief marketing officer Christian Thrane said the two winning stories will be produced into a television commercial to be shared with other Malaysians to inspire them, with each contributor winning RM5,000 [US$1,550] cash each. In addition, all 10 finalists will each get a chance to attend an experiential learning programme hosted by DiGi and Google Malaysia to gain deeper understanding of their culture, innovation and products.

"Every day we enable internet services for millions of customers," said Thrane. "Access to mobile internet has empowered many individuals and helped them transform their lives through access to knowledge, financial inclusion, and affordable and accessible healthcare services, among many other things. Opportunities abound with having internet on the go, and they present meaningful moments and experiences for each user."

"We are looking for a varied collection of mobile internet anecdotes. It could be an example of a life-changing moment or a routine activity with deep, meaningful impact to one's daily life," he said. "There are many inspiring stories out there and we'd like to encourage all Malaysians to pitch in and share theirs."

Thrane said all Malaysians are able to submit an unlimited number of authentic stories, which should include how Google tools were used in each inspiring account until 24 June 2014. Stories of families and friends are welcome providing permission has been given from the person and with the correct attribution.

Google products and tools include Google Search, Google Translate, YouTube, Gmail, Waze, Google+, Google Hangout, Google Drive, Google Maps and Google Earth.

For more information, please visit DiGi Malaysia's website and navigate to the  "/yourinternetstory" page and sign in with your Google+ account or personal email.


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